Event Information

1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female Half Marathon runners win a cash prize

1st Male
and Female
each WIN

2nd Male
and Female
each WIN

3rd Male
and Female
each WIN

and ENTRY into
2023 event


All races start and finish on the Village Green, on Main Street in the centre of Fairlie.

Start Times

Start times may be subject to change

Half Marathon Walk   21.1km

Half Marathon Run over 3 hours  21.1km      

Half Marathon Run 21.1km                       

River Dip 10km                                         

Flat Jack 5.5km                                         

Hole in One 2.5km                                    


​Please be ready at the race start 5 minutes prior for a very quick race briefing







Pricing (ages as at 23/7/2022)
  • Half Marathon Run/Walk 20yrs+   

  • Half Marathon Run/Walk 19yrs and under          

  • River Dip 10km Run/Walk 20yrs+                       

  • River Dip 10km Run/Walk 19yrs and under       

  • Flat Jack 5.5km Run/Walk                                  

  • Hole in One 2.5km Fun Run/Walk                      

For a family of 4 or more, contact us for a discount code. 

From 16/7/2022 the price will increase for the larger 3 events by $20

A distance for the whole family with the 21.1km, 10km and 5.5km timed to be finished before the 2.5km start so that everyone can support each other. If your partner is in the 21.1km, 10km or 5.5km why not enter the 2.5km walk, run or skip around and enjoy being part of the event. Don't be that person that is left holding the bags or taking photos for others to put on social media showing off those great finishers medals to family and friends. Parents, you can enter and be finished in time to support your children in the 2.5km. Note 18 and under must be registered via an adult. 







Prizes and Prize-giving

All finishers receive a medal and spot prizes will be given out throughout the event. Participants must be present at prize-giving to receive a major spot prize.

Prize-giving details to be confirmed closer to the date.

Prizes will be awarded to the following category winners.

Half Marathon 21.1km  Running Winners

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male and female

  • Under 18 male and female

  • 19-34 year male and female

  • 35-54 year male and female

  • 55-64 year male and female

  • 65+ year male and female


Half Marathon 21.1km  Walking Winners

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male and female

  • Under 18 male and female

  • 19-34 year male and female

  • 35-54 year male and female

  • 55-64 year male and female

  • 65+ year male and female

River Dip 10km Running Winners

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male and female

  • Under 18 male and female

  • 19-34 year male and female

  • 35-54 year male and female

  • 55+ year male and female

River Dip 10km Walking Winners

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male and female

  • Under 18 male and female

  • 19-34 year male and female

  • 35-54 year male and female

  • 55+ year male and female

Flat Jack 5.5km Winners

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male and female

  • 10 year and under male and female

  • 11-17 year male and female

  • 18-34 year male and female

  • 35+ year male and female

Hole in One 2.5km Winners

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall male and female

Course Information

Event is suitable for all - beginners to serious competitors. There are no age restrictions however under 18 year olds will need a parent or guardian to register them. 

Pushchairs/Strollers are only permitted on the 2.5km Hole in One course. No dogs allowed on any course.

Three drink stations on Half Marathon Course, at least one on the 10km and 5.5km. No drink station on the 2.5km Hole in One.

Event Rules

  • All competitors will receive a timing chip which is to be attached to one of your shoes. (Cannot be carried in pocket)

  • Race numbers must be worn on the front chest area of the top you are wearing for the event and must be visible at all times. Please don’t alter them.

  • Bikes, scooters and dogs will not be permitted on any course. Pushchairs are allowed on the Hole in One 2.5km course.

  • Competitors must not be accompanied by anyone who is not officially entered in the event.

  • Listening devices are not recommended for safety reasons.

  • Make sure you stay on the marked tracks for the various courses and move to the left to allow other runners to pass.  If passing, please let walkers or runners know and say “Passing on your right”.

  • All courses start and finish, as you cross the Timing mats, on the Fairlie Village Green, opposite the Information Centre, next to the children's’ play-ground, Main Street Fairlie.

  • There are 3 drink stations on the half marathon course. Also, one that is used twice, on way out and return leg so making that 4 drink stations.

  • There is 1 drink station on the 10 km course but is accessed twice. On way out and return leg.

  • There is 1 drink station on the 5.5 km course.

  • There will be no drink stations on the 2.5km course.



  • Parking is on Main Street, outside Village Green, both sides. Also St Columbus Church grounds car park, School road and Gall Street. Please avoid parking outside any shops in the main shopping area,  also Grey St as this is part of the race circuit.


