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OCTOBER 3rd 2020

Great Barrier Island
Full Marathon, Half Marathon,
Duathlon, 10km, 5km

2019 Information Sheet

Results 2019


New Zealand's FRIENDLIEST MARATHON.  Organised and run by volunteers this is a 'real' community event where locals join in or are out there encouraging and supporting the competitors.  Past competitors comment on this almost more than the actual marathon.  "Very friendly and encouraging", "I loved being greeted by name at the checkpoint".   


The Great Barrier Island Wharf to Wharf Marathon is a unique event, half track and half road, ideal for serious athletes as well as for families. Mountain Bike, Run or Walk a Full Marathon, a Half Marathon, 10km or 5km fun run.
The course begins at Port FitzRoy wharf and finishes at Tryphena wharf. Participants will experience rugged native bush, kauri, nikau, manuka, fern and some of the most unspoilt native forest left in New Zealand. Reaching the heights there are expansive views over white sandy beaches and across the ocean to an undisturbed horizon as well as green farmland, and picturesque settlements dotted around beautiful harbours.
The course follows the road overlooking the Port FitzRoy harbour and bays and down to the Kaiaraara Stream. Continuing up and down through rugged native bush, home to many of NZ’s native birdlife, the course reaches an elevation of 180 metres. One part of the course is described by Aaron Carter of Total Sport as “4km of unbelievable trail goodness….and views from out of this world”. Although arduous and challenging at times this event is a unique opportunity to enjoy some of the best scenery that Great Barrier Island has to offer.

Visit the Great Barrier Island Wharf to Wharf Group on FB to see photos of the event.



"The walk itself was really cool, great tracks and plenty of variety. Views again, amazing. Really well organized and we loved the km markers the kids made. Over all a fantastic weekend and would highly recommend. Well done to all the volunteers that made this day a truly remarkable and memorable one".

Contact Kaitoke School

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You can find and compare accommodation for the marathon on

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  Thank you to all our Sponsors over the past years.  You help to make the event possible.


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