|08 Jun 2021
||North Shore Run – Series Pass & Run Orewa registrations open
|25 Jul 2021
||Run Orewa Super-Earlybird rates expire
|21 Nov 2021
||Run Orewa Earlybird rates expire
|9 Jan 2022
||Run Orewa Standard rates expire
|10 Jan 2022
||Race Week entry rates apply for Run Orewa
|16 Jan 2022
||Late entry & race number collection opens
||Compulsory race briefing – 10km / 15km
||RACE START 10km/15km Runners
||RACE START 10km Walkers
||Compulsory race briefing – 5km
||RACE START 5km Runners
||RACE START 5km Walkers
||Kids’ 2km Dash race-pack pick up and late entry
||Kids’ 2km Dash race briefing – compulsory for kids & parents
||Kids’ 2km Dash warm up
||RACE START Kids’ 2km Dash
||Last finishers (approx)
||Awards Ceremony & Spot Prizes
All Series Pass entrants into the North Shore Run Series will receive a fantastic dry fit tee to mark their participation. A great shirt for running in, you’re sure to get more than a few envious stares at the gym. Your t-shirt will be included in your race pack along with your bib and timing chip. You don’t have to wear it on race day … but loads of people do!
Important! All of our t-shirts are produced months in advance of the event and quantities and sizes are strictly limited. Please register early to secure your chosen size – once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Important! Compare the chest measurement with a favourite t-shirt to be sure of your sizing. Our measurements are taken with the t-shirt laid on a flat surfaces. The length measurement is taken from the top of the neckline to the bottom of the shirt. The Chest measurement is taken from armpit to armpit.
Start Line Congestion
We don’t want anyone to feel as though they can’t participate in the event. If you’re worried about starting close to people, we’ll have the start line open for up to 15 minutes and you may start whenever you like in that period. Please use this time to maintain social distancing if needed. Your official time will not start until you cross the timing mats.
Hand sanitiser will be readily available at the refueling station, registration, gear drop and waste stations areas. Please help yourself as often as needed.
Important! Please do not attend if you:
- are unwell
- are a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
- are waiting for a test result for COVID-19
- are self-isolating.
Continue to practice good hygiene. This means:
- Keeping 2 metres away from people you don’t know
- Covering coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or coughing/sneezing into your elbow
- Disposing of used tissues appropriately in a bin
- Using the hand sanitiser located around the event site:
- before eating or handling food
- after using the toilet
- after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses
- after touching public surfaces
Please remember to scan the Covid QR code poster when you arrive at the event site.
For those entering just the Run Orewa event, your personalised race number will need to be collected from the event site during the race weekend.
All North Shore Run Series entrants who registered before 21 November 2021 will have had their race pack sent out to them. If you registered with an North Shore Run Series Pass, you will receive a single race number for all four events in the series – plus your free event t-shirt – by courier.
Important! All race bibs must have the additional “VACCINE VERIFIED” logo on them. For series entrants who already had their race bibs sent out, you will need a VACCINE VERIFIED sticker attached to the race bib. If you uploaded your pass prior to the mailout (4th January) and received this in the mail, just pop it on your race bib as shown and you’re good to go. If you have not received one but are showing as Vaccine Verified, please head to the green registration tent at the event site to collect your Vaccine Verified sticker.
Where do I go on arrival?
If you have been VACCINE VERIFIED and this is showing in green on your eticket, please head straight to the green Registration Tent if you need to collect either your race bib or Vaccine Verification sticker. If you have both of these already, you are ready to race.
If you are VACCINE UNVERIFIED and this is showing in red on your eticket, please go first to the yellow “Vax Pass Verification Here” tent with your My Vaccine Pass to have that verified, before then, going to the Registration Tent to collect your race number.
Keep your race number safe! Your race number includes your integrated, disposable timing tag on the back. Because of this, replacement bibs cost $10 – so don’t lose yours!
