The Five Bridges event is on a safe off road out and back course that has a good flat running surface, a mixture of hard packed earth and tarmac, no traffic and a nice river to run alongside. All distances are open to runners and walkers and we would also like to see families out on the 5km course.
The start/finish is at the Petone Workingmens Club in Udy Street, Petone. A great race HQ with food and drink for those that get hungry.
For course map click HERE Essentially a flat course no hills.
There is an obligatory race briefing 10 minutes before the start of each distance.
All distances start at Petone Workingmens Club, Udy Street
- 7:00 am Marathon Walk start (you can start earlier by arrangement) Go to Moonshine car park and back.
8:00 am Marathon Run Start. Go to Moonshine car park and back.
8:30 am Half Run and Walk Start. Go to Harcourt Wherry Road and back
- 8:40 am 10KM Run & Walk Start. Go to Rear of Hutt High school and back
- 8:50 am 5KM Run & Walk Start. Go to Estuary bridge and back.
- 9:00 am Kids K Start. Once round the sports field opposite the Petone Club.
Race Number Collection
Race numbers are to be collected between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 18 August at Race HQ which is the Petone Workingmen's Club.
Late entries will also be taken on Saturday at the race number collection. On race day any registrations and race administration will take place at Race HQ. Late entries will be accepted up to 30 minutes before the start of the relevant race.
A late entry fee of $10 will apply to all late entrants.
Race numbers are to be worn on the front and are to be clearly visible at all times. Remember to bring race numbers to the presentation.
There will be a $10 administration fee on all refunds requested before 12 August. After 12 August refunds will only be given on presentation of a medical certificate.
Just click on the interactive map. You can play on the map to get distances and aerial view. The maps are for reference, on race day the course may vary from the map. The course is out and back so one route is shown.
Because this is an out and back course, with 4 distances in the event, there will be drink stations at 2.5km, 5km, 10.5km and 21km. 2.5km is the 5k turn, 5k is the 10k turn, 10.05km is the half turn and 21km is the marathon turn so you will also hit the same water stations on the way back.
10km and 5km events are open to all entrants. Half Marathon is open only to those 16 years and over and Marathon is open to 18 years and over. No dogs allowed on the course. No smoking on the course.
We will make all efforts to let the event go ahead but not at the expense of safety. So as event organisers we reserve the right to change or alter any of the courses at any time in the interest of competitor or public safety. If the event has to be postponed through no fault of the organisers there will be no race entry refund.
The prize giving will be held at the Petone Workingmens Club where the registration took place. It will be held at some time between 1pm and 2:30pm. That's no earlier than 1pm and no later than 2:30, so be there at 1pm to make sure you do not miss it. All entrants are eligible for spot prizes. Race numbers must be shown to claim prize. You must be present to collect your prize. Prizes not claimed will be redrawn.
Parking & Personal Kit.
There is some parking available near to the start. We will not take responsibility for any of your personal kit so please make arrangements to put it in a car or have a friend take possession of it.
Times and Medals
You should be able to print provisional times from the race kiosk soon after you finish the race. Times will be taken and posted on the web site by Tuesday. Medals will be given to all finishers.
To pay by direct credit transfer the race fees to; Account name: CAPITAL MULTISPORTS LIMITED Account number: 38-9007-0417969-00
Reference it with your name and 5 Bridges.
| Category || Late Entry |
| Late |
| Marathon || Half Marathon || 10K || 5K |
| Normal Entry || |
12 midnight 12th Aug
| $10 || $62 || $42 || |
Youth $22 (5-15yrs)
| Adults $20 |
Youth $14 Free Under 4
| Kids KM |
| 12 midnight 12th Aug || $5 || na || na || na || Entry $10 |
| Family Entry |
2 children under
the age of 12
| 12 midnight 12th Aug || $10 |
| na || na || na || Entry $46 |
Hutt Trail Usage Fee
For information, the organiser (not you the competitor) of the event will pay a Hutt Trail usage fee of $2:50 per entrant, which is compulsory (not a donation), payable to the Greater Wellington Regional Council. This is normal for event organisers using council property.
Participants entering after Midnight, 12 August will incur an additional late entry fee of $10.00. Late entries will be taken at the Race Registration at the Petone Workingmens Club on Saturday 18 August. To deter late entries on race day the late entry fee will be $20 for entries and all entries must be completed 30 minutes before the start of the entered distance.
All entrants will receive entry confirmation via email. Please fill out your email address properly.
Withdrawals prior to Midnight, 12th August will receive a refund minus a $10.00 administration fee. Withdrawals after Midnight, 12th August will not be refunded unless they are accompanied by a doctors certificate. Changes of event or personal information can be made until 12th August. If we have to cancel due to weather conditions partial credits will be given for future races.
Entrants must elect whether they are Runners or Walkers. The Walk events are open to any style of walking, but walkers must not run. Entrants wishing to jog/walk should enter as Runners.