Virtual Event Pricing

Online entries will close at midnight on Saturday 11th December 2021. 

Marathon $20.00

Half Marathon $15.00

Quarter Marathon $15.00

5km $15.00

Kids 1.2km $Free 

Virtual Event Rules
  • Run or walk your chosen distance anytime, anywhere from 1st – 12th December 2021! Full Marathon 42.2km, Half Marathon 21.1km, Quarter Marathon 10.55km, 5km or Kids 1.2km.
  • Submit your time to our website once completed (function to be added soon)
  • If you are in Whanganui, you can come and run or walk the official courses (maps below)
  • Tracking (optional) – Join the STRAVA Pak’nSave Whanganui 3 Bridges Marathon Challenge Club Event to record your time and see how you go against other competitors (coming soon)
  • You can track your progress however you like (any app or manually is fine)
  • There will be no merit prizes, but plenty of great spot prizes.
Age Recommendations
  • Marathon and Half Marathon competitors / entrants are recommended to be 16 years of age or over
  • Quarter Marathon competitors / entrants are recommended to be 12 years of age or over
  • 1.2km Fun-Run-Athon competitors / entrants must be 13 years of age or under
  • Competitors / entrants under 7 years of age must be accompanied by a parent / caregiver
Race Pack Pick Up

Not applicable this year – medals and spot prizes will be posted



Vitual – Anywhere!

If you choose to run/walk the official course, all races start and finish on Taupo Quay between the Union Boat Club and Moutoa Gardens, except the 1.2km Fun-Run-Athon, which starts at the Cornmarket Reserve, 39 Somme Parade, Whanganui (see Race Maps below).

Car Parking

Not applicable this year

Gear Storage

Not applicable this year

Start Times

Not applicable this year

Race Maps


5km Walk and Run

1.2km Kids Marathon

Aid Stations
  • There are 3 aid stations per quarter marathon lap (refer race maps)
  • Each aid station has water and electrolyte drink
Finish Line

Vitual – Anywhere!

If you choose to run/walk the official course, all events finish on Taupo Quay between the Union Boat Club and Moutoa Gardens (see Race Maps above).

Course Cut-Off
  • Not applicable this year
Rules and Safety - Some of these rules may not apply to our Virtual Race Event

All participants must read the full race rules and safety notes

General Rules:

  • All participants entering this event have agreed to a waiver – they enter and participate at their own risk, and are responsible for their own actions at all times. There is no liability to the event organisers, the Wanganui Harrier Club, sponsors, or other associated parties.
  • Participants under 16 years of age must be entered by their parent/guardian
  • The event organiser may alter, postpone or cancel the event, without refund
  • Entries are transferable to another participant until 8 December 2020 (if officially approved by the organiser)
  • Entrants wanting to change events must do so officially. After 8 December 2020 this can only be done at Race Pack Pick Up
  • Participants must give way to traffic at all times, remain inside the marked course and keep to the footpath if available. They must follow the course as explained at the race briefing. Failure to do so could lead to disqualification
  • At all times, participants must obey instructions given to them by the NZ Police, Event Officials/Marshals and First Aid Personnel
  • Accompanying animals are not allowed on the course
  • This course is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs
  • Roller blades, scooters, skateboards and bicycles are prohibited from the course
  • Earphone and ear plug music devises are not to be used
  • Participants must not be accompanied by anyone not entered in the event, except in the Kids 1.2km Fun-Run-Athon, where parents/guardians are welcome to accompany their children on foot free of charge. Children under 7 years of age must be accompanied by a caregiver 14 years or older
  • All participants must attend the pre-race briefing on the start line, 10mins prior to each start
  • The organisers reserve the right to withdraw any participant who, A) doesn’t comply with the race rules, B) they consider unsafe to continue due to medical reasons
  • Any protest regarding any aspect of the event must be made in writing to the race director no later than 1:00pm on race day



  • Walkers must only walk! Entrants wishing to walk-jog must enter as runners
  • The Walk categories are not official race walk events. There will be Walk Judges on the course and any walkers judged to be running will be promoted to the running section of the results
  • Walkers are requested to walk no more than two abreast so as not to impede the progress of the runners or to create a traffic hazard


Race Numbers and Electronic Timing Chips:

  • Race numbers must be worn on your chest and be visible at all times
  • Your race number has your electronic timing chip stuck on the back. Chips are programmed with your name, event and the correct start time. Entrants must wear the race number assigned to them. Please be careful not to mix up your number with another entrant, and make sure you start with the correct event
  • We do not take responsibility for incorrect results where participants started with the wrong event, mixed up their number with another participant, or failed to wear their number
  • The timing chip is disposable. We do not need race numbers back



  • The course is run on public roads and is open to vehicular traffic. At all times you must watch for traffic and obey traffic management instruction. Course marshals are in place for direction only. Where traffic is involved, participants must take responsibility for their own decisions and actions
  • The course organisation officially closes at 1:00pm. Participants still on-course after 1:00pm will be responsible for their own safety and support
  • Entrants must be prepared for the possibility of cold or hot weather and dress accordingly
  • Sunscreen is recommended
  • Please bring spare clothing for after you finish
  • It is unlikely that the event would be called off due to weather
  • First Aid is based at the Union Boat Club, and will be mobile around the course
  • In the event of collapse or a severe medical incident, do not move the patient. Make another participant run to the nearest aid station or marshal and they will arrange for first aid. Keep the participant warm while waiting for fist aid


Showers and Toilets

Not applicable this year

  • All medals and spot prizes will be posted
Finisher Certificates

Finishers Certificates will be available to download from this website after the event


Results will be posted to this website



For a Meal


  • McDonald’s Family Restaurants
    314 Victoria Ave, Whanganui
    Or 3 Liffiton Street, Whanganui
  • Pak’nSave Whanganui
    167 Glasgow St, Whanganui, 4500
  • The Yellow House Cafe
  • 17 Pitt St, Whanganui (ph 06 345 0083)

Join the fun virtually from

Weds 1st to Sun 12th December 2021.

Enter an event today!