Kāpiti Half Marathon

Wind your way through river trails, lake loops, board walks all with views over the spectacular Kapiti Island. Finish on the beautiful beach side park and celebrate your efforts with friends and family. Choose from a 21km half marathon, 10km, 5km and a kids 2km event.


Explore the stunning Kāpiti Coast for a running festival including a 21km half marathon, 10km, 5km plus bring the kids for our kick it kids 2k.

Set on the beautiful coastal roads and river trails, 30 minutes from Wellington CBD, all the runs are based in the heart of Paraparaumu Beach overlooked by the magnificent Kāpiti Island. Using a combination of road and hard-packed gravel this course is fast, flat and beautiful. You will enjoy river trails, tree-lined streets, lakes and the stunning Waikanae Estuary boardwalk. 30-minute drive from Wellington with great public transport links, this is the ultimate destination run. Finish on the beautiful beachside park and celebrate your efforts with friends and family. Make the most of your stay by enjoying all that Kāpiti has to offer.

Wellington's premier half marathon, 10km and 5km event has everything you need in your running or walking calendar.

All courses open to walkers, buggies and wheelchair athletes.

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Make a weekend of it!

The Kāpiti Coast is the perfect place for a weekend break - turning your visit into something truly special! 

Stay amongst the trees in a handcrafted cabin, listen to the waves as you sleep in a beachside bach or be daring with a night of glamping. You'll be astounded by the selection of lovely accommodation options including 5-star luxury lodges, hotels, motels and campgrounds and a huge number of high-quality peer-to-peer spaces (like Air BnBs) - with 500+ properties listed at any one time! 


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