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What is the Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon?

The Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon is a community focused fun run/walk which traverses one of the Bay Of Plenty's most iconic natural attractions, Mauao (Mt Maunganui)

Whether a competitive off road Mountain Goat runner or someone just looking for a challenge with breath-taking scenery, the Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon appeals to all. The course involves ascending and descending Mt Maunganui three times and three laps around the Mt Maunganui base track. The event can be completed individually or in a 3 person team (one accent/decent and once around base track each.) 

Foundation Sports & Rehabilitation Clinic is the driving force and naming sponsor behind the event. Foundation is a sports focused physiotherapy and rehabilitation clinic who play an active role in the community. Their aim is to inspire their community to lead more healthy and active lifestyles. 

Event Essentials

When
When

Saturday 16th March 2019,
with a 7:30 am start time.

Where
Where

The Start/Finish area will be
at the main Beach Mt Maunganui.

What
What

Half Marathon (21.1km) on and around Mauao for Individuals and 3 Person Team

Enter Now
Individual
$ 70

TEAM of three
$ 120


Another way to enter:
1 - Get an Entry Form

Download an entry form below, or pick one up from one of the follow venues:

Smiths Sports Shoes - Tauranga (Corner Grey and Elizabeth Street) or Mt Maungnui (113c Maunganui Road)

Foundation Clinic - 78 First Ave, Tauranga

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM
2 - Complete & Return Entry Form

Scan the completed Entry Form and email it back to info@mauaohalfmarathon.co.nz
or
Drop it into Foundation Clinic, 78 First Ave, Tauranga
or
Post it to: c/o Foundation Clinic, PO Box 13612, Tauranga

3 - PAY FOR THE ENTRY

Deposit payment into the bank account "Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon" - 12-3263-0013181-02
or
Pay by EFPTOS, Cash or Cheque at Foundation Clinic 78 First Ave, Tauranga

The Route

The Route

It is your responsibility to know the course. There will be marshals at all intersections to help you out, and there will be signs along the route. There will also be marshals along dangerous parts of the course to ensure your safety and the safety of others using Mauao.

All laps of the base track will be in an anti-clockwise direction.

Lap 1 Map

Lap 1 - Up the stairs, down the north face and around the base

Start at the Main Beach at Mt Maunganui.

Proceed along the boardwalk heading towards Mauao. Take the base track heading around Mauao. After approx. 600m you will be directed to take a hard left turn up onto the farm paddock [1] and then along the field and up to join the main summit track. Following the marshalls' directions you'll join the Waikorire track heading up to the summit. Follow this all the way to the top of Mauao.

From the summit, you follow the track over the top of Mauao descending along the 4WD track. Partway down there is a track off to the right, the Oruahine track [3]. Turn right here and follow this track around the north face of the mountain all the way to the base track.

Once you hit the base track you turn left [4] and follow the base track in an anti-clockwise direction back to the main beach where you started.

Approx. 7.03km

Lap 2 - Up the north face, down the 4WD track and around the base 

Start at the Main Beach at Mt Maunganui.

Follow the boardwalk heading towards Mauao. Take the track up the stone stairs and follow the track until you reach the next fork.

Take the Oruahine track on the right [1]. Follow this up the north face of Mauao until you reach the 4WD track. Turn left and continue most of the way up the 4WD track. Just before you reach the lookout, take a sharp right turn onto a narrow track which takes you to the trig at the top of Mauao. From here you descend the stairs until you reach the first fork [2]. Turn hard right and follow the track back to the 4WD track.

Follow the 4WD track all the way to the bottom [3]. You will come out on Pilot Quay. Turn left onto Adam's Ave [4], continuing to the Mt Maunganui Surf lifesaving club. Turn left and follow the boardwalk heading towards Mauao.

Once you hit the base track you turn right and follow the base track in an anti-clockwise direction [5] back to the Mount main beach.

Approx. 7.52km

Lap 2 Map
Lap 3 Map

Lap 3 - Up the 4WD track, down the stairs and around the Base

Start at the Main Beach at Mt Maunganui.

Proceed along Adam's Ave onto Pilot Quay.

Take the track on the right to enter the 4WD Track heading up Mauao [1].

Follow this 4WD track all the way to the top until just before the summit lookout where you take a hard right turn onto a narrow track [2] which takes you to the trig at the top of Mauao.

From here you descend the Waikorire track, following the stairs all the way to the base of Mauao [3].

Once you hit the base track you turn left and follow the base track in an anti-clockwise direction [4 ]back to the finish on the main beach Mt Maunganui.

Approx. 6.58km

Questions and Answers

What is the Event Day Schedule?

6:30am: Registration & race number pick up opens (closes at 7:15am)

7:25am: Race briefing

7:30am: Start both teams and individuals

12:00pm: Prize Giving

Are there any Aid Stations?

There will be a drink station at the Start/Finish/Transition area at the Mt main beach. This station will have water and R-Line.

There will be an aid station part way up the 4WD track which you will pass at least once on each lap. This station will have water and R-Line.

There will also be an aid station at the top of Mauao by the trig. This station will have water and R-Line.

Where can I pick up my race number?

You can pick up your race numbers from either:

Foundation Clinic 78 First Ave from 12-5pm on Friday 15th March,

or at the Start/Finish area from 6:30-7.15am on the morning of the event.

Is there Food & Drink at the Event?

Apart from the aid station, there will be no food or drink for sale at the event. There are local cafes across the road along Marine Parade with great food, coffee and other drinks.

What if I need to withdraw before the day?

Just get in touch! Please note, no refunds will be paid for withdrawals after February 24th 2019. Any withdrawals after 1st November 2018 will incur a $20 admin fee.

Is there a Prize Giving?

Yes! Prize giving will start at 12pm at the Start/Finish area.
Winners in each category will be announced.
We have a great range of spot prizes from our awesome sponsors. You must be present to claim your prize.

How does the Race Timing work?

Numbers must be worn on the front. Each member of the team will have their own number.

There is electronic time keeping as well as lap times.

Where can I find the results?

Results will be published on the website within a few days of the event.

What if it hurts?

Foundation Clinic will be offering Free physio and strapping before, during and after the event. There will also be massage for a small cost.

EMT will be onsite at the start/finish area for all your medical needs.

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