Harcourts Cooper & Co Run the Point
Bomb Point Park, Hobsonville Point
Welcome to Harcourts Cooper & Co Run the Point … your chance to run or walk amongst the amazing new developments and superb trails of Hobsonville Point. If you haven’t yet been out to visit this stunning new development then you’re missing out.
Event distances go from the "main event" 10K Classic - which takes in one-and-back lap of the Hobsonville Point walkway - the more achievable 5k Fun Run & Walk - which takes in local streets before heading to the ferry terminal and back - right up to the 15k event - which combines the 10k and 5k courses. For our junior athletes, the 2k Kids Dash is a straight out blast along the harbour footpath and back to the finish line.
We Take Our Finisher Medals Seriously
Run the Point is Race Two of the Harcourts Cooper & Co North Shore Run Series, four amazing events at four great North Shore locations. The series is spread right throughout summer and offers a fantastic fitness goal for the warmer months. Make this your fittest summer ever and trade up to North Shore Series Pass. Check out all the action from the last event - including those beautiful medals - on our recap page.
> Run the Point 2021 Recap.
Event Venue & Course
Our event base for Harcourts Cooper & Co Run the Point is Bomb Point Park, a large grassy area, criss-crossed by paths and situated on the Eastern edge of the Hobsonville Point peninsula. Whilst parking nearby is limited to local streets, ample parking areas - filled with ferry commuters during the week - are located on Launch Road, less than 10 mintues walk away.
Trade Up To North Shore Run Series
Run the Point is Race Two of the Harcourts Cooper & Co North Shore Run Series, four amazing events at four great North Shore locations. The series is spread right throughout summer and offers a fantastic fitness goal for the warmer months. Make this your fittest summer ever and trade up to North Shore Series Pass. Find out more at northshorerunseries.nz.
Earn That Medal!
All finishers in all events will receive an exclusive Harcourts Cooper & Co Run the Point finisher medal … a collector's item and a great token of a goal achieved!
By The Numbers
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Important! Please familiarise yourself with our T&Cs (see below) prior to registering.
When entering one of our events, you will be required to accept our Waiver, which includes vitally important information we do not want you to miss. Above all else, you must acknowledge that your registration is non-refundable and cannot be deferred to a later edition of this event or transferred to another event (read our Refunds & Deferrals Statement). To be fair and equitable to all - we will not deviate from this position under any circumstances. You will also be acknowledging our Participation & Competition Rules including the important stipulation that - in all disputes - the Race Director's decision shall be final.
- Age restrictions are calculated using the participant's age on race day.
Please also note:
- All amounts are in NZD and inclusive of GST. You will be directed to our secure online payment partner, Windcave, to complete your payment. All payments over $100 are eligible to use our "FlexiREV" facility to split your payment into 4 fortnightly installments (5% service fee applies).
From 2k to 15k, There's a Race Option For Everyone
The 15km Run is the ultimate challenge at Run the Point. 15k'ers will follow the 10k course first and then proceed on to the 5k course ... read more about those two routes below. Participants in the 15k will encounter their "Decision Point" adjacent to the finish line. 10k athletes will turn right off the footpath and proceed up the finish chute to the finish line. Those in the 15k stay on the footpath and continue on to begin the 5k course. Onya!
The flat and fast 10k Classic course begins with a short westward section on the Hobsonville Point trail before a sharp turn and crossing of Bomb Point Drive. Follow the footpath back towards the venue where you will be directed back onto the peninsula track. Run past the finish line and then it's an out-and-back past the ferry terminal at Catalina Bay and out the very end of the track at Buckley Ave. After a short loop around the park there, retrace your steps back to the finish line. You made it!
The 5k course initially follows the Hobsonville Point track before a short out-and-back amongst the new developments. Returning via Bomb Point Drive, you'll be crossed over onto the footpath before being crossed back and continuing on toward Launch Rd. At that point, turn towards the ferry terminal and then head back towards the finish line on the track. You'll have company amongst the 10k and 15 runners heading back to the finish.
Feel the thunder! The kids course is an easy, flat and traffic free out-and-back course along the Hobsonville Point track. The kids get to start under the same arch as the adults but pointing Eastward this time. Run past the finish line - no shortcuts! - until reaching the turn point at 1km. It's now time to head back towards the finish line ... remember to KEEP RIGHT on this course kids! And what do you get when you make it back to that finish line? That's right ... your awesome finisher medal!
Everything You Need to Know About Run the Point
Don't get caught at the finish line when you should be at the start line. Here is the full run down of what's happening where and when, including those all important start times ....
Race Number Collection
Race Numbers must be collected from the race site Registration tent; Saturday 3pm-5pm and Sunday/Race Day from 6:30am.
Race Number & Timing Tag
A valid race number (with timing tag on the reverse) must be worn on the front of your shirt whenever taking part in any of our events. Find out what it looks like, how to attach it and when you will receive it here ....
An aid station is placed near the half way mark of the 10k course (Bear Park) and another, for 15k competitors) near the finish line. Check out the course maps in the Race Options section for exact locations ....
Every finisher - no matter the distance - will receive a beautiful Run the Point finisher medal. Wear it loud and proud - you earned it! Check out last year's medal below ...
Immortalise your achievement with a revTab medal insert. revTab is a self-adhesive plate, accurately cut for the recess on the back of your medal. It is delivered direct to your home and shows your name, distance and time ....
Parking & Transport
The best parking for Run the Point is in the car park and dedicated parking spaces on Launch Road & Bomb Point Road. The venue is a less than 10 minute walk along Bomb Point Rd and Catalina Bay Dr ....
Whilst we want to see every single person make it to the finish line and smash their fitness goals, the need to open roads, free up resources and release race marshals all require definite cut-off times to be implemented. Read about them here ...
Walkers are made very welcome at all of our events and will often be 10% of the total field. Check out our walking guidelines with info on how to register as a walker and the competition rules ....
The safety of our participants, crew and the public is our number one concern. First, last and always. Find out more about our safety procedures and what to expect at our events here ...
Run the Point has had a varied life already. Here's what we've achieved so far.
Check out photo galleries, videos, medal designs from previous events.