I Don’t Have My Race Number Yet!
If you registered for the one event or are a series entrant who registered after 21st November 2021, you will need to collect your race number from the Registration tent at the race venue on race weekend. There are two opportunities to do this:
- Pre-race registration runs from 4pm – 5pm at the race venue on the day prior to the event (Saturday 15th January)
- Race-day registration opens at 6:00am. We advise those who still have to collect their race number to allow a little bit more time on race morning.
Important! Remember to bring your e-ticket. It makes things so much quicker on race day. A link to your e-ticket was sent to you by email when you registered.
It is a requirement of your participation in the event that you wear your race number on the front of your shirt at all times whilst taking part. Your number should be secured to your shirt by a safety pin in each corner (if you don’t have any, come to the Registration desk on race morning). Your electronic timing tag is attached to the back of your race number so be careful not to crease, crush or puncture it.
Pimp Your Bib!
When you register, you will have the opportunity to select a nickname to print on your race number. Feel free to be creative – but please keep it clean folks! If you don’t select a nickname, your first name will be printed instead. If you prefer to fly under the radar – or you want to get creative with a sharpie – just put a full stop in the nickname field and we will leave it blank.
Important! Series Pass entrants will use the same race bib for ALL four races in the series. After each race, pop it somewhere safe and use for the next race. Replacement numbers are $10.
Important! All Series Pass race numbers will be sent by courier along with your series t-shirt and other items until the cut-off date 21 November 2021. Any series entrants registering after this time will need to collect your race pack from the Registration Tent at Race One. All single race numbers must be collected at the race venue during the pre-race or race day registration sessions.
Important! Please don’t lose your race number. Replacement numbers are $10.
When you receive your race number, your electronic timing tag will be attached to the back. We are using disposable stick-on timing tags this year. We are sure you will appreciate the convenience of not having to attach a plastic tag to your shoes and then return it at the finish. All you have to remember is to secure your race number to the front of your shirt and you’re all set. Try to avoid holding your arm in front of the number as you cross the finish line (e.g. to turn off your watch) as this can sometimes affect the tag reading. Just wait until a few steps after the timing mat.
Important! There is no need to return your timing tag.
Important! Keep your race number with you when you finish as we will use it to register you in the prize draw for the Awards Ceremony – see below.
Everyone who finishes Run Orewa– irrespective of distance – will receive an exclusive commemorative Finisher Medal. The design for this year’s medal will appear here soon!
The revTab is a self-adhesive plate which is delivered direct to your home approximately three weeks after your event with a record of your name, distance and time. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate and immortalise your achievement. Where possible, our finisher medals have a recess on the back to fit your revTab insert.
revTabs are available for the following events:
– Tauranga Marathon
– Devonport Half Marathon
– Omaha Half Marathon
– Coatesville Half Marathon
– Maraetai Half Marathon
– Waterfront Half Marathon
– Auckland Half Marathon Series Grand Slam (will include all five of your half marathon finishing times in the series)
– Run Orewa
– Run The Point
– Run Devonport
– Run Albany
You can purchase a revTab when registering for your event. For individual events, they are $17.50 and for the Auckland Half Marathon Series Grand Slam, they are $19.The price includes delivery to your door. If you didn’t order one when you registered – but would like to do so now – you can do it via my.runningevents.co.nz up until race day. Just click on the LOGIN button at the top of the web site and follow the prompts from there.
There are no road closures in place for this event. Please stay on the utility trail or footpath unless directed otherwise by a race official. Take extra care at any point where you may interact with vehicles or other road users. These interactions will be at an absolute minimum.
Please remember the golden rule … Always give way to vehicles. No matter who has right of way, vehicles always win.
There is lots of off street parking in the vacinity of the race venue as well as a large car park near the Orewa Surf Club (about 5 minutes walk away).
