Omaha Half Marathon

Life' a beach - Omaha NZ


If the three things you are looking for in your next running or walking event are “flat”, “fast” and “stunningly beautiful” – then you’ve come to the right place! Magical Omaha, less than an hour – and about a million miles – away from the hustle and bustle of Auckland City plays a most gracious host to the Omaha Half Marathon. And don't just take our word for it. The Omaha Half Marathon was selected as one of only ten worldwide "Bucket List Half Marathons" by the world's bigest running publication ... Runners World USA.

The half marathon course is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful – and fast – you will find anywhere. It features a full circumnavigation of the Omaha Peninsula, including 2km on the hard packed white sands of Omaha beach. Added to this is an out-and-back over the causeway and around the coastal reserve at historic Point Wells. Throughout, you are treated to wide sea views and the water is never more than a stone’s throw away. Both the 5k and 10k runs follow the route around the peninsula, with the 5k turning around near the surf club whilst the 10k continues right up to the bird sanctuary at the northern tip.

We take our finisher medals seriously

The team at Running Events take the task of creating the best finisher medals in New Zealand very seriously. We want every single person who crosses the finish line and smashes their fitness goals to take home a beautiful moment of a great day out and an awesome goal acheived. If you don't believe us, take a look at last year.

Driving to the event on race morning is easy, but why not make a weekend of it? Omaha is replete with holiday home rentals suitable for all budgets, from Russian oligarch down to those of more modest means. Take on the challenge of the Omaha Half Marathon, then settle onto the deck of your rental for a BBQ and a well-earned glass of wine!

Wear It With Pride: Event T-Shirt - $39

How do you know someone at the party has run a half-marathon? Because they'll be wearing one of our superb Omaha Half Marathon event t-shirts. Featuring a smooth, sweat-wicking polyester weave, a super-comfortable runner's cut and awesome sublimated graphics, these tees are keepers. Order yours with your entry ticket or - if you forgot - add it on now. But hurry, numbers are strictly limited and when they're gone, they're gone!

Show me the Tee | Size Guide

The perfect escape from the pre-Christmas madness, a fun and fitness filled day or weekend awaits at Omaha this year. C’ya there!


Video Showcase

Course Tours

Take a look at our course tours - in glorious 4k video - for the highlights of the Omaha Half Marathon ...

Official Event Videos

A look back at some amazing moments from previous events ...


By The Numbers

Life's a beach and here's the numbers to prove it ...


Race Day

2 - 21.1
Distances (km)


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Important! Please familiarise yourself with our T&Cs (see below) prior to registering.


We are unable to accept further entry for the 2023 event. There is no waitlist and no race day entry will be available. Thank you for your support - if you missed out in 2023, please sign up early and join us in 2024!
Adults 14 years & over 1

Half Marathon


Until 2 Dec|info

  • Beautiful Finisher Medal
  • Personalised Bib 2
  • Electronic Live Timing
No Age Restrictions

10k Classic


Until 2 Dec|info

  • Beautiful Finisher Medal
  • Personalised Bib 2
  • Electronic Live Timing
No Age Restrictions

5k Fun Run


Until 2 Dec|info

  • Beautiful Finisher Medal
  • Personalised Bib 2
  • Electronic Live Timing
Kids Aged 3 - 10 Years 1

2k Kids' Dash


Until 2 Dec|info

  • Beautiful Finisher Medal
  • Personalised Bib 2
  • Electronic Live Timing


When entering one of our events, you will be required to accept our Waiver, which includes vitally important information we do not want you to miss. Above all else, you must acknowledge that your registration is non-refundable and cannot be deferred to a later edition of this event or transferred to another event (read our Refunds & Deferrals Statement). To be fair and equitable to all - we will not deviate from this position under any circumstances. You will also be acknowledging our Participation & Competition Rules including the important stipulation that - in all disputes - the Race Director's decision shall be final.


  1. Age restrictions are calculated using the participant's age on race day.
  2. You must be registered by midnight on the Sunday one week prior to the event to qualify for a personalised race bib. If you register after this time you will receive a generic Late Registration bib number.

Please also note:

  • All amounts are in NZD and inclusive of GST. You will be directed to our secure online payment partner, Windcave, to complete your payment. All payments over $100 are eligible to use our "FlexiREV" facility to split your payment into 4 fortnightly installments (5% service fee applies).

Race Options

From 2k to 21k, There's a Race Option For Everyone

Half Marathon | 21.1km
Start Time:7:30 a.m.

The Omaha Half Marathon features a beautiful coastal route that takes in the many highlights of the Omaha Peninsula and nearby Point Wells. the course features a variety of running surfaces and some of the most amazing views you will find anywhere. All of this on a flat and fast route that is sure to see lots of PBs!

