About the Run
Ports of Auckland Round the Bays has been an annual event in Auckland since 1972, when the Auckland Joggers Club initiated it. The first run attracted 1200 participants and has now grown to be one of the world's largest fun-runs with nearly 40,000 registered runners and an estimated 70,000 participants.
Today the event is a joint collaboration between the Auckland Joggers Club and Fairfax Media.
The run is 8.4km long over a flat course that follows the contours of Auckland's Waitemata harbour. It is started in the city on Quay St and finishes on the waterfront at St Heliers Bay.
Every registered participant of Ports of Auckland Round the Bays receives a runner number to wear on the day and will be able to download a certificate recording the time they completed.
DATE 10 March 2013
TIME 9:30 A.M.
START on Quay St, between Tinley St and the Strand Overbridge (no public access via the Overbridge)
FINISH at Vellenoweth Green, St Heliers Bay
DISTANCE 8.4 kilometres
Important warning regarding the rail corridor. Please read the details here.
From the Archive…
Courtesy of NZ On Screen, take a trip down memory lane with Sam Pillsbury's 1980 television documentary The Greatest Run on Earth.