Full Marathon or Half Marathon

Run it, Bike it, Walk it + Duathlon

3rd October 2015

Online Registrations CLOSE 18th September
Please read the Information Sheet before registering.

Information Sheet

Detailed Course Map

Course Description

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS:  SEALINK from Auckland, BARRIER AIR from Auckand & Northshore through the online booking process. 
Tauranga, Hamilton and Whitianga.


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", Read what else they say;


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 or a Half Marathon or do the Duathlon (Men/Women - Half Track Bike - Half Road 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.

2014 Results  2014 Photos  -  Photos from Past Years  -  2011 - 2014 Winners + Times

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Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors

Aotea Gas

Barrier Automative

GB Plumbing


Rivendel Nurseries



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