The Cromwell Half-Marathon (approximately 21.1km) and 10km Run or Walk form part of the action packed Cromwell Summer Series that comprises this event plus two MTB rides, a triathlon and a road cycle race.
The Half-Marathon and Run or Walk course takes you around many of Cromwell’s features including residential areas, Old Cromwell, the Anderson Park facilities, Lake Dunstan lakeside, and views of orchards and vineyards. This event has been sanctioned by Athletics Otago.
NOTE: This event is to be run in conjunction with the Push Play Schools Family Challenge Relay. Further information and entry form is provided separately.
Caution... Two portions of the course require running on the verge of State highways 8B and 6. Runners must respect all road rules at all times and keep well away from opposing traffic, i.e. as far to the side of the State highway as possible. Care must also be taken with various intersections where runners must give way to all traffic. Within the Cromwell township competitors are to keep on footpaths where present, or as far to the side of the road as possible.
The 10km Run or Walk route is similar to the Half-Marathon except it turns around at the Cromwell Chafer Beetle reserve and heads back to the Sports Club via McNulty Road and Gair Avenue.
Start & Finish
The race starts and finishes at the Cromwell Sports Club on Barry Avenue. The Half-Marathon and 10km Run or Walk will start at 12.00 noon. Registration is from 10.30am but please try to register before 11.30am. No race pack will be provided... you will be given a number at registration. Briefing will be at 11.45am. Competitors must listen carefully to instructors at the briefing, and note that an ‘Event Plan’ is available for inspection.
Special care must be taken at the start where all competitors will travel along Barry Avenue. Order of starting will be Half-Marathon, then 10km Run, then 10km Walk. Competitors will be asked to gather in these categories.
Parking, refreshments and social facilities will be available at the Sports Club. Showers are available at the adjacent Swim Centre.