FAQ

Commonly Asked Questions

Only the Walk 4 life is available for on the day-entry. Entry for all other races must be made before the 14th March 2022.

Alert the Race Director through our Contact Page.

A bus transfer is included in each Marathon and Half-Marathon individual ticket.

Pick-up locations: Korou Kore Marae, Paripari Domain in Ahipara or Kohatu Fit, Kaitaia. Please check the Race Day Timetable for pick up times dependent on the event you choose.

Please see Event Details.

At the pre-registration evening: Friday 19th March, Korou Kore Marae.

Contact the Race Director through our Contact Page.

Yes our runners will be well supported with water and aid stations every 3 km of the course. 

Comfortable running shoes or barefoot – at your own risk.

Contact the Race Director through our Contact Page. If you are injured or sick during the race please flag a support person in hi-vis gear.

Advise the Race Director immediately through our Contact Page.

Safety-pinned to your front where it cannot be obstructed from view.

Yes. PARIPARI DOMAIN, AHIPARA: Anywhere along Foreshore road is safe, or in the adjacent FREE car-park.

Yes, this is a whānau friendly day out with activities and entertainment for everyone. 

THMCT promotes and practice drug-free, smoke-free and alochol-free event.

Yes, there will be both Maori traditional massage and physio/remedial massage available. This is at an additional subsidised cost.

Properly labelled in the bins provided on the race bus which will be taken to the finish line.

THMCT’S official tent in the village located at Paripari Domain.

Race Rules and Safety

Te Houtaewa Māori Charitable Trust welcomes you all to Te Hiku O Te Ika (The Tale of The Fish). To help ensure an enjoyable and memorable time for all entrants, supporters, media and sponsors, please read the following information carefully as it constitutes the rules and race conditions of the Te Wero o Te Houtaewa 2022.

  • Your participation in this event is at your own risk.
  • Your entry is strictly personal and non-transferable.
  • Runners must always wear their own official race numbers when competing.
  • Race numbers issued by Te Wero o Te Houtaewa on Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē (Ninety Mile Beach) Organisers identify the official entrants in the race.
  • Folding, cutting, intentional alteration of any kind or failure to wear the race number is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification. Your race number must be placed high on the FRONT of your singlet or t-shirt where it is clearly visible.
  • All athletes shall follow the directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities.
  • Runners must also be aware that as Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē (Ninety Mile Beach) is a designated road, so the rules of the road apply.
  • Relay vehicular traffic must always keep to the LEFT of the runners.
  • The organisers and sponsors of the event may have the use of your name, voice or picture in any broadcast, telecast, advertising promotion of this event.

Health and Safety

If you have a medical problem, which might lead to an emergency, please let us know so that we can have this information included on your Race ID; alternatively, put a cross on the front of your race number and write the details on the reverse of your race number, especially your medication. Wear appropriate clothes for the weather and distance. Start the race well hydrated and drink regularly as you lose a lot of fluid ‘insensibly’.

Support Stations will have basic first aid kits and staff in attendance and are positioned every 3kms. St John’s personnel are available at the race finish line. If you feel distressed, please go to the nearest Support Station for assistance.

Race Headquarters

Race Headquarters will be established at Korou Kore Marae, Ahipara, on Friday 18th March 2022. Hours: 05:30 am to 10:00 pm.

Buses & Baggage Service

A bus and baggage service will be provided for the Ultra Marathon, Marathon and Half-Marathon entrants only to the each of the race starts. Baggage containers will be provided at the start of each location and be transported to the Te Houtaewa Maori Charitable Trust HQ’s at Paripari Domain 163 Foreshore Road, Ahipara for collection, then Korou Kore Marae, Saturday evening and by correspondence after.

  • Departure time for the bus for Marathon Departs 7.00 am from the Kohatu Fit, Kaitaia, for the Marathon start at 8.15 am
  • Departure time for the bus for Half Marathon Departs 08.30 am from the Kohatu Fit, Kaitaia, Kaitaia, for the Half-Marathon start at 9.30 am

Support Stations

Support Stations will be located on the course every 3 kilometres with at least water, bananas, flat coke, sandwiches, sweets, chips etc.

Te Houtaewa Village at Paripari Domain on 163 Foreshore Rd, Ahipara on Saturday 19th March commencing at approx 3.30 pm. This will be the formal recognition and all registered entries must be at the ceremony and not represented, and you will forfeit any additional taonga (prize).

Finishers

Finishers All entries who finish the Te Wero o Te Houtaewa are champions, the mauri (the essence of the kaupapa), that enables us to celebrate each year. Each registered entry will receive a peke of taonga, hand selected for this annual event.

(Please note this does not include the koha event, registrations.)
Full results will be posted on the website within the following week.

Awards & Closing Ceremony

Te Houtaewa Village at Paripari Domain on 163 Foreshore Rd, Ahipara on Saturday 19th March commencing at approx 3.30 pm. This will be the formal recognition and all registered entries must be at the ceremony and not represented, and you will forfeit any additional taonga (prize).

Event Pricing

Event Entry Price
42 KM Marathon NZD $90
21 KM Half-Marathon NZD $75
42 KM Team Relay Open NZD $250
42 KM Team-up Taitamariki Koha
6 KM Walk for Life Koha