Spot Prizes & Merit Awards
Each event in the series will conclude with a prize ceremony where we will give away thousands of dollars of spot prizes, thanks to our wonderful sponsors. Each individual series event will also include a small number of merit awards for the overall winners. The Grand Finale will also include an Awards Ceremony where we will acknowledge some of the excellent performances across the series, as well as crowning the latest group of Shore Legends.
We have many wonderful spot prizes to give away including shoe vouchers and a Garmin GPS sports watch. The grand prize is a big screen TV. Remember – you must be present at the prize giving to claim your prize. Only those who scan their timing tags at the spot prize timing point will be eligible to win a prize. The prize draw timing point will be activated approximately 15-20 minutes before the ceremony – listen out for announcements. All you have to do is walk across the timing mat with your race number and you will be registered in the draw. Easy as!
Important! In the event of inclement weather, we may elect to cancel the Awards Ceremony. Listen out for announcements on the PA or check out our Facebook page. If this does happen, all prize winners will be announced on our Facebook page and prizes will be couriered out to them.
Beautiful glass trophies for Run Orewa winners will be awarded to:
- Overall champion male and female in the following races …
- 5K Run
- 10K Run
- 15K Run
- 5K Walk
- 10K Walk
- Overall champion boy and girl in the 2K Kids’ Dash for …
- Ages 7 & Under
- Ages 8 & Over
In addition to these awards, points are accumulated from each race in the North Shore Run Series and special series points awards will be presented at the Grand Finale.
Running Events welcome walkers in all of our events, irrespective of the distance. Walkers routinely make up around 15-20% of the total field. We take the needs of our walkers seriously and have made changes to how our events operate to allow walkers to be appropriately recognised and accommodated. The notes here will help you, as a walker, to get the most from the event and help familiarise you with our setup for walkers.
Important! In the spirit of fair competition, we ask that all competitors adhere strictly to the rules. Competitive Walkers must not run or jog at any time during the event and must maintain contact with the ground at all times.
Should I register in the Walk?
If you plan to walk most of the way but want to have the option to jog or run at any point, you should select the RUN entry category. If you intend to walk throughout the event and want to measure yourself against other walkers, you should choose the Competitive Walk option.
Important! The walking competition is limited to the 5k and 10k races only. If you are registered as a walker and complete the 15k distance, you will be moved into the run category.
Are There Prizes?
Please see the Merit Awards section for details of prizes. To be eligible for awards, walkers must enter in the competitive Walk category, start on the Walk start signal and must only walk during the event.
How Is the Walking Competition Judged?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide walking judges for our events. Therefore, we rely upon the integrity of those taking part to adhere to the rules of the walking competition and not run or jog at any time. In our experience over the years, we have found that the most common error in the walking competition is where people register as a competitive walker but decide to run on race day. We have worked around this issue by having a dedicated race start for walkers wherever there are Competitive Walk merit prizes at stake.
Important! We do not make judgement calls on disqualifications based on reports from other competitors. Unless advised otherwise by the competitor in question, we trust the integrity of our competitive walkers. In all cases, the Race Director’s decision shall be final.
It is compulsory for all participants to attend, listen to and heed the advice of the safety briefing. Above all else, however, please understand that no roads are closed during the event. You have sole responsibility for your own safety. Do not leave any pavement, cross any road, pass any driveway unless you deem it is safe for you to do so.
Please remind your own spectators that they should not attempt to accompany you in vehicles, bikes or otherwise. They must follow the normal rules of the road to reach vantage points.
Important! A copy of the approved Health & Safety plan is available from Running Events on request.
Even though we have road closures for this event, we cannot guarantee the field of play will be free of all vehicles. Vehicles such as emergency services or our own service or lead vehicles may also be present on the course. Stick to the pavement where one exists or unless otherwise instructed and do not cross any intersection unless you have determined to your own satisfaction that it is safe to do so.
Please remember the golden rule … Always give way to vehicles. No matter who has right of way, vehicles always win.