Sorry we’ve had to cancel the 2021 event as per this announcement

Bad news unfortunately. The organising committee for the Whenuapai Half and Fun Runs have had to make the hard call to cancel the event for 2021.
The event is a fundraiser for the Massey Athletic Club – mainly to raise funds for junior programmes and as such cannot run the event at a loss and incur expense for the club. Although the club receives minor funding from various trusts, the entry fees to date don’t even cover the ever increasing traffic management cost, let alone the other larger expenses like medic cover, timing, MC, event management etc.
Entries seem to continue to be impacted by COVID and a busy calendar from rescheduled postponed events.
We will process a refund to all participants of your full entry fee less $5 for the entry system/merchant fees already incurred. If you paid by credit card this will go back onto your credit card over the next week. If you paid by bank transfer please email us your bank account number so we can process the refund.
We will try again with the event next year, but for now thank you for entering this year and therefore your support! We are sorry we can’t bring you this event in 2021
Organising Committee
Whenuapai Half and Fun Runs


The course is clearly marked and marshalled and takes you through rural Whenuapai’s gently undulating country roads, across the causeway, and around picturesque Herald Island (Half Marathon ONLY) as well as circumnavigating the Whenuapai RNZAF base; finishing in front of the Whenuapai School Hall.

NOTE: The roads will not be closed to traffic for the event.

Refer to the COURSE tab above for maps of the course

Start/Finish Area: The start/finish area is inside Whenuapai School, Airport Road, Whenuapai.

Due to traffic management restrictions the course closes at 12:30pm.  No participants can continue after this time.

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Half Marathon Walk & slower runners 8am
10km Walk & slower runners 8:15am
Half Marathon Run 8:30am
10km Run 9am
6km Run/Walk 9:15am
2km Run/Walk (juniors 10yrs & under) 10.00am
Prizegiving 11.30am


Enter online on the ENTER page

To 6pm 27 March 2021
½ Marathon $60
10km $45
6km (adult) $25
6km (Junior 16yrs and under) $20
2km (Junior 10yrs and under) $10

Late Entry Fee (after 6pm on 27th March 2021) $10


Please pick up your race number and timing chip on Saturday, 27th March between 4-6pm at the Massey Athletic Club – 53 Granville Drive, Massey.
You will also be able to pick up your race number and timing chip on the race day at the Whenuapai School Hall from 7am on event day.



Electronic timing chips will be used to time ALL of the races, including the 6k Walk/Run, 10k Run, 10km Walk, Half Marathon Run, and Half Marathon Walk.


Finishers medals will be handed out as you cross the finish line for 21,10 and 6km finishers

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McKean Water will provide water at approx. 5km, 9km, 13km, 16km, and 20km around the course. For your benefit and safety, please remember to take plenty of fluids on the day.

Tailwind Electrolyte Drink will be available [on the course and at the finish line] this weekend to help quench your thirst and keep you hydrated.


The Whenuapai School Hall will be open so you can leave your gear inside.


Water, fruit, and other small items will be handed out at the finish, after completing your run or walk.


There will be toilets available inside Whenuapai School and one on the course at 14.5km and 17km.


Car parking will be available on the grass triangle reserve, courtesy of the RNZAF. Drivers are asked to park as directed by event marshals. There will be no parking on the surrounding roads. Please do not park at the shops across the road from Pinepac.


No, due to the roads not being closed and the number of participants, we do not allow dogs on the course.


Due to the nature of the event and the roads being open to traffic, we strongly discourage strollers on the course.


Prizegiving is at Whenuapai School at 11.30am.

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There will be a number of food stalls there on the day, as well as a massage available.


All competitors will be able to download and print their certificates from this website. A bunch of photographers from will be taking photos from throughout the course.
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The results will be available soon after the finish on the website.


The Shoe Science Whenuapai Half Marathon and Fun Runs are managed by Lactic Turkey Events on behalf of the Massey Athletic Club. The proceeds from this annual event are the main source of revenue that enable the Massey Athletic Club to keep providing facilities, equipment and affordable registration fees to enable Massey and West Harbour families to participate in track and field athletics and cross country running at Moire Park.


If you have any queries , please contact: Shaun Collins: (09) 817 7621 or email