Training Plans

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  • Half Marathon 12 Week training plan starts Saturday 6 July 2024.
  • 10km 10 week training plans starts Saturday 20 July 2024.
  • 5km 10 week training plan starts Saturday 20 July 2024.

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CK Coaching believes that training needs to be balanced, it needs to fit in around the other important things in your life. And so the Do What You Want* Training plan was created.


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Discover Whangamatā

Tucked away beneath the Coromandel Ranges of New Zealand’s North Island, Whangamatā is a beachside community with golden sandy beaches and spectacular scenic mountain backdrops. Whether you’re a first-time explorer, frequent visitor, or long-time local, there is always something new to experience in Whangamatā, New Zealand.

Stay Longer & Go Further

Renowned for its natural beauty, green valleys, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches, The Coromandel is blessed with hundreds of hideaways, making it an ideal place to escape.


The Whangamatā Half Marathon (known as the Run/Walk Festival) has a long tradition of fundraising for the community. The Lions Club of Whangamatā continues to be the recipient charity, raising funds for many local initiatives, along with supporting core services. 


The Whangamatā Half Marathon also provides fundraising opportunities to other community groups e.g. Whangamatā Scouts and Waka Ama groups for providing marshals and managing aid stations on the course.


Please contact us if your community group would like to be involved.




Environmental Sustainability

As part of The Coromandel’s Forever Good For Your Soul environmental programme, we have followed in the footsteps of Whitianga Run Fest and Pāuanui Half Marathon and removed single use cups from the event.

Think Water Whangamatā aid stations on course will still offer water and Torq electrolyte drink for you to fill your own reusable cup or hydration device.

Thanks to FuelMe we have a sharp deal on reusable collapsible cups available to purchase when you enter online, or at registration. If you’d rather not pause to fill a cup, you can bring your own drink bottle or hydration device.

If you’re looking to upgrade your hydration options – check out FuelMe’s great range of hydration vests and belts, soft flasks and hand-held hydration solutions. Use your training runs to trial hydration options.

The Whangamatā Half Marathon is proud to have joined the Forever good for your soul environmental programme and is committed to a path that honours our region’s reputation, demonstrating how important our environment is by reducing waste, leading the way with carbon free actions and helping biodiversity in Hauraki Coromandel thrive.


Provisional results for the 2024 event will be made available here on race day so all entrants can see where they finished overall and in their event categories.

View the 2023 event results here

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