About Shoe Science Tauranga Marathon

Come & Play in the Bay!

Running Events, Shoe Science Tauranga and the City of Tauranga are thrilled to welcome you to the 2021 Shoe Science Tauranga Marathon! The bay city will provide a stunning backdrop for runners and walkers taking part in one of New Zealand’s top city marathons. With a finish line right in the heart of downtown Tauranga, we promise an unforgettable experience on race day – for runners, walkers, dashers and spectators alike.

Our premier race is the full distance, 42.2km Show Science Tauranga Marathon – and we’re pulling out all the stops for our marathoners to offer you an unrivaled event experience. Your course includes highlights such as the ocean beach of Papamoa, the stunning base track around Mauao, the broad sweep of the Harbour Bridge and the jaw-dropping beauty of the Waikareao Estuary loop. All of that is an aperitif for the main course … a thrilling city centre finish in the heart of the bars and restaurants of downtown Tauranga.

Still not enough for you? Why not start with an additional 8km around Papamoa’s scenic lake side paths and take on the 50km Ultra Marathon? Exceptional beauty and New Zealand’s premier road ultra combine for an unforgettable experience. Flat and fast, if you’ve always wondered if you have what it takes to push beyond the marathon distance, there is no better place to do it!

But this isn’t just for the ultra-runners, Shoe Science Tauranga Marathon incorporates a stunning Half Marathon, a flat and fast 10k Classic, a fun and achievable 5k and a 2k kids dash for the future Olympians. Everyone takes home a beautiful and exclusive finisher medal – along with memories that will last a lifetime.

The scene is set, the very best Spring weather is on order … all that’s missing right now is you!

About Shoe Science Tauranga
Shoe Science Tauranga is now open! Owner, Sam Pritchard, will welcome you to their new Tauranga Crossing store. Come in and see pinnacle brands and models, not commonly available. Experience a pinnacle fitting service, that includes tips and advice to help you achieve your personal fitness goals.
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Let’s do this! Sign up for Shoe Science Tauranga Marathon here …

IMPORTANT POSTPONEMENT & CANCELLATION INFORMATION

See below for important information regarding postponement and cancellation.

Entry Fees

50k Ultra

$18900

Marathon

$13900

Half Marathon

$8000

10km Classic

$6000

5km Fun Run

$4000

2km Kids' Dash

$2500
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Race Information

A comprehensive guide to Shoe Science Tauranga Marathon.

Race Weekend: 23-24 October 2021

Race Weekend
23-24 October 2021
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OUR CONTINGENCY PLANS

IMPORTANT POSTPONEMENT & CANCELLATION INFORMATION

In these uncertain times, Running Events are doing everything we possibly can to give us the best possible oppertunity to deliver the outstanding event experience our participants expect. The COVID-19 pandemic (and some crazy weather events) have taught us a great lesson … hope for the best, plan for the worst. To this end, we have developed a contingency plan which we believe covers all possible scenarios. We strongly reccommend participants familiarlise themselves with this plan prior to entering.

OUR CONTINGENCY PLANS
VIRTUAL RUN EVENT UPDATE

THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE A VIRTUAL EVENT TAKING PLACE ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23-24 2021

Date Designation Status
19 September 2021 Original Date  UNAVAILABLE  Due to COVID Alert Levels
10 October 2021 Contingency #1  UNAVAILABLE  Due to COVID Alert Levels
17 October 2021 Contingency #2  UNAVAILABLE  Due to COVID Alert Levels
23-24 October 2021 Contingency #3  VIRTUAL RUN!  THIS IS OUR RACE WEEKEND!

Event Postponed! … What are your options?

1/ Competitive Virtual

If you were registered for the in-person event, you are now automatically registered for the Competitive Virtual event. All entrants who upload their Strava workout to the results page will get your finisher award sent out to you and earn a 50% entry fee bonus voucher. The Competitive Virtual event runs from 00:01am on Saturday, 23 October until 11:59pm on Sunday, 24 October. You must upload your time to the results page within this period. Results are declared official midnight Sunday, 24 October.

Important! If you want a bit more flexibility with the times you can run your virtual, you can login to your my.runningevents.co.nz account and transfer it to the Fun Virtual event at no cost. Check the Virtual Run page HERE for more information on the criteria. Note only Competitive Virtual Runs are eligible for Merit Prizes!

Important! There are no Competitive Walk options for any virtual events.

VIRTUAL RUN INFO

2/ Fun Virtual

You have the option to transfer to the Fun Virtual event which is a little more flexible in regards to when you can complete your virtual run and the eligibility criteria. All entrants who upload their Strava workout to the results page get your finisher award sent out to you and earn a 50% entry fee bonus voucher. The virtual event runs from 00:01am on 18 September until 11:59pm Sunday, 31 October. 

