19 September 2021 -
28 September 2021
COVID-19 Update - 1 September
Due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak in New Zealand and the uncertainty of being able to run the Hatuma Half Marathon
in it's usual structure, the Organising Committee has made a decision to make significant changes to ensure the event goes ahead. 


We are going VIRTUAL and FREE for 2021!!

 



When life gives you lemons, make lemonade
That's exactly what we are trying to do by changing the way we deliver the Hatuma Half Marathon so that it can continue to be a highlight on the sporting calendar for our community (albeit now a much wider community, lol) and for our hard working particitipants who have been training over the last few months,
to provide them with an opportunity to put their training into action.
  

 
From humble beginnings back in 1980 when a group of running enthusiast friends got together and took on the challenge to create a running event here in Central Hawke's Bay.  Since then the event has continued to grow and has built up a reputation for being a well organised event to be shared with family & friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with 2021 being no different!

COVID-19 & Alert Levels
Under the current situation with lockdown and mandatory requirements for events moving forward the Hatuma Half Marathon wants to be clear to everyone wishing to take part in the event to adhere to all Government guidelines and requirements in regards to the pandemic throughout your Virtual event.
The Hatuma Half Marathon encourages social distancing and exercising in your own neighbourhoods (bubbles).


For find out what the Alert Level status is for your region and learn more about the recommended guidelines on what to do to safely exercise when outside in the community please CLICK HERE


                         HOW DOES THE VIRTUAL EVENT WORK?                              

EVERYONE works towards completing a half marathon distance (21.1kms) over the course of 7 days
whether you are enterred as an INDIVIDUAL or as part of a TEAM

You choose how you want to break it down to suit your fitness ability, fit around your commitments and achieve your goals
For example: If you have been training to complete the half marathon then go for it and complete it in one session
OR if you are wanting to take things a bit slower plan for 1 x roughly 3km run or walk everyday for 7 days, 
OR mix it up eg. - 1 x just over 5km run + 1 x 6km walk + 1 x 10km run
Just ensure that you cover the full 21,1km distance AND have your sessions logged in on the website before the event ends.
 

     EVENT DURATION:  8.00am Sunday 19th - 11.00pm Saturday 25th September     

We recommend participants to complete multiple circuits on the streets around you home (eg. run around the block)

rather than an 'out & back' type course that could take you outside of your neighbourhood incase you should experience any difficulties 
which would require
assistance - (This is COMPULSORY for anyone in a location under AL3 or AL4 Restrictions - Remain close to home).
This also allows for you to 'check-in' at home and also to set up an aid station within your bubble to top up with much needed 
water, refreshments and other home conveniences.

     

Each time you complete a walk or run keep track of your time and distance using a smartphone app or fitness tracker watch or similar.
(note: the use of treadmills are allowed for those who have safe access to one)

Log-in your results using your edit code (you'll find this on your receipt) and input these on the 'Enter your result' Tab at top of this page.

Then track & view your progress on our virtual course map via the 'Route' Tab or check our the overall leaderboard on the 'Results' Tab

For more information on how to upload your recorded times CLICK HERE 



                                            ENTER AS AN INDIVIDUAL                                           
You must register before Sunday 19th September

Complete the 21.1km distance by running or walking
This can be done in one session or over multiple sessions during the specified time

Record your activity using your choice of fitness/running/walking/GPS tracker

Upload the results to the website and share a photo (eg. screenshot) as evidence on the website.

As a virtual event we have a specified start time and an end time (as stated above) which means you cannot upload any results before or after these times.

Break it down to suit your fitness ability, fit it around your commitments and achieve your goals
Just as long as you complete the 21.1km's and log your efforts within the the specified time

8.00am Sunday 19th September - 11.00pm Saturday 25th September

Those registered just as an individual you are only able to view your own icon on the virtual course map
If you are wanting to enjoy the event with friends and whānau you would need to enter as a team.
If you wish to change your entry contact our admin team and we can arrange this for you prior to the event starting.


There are lots of free running/walking/activity apps that can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play Store 
Use of treadmills are permitted if you have access to one

For more information on how to upload your recorded times CLICK HERE 
                

                                        ENTER AS PART OF A TEAM                                        

EVERYONE still works towards completing a half marathon distance (21.1kms) over the course of 7 days
This can be done in one session or over multiple sessions during the specified time and follows the same process as outlined above


There are lots of free running/walking/activity apps that can be downloaded from the apple store or Google play store 
Use of treadmills are permitted if you have access to one

For more information on how to upload your recorded times CLICK HERE 

            PLUS TEAMS HAVE THE ADDED BONUS OF...            

          NO LIMIT on the number of team members you can have,
you just need one person to create the team and then t
eam members can register themselves (anywhere in the world)

All members within the same team can view each others progress, helping to keep everyone motivated and accountable. 

Multiple team member icons would show on map - below is just an individual example only 



Perfect for corporate teams, school teams or teams with extended whānau or friends in different locations for a bit of added fun and competition

Remember each person is able to break down the distance to suit their fitness ability, other commitments and their goals
Just as long as they complete their 21.1km's and log their efforts within the specified time

8.00am Sunday 19th September - 11.00pm Saturday 25th September
For more information on how to upload your recorded times CLICK HERE 
 

We encourage everyone to share photos and comments
from your walk or run by either posting to the Hatuma Half Marathon facebook page or tagging the event in your comments 
– we’d love for everyone to share what you have been up to with your fellow virtual participants. 



A 'leaderboard' will be maintained and shared on the event facebook page acknowledging people as they reach their 21.1km goals
Throughout the week we will also be awarding random prizes in response to the photos of your activities
So make sure you are checking-in to stay up to date on what is happening!

Please note: spot prizes & giveaways will be posted out after the event to NZ addresses only)
 Event information
Sunday, 19 September 2021
Saturday, 25 September 2021
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Virtual event, New Zealand
Registration is closed
21 km
Starts at 10:00 AM
21.1 km
Starts at 10:00 AM

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