Next year’s Whitianga Marathon date announced

14 Sep 2021

The 2022 AON Whitianga Marathon will take place on Saturday, 22 May. In making the announcement last week, Nick Reader, organiser of the event said both runners and walkers will be welcome to participate in the 5km, 10km, half marathon (21.1km) and marathon (42.2km) distances on offer. “It is race at your pace,” he said. “We’ve had a record number of entries this year and comments from participants were that they ‘…were blown away with the support from the local course marshals and aid stations crews - it was like

the whole town was hosting the event.”

The various Whitianga Marathon distances each feature a course that is largely flat with views of Mercury Bay and the Coromandel ranges in the distance. For more information, visit whitiangamarathon.co.nz. 

Pictured: David Haunschmidt, winner of the 42.2km distance at this year’s Whitianga Marathon.