On The Day

On The Day

Schedule    |    Health & Safety     |     Start Zones & Times    |    Drink Stations     |     Recharge Recovery Zone    |    Parking & Road Closures    |    Spectator Information

On The Day

Find out all the info you need on the day, whether you are entering the race or watching your friends and family

Race Day Schedule

7:30amRegistration OpensHCC Reception Lounge, Garden Place
7:30amGear/Bag Storage OpensGarden Place
8:00amKids Registration ClosesHCC Reception Lounge, Garden Place
8.25amKids ChallengeVictoria Street
9.00amKids Fun Zone OpensGarden Place
9.00amFood Vendors OpenGarden Place
9.30amKids Racing FINISHESVictoria Street
9.30amRegistration ClosesHCC Reception Lounge, Garden Place
9.30amParticipants line up in
Start Zones
Victoria Street
10.00am12km Fun Run & Walk and
6km Fun Run & Walk
Events START in Waves
Victoria Street
10.35amKids Challenge PrizegivingGarden Place
12.30pmPrizegivingGarden Place
1.00pmGear Storage ClosesGarden Place

Health and Safety

Ensuring all participants have a safe and enjoyable race is our number one priority. Please:

  • Be considerate of your fellow participants at all times
  • Listen and adhere to any instruction given to you by course marshals / race officials and traffic management personnel. They are there to help!
  • Fill out the emergency information on the reverse side of your race number – this information is essential in the event of an emergency
  • The course significantly narrows in some areas, particularly on river paths. Please ensure when reaching these locations that you are running no more than two abreast
  • Have fun, be safe and look out for each other!

For more tips and full Health & Safety information, click here.

Start Zones & Times

Get print friendly version here.

Drink Stations

There are three drink stations spread out along the course to keep you hydrated.

Drink Station 1: 3.6km into the race, River Road

Drink Station 2: 7.25km into the race, Plunket Terrace

Drink Station 3: 10.5km into the race, corner Cobham Drive and Hillsborough Terrace

Recovery Zone

We’ve got your post-race needs sorted with the Recovery Zone. Once you’ve finished celebrating your success, you can head on through to the Recovery Zone to warm down, catch up with friend, grab some refreshments and get yourself recovered and ready for the next event!

Parking Information & Road Closures

Parking is available throughout Hamilton City Centre, including multi-story parking facilities at Centre Place (Bryce Street) and Anglesea Street. On-street parking is also available throughout numerous locations within the City Centre, but please be aware that Victoria Street will be closed on event day.

The City Centre will also be a bit busier than usual, so we would advise all participants who intend to bring a vehicle to arrive early on event day. We’d also recommend using public transport as much as possible, or even better, why not have a nice warm up by walking to the event!

There will be a number of road closures on the day. Click here to see the full list.

Spectator Info

We encourage spectators to support their friends, family and colleagues by coming along and cheering them on! There are great viewing opportunities all along Victoria Street and throughout the course. We please ask that all spectators remain behind crowd control fencing lining Victoria Street.

Food & Drink

We will have a number of delicious food vendors in Garden Place to tempt your taste buds and treat those you are supporting when they finish.


Make sure to grab some great sports apparel from our official supplier, Thermatech, who will have a stall onsite in Garden Place.