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Mackenzie Half Marathon
Saturday 24 July 2021
Four Events - a race for everyone
Run or Walk
The main event! A hill climb, river crossing and views to take your breath away! Two start times for walkers and runner.
Run or Walk
Want to get your feet wet? This shorter run/walk includes a section in the Opihi river and is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Don't want to get your feet wet? The perfect course for those who want a fun flat course and don't want wet feet. Half river track and half road.
Hole in One
Our shortest course is the only pushchair friendly run and is perfect for families running together or grandparents and younger competitors so register as a family to run together. A quick run across the edge of the golf course and back up the street.
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Check out the views from our inaugural event in 2020
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The Mackenzie Half Marathon is a fantastic way to explore the stunning Fairlie basin, the Gateway to the Mackenzie. After the lockdown of Covid-19, we moved our inaugural race to the 18 July 2020. After a huge success with a winter run, we will once again have the event on the last weekend of the July School Holidays. So come back to stretch your legs on 24 July 2021.
This year there will be four events catering for all levels of ability and fitness, starting from the Village Green in the heart of Fairlie.
We are introducing the 2.5km 'Hole in One' race which will appeal to kids and grandparents or anyone wanting to run with a pushchair. It will also start later in the day so that the majority of runners doing the 21.1km or 10km have time to get back and go for a warm down run with their kids. We've also now introduced a walking division alongside the running divisions for the two bigger events.
Start times will be staggered throughout the morning to ensure entrants can support each other.
The Mackenzie Half Marathon, the headline event, kicks off at 10:00am for participants with an estimated race time of over three hours, and 10:30am for everyone else. This exciting course includes river walkway tracks, river crossings and views that will take your breath away…. unless the hill climb does that beforehand!
The 10km ‘River Dip’ starts at 11:00am, followed by the 5.5km ‘Flat Jack’ at 11:15am and the day finishes with the 2.5km 'Hole in One' at 12:45pm.
The Flat Jack does not include a river crossing, but wet feet may still be on the menu if there has been a lot of rain as the river track can get quite puddly!