Running Events, Garmin and the City of Tauranga are thrilled to welcome you to the 2019 Garmin Tauranga Marathon!
The bay city will provide a stunning backdrop for runners and walkers taking part in one of New Zealand’s top city marathons. With a finish line right in the heart of downtown Tauranga, we promise an unforgettable experience on race day – for runners, walkers, dashers and spectators alike.
Our premier race is the full distance, 42.2km Tauranga Marathon – and we’re pulling out all the stops for our marathoners to offer you an unrivaled event experience. Your course includes highlights such as the ocean beach of Papamoa, the stunning base track around Mauao, the broad sweep of the Harbour Bridge and the jaw-dropping beauty of the Waikareao Estuary loop. All of that is an aperitif for the main course … a thrilling city centre finish in the heart of the bars and restaurants of downtown Tauranga. But this isn’t just for the ultra-runners, the Tauranga Marathon incorporates a stunning Half Marathon, a flat and fast 10k Classic, a fun and achievable 5k and a 2k kids dash for the future Olympians. Everyone takes home a beautiful and exclusive finisher medal – along with memories that will last a lifetime.
The scene is set, the very best Spring weather is on order … all that’s missing right now is you!
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