Sri Chinmoy Auckland Half-Marathon, 5-10k & Children's 2.5k Series 2017

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AUCKLAND DOMAIN, Auckland

Safe, Scenic Settings ... Events For All The Family!

Upcoming races

Race 1: 26 February
21.1 km, 10 km, 5.6 km & Kid's 2.5 km: War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill
Race 2: 26 March
21.1 km, 10 km, 5.6 km & Kid's 2.5 km: War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill
Race 3: 14 May
21.1 km, 10 km, 5 km & Kid's 2.5 km: Auckland Domain
Race 4: 18 June
21.1 km, 10 km, 5 km & Kid's 2.5 km: Auckland Domain

About the event

9 Friendly, well organised runs/ walks for all levels!

** 2 Awesome running venues ... Join us for fitness, joy & self-transcendence!

** 'Early Bird' Series Pass & Multi-Event Discounts!

** Special Youth (14-19) & Children (Under 14) rates!

2017 Calendar ...

  • Races 1-2: War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill: 26 Feb & 26 Mar 2017
  • Races 3-7: Auckland Domain: 14 May, 18 Jun, 09 Jul, 06 Aug & 17 Sep 2017
  • Races 8-9: War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill: 12 Nov & 03 Dec 2017

Events

Auckland Domain Runs/ Walks:

War Memorial Park Runs/ Walks:

    • Half-Marathon: 7.45 am
    • 10 km, 5.6 km: 7.45 am
    • Children's 2.5 km: 7.50 am
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    • Adults: $30 online, $35 on day
    • Adult Series Pass $120 (5-Events)

    • Youth (14-19): $20 online, $25 on day
    • Youth Series Pass $80 (5-Events)

    • Children (Under 14): $10
    • Children (Under 14) Series Pass $40 (5-Events)
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    • ** Online entries close 5.00 pm, the Sat. before each event.
    • ** Half-Mthn Time Limit 2 Hr 30 Min (run/ race-walk only)

Contact

Race Director: Simahin Pierce
(09) 6209747
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EVENT DETAILS

Event Setting - Course Layout:

(1) Auckland Domain loop 2.5 km
(2) War Memoral Park loop 2.2 km

  • Beautiful, peaceful parkland settings - runners and walkers at all levels of fitness are welcome.
  • Fast, safe and certified accurate 'Jones-calibrated' courses:
  • Distance markers every kilometre. 
  • Marshalls & helpers spread around the circuits ... lead cyclist to show you the way.
  • Aid station with water & Replace electrolyte drinks available every 2.5/ 2.2 km.
  • Lap counters provided for half-marathon participants
  • **Strict 2 Hour 30 Minutes Time Limit** for half-marathon events (suit runners/ race-walkers only).

Car Parking - Bib Number Pick-Up - Gear Storage:

(1) Auckland Domain:

  • There is plenty of free car parking in the  Auckland Domain and adjacent streets - enter via Carlton Gore Road.
  • The registration tent & start/ finish area are alongside the Auckland Domain cricket pavilion.
  • Bib number pick up & entries on the day are from 7.00 am until 7.40 am for all events.
  • Secure clothing/ gear storage is available at the registration tent.

(2) War Memorial Park:

  • There is abundant free car parking at the Lovelock Track end of the park - enter off 740 Sandringham Road Extension, Mt Roskill.
  • The registration tent & start/ finish area are located on the Lovelock Track.
  • Bib number pick up & entries on the day are from 7.00 am until 7.40 am for all events.
  • Secure clothing/ gear storage is available at the registration tent.

Entries on the Day:

  • Entries on the day are from 7.00 am until 7.40 am (races start at 7.45 am).
  • Adults (all events) $35.00.
  • Youths (14-19) (all events) $25.00.
  • Children's (Under 14) $10.00.
  • Cash, cheque or direct debit only.

All finishers will receive:

  • Finisher certificates with accurate times.
  • Random spot prizes.
  • Free, nutritious, yummy, post-race food and drinks.

Awards:

Half-Marathon:

  • Trophies for 1st placed open men/ women, medals for 2nd & 3rd places plus, medals for 1st placed men/ women 50-59, 60-69 & 70+.

10k Race:

  • Trophies for 1st placed open men/ women, medals for 2nd & 3rd places & 1st placed men/ women 50+.

