Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon
Beautiful beaches. Heritage streets. Panoramic Views.
Run or Walk in Auckland’s most beautiful suburb. Welcome to the Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon. This is your chance to run or walk among heritage streets, past fabulous beaches and enjoy the stunning views to be had in Auckland’s most beautiful suburb! Race HQ is Windsor Reserve, right in the heart of Devonport Village and looking straight across the Waitemata Harbour towards the Auckland city skyline. The Devonport ferry terminal is a stone’s throw away and Devonport’s many cafes and eateries are right across the road from the finish line.
Event distances go from the superb Half Marathon all the way down to a 2km kids’ dash, so there’s an option to suit everyone and no-one gets left out. All courses embark on a scenic, tour of this wonderful peninsula. Extensive road and lane closures ensure the best possible event experience for all participants so why not come and run or walk with over two thousand of your new best mates!
We take our finisher medals seriously
The team at Running Events take the task of creating the best finisher medals in New Zealand very seriously. We want every single person who crosses the finish line and smashes their fitness goals to take home a beautiful moment of a great day out and an awesome goal acheived.
Stay tuned for this year's medal design!
The Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon is Race One of the Shoe Science Auckland Half Marathon Series, a season-long challenge featuring five awesome events at five stunning locations. Accumulate points in the Half Marathon Series or Classic Series and see how you place overall after the Grand Finale in April. If you have the Auckland Marathon on your play list for this season, you’ll find the Devonport Half Marathon is strategically placed four weeks out, making it the perfect tune-up for the big day.
Wear It With Pride: Event T-Shirt - $39
How do you know someone at the party has run a half-marathon? Because they'll be wearing one of our superb Devonport Half Marathon event t-shirts. Featuring a smooth, sweat-wicking polyester weave, a super-comfortable runner's cut and awesome sublimated graphics, these tees are keepers. Order yours with your entry ticket or - if you forgot - add it on now. But hurry, numbers are strictly limited and when they're gone, they're gone!
For those with more modest ambitions, this is just a great way to discover the beaches, cafes, reserves and historic neighbourhoods of this fabulous area.
By The Numbers
Auckland's most beautiful inner-city suburb hosts a legendary half marathon ...
Take a look at our course tours - in glorious 4k video - for the highlights of the Devonport Half Marathon ...
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Auckland Half Marathon Series
The Devonport Half Marathon is Race One of the Auckland Half Marathon Series. You can sign up for all five events with a special Series Pass entry ... and score free swag like hoodies and t-shirts. For info, head over to ahms.werun.nz
Four To Choose From!
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.
- You must be registered by midnight on the Sunday one week prior to the event to qualify for a personalised race bib. If you register after this time you will receive a generic Late Registration bib number.
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 21k, There's a Race Option For Everyone
The Half Marathon course begins on fully closed King Edward Parade and follows the exact path later used by the 10k race - out to the turnaround north of Narrow Neck Beach then back via Cheltenham, North Head and the Navy Museum. After completing your first lap, you'll continue past the race site (extra cheers thrown in for free!) and out on the shell path along the seawall to the navy base. Drink in the city skyline and then turn at the boat sheds and return to the race site (more cheers!) before looping back onto the course for your second lap. This extra 1.1km means that as you complete your second lap, you'll turn directly into Windsor Reserve and make your glorious finish.
Starting within a total road closure on historic King Edward Parade, the 10k Classic then turns north on Tainui Road. At Vauxhall Rd, the road is closed in one direction for participants heading north, with a wide footpath for the return journey. Past Fort Takapuna and stunning Narrow Neck Beach to the turnaround point before heading south again. This time, a detour takes you up the hill to North Head, where you can enjoy amazing views of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City. After a brief detour to the Navy Museum, its a flat and fast blast along the sea front to the finish line in Windor Reserve.
As 5k fun runs go, they don't get any better than this. Our 5k course is held entirely within the full road closure. It begins with a sea front blast along King Edward Parade and out to the heritage homes of Cheltenham. The middle section of the course is dominated by the steady climb up North Head and the stunning views of the harbour and city as you circumnavigate the head. On your way back to the finish, take a detour through the elegant grounds of the Navy Museum at Torpedo Bay. The shell path on the promenade then leads you back to Windsor Reserve in the heart of Devonport village and your glorious finish!
Kids ... start your engines! What a great course for the kids' dash with all the thrill of starting under the same arch as the adults and charging along the fully closed King Edward Parade. The kids tear off towards the Navy Museum at Torpedo Bay, turning just after Cambridge Terrace. On the way back, they join the shell path and follow the adults into the finish line around the harbour side promenade. Then it's all guns blazing for the big finish down then chute in Windsor Reserve. What a thrill!
Everything You Need to Know About the Devonport Half Marathon
The Race Guide is our single-page, quick reference for everything you need to know to make the most of your event experience.
Keep it close by on your phone or go old-style and print it out.
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
Important! Saturday collection moved to Harcourts Cooper & co Devonpont Office, 18 Clarence Street. Unless you purchased a Series Pass, you'll need to collect your race number in person from the Race Pack Pickup tents at the venue on race weekend. Collection times are Saturday 2pm-4pm and Sunday [Race Day] from 6:00am.
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 ...
Aid Stations are spaced approximately every 4-5km (or less). All stations offer water and sport drink. Check out the course maps in the Race Options section for exact locations ....
Every finisher - no matter the distance - will receive a stunning and exclusive event finisher medal. For the truly dedicated, this medal is part one of a five part "Grand Slam" collection for the full Auckland Half Marathon Series....
iTab Medal Insert
Immortalise your achievement with an iTab medal insert. iTab 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 ....
The safe and successful operation of the event requires some Traffic Management measures to be in place. Running Events are extremely grateful to Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and local residents for their cooperation ....
Parking & Transport
Most parking in central Devonport is limited to 2 hours (yes, it is enforced on Sundays), whilst parking on the course is absolutely forbidden. There are also ferry (10k & later) and bus options to consider ....
Pacers can help you achieve your race goals by giving you a steady pace to follow and offering encouragement when you lag. We plan to have pacers in both the Half Marathon at a variety of target times. Find out more here ....
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 ...
The Race Guide - which can be downloaded below in PDF Format - is your one-stop quick reference guide to all of the essential event information. Dowload it, read it and save it somewhere you can access easily on race weekend ...
Can't make it to the event? You can still take part - and earn that all-important finisher medal - by completing the event virtually and uploading your finish time. Find our more about how this works on our dedicated info page ...
The Devonport Half Marathon (formerly the Devonport Classic) has 20 years of history.
How did you do? Results will be available live on race day. In the meantime, you can check out past results, previous champions and course records here ...
Check out photo galleries, videos, medal designs from previous events.