The Starlight Cinema Centre 5km Series is run fortnightly on a Wednesday from late January to late March each year and caters for runners, walkers and children with a special Kids Dash for school children starting out in running.


We can only continue with the event if these rules are followed.

  • Entries restricted to 100.
  • My Vaccine Pass MUST be shown at registration for all entrants aged 12 years and 3 months and over.
  • Scan in with the QR code.
  • Wearing a mask while not running/walking.
  • Maintain Im social distancing.
  • If you have ANY cold/flu symptoms or are feeling unwell please stay home.
  • Bring your own water.

Dates for 2022:
January 26
February 9 & 23
March 9
March 23 - Prizegiving/Charity NIght

Start and Finish at Tongaririo North Domain:
6pm start Walkers, followed by Runners then Kids Dash.

5.30pm at the Harrier's caravan.

Entry Fees:
5k per night : $5 per race 
5k series entry: $20 (27 Jan to 9 Mar only)

Family Discount: Parents enter 5k, kids 5k entry half price.

Kids Dash (1500m): FREE!!

Series Entry - enter the series with one entry form, collect your number from the board on the following nights.

Age Restrictions:
5k - Intermediate school children and above
Kids Dash - Primary or Intermediacte school children

Course details click here

Series Points:
To qualiify for series point any three of the first four races must be completed.

Schools Participation Competition:
Children register for your school when entering the 5k or Kids Dash (1500m). The three schools with the most participation in each distance over the first 4 nights receive sports grants up to $300 sponsored by Taupo Half Marathon Society.

Final Night / Prizegiving:
Fun night, the course is reversed.
Prizegiving held on the domain at 7.15pm

Entry fees will be donated to Taupo Counterpunch Parkinson Concrete Club.