Half Marathon

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Start Time – 7.00am.
PWYW Race Briefing – 21km

The exact same Half Marathon course as 2017.  Expect to post smart times on our rolling, scenic, on road course, which includes a loop of the Tauranga CBD streets, picturesque Memorial Park, plus Beach Road, Harbour Drive and Kulim Park.

Recent winners on the Tauranga Half Marathon course are shown below:
2017. Craig Kirkwood. (1:12:16) and Jess Ruthe. (1:17:07)
2016. Ben Ruthe. (1:11:23) and Esther Keown (1:20:38)
2015. Ben Ruthe. (1:10:12) and Jess Ruthe (1:17:53)
2014. Kyle McDonald (1:10:06) and Lisa Robertson (1:16:23)
2013. Tony Payne. (1:10:56) and Jess Ruthe (1:17:01)

Thanks to Craig Kirkwood Coaching, four key pace runners will be on the start line for the 2018 Pay What You Want Tauranga Half Marathon.  If you are looking to achieve the finish times shown below do stick close by the clearly identified Craig Kirwood Coaching pace runners on course.
– 1:30:00
– 1:40:00
– 1:50:00
– 2:00:00

– PWYW pricing for the Half Marathon event is on until April the 4th. We’d love you to pay the entry fee you’d expect to pay for a professional event like this one, but ultimately you, the participant, decides. If you might not have entered yourself (and the kids?) because it adds up to more than you’d like…well welcome to PWYW baby!

– 10 days out from the event PWYW pricing will take a backseat. From April 5th until event day, all Half Marathon entries received will be charged our typical Standard Entry Fees ($65.00). We like to call this our “deterrent” pricing strategy. For PWYW to work, we need to have an accurate prediction of final entry numbers. This way, we hope fewer people will “wait and see”, and more people will enter early so the PWYW dream can live on. *fistbump*.

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