Important! Transfers to the virtual event are only available until midnight Sunday, 24 October. Once you have transferred to the fun virtual event, you will not be able to transfer again or take any other option. Fun Virtual runs are not eligible for Merit Awards. Check the Virtual Run page HERE for more information on the criteria for your run/walk.

VIRTUAL RUN INFO

3/ Transfer

Available now! If the virtual events are not for you, you can defer your entry to a future event for a one-off administration fee of only $3.

Important! Transfers to future event are only available until midnight on the Friday prior to the in-person event. Once you have transferred to a new event, you will not be able to transfer again or take any other option.

TRANSFER INFO

Course & Venue Maps

Know where you’re going … then train to get there. Maps for all race distances and the event venue.

IMPORTANT! 2021 is now a fully Virtual event. You can complete your race in a location of your choosing.

2021 Run at Your Place

2022 Race Maps will appear here from October 25th

Past Events

Results, photos, video and more from previous editions of Shoe Science Tauranga Marathon

Results

2021 RESULTS
2019 RESULTS
2018 RESULTS
2017 RESULTS

2020 Event

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Tauranga Marathon did not take place.

Video

2019 VIDEO
2018 VIDEO
2017 VIDEO

Photo Gallery

Contact Us

Get answers to any question about your next Running Event …

We’d love to hear from you, but first …
… we’ve listed the five questions we get asked most often in the list below. You can save yourself (and us!) a whole heap of time by checking these Questions and Answers to see if this might answer your query. There’s a good chance this will nail it and you’ll be all set!

Your question may also be listed in our Frequently Asked Question page found HERE

Your my.runningevents.co.nz dashboard allows you to make a variety of changes to your registration without even needing to ask us. How good is that? From within your account, you can update your contact details, upgrade or downgrade your race selection or transfer your entry to another person. You can also add additional items like t-shirts and revTabs to your registration and pay the extra online. Just click on the LOGIN  link in the menu and follow the prompts to access the system or create a new account. Provided your account is email validated, you will find all of your registrations listed here. Select the one you wish to change and follow the Make Changes options from there. If you do have any difficulties, please just get back to us through this Contact Form.

Full details on our Refund & Transfer policy can be found here.

Important: Please do not ask for an exception. Our refund and transfer policy is clearly stated and applied evenly, without exception. We do not make exceptions to this policy under any circumstances whatsoever.

Single Race Registrations

  • If you registered at least 28 days prior to race day. your race number – with timing device attached – will be sent to you in the mail to the address specified in your registration. If you change address, make sure you let us know in time. You can expect to receive this approximately 7-10 days prior to the event.
  • If you registered within the last 28 days prior to race day, you will need to collect your race number from the Registration Tent at the event venue during the pre-race or race-morning registration sessions. See the event web site INFO section for details.

Series Pass Registrations

  • If you registered for an Auckland Half Marathon Series Pass at least 28 days prior to the Devonport Half Marathon, all of your race numbers (for all of the series events) and other materials will be sent to you by courier. You can expect to receive this approximately 7-10 days prior to the Devonport event. If you registered within the final 28 days prior to the Devonport Half Marathon, your race numbers and other materials will be available to collect from the Registration Tent at the Devonport event venue during the pre-race or race-morning registration sessions. See the event web site INFO section for details.
  • If you registered for an North Shore Run Series Pass before the courier delivery deadline (please refer to the Important Dates section), your race number and other materials will be sent to you by courier. You can expect to receive them approximately 7-10 days prior to the first race of the series. If you registered after the courier deadline, your race number and other materials will be available to collect from the Registration Tent at the first event during the pre-race or race-morning registration sessions. See the event web site INFO section for details and to check the exact date of the courier deadline.

Merchandise

  • If you ordered any merchandise with your registration, it will be available for collection from the Merchandise tent at the event venue during either the pre-race or race morning registration times. See the event web site INFO section for details.

Our MyLaps disposable timing tags are small stickers that can be found on the back of your race number.  The tag sends out a unique UHF signal that identifies you and records the exact time at which you passed the detection mats. The tags are designed to withstand rain, sweat and normal wear-and-tear – but please don’t fold or bend the bib as this can damage it.  All you need to do to make sure your result is properly recorded is to wear your race number on the front of your shirt throughout the event. The tag is disposable – you do not need to return it after the event.

Important! Keep hold of your race number after you finish. You will need it to register for the prize draw at the Awards Ceremony. Listen out for announcements.

Of course! We love walkers and all of our events are open to runners, joggers and walkers alike. Many of our events offer specific merit prizes, start times and rules for competitive walkers. Please check the event web site and you will find this information on the “Walkers” tab.

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Important!  Transfers are open now via your login, but please keep in mind that transferring is irreversible. All entrants registered for the in-person event are now registered in the Competitive Virtual event.  Anyone who had already transferred to the Virtual event will now be shown in the Fun Virtual. You have up until midnight the Friday 22nd October to complete a transfer to another event, and up until midnight Sunday, 24 October to transfer to the Fun Virtual.