Ports of Auckland Round the Bays has been an annual event in Auckland, New Zealand, since 1972, when the Auckland Joggers Club initiated it. The first run attracted 1200 participants and has now grown to be one of the world’s largest fun-runs with nearly 40,000 registered runners and an estimated 70,000 participants. Today the event is a joint collaboration between the Auckland Joggers Club and Fairfax Media.
The spanning 8.4km around the city’s picturesque waterfront boulevards, Quay Street and Tamaki Drive, is an achievable distance for runners and walkers – the able-bodied and the physically challenged. The runners can also participate as a team A team which consists of at least four entrants.
Men: 9:30 am
Women: 9:30 am
You can register as an individual or as a team on the official website of Ports of Auckland Round The Bays. The entry fee for the run is $22 for adults and $17 for children. If you entered on or before January 31, 2014 your race bib will be posted to the address provided upon registration.
Course / Route Map
The run is 8.4km long over a flat course that follows the contours of Auckland’s Waitemata harbour. It starts in the city on Quay St and finishes on the waterfront at St Heliers Bay. The course goes around the city’s picturesque waterfront boulevards, Quay Street and Tamaki Drive.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
The course is flat.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
Prize Money & Awards
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
Every registered participant of the event will be able to download a certificate recording the time they completed.
Water Stops & Refreshments
There are water stops along the route, which are manned by Watercare friendly staff and volunteers.
Expected Race Day Weather
Expected Highest temperature: 70 °F
Expected Lowest temperature: 63 °F
There is a chance of 55% rain.