START: Taumata Road

FINISH: Rahui Te Kiri Reserve

10k Classic
Start Time:8:30 a.m.

The 10K Classic takes runners and walkers on a full loop around the Omaha Peninsula across a variety of surfaces with stunning views around every corner. Boardwalk, beach, utility trail and road – the one constant is that this course is flat and fast!

START: Taumata Road

FINISH: Rahui Te Kiri Reserve

5k Fun Run & Walk
Start Time:9:30 a.m.

If the longer distances are not your thing – or you want to blast a super-quick time without any running on the beach – the 5K fun run and walk is for you! After a loop around the scenic reservoir, the 5K follows the wide beachside path north towards the Surf Club before turning onto Mangatawhiri Rd. From there, you’ll join the half marathoners for the return stretch back to the finish line and your well deserved finisher medal!

START: Taumata Road

FINISH: Rahui Te Kiri Reserve

2k Kids' Dash
Start Time:10:30 a.m.

Feel the thunder! We expect a huge line up of adults to cheer on the kids as they take centre stage for 2K dash. The dash starts on Taumata Rd, a safe and quiet cul-de-sac. The loop course takes all the kids right past the finish area half way through where plenty of whoops, cheers and encouragement will help carry them through the second km. And when they finish – an awesome finisher medal and a lolly to replace those lost sugar reserves!

START: Taumata Road

FINISH: Rahui Te Kiri Reserve

Info Centre

Everything You Need to Know About the Omaha Half Marathon



We are unable to accept further entry for the 2023 event. There is no waitlist and no race day entry will be available. Thank you for your support - if you missed out in 2023, please sign up early and join us in 2024!

Race Schedule

Don't get caught at the finish line when you should be at the start line. Here is the full run down of what's happening where and when, including those all important start times ....

Race Day Schedule

Race Number Collection

Race number collection will be available from the race site Registration tent; Saturday 2pm-4pm and Sunday/Race Day from 6:00am.

Race Pack Collection Guide

Merit Awards

We have beautiful glass trophies to award to the top finishers in each race. Check out the full list on offer and - if you plan on competing hard for these - ensure you are familiar with our competition rules ....

List of Merit Awards
Competition Rules

Event T-Shirts

Superb and exclusive sublimated event tees are a steal at $39. Easily the equal of an $70 tee in the shops, we have two colourschemes and fits to suit all tastes and sizes ....

Event Tee | Size Guide

Race Number & Timing Tag

A valid race number (with timing tag on the reverse) must be worn on the front of your shirt whenever taking part in any of our events. Find out what it looks like, how to attach it and when you will receive it here ....

Race Number & Timing Tag

Aid Stations

Aid Stations are spaced approximately every 4-5km (or less). All stations offer water and sport drink whilst those after half way in the marathon also have cookies and candy. Check out the course maps in the Race Options section for exact locations ....

Finisher Medal

Every finisher - no matter the distance - will receive an stunning and exclusive event finisher medal. For the truly dedicated, this medal is part one of a five part "Grand Slam" collection for the full Auckland Half Marathon Series....

Medal Design TBC!

iTab Medal Insert

Immortalise your achievement with an iTab medal insert. iTab is a self-adhesive plate, accurately cut for the recess on the back of your medal. It is delivered direct to your home and shows your name, distance and time ....

iTab Medal Insert Info

Traffic Management

The safe and successful operation of the event requires some Traffic Management measures to be in place. Running Events are extremely grateful to Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and local residents for their cooperation ....

Traffic Management Map [PDF]

Parking & Transport

With our event venue at the end of a narrow peninsula, parking at Omaha can be a challenge. But there is plenty of parking for everyone if you don't mind a short walk to the venue.
Important! Due to the wet weather, here is no parking on the reserve this year. Car Park A in the attached map is unavailable ....

Parking Guide & Map


Pacers can help you achieve your race goals by giving you a steady pace to follow and offering encouragement when you lag. We plan to have pacers in both the Half Marathon at a variety of target times. Find out more here ....

Pacer Times & Info

Cut-Off Times

Whilst we want to see every single person make it to the finish line and smash their fitness goals, the need to open roads, free up resources and release race marshals all require definite cut-off times to be implemented. Read about them here ...

Cut-Off Times


Walkers are made very welcome at all of our events and will often be 10% of the total field. Check out our walking guidelines with info on how to register as a walker and the competition rules ....

Walking Rules & Info


The safety of our participants, crew and the public is our number one concern. First, last and always. Find out more about our safety procedures and what to expect at our events here ...

Safety Information

Past Events

We've created thousands of special memories at the Omaha Half Marathon. Here are some of them ...


How did you do?

Event Recaps

Check out photo galleries, videos, medal designs from previous events.