FAQS

HOW DO I ENTER?

Go to the enter tab — to enter online or print off an entry form. Or click on the ENTER HERE at the top of this page.

I DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD TO ENTER ONLINE.

Email us for entry instructions.

WHEN IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER?

Online entries close 9.00am Wednesday 2 August 2017.

Late entries will be taken at registration on Friday 4 August and Saturday 5 August up until 15 minutes prior to the start of your event. Marathon entries will be accepted up to 7.00am on the day of the event.

CAN I CHANGE MY DETAILS?

To change personal or entry details email us or phone Marion 0275690302

CAN I WITHDRAW AND DO I GET A REFUND?

Click here to view our withdrawal/transfer policy

CAN I TRANSFER TO ANOTHER EVENT OR DISTANCE?

Yes if you inform us 7 days prior to the event.

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CAN I TRANSFER MY ENTRY TO ANOTHER PERSON?

Yes if you inform us 7 days prior to the event.

Series entries ARE NOT transferable.

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CAN I PICK UP MY FRIENDS PACK / CAN MY FRIEND PICK UP MY PACK?

Yes — please ensure your friend knows you are collecting their pack and you have made arrangements to meet up.

DO I NEED TO BRING MY CONFIRMATION OR REGISTRATION NUMBER?

No you just need to know how to spell your name. Your confirmation would be helpful in case there is as problem finding your registration.

HOW MUCH ARE THE EVENT SHIRTS?

MARMOT event shirts are $39.00 Be sure to pre order your shirt to avoid missing out. Limited numbers may be available for purchase at registration.
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DO I GET A FINiSHERS MEDAL?

Only the marathon distance (42.2km) finishers receive a medal.

WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?

The weather in Taupo in August can range from cold frosty, foggy mornings with blue sky days to a brisk southerly coming across the lake and rain.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

It is best to dress like an onion - wear layers to peel off as you warm up. Don't forget your hat and gloves for those extra chilly mornings.

WHEN ARE RACE PACKS SENT OUT?

Packs and numbers are not sent out. All entrants must collect a registration pack with race number and timing tag from event headquarters prior to starting.

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CAN A TEAM DO A RELAY?

Only the Taupo Marathon of Two Halves can be done as a two person relay.

CAN I ENTER EACH EVENT INDIVIDUALLY AND STILL QUALIFY FOR THE SERIES?

No you must complete a series entry to qualify.

CAN I USE MY IPOD/MP3?

For safety resons the use of iPods/MP3 players is not recommended.

CAN I PUSH A BUGGY?

The marathon course is not suitable for buggies. Buggies are allowed on the other courses.

WHAT HYDRATION DO YOU SUPPLY?

The drink stations will have water and Loaded Isotonic Drink. Replacement supplement and water at finish line.

CAN I NORDIC WALK?

Nordic walking is welcome. Please don't use the poles on other entrants unless they are running walkers!

WHAT DISTANCE MARKS ARE THERE?

Taupo Half Marathon 1km, 5km, 10km, 15km then every 1km to 20km

5km and 10km — there are no distance markers.

ARE THERE SHOWERS FOR AFTERWARDS?

Showers are located at the Super Loo adjacent to the Great Lake Centre at a cost $2.00.

IS THE COURSE REALLY HILLY AND STEEP?

The course is basically flat with a couple of small rises

IS THE PATH VERY WIDE? I GENERALLY WALK WITH A FRIEND AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IN ADVANCE IF YOU COULDN'T WALK IN PAIRS.

It is preferred you are no more than 2 abreast to allow faster entrants to pass safely. The pathway from 5 Mile Bay to Wharewaka is narrow — single file along here is requested.

CAN MY PARTNER AND I ENTER AS A FAMILY?

No - the family entry has been set up to encourage Mum, Dad (or primary caregivers) and the children to get out and enjoy an active day together. The price is set up as an affordable way to make this happen for them, acknowledging the extra financial commitments that families with children face. Accordingly, this is not an entry option for just two adults.

IS THERE A CUT OFF TIME?

The overall cut off time for Tongariro North Domain is 4.30pm. Click here to for aid station cut-off times.