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Half Marathon





Race Day


SATURDAY 5th May 2018


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A great race for all the family in a great location. 




Register Early offer register before 1st January 2018 and receive a 15% discount Promo Code: EARLYBIRD 


Late entry fee $20.00 applies 





Please note NO DOGS are welcome during the race

and are not permitted on the school grounds at the end of the race.

Nor are no music devices to be worn during the race this is a health and safety issue

when marshals are trying to direct you or there is traffic approaching.


The race, which is organised by Amazing Days on behalf of The Community Trust as a community fundraiser. The Hanmer 4 square half marathon takes competitors on a unique journey through Hanmer Forest amongst some amazing mountain scenery.  The is a great pre race for The Christchurch Marathon.




Available at the finishing line will be food and beverages for you and your family and friends to purchase.   There will also be massage available.   The school also has a child's play area so bring the family and enjoy a great event in the alpine village of Hanmer Springs.


After an initial 2km climb the route follows forest roads to a split at Jollies Pass Rd.  Here the half marathon takes racers through the main block of the forest, before linking up with the 10km route to run through the flat Heritage forest, and a final sprint down the road to the finish at Hanmer School.


The final 5km course follows Jollies Pass Road for 2km where it joins the 10km and half marathon route to the finish.

Please note these are not measured courses and should not be used for personal records.  The organisers will make every effort to get the distances as close to those advertised as possible.


All competitors receive a complimentary voucher for a refreshment and sausage and bread from the Hanmer Springs Lions Club sausage sizzle.


To Print a Map of the Hanmer 4 Square Half Marathon Click HERE

To Print a Map of the Hanmer 4 Square 10km Click HERE

To Print the 3 Maps, Hanmer 4 Square Half Marathon, 10km and 5km Click HERE



Great support from Hanmer Lions and volunteersRACE DAY 5th May 2018


Enquiries :  can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone Debbie Moody - 027 431 4967 between 8am and 8pm.


Entries: Enter online HERE


Entry forms can be downloaded HERE and must be received prior to the closing of business on Sunday 29th April 2018



Cheques: make cheques out to Community Trust Events and Post to Hanmer Community Trust Events, Hanmer Half Marathon,  PO Box 234, Hanmer Springs 7360.  Please do not send cash.


Online Registration: Can be made by Debit or Credit card.  No online banking transfers accepted.   (Online registrations close Monday 1st May 2017)


Entry fee     


Half Marathon $60.00 Seniors  $40.00 Juniors (17 and under)


10km                $45.00 Seniors  $30.00 Juniors (17 and under)


5km                  $30.00 Seniors   $20.00 Juniors (17 and under)


*Fees are as listed plus any administration fees for online registrations


Entry Confirmation: Entries received by post will be confirmed by email only.


Refunds: Will be given up to the closing date of 5th April 2018, minus $10 admin fee. No refunds will be given after this date. Please do not ask for a refund after this date!


Alterations: Any changes that require a refund will incur a $10 admin fee.


Entry on the Day: A late entry fee of $20.00 will be added for all late entries received on Friday 4th May and Saturday 5th May entries. Please enter by 4th May and save yourself $20.00 


Walkers are welcome in the half marathon, 10km and 5km. However, due to marshalling constraint’s Marshals will move from their positions in the half marathon once the last runner has past.



Half marathon walkers must walk competitively and enter the race at their own risk and must be fit to complete the course without the aid of marshals.  


Walkers must keep to the left to allow runners to pass and must not block the course.   There will NOT be a separate category for walkers in the half marathon, 10k and 5k category. There will be one overall male and female prize in the walking half marathon, 10km and 5km.  If you enter the walking section you must WALK competitively and if you are seen running you will be disqualified from the race.


Registration on Friday 4th  May and from 6.30pm-8.30pm at the Domain (Hanmer Springs Sports Pavilion) Jacks Pass Road and  on

Saturday 5th May (Hanmer Springs Sports Pavilion), Jacks Pass Rd from 8.00am–9.30am.  You will receive your race number and final details then. Please collect your race packs and register early. Do not attempt to do so while the race brief is taking place! Please park as directed.



Indemnity Forms: Must be accepted at time of entering online, for Junior's registering online, manually or as a late registration the Indemnity form must be signed by your parent or legal guardian prior to starting the race at registration.


NB: If you register it will be assumed you will start the race.  This is an important safety issue.  Please do not register and then not start the race.


Categories Available for entry:


WALKERS are welcome however if you enter the walking section you must walk competitively if you wish to run/walk enter the running category


Half Marathon, 10km and 5km Junior (17 and under) Senior (18-39) Veteran (40-49) Masters (50-59) Classic (60+)


Race brief half marathon and 10km will take place on the netball courts at the Domain at 10.00 am. The race brief is for your safety, all competitors must be present and listen to the race brief.


Start time  Half Marathon & 10k at 10.30am - Both the Half Marathon and 10k begin at the Domain. 


Race brief 5km will take place Jollies Pass Road near Dog Stream reserve at 10.30am. The race brief is for your safety, all competitors must be present and listen to the race brief.  Be sure to have collected your race pack before attending the briefing.  Racepacks are at registration.


5km starts at 10.45am on Jollies Pass Rd


Prize Giving will take place at the finish area at Hanmer School at approx. 2.30pm or when the final results are received. The amount of prizes per grade will be determined by the number of entries to the grade.  There will be one overall walker prize for the Half Marathon, 10km and 5km there are no age category prizes for walkers.  There will be spot prizes, you must be there to get one. No spot prizes or place getters prizes or certificates will be sent out in the mail.


Photos:  There will be phtographers at the event, digital photos will be available on line at least 4 days after the event contact www.hurunuiphotography.co.nz 


Extreme weather & changeable track conditions i.e. fire danger, strong winds, trees down etc may require course changes or cause the forest to be closed at short notice.  Should this happen the organisers reserve the right to hold entry fees and offer an alternative date or alternative race.


Water Stations: There will be water stations approx every 5km for the 1/2 marathon and 10km runners. 

Please ensure you carry sufficient water as these stations are not designed to fill camel packs


Accommodation This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.hanmerholidayhomes.co.nz,  www.alpineholidayhomes.co.nz 


Hanmer Community Trust - Hanmer Events wish to thank the following major sponsors for their support with these events. 


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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, Hanmer Springs Four Square, The Mainland Foundation, Matariki,

 Bivouac Outdoor, Monteiths Hanmer Springs, Happy Hire NZ                      

Hanmer Holiday Homes, Front Runner Colombo, Amazing Days, Foodstuffs South Island Community Trust

Alpine Holiday Homes,


They also wish to thank all the volunteers for their time and energy in making the events possible and the businesses