Great Barrier Island Wharf 2 Wharf Marathon @ Great Barrier Island, Starts at Port FitzRoy, Finishes at Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand on 03 October 2015

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Great Barrier Island Wharf 2 Wharf Marathon
  • Distance (KMs): 42.2
  • Distance (Miles): 26
  • Date: 03 October 2015
  • Start Time: 07:00
  • Venue: Great Barrier Island
  • Best Time (Men): Full Marathon Run 3:09:05
  • Best Time (Women): Full Marathon Run 3:48:29
  • Organised By: Kaitoke School, Great Barrier Island
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? No
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

This annual marathon begins at in the north of Great Barrier Island and ends at Tryphena Wharf in the south. Mountain bike, run or walk plus duathlon. Half track or Half Road. The first half of the marathon is on track with scenic views of Port Abercrombie. From the Kaiaraara stream the track continues through regenerating native bush which is home to some of NZ’s native species such as the chevron skink and kaka, kereru, tui, grey warbler and fantails. This is the most challenging and rewarding section of the marathon reaching an elevation of 180metres with spectacular views and requiring some technical skills for the bikers and offering spectacular views. The course then winds around the bottom of Te Ahumata (White Cliffs), the site of silver mining on the island, and comes out on Blind Bay Road, Okupu. From here the second half of the course is on the road with views of white sandy beaches, green farmland and small settlements. There is a couple of reasonable climbs along the way and a bigger climb just before the finish.

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