Follow your feet this summer into Auckland’s best weekly run event
Looking for a weekly running event to keep fit or train for your first half marathon? Want to add some fun and variety to your exercise regime? Then we have the beach and coastal run options that you’re after…
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!
- 2.5km Junior Run (12yrs and under)
- 5km Beach Walk
- 5km Beach Run
- 7km Coastal Run
Our Beach Runs take you the full length of the beautiful Takapuna Beach. Running on sand sure builds leg strength, which makes this distance a great training run for your next 10km or half marathon road race.
Our Coastal Run is fun and challenging; if you haven’t run off road yet, you’re missing out! The course takes you around the beautiful North Shore coastline and the ever changing tides and weather conditions make every race unique.
If you’re after some more inspiration, we caught up with a whole family of Beach Series beach and coastal runners to get their take on the event – click here to read their story.
You will be eligible for Overall and Age Category medals if you participate in a minimum of 8 events in one event distance. Step-up mid season to complete 8 events in a new distance, and you’ll be eligible for medals in BOTH!
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 5km walk and build to a full 5km run? Or start with the 5km Beach Run and work up to the 7km Coastal Run? Head over to our Series Competition page for more info.
Entry Pass Options
You can choose to purchase a single event pass, or 6,12 or 16 event series pass – the more events you sign up for, the cheaper the price per event!
We also offer series pass discounts to families, local club members and participants who want to participate in both the Orewa and Takapuna event series. Click HERE for more Entry Fee information.
New to Running?
If you’re new to running then you’ll soon know that the hardest part of getting motivated is getting out the door. That’s where we come in – you’ll have a weekly commitment that you can’t back out of! Use your weekly timed results to track your progress and as you see those times improve, your motivation will grow with them. The beach runs are run or walk events, so never fear, they suit all ages and abilities, and of course, our crew will be there to cheer you on and get you through that last hundred meters!
If you’re thinking of jumping ship to the coastal run or have spent your winter trail running, then you’re in for a treat. 7km on trail and coastal rock is a challenge for all, and once you’ve got your balance and rhythm you’ll get to know the joy of ‘flying’ between rocks. For tips and tricks, click below to sign up to one of our free coastal run clinics.
Still need to know more? Head over to our ‘New to the Event’ page or click below to find out about our free Coastal Running Skills Clinics.
Event Safety and Rules
- The full 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
- For your safety is is compulsory for all participants to attend their event briefing each week. Briefings are held at Event Base in Takapuna Reserve, with Junior briefing at 5.45pm and Adult briefing at 6.20pm
- All participants must be wearing either a series or on-the-day timing transponder before heading down the start shoot
- 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.
It is important that participants check their course map on the event base info board prior to the start of each event as the tide height may cause on the day adjustments.
Any adjustments to the course will be explained at the Event Safety Briefings, however, to better understand these adjustments, please ensure you have already familiarised yourself with the course map. If you are unsure please ask one of the Beach Series crew before your safety briefing.
2.5km Junior Run
5km Beach Run
7km Coastal Run
Event Dates and Timetable
The Beach Series runs for 16 weeks over summer and is held on Tuesday evenings, at Takapuna Beach. For a full list of the dates, and the event day timetable, click HERE.
To make life that little easier, click the button below to have all the Beach Series events (plus our pre and post season events!) added to your chosen calendar.