Looking for a weekly running event to take part in each week? Want to add some â€˜funâ€™ to your exercise regime? TheÂ Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series offers a fantastic opportunity to keep you motivated and living the healthy lifestyle you desire. Line up beside family and friends and take on your challenge this summer!
Jetts Fitness – Run Options
Coastal Run 7km (Distance altered in 2016!)
Beach Run 5km
Junior Run 2.5km (12yrs and under)
What better way to stay fit than run along Aucklandâ€™s favourite beach or coastline. Whether youâ€™re a competitive runner or simply out for some social physical activity, come along and run at your own pace or set the pace! Don’t miss out on being part of the slightly altered 7km Coastal Run! A timing transponder will record your time to mark your progress throughout the season.
Beach running is a great activity suitable for young and old alike, and what better place to do it than on Aucklandâ€™s favourite central city beach – Takapuna Beach!Â Or for the slightly more adventurous get the feet wet and rock hop your way around the North Shore coastline.
Forget about the hazards of a busy city street, instead enjoy the breath-taking views of Rangitoto and beyond at theÂ Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series.
Coastal Run 7km
The Coastal Run 7km is strictly a 16+ years and above coastal run. Leaving Takapuna Beach and running 3.5km north out and back north to Castor Bay Beach. The course is designed for the keen runner. It will see you running on sand, over rocks, through pools – expect to get your feet wet! High Tide evenings you will cross the estuary at Milford, expect to be in waist deep water. All participant times are recorded and available to view on the results page of this website, allowing you to track your progress throughout the season. Points are allocated based on your times and will count towards the Overall Series Competition and Age Group Competition, so long as you participate in 12 or more events.
Beach Run 5km
The Beach Run 5km offers the chance for participants of all abilities – from the social runner through to the competitive â€“ to challenge themselves. Takapuna Beach provides a picturesque location, no roads, no traffic and exhaust fumes, plus a firm sandy base to run on. Come along and run at your own pace, set your own personal challenge or run with your friends and family. All participants times are recorded and available to view on the results page of this website, allowing you to track your progress throughout the season. Points are allocated based on your times and will count towards the Overall Series Competition and Age Group Competition, so long as you participate in 12 or more events.
Junior Run 2.5km
The Junior Run 2.5km is a great distance for the 5â€“12 year old kids and a great event for them to do with friends and family. They will be timed and given points and can check these on the results page of the website after each event. The points will accrue towards the Age Group Series Competition, so long as they participate in 12 or more events. We strongly recommend parents run alongside children under the age of 8 years old for safety reasons â€“ parents are free to do this at no charge.
Primary Schools Competition
Enter your child in the Junior Swim 250m or Junior Run 2.5km and, if they go to primary school, they will automatically be entered into the Beach Series Primary Schools Competition – earning their school valuable points! ClickÂ HEREÂ for details.
Event SafetyÂ and Rules
For your own safety and enjoyment, it is compulsory for all participants to attend their event Safety Briefing each week. The Safety Briefing for the Junior Run 2.5km will take place on Takapuna Reserve atÂ 5.45pmÂ and the Safety Briefing for the 5km Beach Run and the 7km Coastal Run events will take place atÂ 6.20pmÂ on Takapuna Reserve. Event Rules and Safety Guidelines can be found printed on a board at Takapuna Reserve at the event each week, and you can also read themÂ HERE.
Terms & Conditions and Waiver
Before you enter you also need to read the Terms & Conditions and Waiver. These are at the start of your online entry form but can also be readÂ HERE.
Check out some great Run tips thanks to Shoe Science Takapuna HERE
First Timer? Find out More
If you are a first timer you can also find out more information about the eventÂ HERE.
In addition to the below, course maps will be displayed on a signboard outside on Takapuna Reserve on event day. They won’t be explained in the Event Safety Briefing so make sure you look at the course maps before your event. If you are unsure of the course please ask a Beach Series official at the event to answer your questions about the course prior to the Event Safety Briefing.
Junior Run 2.5km
Beach Run 5km
Coastal Run 7km (Slightly altered in 2016!)
Junior Run 2km – High Tide Course
Beach Run 5km – High Tide Course
|2.00pm||Online registrations close for the event|
|5.00pm||Event Registration opens at Franc's Bar|
(new event registations are accepted, but please note it is cheaper to register online)
|5.45pm||Junior Run 2500m Safety Briefing on Takapuna Beach|
|5.50pm||Junior Run 2.5km Event Starts|
|6.20pm||Coastal Run 7km & Beach Run 5km Safety Briefing on Takapuna Reserve|
|6.30pm||Coastal Run 7km Event Starts|
|6.31pm||Beach Run 5km Event Starts|