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Tauranga International Marathon

Saturday 07 October


From $29 to $169 based on age and event distance.


Sat 07 October


The Strand, Tauranga

Celebrate at the Athlete’s Village

You don’t need to be an athlete to be part of Tauranga’s first international marathon. Come down to Gordon Spratt Reserve (Papamoa Beach) and welcome all runners at the finish line. Enjoy the atmosphere with live music from Josh Pow & The Munroes, celebrate the runners and be in to win some awesome prizes.

Food will be available from Power Acai and El Cartel and the Speights Bar will be open for the duration of the event.

You will also get the chance to get a new profile pic taken at one of our fun background walls.

When: 8am to 4pm

Where: Gordon Spratt Reserve, 80 Alice Way, Papamoa Beach

TIM course

TIM is unlike any other event - and it’s the first full marathon in Tauranga! Traversing your favourite spots in Tauranga you’ll get all the best from your town and more. Think sea, sun, surf; think cafés, culture, and a festival at the finish line. Think fast, flat, fun.

With a range of run or walk options on a world-class course, there’s something for all your friends and family. Choose from 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km, 5km and a kid’s dash - run or walk.

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Road and lane closures

Check our Tauranga International Marathon Road Closure Map

Full road closures (Saturday, 7 October):

The Strand – from Spring Street to No. 1 The Strand – 6am – 9am 
Wharf Street – from Willow Street to The Strand – 5am – 9am
Harrington Street – from Willow Street to The Strand – 5am – 9am
McLean Street – from Anson St to The Strand – 6am – 9am
Dive Crescent – from Marsh Street to The Strand – 6am – 9am
Monmouth Street – from Willow Street to Cliff Road  –  6am – 8am
Park Street – from Willow Street to Cliff Road  –  6am – 8am
Brown Street – from Willow Street to Cliff Road – 6am – 8am
Cliff Road – from Mission Street to Monmouth Street – 6am – 8am
State Highway 2 On Ramp from Chapel Street – 6.30am – 7.30am 
State Highway 2 Off Ramp to Chapel Street – 6.30am – 7.30am

Lane closures (Saturday, 7 October):

McLean Street – from Willow Street to Anson Street – 6.30am – 8am (Eastbound)
Kawaka Street – from Tawa Street to Miro Street – 6.30am – 8am (Westbound)
Totara Street – from Hull Road to Rata Street – 7am – 8am (Northbound)
Salisbury Avenue – from Victoria Road to The Mall – 7am – Midday (Westbound)
The Mall – from Salisbury Avenue to Adams Avenue – 7am – Midday (Northbound)
Adams Avenue – from The Mall to Marine Parade – 7am – Midday (Eastbound)
Marine Parade – from Adams Avenue to Ocean Beach Road – 7am – 2pm (Southbound)
Ocean Beach Road – from Marine Parade to Yale Street – 7am – 2pm (Southbound)
Surf Road – Full length – 6.30am – 8.30am (Southbound)
Yale Street – from Ocean Beach Road to Maranui Street – 7am – 2pm (Southbound)
Maranui Street – from Yale Street to Papamoa Beach Road – 7am – 2pm (Southbound)
Papamoa Beach Road – from Maranui Street to Grant Place – 7am – 2pm (Southbound)
Evans Road – from Papamoa Beach Road to Gravatt Road – 7am – 8.30am (Southbound)

Resident access will be maintained throughout the event. If you need to enter or exit your property during these times please take extra care, look out for runners/walkers and follow any instructions from our volunteer marshals who are there to help you.

We need you!

Want to play an integral role in NZ newest marathon? Marshals required for the Tauranga International Marathon. Be part of one of the Bay of Plenty’s best days of the year!

If you are keen to join us at the Tauranga International Marathon as a Marshal on 7 October 2017, please email Logan at

Please provide the following details:

  • Marshal Name (Identify point of contact, if there is a group of you) – and the quantity of marshals
  • Contact phone number 
  • Contact email 
  • Age and marshalling experience if any 
  • Potential leads for other organisations who are fundraising

Please note:

  • Minimum age is 17 (some exceptions can be made on a case by case basis for certain areas) 
  • Everyone must be able to get themselves to their designated locations
  • This is a donation based event for marshalling. This means the donation will be based on number of marshals supplied per group (the more people you get involved the bigger the donation will be). Please email Logan at if you have any questions around this.