|04 Jun 2019||North Shore Run – Series Pass registration opens|
|15 Sep 2019||Series Pass – super-earlybird rates expire|
|16 Sep 2019||Run Devonport single race entry opens|
|10 Nov 2019||Series Pass and Run Devonport earlybird rates expire|
|01 Dec 2019||Last chance for Christmas delivery!|
|18 Dec 2019||Last opportunity to claim 50% refund on withdrawals|
|25 Dec 2019||Happy Christmas! (Series Passes make great gifts!)|
|12 Jan 2019||Last chance for free tshirt and visor with a Series Pass|
|13 Jan 2019||Race Week entry rates apply for Run Devonport|
|18 Jan 2020||4-5pm: Pre-race registration at the event venue.|
|19 Jan 2020||Race One: Run Devonport!|
|23 Feb 2020||Race Two: Run The Point!|
|22 Mar 2020||Grand Finale: Run Albany!|
Race Day Schedule
|6:30am||Late entry & race day registration Opens|
|7:45am||Compulsory race briefing – 5km / 10km / 15km|
|8:00am||RACE START 5km/10km/15km RUN ONLY|
|8:03am||RACE START 5km/10km Walk|
|8:10am||Kids’ 2km Dash race-pack pick up and late entry|
|9:15am||Kids’ 2km Dash race briefing – compulsory for kids & parents|
|9:20am||Kids’ 2km Dash warm up|
|9:30am||RACE START Kids’ 2km Dash|
|9:50am||Last finishers (approx)|
|10:00am||Awards Ceremony & Spot Prizes|
|10:30am (approx)||Event close|
All Series Pass entrants into the North Shore Run Series will receive a fantastic dry fit tee to mark their participation. The t-shirt features the race logo with title sponsor Harcourts Cooper & Co. as well as a the race name down each side. A great shirt for running in, you’re sure to get more than a few envious stares at the gym. Your t-shirt will be included in your race pack along with your bib and timing chip. You don’t have to wear it on race day … but loads of people do!
Important! All of our t-shirts are produced months in advance of the event and quantities and sizes are strictly limited. Please register early to secure your chosen size – once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Important! Compare the chest measurement with a favourite t-shirt to be sure of your sizing. Our measurements are taken with the t-shirt laid on a flat surfaces. The length measurement is taken from the top of the neckline to the bottom of the shirt. The Chest measurement is taken from armpit to armpit.
It is a requirement of your participation in the event that you wear your race number on the front of your shirt at all times whilst taking part. Your number should be secured to your shirt by a safety pin in each corner (if you don’t have any, come to the Registration desk on race morning). Your electronic timing tag is attached to the back of your race number so be careful not to crease, crush or puncture it.
Pimp Your Bib!
When you register, you will have the opportunity to select a nickname to print on your race number. Feel free to be creative – but please keep it clean folks! If you don’t select a nickname, your first name will be printed instead. If you prefer to fly under the radar – or you want to get creative with a sharpie – just put a full stop in the nickname field and we will leave it blank.
Important! Series Pass entrants keep their race number for ALL THREE series events. Don’t lose it! Replacement numbers are $10.
Important! All Series Pass race numbers will be sent by courier along with your event T-Shirt and other items. All single race numbers must be collected at the race venue during the pre-race or race day registration sessions.
Important! Please don’t lose your race number. Replacement numbers are $10.
When you receive your race number, your electronic timing tag will be attached to the back. We are using disposable stick-on timing tags this year. We are sure you will appreciate the convenience of not having to attach a plastic tag to your shoes and then return it at the finish. All you have to remember is to secure your race number to the front of your shirt and you’re all set. Try to avoid holding your arm in front of the number as you cross the finish line (e.g. to turn off your watch) as this can sometimes affect the tag reading. Just wait until a few steps after the timing mat.
Important! There is no need to return your timing tag.
Important! Keep your race number with you when you finish as we will use it to register you in the prize draw for the Awards Ceremony – see below.
Your super-slam medal will be available for collection from the special collection booth after you finish the North Shore Run Series Grand Finale. Just look for signs directing you there. You must present yourself at the Super Slam collection desk and show your race number. Our friendly team will confirm your eligibility and hand over your Super-slam medal.
Important! You must have recorded a finish time – in your own full name and date of birth – in all three events in the North Shore Run Series in the current season to qualify for the super-slam. A list will be available online for you to make sure your name is on the list. If it is not, please use the contact form ASAP. Check our facebook page closer to the event for information.
IF YOUR NAME IS NOT ON THE QUALIFICATION LIST PRIOR TO THE GRAND FINALE – YOU WILL NOT GET A SUPER SLAM MEDAL.
The iTab is a self-adhesive metal plate which is delivered direct to your home approximately three weeks after your event with your name, distance and time engraved on it. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate and immortalise your achievement. Where possible, our finisher medals have a recess on the back to fit your iTab insert.
iTabs are available for the following events:
– Tauranga Marathon
– Devonport Half Marathon
– Omaha Half Marathon
– Coatesville Half Marathon
– Maraetai Half Marathon
– Waterfront Half Marathon
– Auckland Half Marathon Series Grand Slam (will include all five of your half marathon finishing times in the series)
– North Shore Run Series Super Slam (will include all three of your finishing times in the series)
You can purchase an iTab when registering for your event. For individual events, they are $15 and for the Auckland Half Marathon Series Grand Slam and North Shore Run Series Super Slam medals, they are $19. The price includes delivery to your door. If you didn’t order one when you registered – but would like to do so now – you can do it via My tiktok up until race week. Just click on the LOGIN button at the top of the web site and follow the prompts from there.
