Half Marathon Rules and Information


​​​​​​​Cambridge Athletic and Harrier Club announces that this year’s Cambridge Half Marathon, 10k and 5k will be held on Sunday 16th October 2022. The event will continue to be combined with the Athletics NZ Half Marathon Championships.

A change in date was necessary as NZ’s premier marathon event at Rotorua needed to shift dates due to uncertainty with government Covid restriction levels. Unfortunately that new date clashed with the date for the Cambridge Half.

All current entries will be automatically transferred to the new date of 16th October. We appreciate that this is another date change from the cancelled 2021 event. We have therefore decided to generously allow a refund of entry fees (less admin costs), if requested via email by 30 April 2022. All current entrants have been contacted via email. If that email is not received, entrants may contact us at cambridgeahcnz@gmail.com.

You can read the Athletics New Zealand announcement here.

We look forward to more relaxed Covid restrictions, enjoyable outdoor sports, and a great event on 16th October.

The 2022 event will still double as the Athletics NZ Half Marathon Championships.

Key Information:

Race day:
16 October 2022

Start Times:
Half Marathon Walk - 9.00am
Half Marathon Run - 9.30am
2k Kids Run - 9:50am

10k Run - 10.20am
10k Walk - 10:21am
5K Run - 10.30am
5K Walk - 10:31am

How to enter:
Entries are now open. Click here.

Half marathon    $45
10k Run/Walk    $35
5k Run/Walk      $25

2k Kids run $10
Cambridge Harrier Club Members - $15 for any event (except ANZ Championship)
Late fee of $10 if entering after 2 October 2022 (except 2k Kids run)
Medals are limited! The limited entries are clearly shown on the Trident Results entry website. Once the number of entries reaches the allocated medals for that distance entries will cease.

How to make payment details:
Direct Debit Cambridge Athletic & Harrier Club Inc. Westpac Cambridge 03-1568-0093451-00.

Please include Surname as a reference with your payment. Thankyou.

Race Rules:
1. Race numbers must be worn on the front and be clearly visible at all times
2. Entries are not transferrable to other runners
3. Competitors must not be accompanied by cyclists, vehicles, animals or un-entered runners
4. All competitors must follow the course as set out and adhere to the directions given by race officials, marshals or the police
5. Competitors being overtaken must give right of way to the passing runner at all times
6. The organisers reserve the right to withdraw any competitor they consider unable to continue for medical reasons
7. Competitors enter the event at their own risk

Spot Prizes:
There will be over $1000 of spot prizes. Make sure you don't miss out!

Late Entries:
Entries received after 2 October 2022 will pay a late fee of $10. Late entries will be taken between 8:00am and 9:30am on race day. Race numbers will be distributed on race day.

Sanctioned event Number:
WBP 2203

Course maps:
Half marathon run/walk Click Here
10k run/walk Click Here
5k run/walk Click Here

2k kids run Click Here
For detailed course descriptions Click Here

Covid-19 Event Policy

If this event is restricted or cancelled due to government restrictions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, your entry may be transferred to the following year.

Should the event be cancelled or stopped for any other reason, or personal ciircumstances arise that prevent you from participating or completing the event, your entry fee is non-refundable.

Course records:
Kerry Suter Male Half                  1.12.09 (2012)
Sue Crowley Female half  1.23.12 (2013)
Maria Bentley female 10k              38.31 (2012)
Aaron Pulford male 10k                  31.34 (2012)
Russ Best male 5k:                  15:56 (2017)
Charli Miller female 5k:          18:06 (2016)

Cut-off times:
Both the Half Marathon Run and 10k Run/Walk must be finished by 12.30pm. Prior to entering please make sure you are capable of completing the half marathon run/walk in 3 1/2 hours or less or the 10k run/walk in 2 hours or less.

Start/Finish area:
All three events start and finish at Cambridge High School.

Race numbers:
Numbers can be collected on the Saturday prior to race day from our clubrooms, corner Vogel St and Hamilton Road between 1pm and 3pm. Numbers can also be collected on race day.

For 2022 you can choose to either run or walk each event, however you must finish by 12.30pm so please ensure you can meet this requirement prior to entering (the cut-off time is due to the Traffic Management Plan). If you are planning to walk/run please enter the run event.

If you are participating in a wheelchair, please kindly inform us.

No T shirt will be available for the 2022 event

Parking is widely available on Taylor street at Tom Voyle Park for a gold coin donation. Please DO NOT PARK on SWAYNE RD. For map Click Here

Aid stations:
We will have 6 aid/drink stations on the half marathon and 3 aid/drink stations on the 10k

Race results and certificates:
A time clock will be situated at the finish. Each entrant will be awarded a time (half/10/5k). Electronic certificates will be available to be downloaded by all finishers from Marathon-Photos.com Race results will be published at Click Here

There will be a short prizegiving at 12:30pm, or shortly after the last competitor finishes. We will have over $1000 worth of spot prizes to give away. You have to be present to win.

Traffic Management:
Traffic management is provided. There are no dogs allowed on the course.

We offer a 10% discount for groups of 12 or more. Conditions apply. Email us for details.

Finish photographs:
Photographs will be provided by Marathon-Photos.com

Cambridge Harrier Club Members:
Cambridge Harrier Club members who run in the Half Marathon will go into contention for the Baker Cup.
Club members who run in the 10k will go into contention for the Noble Cup.
Junior members who run in the 5k will go into contention for the Signal Trophy.