Wairarapa Country Marathon (full/half) & Fun Run 2021

Wairarapa Country Marathon (full/half) & Fun Run 2021

Information and registration

7 November 2021

Online registration is closed.
We will now accept late entries until our limits under COVID restrictions are reached

Wairarapa Country Marathon and Half Marathon
(Includes Wellington Marathon Champs)

Back in Action
10km run/walk

The 5km run/walk has been cancelled
(to help us meet COVID-19 guidelines)

We may not be the biggest event but we are known for our warm country welcome and great organisation

"Hi Team. Brilliant event, volunteers superb, k markings were excellent & I couldn’t fault anything! Thank you."

COVID-19 restrictions can change at the last minute so please check here for updates and prepare to be flexible.

At level 2 we plan to go ahead with the following changes:

  • No entries accepted after 11:59 pm Friday 5th Nov
  • There will be no prize giving
  • Each event will be limited to 100 participants
  • The 5 km fun run has been cancelled

Everyone attending the event (officials, participants and spectators) are asked to:
  • Use the contact tracing QR code or compete the register
  • Maintain physical distancing from people you do not know (stay in your bubbles)
  • Have one person per family or 'bubble' collect race numbers from registration
  • Wear a face mask in the club room facilities and when you can’t physically distance
  • Follow good hygiene practices
  • Avoid lingering at the finish line after the event
  • Notify Richard (021964994) or Carol (0272893404) ASAP you havea positive COVID test result in the days after the event.

Support Andy Kerr - he is using the half marathon to rise funds for help families of epileptic children in Aotearoa/New Zealand, get access to medicalised ketogenic therapies. Read the details here.

Postal entries
Return a completed entry form and fee by Monday 1st November. 

Refunds/late or change of entry

  • Refunds (less $10) will be given for withdrawals received in writing by 5pm, Friday 5th November. 
  • There will be no late entries this year (online entries close 11.59pm, Friday 5th November).
  • Change of distance or transfer of entry to other athlete accepted up to 30 minutes prior to the selected race start 
  • Increased distances (e.g. 5km to 10km) will cost the difference in entry fees. No partial refunds will be provided for reducing distance options.
Registration & timing
  • Collect race numbers from Race HQ, ACM Club Rooms, Blair Street between 4-6pm Saturday or from 6.30am Sunday. 
  • If possible, please have only one person per family or 'bubble' collect race numbers, regardless of the events entered. 
  • Live results will be available on the website/Facebook.

Start Times (At Alert Level 2 we may use wave starts to reduce the numbers on the start line).


7.00 am

Half Marathon Walk

8.30 am

Half Marathon Run

8.45 am

10km Run/Walk

9.15 am

5km Run/Walk

9.30 am

Marathon early start: Competitors expecting to take over 6 hours to complete the marathon should phone Richard or Carol to arrange an early start. Early starters are not eligible for ACM or merit placings. Marshals and drink stations are provided from 7.00am.
Most of the course has no lighting – consider wearing a headlamp.

The Half Marathon walk is not refereed. It is open to all levels and forms of walking. If you wish to run or jog part of the race please enter as a runner. Participants in all other events may run and/or walk.

Participant facilities

  • Changing, showers and toilets at Race HQ.
  • Toilet on Stronvar Road (see course map)
  • Drink stations are marked on the course maps. Make your own arrangements for Special drinks. These may be handed out at drink stations but please do not interfere with other competitors.
  • First Aid facilities will be available. 

Parking and toilets
Are available at Race HQ, Henley Lake and Queen Elizabeth Park

Prize giving
         5 km & 10 km run/walk          11:00 am
         Marathon & Half Marathon      1:00 pm
Participants must be present to claim merit and spot prizes. Certificates will be available following the event, on request.

Merit prizes 
Marathon/Half Marathon Runs
Prizes will be awarded to the 1st male and 1st female finishers in all grades (Open, 40-49, 50-59, 60+). 

Wairarapa Country Marathon Trophy
1st male marathon finisher (any grade)

Wairarapa Country Marathon Trophy
1st female marathon finisher (any grade)

Bev Coley Memorial Trophy
1st ACM female finisher in half marathon

Hamlin, Gregory, Turnbull Memorial Trophy
1st ACM male finisher in half marathon

10km & 5km prizes
1st male and 1st female finishers in the half marathon walk, 10km run/walk and 5km run/walk. 

Contact details
Richard Hawkes - 021 964994
Carol MacDonald - 027 2893404 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.acm.kiwi.nz

Race Administrator
Athletics and Cycling Masterton
P O Box 375,

 Event information
Sunday, 7 November 2021
Colin Pugh Sports Bowl, Blair Street
New Zealand
See map below
Registration is closed
42.2 km
Starts at 7:00 AM

Price per participant
Price $60.00
21.1 km
Starts at 8:45 AM

Price per participant
Price $50.00
21.1 km
Starts at 8:30 AM

Price per participant
Price $50.00
10 km
Starts at 9:15 AM

Price per participant
Price $25.00

Wairarapa Country Marathon (full/half) & Fun Run 2021

  • Colin Pugh Sports Bowl, Blair Street
  • Masterton
  • New Zealand

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