Follow your feet this summer

Looking for a weekly running event to keep fit or train for your first half marathon? Want to add some fun to your exercise regime?

The Harcourts Beach Series offers a fantastic opportunity to keep motivated and living the healthy lifestyle you desire. Line up beside family and friends and take on your challenge this summer!

Beach and Coastal Run Options

  • 2.5km Junior Run (12yrs and under)
  • 5km Beach Run
  • 7km Coastal Run

Whether you’re a competitive runner or simply out for some social, physical activity, come along and run at your own pace. Why not start with the 5km Beach Run and work up to the 7km Coastal Run? A timing transponder will record your time to mark your progress throughout the season.

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Beach running is a great activity suitable for young and old alike, and what better place to do it than on Auckland’s favourite central city beach. Or for the slightly more adventurous get the feet wet and rock hop your way around the North Shore coastline.

Plodding the pavement is a thing of the past!

Event Safety and Rules

  • Event Rules and Safety Guidelines can be found HERE and at the event base each week
  • Shoes are optional for the 5km Beach Run but compulsory for the 7km Coastal Run
  • 7km Coastal runners will be deducted series points if found to be running across (rather than around) the Takapuna boat ramp carpark

Safety Briefing Times and Locations

For your safety it is compulsory for all participants to attend their event briefing each week.

  • Junior Events – Takapuna Reserve at 5.45pm
  • Adult Events – Takapuna Reserve at 6.20pm

Terms & Conditions and Waiver

It is compulsory for all participants to read and accept our Terms & Conditions and Waiver. These will be included in your online entry, but can also be found HERE.

First Timer? Find out More

If you are a first timer you can also find out more information about the event HERE.

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It is important that participants check their course map on the event base info board as these are subject to change each week.

Courses will not be explained in the Event Safety Briefings so please make sure you are familiar with your course before your event. If you are unsure please ask a Beach Series volunteer before your safety briefing.

2.5km Junior Run


5km Beach Run


7km Coastal Run

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Event 1Tuesday 7 November, 2017
Event 2Tuesday 21 November, 2017
Event 3Tuesday 28 November, 2017
Event 4Tuesday 5 December, 2017
Event 5Tuesday 12 December, 2017
Event 6Tuesday 19 December, 2017
Event 7Tuesday 16 January, 2018
Event 8Tuesday 23 January, 2018
Event 9Tuesday 30 January, 2018
Event 10Tuesday 6 February, 2018
Event 11Tuesday 13 February, 2018
Event 12Tuesday 20 February, 2018
Event 13Tuesday 27 February, 2018
Event 14Tuesday 6 March 2018
Event 15Tuesday 13 March, 2018
Event 16Tuesday 20 March, 2018
Event 17Tuesday 27 March, 2018
Event 18Tuesday 3 April, 2018
12.00noonOnline registrations close
5.00pmEvent Registration opens at Franc's Bar
(new event registrations are accepted, but please note it is cheaper to register online)
5.45pm2.5km Junior Run Safety Briefing - Takapuna Reserve
5.50pm2.5km Junior Run event starts
6.20pm 7km Coastal Run & 5km Beach Run Safety Briefing - Takapuna Reserve
6.30pm7km Coastal Run event starts
6.31pm5km Beach Run event starts