Issued 28th Jan 2023 and as at 7th Feb 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed. Some local DOC campsites are also closed. Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies. Driving times and routes can be found here.
The Whangamata Half Marathon (formally known as the Whangamata Run Walk Festival) offers something for participants of all ages and abilities.
All three courses take in spectacular views of ocean beach & pristine bush-clad hills along the way. Enter individually, with friends and family, or gather a team together.
The G.J. Gardner Homes Whangamatā Half Marathon, 10km & 5km is held on the first Saturday of the school holidays at the end of Term 3 (Saturday 23rd September in 2023 and Saturday 29th September in 2024).