5k/ 5.6k Races:

  • Medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed open men/ women.

2.5k Races:

  • Medals for 1st placed Boy/ Girl (Under 14).

Race Results & Photos:

  • Complete race results and event photos will be posted on our website after each event.
No. Of Series Events Discount Adult (20+) Youth (14-19) Children (Under 14)
1 $30.00 $20.00 $10.00
2 10.0% $54.00 $36.00 $18.00
3 16.7% $75.00 $50.00 $25.00
4 20.0% $96.00 $64.00 $32.00
5 20.0% $120.00 $80.00 $40.00

Childrens 2.5 km Races

  • The Sri Chinmoy 2.5 km run/ walks are to foster children's participation and fitness ... and are open to children under 14 years ... at all levels. 
  • Auckland Domain races start/ finish by the Auckland Domain cricket pavilion ... start time is 7.45 am.
  • War Memorial Park/ Mt Roskill races start/ finish on the Lovelock Track - off 740 Sandringham Road Extension ... start time is 7.45 am.
  • Each course is one lap of an accurately calibrated 2.5k circuit ... see respective map.
  • All participants to receive finisher certificates with accurate times, plus yummy, post race food and drinks.
  • A lead cyclist will show the way and safety marshals will be located around the course.
  • Parents, please ensure that you read the health and safety instructions.
  • Online Entries: Online Entry Fee $10.00 ... see above.
  • Entries on the Day are also available between 7.00 am - 7.40 am Sunday mornings.
  • A parent must be present to sign the entry form.
  • Entry fee on the day is $10.00.
  • Family Rates: 2 Children $15.00; 3 Children $20.00).
  • Cash, cheque or direct debit only.

EVENT SAFETY/ COURSE RECORDS

Runners/ walkers please ensure you read this Health & Safety Check list:

Fit Enough to Complete Event:

  • Runners and walkers should be quite certain that they are fit enough and sufficiently well trained to complete these events. If you are unsure about your general health or fitness consult your family doctor before embarking on a training program. There are many running/ walking training programs available on the net ... contact us if you need any assistance.

Age Limits for Children & Young Adult Entries:

  • Whilst we encourage children and young adults to play sports and to be fit and active, research indicates that excessive participation in endurance sports by growing children and adolescents can lead to cumulative trauma of the muscles, joints and major vital organs. Therefore, we require 5 km entrants to be 12 years old, 10 km entrants to be 14 years and 21.1 km entrants to be 17 years of age. Children under 14 years of age are welcome to enter the 2.5 km run/ walk.

Adequate Clothing:

  • All participants are advised to bring adequate clothing and protection for changes in weather, rain gear, polyprop clothing, gloves, sun hats, sunglasses, sunscreen etc. Supervision of Children: Children not participating are welcome providing they are supervised at all times by an adult.

Supervision of Children:

  • Children not participating are welcome providing they are supervised at all times by an adult.

Pre Race Safety Briefing:

  • There will be a safety briefing for runners and walkers at the start line.

Car Parking/ No Road Closures

(1) Auckland Domain:

  • Car Parking: Runners and walkers may park in the free public car parking provided at the Auckland Domain and adjacent roadways.
  • There are no road closures at the Auckland Domain & normal road rules apply for these events. Runners and walkers should remain vigilant, obey normal pedestrian road rules and expect traffic at all times.
  • Auckland Domain roadways are usually very quiet on Sunday mornings. However, runners and walkers should constantly be on alert and follow all directives from the traffic safety marshals.
  • Runners and walkers must follow the indicated channeling of the cones where necessary.
  • Walkers should walk no more than two abreast and keep single file/ to the left on narrower sections of the course to allow runners to pass safely.

(2) Mt Roskill/ War Memorial Park:

  • Car Parking: Runners and walkers may park in the free public car parking provided at the Lovelock Track, War Memorial Park and adjacent roadways - enter off 740 Sandringham Road Extension, Mt Roskill.
  • There are no road closures at War Memorial Park for this event ... however runners and walkers should remain vigilant, obey normal pedestrian rules and respect other park users at all times.
  • War Memorial pathways ways are usually very quiet on Sunday mornings. However, runners and walkers should constantly be on alert and follow all directives from the course safety marshals.
  • Runners and walkers must follow the indicated channeling of the cones where necessary.
  • Walkers should walk no more than two abreast and keep single file/ to the left on narrower sections of the course to allow runners to pass safely.

