Registration & Expo
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You must pick up your race pack and race items at the Registration & Expo prior to race day. A Sports Expo will be held in conjunction with Registration and exhibitors include sponsors, suppliers and official merchandise.
Race Pack Pick Up
Participants must bring their eTicket and photo ID with them to collect their Race Number and Race Pack from Race Headquarters, Registration & Expo, (Viaduct Event Centre), 161 Halsey Street, Auckland City, between the following hours:
- Thursday 31 October 12:00pm to 7:00pm
- Friday 1 November 10:00am - 7:00pm
- Saturday 2 November 10:00am - 5:30pm
Race packs include your race number, IPICO timing chip (which is loaned to you), any ferry/bus tickets you have purchased, exclusive adidas Climalite race T-Shirt and gear bag.
Note: The KIDS MARATHON event will be timed this year therefore KIDS MARATHON participants will receive a timing chip with their race packs.
Please note: The first few hours of the first day of Registration (Thursday 31 October, 12.00pm) is always the busiest time. Expect delays if you choose to come to Registration at this time.
Participants may collect other participants race packs provided they bring their own photo ID and the eTicket of the other participant with them. Please note if you are collecting on behalf of someone else you will cause delays for yourself, other participants and registration staff. The organisers do not encourage the collection of multiple race packs.
If you forget your eTicket, you can still collect your race pack from Registration. Staff at the Registration Help Desk will assist you, but you must bring some form of photo identification with you. Please be aware the registration process will take longer.
A different coloured race number will be provided at Registration for entrants in each event for ease of identification. The Race Number must be worn on the front of your singlet/shirt and be visible at all times. Failure to do so will result in disqualification or you being removed from the course during the event.
Please complete the section on the back of your race number with your name, any medical conditions and importantly a contact name and number (other than your own) in case of emergency.
IPICO Timing Chip
At registration, all participants will be issued with an IPICO timing chip. The timing chip is loaned to you to allow the timing provider to time you and provide your result to you. You must tie it to your shoe laces as shown below before you start and wear it on your shoe throughout the race and over the finish line. Please ensure you run over (and not beside) the timing mats at the start, on the course and the finish to give the technology the best chance of capturing your times. You must return your timing chip at the end of the finish chute. There is a facility (Chip Check) at the Registration & Expo to check your timing chip.
Note: When you finish the race you must remove the timing chip from your shoe and place it in the collection bags at the end of the finish chute. It is your responsibility to return the timing chip via the collection bags in the finish chute before leaving the finish area. All non-returned chips will be charged to you at $25.00 incl GST each.
If you do not finish the event, please ensure you return the timing chip to the Timing Chip Collection officials at the end of the finish chute or mail it back to us as soon as possible at Timing Sports - tag return, P O Box 301431, Albany 0752, Auckland.
IMPORTANT: All non-returned chips will be charged to you at $25.00 incl GST each
adidas Climalite T-Shirts
adidas Climalite T-Shirts will be distributed with your Race Pack at Registration prior to the event to all entrants in the Marathon, Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon events. Entrants in the 5km Challenge and KIDS MARATHON will not receive a T-Shirt.
Please ensure you identify your correct T-Shirt size on the entry form (due to T-Shirts being printed to order, a change of size once ordered, will not be possible). The T-Shirts are designed to be a smaller fit for the Climalite technology fabric to work effectively, if you prefer a looser or longer fitting t-shirt then select the next size up to what you would normally wear.
Please note: T-shirt sizes cannot be swapped or changed at Registration.
Ferry and Bus Tickets
Ferry and North Shore Bus tickets MUST be purchased when completing your online entry/paper entry form. Ferry Tickets are limited to 7,000 passengers traveling from Auckland City across to Devonport for the Marathon and Half Marathon starts, as well as from Devonport to Auckland City for the Quarter Marathon start. Return supporters tickets for the Marathon and Half Marathon starts are also available. All tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis. Please refer to the Entry Information for further information on these services. There are also 2 sailing Birkenhead/ Bayswater/ Devonport services available.
Participants can purchase a $7.50 one-way ferry ticket when registering.
Ferry and Bus tickets will be available for purchase at the Registration & Expo ONLY if stocks are not sold out prior. Ferry and Bus tickets will not be available for purchase on event day.
Race Pack Gear Bags
Marathon & Half Marathon
At Race Headquarters, you will be supplied with a Race Pack Gear Bag and bag tag (please ensure your bag tag is marked with your race number and name with a pen). This bag is for you to leave any surplus gear that you have at the start in Devonport (Marathon & Half Marathon). This will then be transported to the finish for collection, once you have completed your event. Only this gear bag will be accepted for storage.
Gear Trucks will be provided by Courier Post for Marathon and Half Marathon participants, to leave excess clothing in the supplied gear bag, at the start. Please place your gear bag in the Cage with the number range that corresponds to your Race Number. All clothing is to be placed in the Gear Bag provided at Registration (NOT A SPORTS BAG OR ANY OTHER BAG) and clearly marked with your Race Number and name on the bag tag. Gear bags can be collected from the Gear Trucks located by the Motorway Flyover at the finish venue, Victoria Park.
Quarter Marathon and 5km Challenge
A Gear Bag facility is provided for the Quarter Marathon and 5km Challenge at the northern end of Victoria Park by the Victoria Park flyover bridge. You can leave your gear bag there prior to your race (please ensure your bag tag is marked with your race number and name with a pen).
Note: Any gear placed in a bag other than the Gear Bag provided will not be accepted, and will be the responsibility of the participant to get to the finish.
Late Entries at Registration
Late entries will be accepted at the Registration Help Desk during Registration up until 5:30pm Saturday 2 November if the event field is not sold out. NB: Quarter Marathon, 5km Challenge and Kids Marathon do not have an entry limit.
Entry Transfers at Registration
Entry transfers can be made at the Registration Help Desk during Registration up until 5:30pm Saturday 2 November. You need to bring the e-ticket of the entrant with you, a completed hard copy of the entry form, along with your own personal photo identification e.g. drivers licence. The organisers recommend that entry transfers are completed in advance of the Registration Expo where possible. To find out how to transfer prior to Registration, click here.
Minor Spot Prizes
Spot prizes for all events will be drawn randomly and a list of all winners will be available at the Registration & Expo at the Spot Prize area. Spot prizes must be collected prior to 5:30pm Saturday 2 November. Prizes not collected by that time will be deemed forfeited by the winner. To claim your minor spot prize you must present your valid race number.
The 2013 Registration & Expo will be held at the Viaduct Event Centre situated on the Halsey Street extension Wharf, at the Viaduct Harbour. The centre provides a professional, five-star environmental standard, creating an impressive experience for all. The 6000m2 exhibition and hospitality centre offers spectacular views of the Waitamata Harbour.
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