|8 Jun 2021
||North Shore Run Series – Series Pass registration opens
|25 Jul 2021
||Series Pass – super-earlybird rates expire
|26 Jul 2021
||Run the Point single race entry opens
|22 Aug 2021
||Series Pass earlybird rates expire
|5 Sep 2021
||Run the Point super-earlybird rates expire
|19 Sep 2021
||Last chance for courier delivery of series race pack
|3 Oct 2021
||Run the Point earlybird rates expire
|16 Oct 2021
||Series Passes close
|22 Nov 2021
||Run the Point race week entry rates apply
|28 Nov 2021
||Late entry & race number collection opens
||Compulsory race briefing – 5km / 10km / 15km
||RACE START 5km/10km/15km Runners
||RACE START 5km/10km Walk
||Kids’ 2km Dash race-pack pick up and late entry
||Kids’ 2km Dash race briefing – compulsory for kids & parents
||Kids’ 2km Dash warm up
||RACE START Kids’ 2km Dash
||Last finishers (approx)
||Awards Ceremony & Spot Prizes
Start Line Congestion
We don’t want anyone to feel as though they can’t participate in the event. If you’re worried about starting close to people, we’ll have the start line open for up to 15 minutes and you may start whenever you like in that period. Please use this time to maintain social distancing if needed. Your official time will not start until you cross the timing mats.
Hand sanitiser will be readily available at the refueling station, registration, gear drop and waste stations areas. Please help yourself as often as needed.
Important! Please do not attend if you:
- are unwell
- are a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
- are waiting for a test result for COVID-19
- are self-isolating.
Continue to practice good hygiene. This means:
- Keeping 2 metres away from people you don’t know
- Covering coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or coughing/sneezing into your elbow
- Disposing of used tissues appropriately in a bin
- Using the hand sanitiser located around the event site:
- before eating or handling food
- after using the toilet
- after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses
- after touching public surfaces
Remember to scan the Covid QR Poster!
It is a requirement of your participation in the event that you wear your race number on the front of your shirt at all times whilst taking part. Your number should be secured to your shirt by a safety pin in each corner (if you don’t have any, come to the Registration desk on race morning). Your electronic timing tag is attached to the back of your race number so be careful not to crease, crush or puncture it.
Pimp Your Bib!
When you register, you will have the opportunity to select a nickname to print on your race number. Feel free to be creative – but please keep it clean folks! If you don’t select a nickname, your first name will be printed instead. If you prefer to fly under the radar – or you want to get creative with a sharpie – just put a full stop in the nickname field and we will leave it blank.
Important! Series Pass entrants will receive separate race numbers for each of the four races in the series. It is vitally important you wear the correct race number for each event and do not misplace any of them (see below). Replacement numbers are $10.
Important! All Series Pass race numbers for those who registered prior to the courier delivery expiry date will be sent by courier along with your event t-shirt and other items. All other series pass and single race numbers must be collected at the race venue during the pre-race or race day registration sessions.
Important! Please don’t lose your race number. Replacement numbers are $10.
When you receive your race number, your electronic timing tag will be attached to the back. We are using disposable stick-on timing tags this year. We are sure you will appreciate the convenience of not having to attach a plastic tag to your shoes and then return it at the finish. All you have to remember is to secure your race number to the front of your shirt and you’re all set. Try to avoid holding your arm in front of the number as you cross the finish line (e.g. to turn off your watch) as this can sometimes affect the tag reading. Just wait until a few steps after the timing mat.
Important! There is no need to return your timing tag.
Important! Keep your race number with you when you finish as we will use it to register you in the prize draw for the Awards Ceremony – see below.
Everyone who finishes Run the Point– irrespective of distance – will receive an exclusive commemorative Finisher Medal. Here at Running Events, we take great pride in providing the best finisher medals in the country .. we are sure you will love and treasure yours!
The design for this year’s medal will appear here soon!
The revTab is a self-adhesive metal plate which is delivered direct to your home approximately three weeks after your event with your name, distance and time engraved on it. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate and immortalise your achievement. Where possible, our finisher medals have a recess on the back to fit your revTab insert.
revTabs are available for the following events:
– Tauranga Marathon
– Devonport Half Marathon
– Omaha Half Marathon
– Coatesville Half Marathon
– Maraetai Half Marathon
– Waterfront Half Marathon
– Auckland Half Marathon Series Grand Slam (will include all five of your half marathon finishing times in the series)
– Run Orewa
– Run The Point
– Run Devonport
– Run Albany
You can purchase a revTab when registering for your event. For individual events, they are $15 and for the Auckland Half Marathon Series Grand Slam, they are $19. The price includes delivery to your door. If you didn’t order one when you registered – but would like to do so now – you can do it via my.runningevents.co.nz up until race day. Just click on the LOGIN button at the top of the web site and follow the prompts from there.
