Coatesville Half Marathon

Summer in the Country


Welcome to the Coatesville Half Marathon. The peaceful rural village of Coatesville, on the fringe of New Zealand’s largest city, is a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Auckland. Only 20 minutes north of the Harbour Bridge, you can enjoy the very best of New Zealand’s rural scenery on a traffic free course that offers stunning views all the way back to Sky Tower.

Event distances go from the superb, single lap, Half Marathon all the way down to a 2km kids’ dash, so there’s an option to suit everyone and no-one gets left out. All courses feature beautiful rural scenery on closed roads.

We take our finisher medals seriously

The team at Running Events take the task of creating the best finisher medals in New Zealand very seriously. We want every single person who crosses the finish line and smashes their fitness goals to take home a beautiful moment of a great day out and an awesome goal acheived. If you don't believe us, take a look at last year.

The Coatesville Half Marathon is Race Three of the Shoe Science Auckland Half Marathon Series, a season-long challenge featuring five awesome events at five stunning locations. Accumulate points in the Half Marathon or Classic Series leading up to our season finale in April.

Wear It With Pride: Event T-Shirt - $39

How do you know someone at the party has run a half-marathon? Because they'll be wearing one of our superb Coatesville Half Marathon event t-shirts. Featuring a smooth, sweat-wicking polyester weave, a super-comfortable runner's cut and awesome sublimated graphics, these tees are keepers. Order yours with your entry ticket or - if you forgot - add it on now. But hurry, numbers are strictly limited and when they're gone, they're gone!

Show me the Tee | Size Guide

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Since 2010


By The Numbers

Summer in the Country and the running is fine ...


Race Day

2 - 21.1
Distances (km)


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Four To Choose From!

Important! Please familiarise yourself with our T&Cs (see below) prior to registering.

Adults 14 years & over 1

Half Marathon


Until Feb 10|info

  • Beautiful Finisher Medal
  • Personalised Bib 2
  • Electronic Live Timing
No Age Restrictions

8k Classic


Until Feb 10|info

  • Beautiful Finisher Medal
  • Personalised Bib 2
  • Electronic Live Timing
No Age Restrictions

4k Fun Run


Until Feb 10|info

  • Beautiful Finisher Medal
  • Personalised Bib 2
  • Electronic Live Timing
Kids Aged 3 - 10 Years 1

2k Kids' Dash


Until Feb 10|info

  • Beautiful Finisher Medal
  • Personalised Bib 2
  • Electronic Live Timing


When entering one of our events, you will be required to accept our Waiver, which includes vitally important information we do not want you to miss. Above all else, you must acknowledge that your registration is non-refundable and cannot be deferred to a later edition of this event or transferred to another event (read our Refunds & Deferrals Statement). To be fair and equitable to all - we will not deviate from this position under any circumstances. You will also be acknowledging our Participation & Competition Rules including the important stipulation that - in all disputes - the Race Director's decision shall be final.


  1. Age restrictions are calculated using the participant's age on race day.
  2. Late Registrations (those made from Monday of race week) will receive a generic race number (but you can still fire up the sharpie and get doodling!).

Please also note:

  • All amounts are in NZD and inclusive of GST. You will be directed to our secure online payment partner, Windcave, to complete your payment. All payments over $100 are eligible to use our "FlexiREV" facility to split your payment into 4 fortnightly installments (5% service fee applies).

Race Options

From 2k to 21k, There's a Race Option For Everyone

Half Marathon | 21.1km
Start Time:7:30 a.m.
The Coatesville Half Marathon course combines the 8km “classic” loop with a 13km out-and-back section along Ridge Road. The entire course is closed to traffic making for a true (and very rare) running experience – the Coatesville Half Marathon is a road race, not a footpath fun run. The course has rolling hills – including our very own “Heartbreak Hill” as you run past Dotcom Mansion, flat sections and a long downhill run into the finish.
Important! Although it does not carry a current AIMS Certificate, the half marathon course has been measured by an AIMS approved course measurer.

START: Mahoenui Valley Rd

FINISH: Coatesville Reserve

8k Classic
Start Time:8:30 a.m.

The 8k Classic course has been a staple of local running for many years and was the course used for the original “Coatesville Fun Run” for almost twenty years from the late 80s. The official classic 8k differs only from the traditional “block run” with the addition of a short out-and-back section in Donaldson Drive to make the course an accurate 8k (what US and UK runners would refer to as a “five miler”).
Important! Although it does not carry a current AIMS Certificate, the 8k course has been measured by an AIMS approved course measurer.