Race packs and registration

  • Race pack pick up and registrations are at the Community Centre Lounge, Main Road, Fairlie (opposite the Village Green) on Friday 22nd July 4pm – 8 pm and Saturday 23rd July from 8am -11am for out of town competitors. This year we will be allocating registration and race pack pick up waves so please ensure you check your emails closer to the date so you pick up your pack at the allocated time.

  • All competitors will receive a race pack and timing chip in their race pack. This timing chip must be returned at the finish line or you will receive an invoice for $20.



  • Please be aware that all roads and tracks remain open to the public. You must obey all road rules at all times and adhere to all directions by the Marshalls and event signage.

  • There are medals for all finishers. There will also be food and coffee available at the Village Green for purchase as well as merchandise from other retailers to buy so bring some money with you!



  • Details about prize-giving will come closer to the event when we know what is happening with the traffic light system.

Terms and Conditions

  • I agree to abide by the Event Rules and with the directions of the officials and their personnel.

  • I will comply with all the directions given on the entry forms, emails, newsletters, confirmation letters, race pack information, pre-race safety briefings and course signage.

  • I agree to allow the organisers and sponsors to use photographs, video and film taken during the event to advertise their products or to promote the event at no cost to the organisers and sponsors. No photographs, video and film taken during the event can be used by any party for commercial purposes without prior written consent by Fairlie Lions. 

  • I understand that participation in this event is at my own risk and I accept full responsibility for obtaining adequate skills to negotiate and avoid the hazards on the course. Participants are required to obey New Zealand traffic law at all times while on public roads. 

  • I understand that the Race Organisers may alter the advertised course, race briefing or start times for safety or other reasons.

  • I am fully responsible for my personal belongings at the event.

  • I am in sound physical condition and health, capable of safely competing in the event, and am not aware of any medical condition to the contrary by participating. 

  • I accept all risks flowing from my participation that could result in loss of life or permanent injury or damage to property. Accordingly I release all persons or corporations associated directly or indirectly with the conduct of the event from all claims, demands and proceedings arising out of my participation and I hereby indemnify them against all liability for all injury, loss or damage arising out of or connected with any act or omission by me in the course of my participation in this event. This release shall extend to and include promoters, sponsors, the organisers of the event and their respective directors, partners, managers, officers, agents, contractors, employees and volunteers including medical and paramedical personnel appointed for the event, the owners, licensees and occupiers of land upon which the event or any part of it is conducted, any statutory body or local authority having control over any land upon which the event is conducted or which is directly or indirectly associated with the event in any manner whatsoever. This release and indemnity continue forever and binds my heirs, executors, personal representatives and assignee's.

Refunds and Transfers

For this event the following Policy applies for withdrawals and refunds by a competitor:           

  • 1 April to 30 April 2022, you will receive a refund of 50% of your entry fee        

  • 1 May to 31 May 2022, you will receive a refund of 30% of your entry fee                 

  • 1 June 2022 onward, No refund

There will be no transfers to next year’s event;
There will be no transfer to another competitor;

You will be able to transfer to a shorter distance up to 31 May 2022 with a $10 Administration Fee. There will be no partial refunds provided for the shorter distance.

Please do not ask after 1 June 2022 for refunds or transfers, as the above Policy will be adhered to and it is always tough saying no to these requests. 

Should the event have to be cancelled due to Force of Nature, Disease or Pandemic, there will be no refund of entry fees. Whether this is before or after any of the Refund or Transfer dates. 

Privacy Act

The Mackenzie Half Marathon Team and Fairlie Lions collects information about online customers including personal information when completing an entry from. If you choose not to provide personal information when requested, certain services or quality of services may not be available to you. If you do not provide us with this information then we may not be able to meet special needs or requests you may have.  

The Mackenzie Half Marathon Team and Fairlie Lions collects personal information for the following purposes:  

  • to assist in providing quality services;

  • to communicate information to you about the event or future events;

  • internal research;

  • to medical providers to assist in emergency situations;

  • to profile entrant information to the media.


The Mackenzie Half Marathon Team and Fairlie Lions may disclose your contact details, name, occupation, city, nationality and resume to the media so that they may contact you for a media article.  

The Mackenzie Half Marathon Team and Fairlie Lions may disclose your name, city, nationality and resume in entry lists.  

Otherwise the Mackenzie Half Marathon Team and Fairlie Lions will not allow third parties access to your information without your approval.  

You may request the Mackenzie Half Marathon Team and Fairlie Lions to access and correct your information.  

If at any time you are unsure of how to correct your information please contact us.   


Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act

As a Mackenzie Half Marathon customer we assume that you wish to receive matters of interest to you by electronic communication. If you would rather not receive emails or e-txt's from us in the future please email or text us with "UNSUBCRIBE" in the subject line.