Running Events have requested the following road closures to assist with the safe and enjoyable operation of the Run the Point event.
- De Havilland Road from Buckley Ave to Flounder Road – 6am – 10:30am
Important! Running Events are indebted to Auckland Transport for their assistance in helping us provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our participants on race day. We are especially thankful to the residents and road users of Hobsonville Point for their patience and understanding whilst the event takes place.
You will need to park on the surround streets for Run The Point but keep in mind that De Havilland Road will be closed for the duration of the event so if you intend to depart before 10:30am, you would be best to park on the western side of this road. Allow an extra 10 -15 minutes to walk to the venue.
Please be sure to check parking signs and comply with the parking rules posted – or expect a shock when you return to your vehicle.
Spot Prizes & Merit Awards
Each event in the series will conclude with a prize ceremony where we will give away thousands of dollars of spot prizes, thanks to our wonderful sponsors. Each individual series event will also include a small number of merit awards for the overall winners. The Grand Finale will also include an Awards Ceremony where we will acknowledge some of the excellent performances across the series, as well as crowning the latest group of Shore Legends.
We have many wonderful spot prizes to give away including shoe vouchers and Garmin GPS sports watch. The grand prize is a big screen TV. Remember – you must be present at the prize giving to claim your prize. Only those who scan their timing tags at the spot prize timing point will be eligible to win a prize. The prize draw timing point will be activated approximately 15-20 minutes before the ceremony – listen out for announcements. All you have to do is walk across the timing mat with your race number and you will be registered in the draw. Easy as!
Important! In the event of inclement weather, we may elect to cancel the Awards Ceremony. Listen out for announcements on the PA or check out our Facebook page. If this does happen, all prize winners will be announced on our Facebook page and prizes will be couriered out to them.
Beautiful glass trophies for Run The Point winners will be awarded to:
- Overall champion male and female in the following races …
- 5K Run
- 10K Run
- 15K Run
- 5K Walk
- 10K Walk
- Overall champion boy and girl in the 2K Kids’ Dash for …
- Ages 7 & Under
- Ages 8 & Over
In addition to these awards, points are accumulated from each race in the North Shore Run Series and special series points awards will be presented at the Grand Finale. See northshorerunseries.nz for more information.
Running Events welcome walkers in all of our events, irrespective of the distance. Walkers routinely make up around 15-20% of the total field. We take the needs of our walkers seriously and have made changes to how our events operate to allow walkers to be appropriately recognised and accommodated. The notes here will help you, as a walker, to get the most from the event and help familiarise you with our setup for walkers.
Important! In the spirit of fair competition, we ask that all competitors adhere strictly to the rules. Competitive Walkers must not run or jog at any time during the event and must maintain contact with the ground at all times.
Should I register in the Walk?
If you plan to walk most of the way but want to have the option to jog or run at any point, you should select the RUN entry category. If you intend to walk throughout the event and want to measure yourself against other walkers, you should choose the Competitive Walk option.
Important! The walking competition is limited to the 5k and 10k races only. If you are registered as a walker and complete the 15k distance, you will be moved into the run category.
Are There Prizes?
Please see the Merit Awards section for details of prizes. To be eligible for awards, walkers must enter in the competitive Walk category, start on the Walk start signal and must only walk during the event.
How Is the Walking Competition Judged?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide walking judges for our events. Therefore, we rely upon the integrity of those taking part to adhere to the rules of the walking competition and not run or jog at any time. In our experience over the years, we have found that the most common error in the walking competition is where people register as a competitive walker but decide to run on race day. We have worked around this issue by having a dedicated race start for walkers wherever there are Competitive Walk merit prizes at stake.
Important! We do not make judgement calls on disqualifications based on reports from other competitors. Unless advised otherwise by the competitor in question, we trust the integrity of our competitive walkers. In all cases, the Race Director’s decision shall be final.
It is compulsory for all participants to attend, listen to and heed the advice of the safety briefing. Above all else, however, please understand that no roads are closed during the event. You have sole responsibility for your own safety. Do not leave any pavement, cross any road, pass any driveway unless you deem it is safe for you to do so.
Please remind your own spectators that they should not attempt to accompany you in vehicles, bikes or otherwise. They must follow the normal rules of the road to reach vantage points.
Important! A copy of the approved Health & Safety plan is available from Running Events on request.
Remember that other a very small area near the start and finish of the event, all roads are open to the public at all times. Stick to the pavement where one exists and do not cross any intersection unless you have determined to your own satisfaction that it is safe to do so.
Please remember the golden rule … Always give way to vehicles. No matter who has right of way, vehicles always win.