Stay Hydrated During Event:

  • Runners and walkers should ensure that they keep hydrated during the event. Cups of water and electrolytes drinks will be handed out every 2.5 km adjacent to the registration/ finish area.

First Aid/ Emergencies:

  • A first aid kit will be located in the information/ registration tent. Participants should report any incidents or distressed persons to the nearest safety marshal. Safety marshals will direct participants to the information/ finish area for minor medical emergencies and report any distressed participants, incidents or emergencies to the chief safety officer or the race director.

Withdrawal of Exhausted or Distressed Participants:

  • If any participant becomes distressed or exhausted- the chief safety officer or race director shall withdraw that person from the event.

Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon

  • Men: 1.17.16 Graham Moore (2006)
  • Women: 1.19.57 Nyla Carrol (2005)

Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon (Race-walking) 

  • Men: 1.38.59 Tony Sargisson (2005)
  • Women: 2.09.20 Alana Barber (2009)

Sri Chinmoy 10 km Race 

  • Men: 34.39 Tony Edmonds (2011) 
  • Women: 39.14 Lisa Robertson (2008) 

Sri Chinmoy 5 km Race

  • Men: 17.10 Vajin Armstrong (2004)
  • Women: 17.17 Holly van Dalen (2013)

Children's 2.5 km Race (Under14)

  • Boys: 9.45 Ayden McKechnie (2017)
  • Girls: 9.51 Sophie Robb (2017)

Children's 1.5 km Race (Under14)

  • Girls: 5.51 Katie Heaven (2015)
  • Boys: 6.10 Thomas Reid (2012)

Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon

  • Men: 1.22.41  Mark Bright (2017)
  • Women: 1.28.45 Roxanne Shahtahmaseb (2015)

Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon (Race-walking) 

  • Men: 2.01.58 Mike Parker (2015)

Sri Chinmoy 10 km Race 

  • Men: 36.44 Rick Tombling (2015) 
  • Women: 44.15 Melanie James (2015) 

Sri Chinmoy 5.6km Race

  • Men: 22.12 Brandon Allen (2017)
  • Women: 27.03 Kellie Randell (2016)

Children's 2.5 km Race (Under14)

  • Girls: 9.59 Isabel Allen (2017)
  • Boys: 11.10 Nathan Waldmann (2015)

Previous Results

  • 2017 Jun 18th
    Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon 5-10 km & Children's 2.5 km ... Auckland Domain

    Cloudy skies and intermitent drizzle heralded  the start of race 4 of the Sri Chinmoy 'Auckland Series 2017' ... held at the Auckland Domain on Sunday.

    Following his second place in race 3  Andrea Burgo (1.32.43) had a fine victory in the Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon ... well ahead of Geoff Bull 1.35.49 and Daniel Playne 1.36.02. 

    Amanda Bethell (1.37.30) comfortably won the woman's half-marathon ... from Angela Hale (1.49.11) and Kim Dirks (1.51.25).

    Jamie Billot (37.07), after a great duel with Julian Ng (37.11), produced a strong finish to achieve first place in the Sri Chinmoy 10 km Race ... followed by Jamie Mullen (37.51).

    Promising 14 year old, Holly Harding (49.19) won the women's 10 km ... from 2nd & third place-getters Diana Rechenmacher (51.10) and Kate Mcgaw (51.33).

    Visiting Kansas City runner, Max Krackogg (19.46), had a strong win in the Sri Chinmoy 5 km Race. Eri Wheeler (27.37) won the women's race.  

    Talented sisters Sophie and Scarlett Robb led the way in the Sri Chinmoy 2.5 km Children's Race. In a standout performance Sopie, aged 11 (9.51) once again broke the under 14 girls course record ... followed by younger sister Scarlett (11.12) and Charlie Twose (11.30).

     

  • 2017 May 14th
    Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon 5-10 km & Children's 2.5 km ... Auckland Domain

    A delightful, cool to mild, blue-sky-autumn day greeted the the runners and walkers who participated in race 3 of the Sri Chinmoy 'Auckland Series 2017' ... held at the evergreen Auckland Domain on Sunday.

    The race also celebrated the arrival of the Global Sri Chinmoy Onenes-Home Peace Run, part of the Asia-Pacific sector of the run, which carried a flaming peace torch from Auckland to Wellington over the last two weeks. Runners at Sunday's Auckland Domain races joined the thousands of New Zealand school children, sports people and community leaders who participated in the 30th anniversary staging of this annual event.

