Sunday 23 January 2022

Course Details

Date Sunday 23 January
Entry Fee View entry fees here
Distance 11km
Start Time

Self-seeded wave starts

Start Line Smales Farm Bus Station, Northcote. Click HERE to view a map of the start area.
Finish Line Victoria Park, Fanshawe Street, Auckland
Minimum Age Must be 10+ years of age on race day to compete.  All participants between the age of 10 - 12 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the event and the accompanying adult takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant 12 years or under. Participants over the age of 12 can complete the event without an adult accompanying them
Cut-off Time

It is a requirement that the Auckland Harbour Bridge be fully open for traffic from 11:00am. 11km Traverse participants wishing to ensure they the make the Bridge by cut-off time should have cleared the Onewa Road Southbound on-ramp (4km) by 9:50am.

Any participant still on the Auckland Harbour Bridge at 10:10am will be transported across the bridge to Beaumont Street to continue the event. A minimum of a brisk walk is required as a strict cut-off time to reach the Onewa Interchange before the Harbour Bridge will apply

Timing Results Timing results will be provided by age group category. The 11km Traverse age group categories are as follows for men and women; 10-13, 14-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years, 75+ years
Prizes All 11km Traverse finishers will receive a finisher medal. Prizes are offered for the top 3 male and female overall runners. Read more information on prizes here
Walkers Walkers are welcome to enter the 11km Traverse and will be issued a specific walkers race bib. The walking category is for participants who intend to walk the entire course and compete against other ‘walkers’. If you intend to run even one step on the course please register as a ‘runner’. Please ensure walkers start at the back behind the runners and keep to the left at all times
Race Rules

After careful consideration and in consultation with local authorities, due to Health and Safety and logistical concerns on the course, all forms of wheeled conveyance including but not limited to cycles, roller blades, prams/buggies, skate-boards etc are not permitted to enter or participate in the event. Accompanying animals are not allowed on the course


Course Summary

The John West 11km Traverse course runs from Smales Farm Bus Stations on Auckland's North Shore, along the Busway southbound to the Auckland Harbour Bridge. After crossing the Bridge, the course takes in Westhaven Marina and Viaduct Harbour before turning onto Fanshawe Street for a finish at Victoria Park. The course is best described as "rolling".


* All start times and event courses are subject to change dependent on road conditions and road availability. The start times and event courses will be confirmed in advance of the event and course description and maps will be updated with the final event course.

Please note - the busway and motorway section is only available to runners on race day. It is illegal to be on these sections of the course at any other time.

11km Training Program

Get your training off to the right start thanks to Gaz Brown from GetRunning.


Sun, 23 Jan 2022