START: Mahoenui Valley Rd

FINISH: Coatesville Reserve

4k Fun Run & Walk
Start Time:9:30 a.m.

So you always wanted to take on the Coatesville Half Marathon but Heartbreak Hill put you off? Now you have no excuse! The course for the 4k is pretty much flat with a blast up closed Mahoenui Valley Rd to Dotcom Mansion, turn around and burn all the way back to the finish line!

START: Mahoenui Valley Rd

FINISH: Coatesville Reserve

2k Kids' Dash
Start Time:10:30 a.m.

Kids, start your engines for a two-lap, 2km blast! Kids start under the same big arch as the adults and follow a simple 1km out-and-back route along Mahoenui Valley Road before turning into the reserve for the glorious sprint down the finish line! Wear that finisher medal to school on Monday ... you earned it!

START: Mahoenui Valley Rd

FINISH: Coatesville Reserve

Info Centre

Everything You Need to Know About the Coatesville Half Marathon


Race Guide

The Race Guide is our single-page, quick reference for everything you need to know to make the most of your event experience.
Keep it close by on your phone or go old-style and print it out.

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Race Schedule

Don't get caught at the finish line when you should be at the start line. Here is the full run down of what's happening where and when, including those all important start times ...

Race Day Schedule

Race Number Collection

Race numbers can be collected frrom the venue on; Saturday 2pm-4pm and Sunday/Race Day from 6:00am. We strongly encourage participants to come on Saturday if at all possible

Race Pack Collection Guide

Merit Awards

We have beautiful glass trophies to award to the top finishers in each race. Check out the full list on offer and - if you plan on competing hard for these - ensure you are familiar with our competition rules ....

List of Merit Awards
Competition Rules

Event T-Shirts

Superb and exclusive sublimated event tees are a steal at $39. Easily the equal of an $80 tee in the shops, we have two colourschemes and fits to suit all tastes and sizes ....

Event Tee | Size Guide

Race Number & Timing Tag

A valid race number (with timing tag on the reverse) must be worn on the front of your shirt whenever taking part in any of our events. Find out what it looks like, how to attach it and when you will receive it here ...

Race Number & Timing Tag

Aid Stations

Aid Stations are spaced approximately every 4-5km (or less). All stations offer water and sport drink. Check out the course maps in the Race Options section for exact locations ....

Finisher Medal

Every finisher - no matter the distance - will receive a stunning and exclusive event finisher medal. For the truly dedicated, this medal is the final qualifier for the "Grand Slam" medal for completing all AHMS events in a single season ...

Medal Design TBC!

iTab Medal Insert

Immortalise your achievement with an iTab medal insert. iTab is a self-adhesive plate, accurately cut for the recess on the back of your medal. It is delivered direct to your home and shows your name, distance and time ....

iTab Medal Insert Info

Road Closures

The safe and successful operation of the Coatesville Half Marathon requires some road closures in the area. Running Events are extremely grateful to council, Auckland Transport and local residents for their cooperation ....

Road Closure Info Map


With well over one thousand vehicles likely to innundate Coatesville on race day, it's important all participants read and follow our simple parking guide for the best event experience ...

Parking Info


Pacers can help you achieve your race goals by giving you a steady pace to follow and offering encouragement when you lag. We plan to have pacers in both the Half Marathon at a variety of target times. Find out more here ....

Pacer Times & Info


Walkers are made very welcome at all of our events and will often be 10% of the total field. Check out our walking guidelines with info on how to register as a walker and the competition rules ....

Walking Rules & Info

Cut-Off Times

Whilst we want to see every single person make it to the finish line and smash their fitness goals, the need to open roads, free up resources and release race marshals all require definite cut-off times to be implemented. Read about them here ...

Cut-Off Times


The safety of our participants, crew and the public is our number one concern. First, last and always. Find out more about our safety procedures and what to expect at our events here ...

Safety Information

Virtual Events

Can't make it to the event? You can still take part - and earn that all-important finisher medal - by completing the event virtually and uploading your finish time. Find our more about how this works on our dedicated info page ...

Virtual Run Info

Past Events

The Coatesville Half Marathon (formerly the Coatesville Classic) is the original Running Events' running event.


How did you do?

Event Recaps

Check out photo galleries, videos, medal designs from previous events.