    Kenyan, Steve Maine (1.31.27) showed his class in winning the Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon ... pulling away from eventual 3rd placed Luke Emerson (1.33.50), and holding off runner-up Andrea Burgo (1.31.51) in the latter stages, for a fine victory.

    Christine Deacon (1.39.29) comfortably won the woman's half ... from Rae Peters (1.42.28) and Kesennya Kirsanova (1.51.43).

    Triathlete Marieke Van Zon (2.21.31) ran a fine race to become the first woman over 70 to complete a Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon at the Auckland Domain.

    Steve Sutton (43.33) achieved first place in the Sri Chinmoy 10 km Race ... followed by Neil Dreadon (45.25) and Nawaraj Bhattarai (46.00).

    Catherine Jansen (50.15) won the women's 10 km ... from 2nd & third place-getters Kim Dirks (50.39) and Lisa Ceccherini( 51.30).

    Promising 13 year olds Isabel Allen (21.20) and Peyton Leigh (21.20) were joint winners in the Sri Chinmoy 5 km Race followed by Melanie James (22.17). Grant Goldsmith (27.08) was the men's winner.  

    Talented 10 year old's Ayden McKechnie (9.45) and Sophie Robb (9.53) set new boys and girls (under 14) course records in a high quality Sri Chinmoy 2.5 km Children's Race. 

    Madeline Leigh (10.19) and younger sister Scarlett Robb (10.51) were 2nd and 3rd in the girls race ... while Finnbar Cavanagh-Briggs (12.50) was runner-up in the boys race.

  • 2017 Mar 26th
    Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon, 10k, 5.6k & Kid's 2.5k ... War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill

    It was a warm, humid late summer's day for race 2 of the Sri Chinmoy 'Auckland Series 2017' ... held at War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill on Sunday.

    Former New Zealand 100k rep. Mark Bright (1.22.41) once again set a new course record to comfortably win the Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon Men's Race ... ahead of Ralph Scroff (1.40.35) and Neil Dreadon (1.41.531.

    Ksennya Kirsanova (1.48.22) ran a personal best to win the woman's half from Kim Dirks (1.55.24) and Kathy Harding (2.06.32).

    Gavin Lloyd (39.06) achieved first place in  the Sri Chinmoy 10k Race ... from Logan Randell (41.27) and Andrea Burgo (41.50).

    Sinead Lloyd (46.59) was first in the women's 10k ... followed by Holly Harding (48.04) & Liz Hardley (52.50).

    Mark Carryer (22.37) won the Sri Chinmoy 5.6k Race ... Larissa Wildsmith (29.13) won the women's 5.6k race.

    Sophie Robb (10.07) ran a very fine personal best to win the Sri Chinmoy 2.5k Children's Race ( Under 14) ... followed by younger sister Scarlett (11.36) and Jetta McKenzie (13.02).

  • 2017 Feb 26th
    Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon, 10k, 5.6k & Kid's 2.5k ... War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill

    It was a mild to warm summer's day for race 1 of the Sri Chinmoy 'Auckland Series 2017' ... held at War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill on Sunday.

    Former New Zealand 100k rep. Mark Bright (1.23.40) ran a course record to comfortably win the Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon Men's Race ... ahead of Ralph Scroff (1.39.56) and Dean Pickering (1.40.55).

    Yoko Miya (1.39.59) was third overall a clear winner in the woman's half ... followed by of Ksennya Kirsanova (1.53.59) and Kathy Harding (2.05.22).

    Andrea Burgo (41.23) achieved first place in  the Sri Chinmoy 10k Race ... from Bruce Colloff (48.29) and Kenny Knight (52.36).

    Natalie Radley (46.01) was first in the women's 10k ... followed by Holly Harding (46.56) & Vera Stephalova (51.42).

    Brandon Allen (22.12) set a new course best in the Sri Chinmoy 5.6k Race ... Sophie Holubicka (29.42) won the women's race.

    Isabell Allen (9.59) ran an outstanding course record to win the the Sri Chinmoy 2.5k Children's Race ( Under 14) ... followed by Sophie Robb (10.18), who also broke her previous course record. 