Spot Prizes & Merit Awards
Each event in the series will conclude with a prize ceremony where we will give away thousands of dollars of spot prizes, thanks to our wonderful sponsors. Each individual series event will also include a small number of merit awards for the overall winners. The Grand Finale will also include an Awards Ceremony where we will acknowledge some of the excellent performances across the series, as well as crowning the latest group of Shore Legends.
We have many wonderful spot prizes to give away including vouchers for Brooks shoes and Garmin Forerunner GPS sports watches. The grand prize is a big screen TV. Remember – you must be present at the prize giving to claim your prize. Only those who scan their timing tags at the spot prize timing point will be eligible to win a prize. The prize draw timing point will be activated approximately 15-20 minutes before the ceremony – listen out for announcements. All you have to do is walk across the timing mat with your race number and you will be registered in the draw. Easy as!
Important! In the event of inclement weather, we may elect to cancel the Awards Ceremony. Listen out for announcements on the PA or check out our Facebook page. If this does happen, all prize winners will be announced on our Facebook page and prizes will be couriered out to them.
Beautiful glass trophies for North Shore Run Series overall points score leaders will be awarded at the Grand Finale in the following categories …
- Top 3 men and women overall in the following series …
- 15K Run Series
- 10K Run Series
- 10K Walk Series
- 5K Run Series
- 5K Walk Series
- Top 3 boys and girls in the 2K Dash Series for …
- Ages 7 & Under
- Ages 8 & Over
- Top finisher in each age division for ….
- 15K Run Series (U16, 17-34, 35-54, 55+)
- 10K Run Series (U20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)
- 5K Run Series (U16, 17-34, 35-54, 55+)
As a reward for our most loyal, most tenacious and most consistent runners and walkers, each year Running Events induct a new class into the North Shore Run Series – Shore Legends group.
This is not an award that only the elite or naturally gifted can achieve. This is a goal that is truly open to all. It merely requires the dogged determination, tenacity – and good fortune – to be able to consistently finish race after race despite illness, injury, scheduling conflicts, holidays, car breakdowns, sleep-ins and any other challenge that life may throw at you.
On the day you qualify, we will call you and your fellow legends up onto the stage at our special induction ceremony. As your reward for reaching this formidable goal, each Legend is awarded their own commemorative glass trophy and individual legend number. It is a suitable mark for a laudable achievement and your place in this bastion of greatness will be duly recorded below for all to see and admire in perpetuity!
See below under “Past Events” for a full list of the current Shore Legends and our next prospective intake.
Information For Walkers
Running Events welcome walkers in all of our events, irrespective of the distance. Walkers routinely make up around 15-20% of the total field. We take the needs of our walkers seriously and have made changes to how our events operate to allow walkers to be appropriately recognised and accommodated. The notes here will help you, as a walker, to get the most from the event and help familiarise you with our setup for walkers.
Important! In the spirit of fair competition, we ask that all competitors adhere strictly to the rules. Competitive Walkers must not run or jog at any time during the event and must maintain contact with the ground at all times.
Should I register in the Walk?
If you plan to walk most of the way but want to have the option to jog or run at any point, you should select the RUN entry category. If you intend to walk throughout the event and want to measure yourself against other walkers, you should choose the Competitive Walk option.
Important! The walking competition is limited to the 5k and 10k races only. If you are registered as a walker and complete the 15k distance, you will be moved into the run category.
Are There Prizes?
Please see the Merit Awards section for details of prizes. To be eligible for awards, walkers must enter in the competitive Walk category, start on the Walk start signal and must only walk during the event.
How Is the Walking Competition Judged?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide walking judges for our events. Therefore, we rely upon the integrity of those taking part to adhere to the rules of the walking competition and not run or jog at any time. In our experience over the years, we have found that the most common error in the walking competition is where people register as a competitive walker but decide to run on race day. We have worked around this issue by having a dedicated race start for walkers wherever there are Competitive Walk merit prizes at stake.
Important! We do not make judgement calls on disqualifications based on reports from other competitors. Unless advised otherwise by the competitor in question, we trust the integrity of our competitive walkers. In all cases, the Race Director’s decision shall be final.
It is compulsory for all participants to attend, listen to and heed the advice of the safety briefing. Above all else, however, please understand that no roads are closed during the event. You have sole responsibility for your own safety. Do not leave any pavement, cross any road, pass any driveway unless you deem it is safe for you to do so.
Please remind your own spectators that they should not attempt to accompany you in vehicles, bikes or otherwise. They must follow the normal rules of the road to reach vantage points.
Important! A copy of the approved Health & Safety plan is available from Running Events on request.
Remember that other a very small area near the start and finish of the event, all roads are open to the public at all times. Stick to the pavement where one exists and do not cross any intersection unless you have determined to your own satisfaction that it is safe to do so.
Please remember the golden rule … Always give way to vehicles. No matter who has right of way, vehicles always win.
Here they are … the Shore Legends of years past – and future!
Have you completed four full seasons of the North Shore Run Series (or the Albany Lakes Series)? If so, this could be your year to reach legendary status! Check the Info tab above for more information on qualification as a Shore Legend!
A full list of 2020 candidates will appear here closer to the start of the 2020 series.
Important! If your name is not on this list, you will not be called up on stage at the Grand Finale to receive your trophy. Use the Contact Form is you feel you may have been missed out.
|Legend Number||Legend Name|
|187||FREDRICK LOUIS EMILIO RAMOS|
|194||CHRISTO VAN HUYSSTEEN|
|195||SAM VAN HUYSSTEEN|
|Legend Number||Legend Name|
|105||KAI MING CHAN|
|133||ANIKA GABRIELLE RAMOS|
|134||EARVIN REUEL RAMOS|
|Legend Number||Legend Name|
|Legend Number||Legend Name|
|Legend Number||Legend Name|
Photos from the 2020 series will appear here shortly after the series.