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.