    Raphael Polansky (12.55) won the 2.5k boys race from Thomas Kilpatrick(13.02).

  • 2016 Dec 4th
    Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon, 10k, 5.6k & Kid's 2.5k ... War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill

    It was a stunning 'blue-sky' early summer's day for race 8 of the Sri Chinmoy 'Auckland Series 2016' ... held at War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill on Sunday.

    George Booty (1.33.17) ran another personal best to achieve a comfortable victory in the Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon ... ahead of Malcolm Chamberlin (1.41.26) and Stephen Burgess (1.42.37)).

    Emily Kidd (1.48.05)  won the woman's half ... followed by of Kim Dirks (1.54.19), who finished strongly to remain ahead of with Liyi He (1.54.31) & Sakae Mortwake (1.55.00).

    Guy Davis (41.40) achieved first place in  the Sri Chinmoy 10k Race ... from Logan Randell (42.44) and Frank Wiemann (51.27).

    Marian Webb (57.06) was first in the women's 10k ... followed by Tanya Jackson ( 1.02.59) & Emily Read (1.06.12).

    Kellie Randell (27.03) won the Sri Chinmoy 5.6k Race.

    Scarlett Robb (10.46) ran an outstanding race to win the the Sri Chinmoy 2.5k Children's Race ( Under 14) ... followed by Zoe Randell (11.13) and  Elli Fichter (14.24). 

    Chak Hei Wang (21.20) was the winner of the 2.5k boys race

  • 2016 Nov 13th
    Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon, 10k, 5.6k & Kid's 2.5k ... War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill

    Some early light rain gave way to a mild, cloudy day for race 7 of the Sri Chinmoy 'Auckland Series 2016' ... held at War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill on Sunday.

    The fast, flat course is a runners' delight ... making multiple crossings of the meandering stream as it winds it's way around the pictuesque, traffic-free park.

    Mark McLellan (1.34.37) was victorious in the Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon ... just ahead of George Booty (1.34.54) and Malcolm Chamberlin (1.39.59).

    Yoko Miya (1.42.01) comfortably won the woman's half ... followed by of Elena Chernova (1.48.22) & Victoria Parsons (1.48.32).

    Jiri Pilik (41.12) achieved first place in  the Sri Chinmoy 10k Race ... from Logan Randell (43.21) and Nick Clarke (44.18).

    Natalie Radley (46.31) won the women's 10k ... from 2nd & third place-getters Margaret Chan ( 50.59) & Liz Hardley (51.21).

    Mark Carryer, (20.40) & Kellie Randell (27.10) won the inaugural Sri Chinmoy 5.6k Races.

    Zoe Randell (11.02) won the Sri Chinmoy 2.5k Children's Race ( Under 14) ... followed by Scarlett Robb (11.38). 

    Sammy Radley (12.48) won the 2.5k boys race

  • 2016 Sep 11th
    Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon 5-10k & Children's 2.5k ... Auckland Domain

    An awesome, mild, sunny-spring day greeted the the runners and walkers who participated in race 6 of the Sri Chinmoy 'Auckland Series 2016' ... held at the Auckland Domain on Sunday.

    Henry Somerville (1.28.38) was victorious in the Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon ... ahead of Matthew Hopper (1.29.36) and Malcolm Chamberlin (1.40.24).

    Jacqueline Eastman (1.37.52) comfortably won the woman's half ... followed by of Kathy Harding (2.03.22) and 16 year old rookie Emma Keall (2.54.04).

    David Kung (40.01) achieved first place in  the Sri Chinmoy 10k Race ... from Oscar Jacobsohn (46.15) and Chris Taylor (56.25).

    Maureen Sutherlan (50.35) won the women's 10k ... from 2nd & third place-getters Liz Hardley (52.31) and Julia McElroy( 1.00.23).

    Mark Carryer, (20.40) had another excellent victory win in the Sri Chinmoy 5k Race followed by Stephen Robb (21.09) and Travis Manning (23.34). 15 year old Katie Heaven was first in the woman's 5k (23.16) closely followed by 12 year old Holly Harding (23.23) and Helen Golding ( 26.42) .

    Sophie Robb (10.27) won the Sri Chinmoy 2.5k Children's Race ( Under 14) ... followed by Charlotte Goldsmith (11.16) and younger sister Scarlett Robb (11.50).

    Flynn Wilson (11.07) won the 2.5k boy's race.