Important note for vehicle parking: The parking at Governors Bay is very limited so we suggest runners park at Lyttelton and travel in groups to Governors Bay. We will take your gear bag back to the finish for you. 

We take the health and safety of all competitors seriously so while competitors compete at their own risk we require athletes to give vehicles the right of way at all times.

As most of this race is on the main road all competitors must always run within1m of the right-hand side of the road – this is a strict condition and will be monitored. Failure to obey may result in disqualification or even worse, an accident.

All runners must wear their race number displayed on their front and a race chip.

It is important (and also a Health & Safety requirement) that you have your race number visible at all times during the race. We ask you warm-up in your extra layers but start off wearing the top you intend running the whole race in. Don’t worry about being cold - the hill at the start gets rid of this problem!

Runners must pick up their race chips 15 minutes before their start time. If you are a community runner you will collect your race number then too.


Runners must be at the start line at least 5 minutes before they are due to start 

Runners need to run with a microchip tied to their shoes - please untie the microchip at the end of the race and place in the container provided when you finish.


No headphones / earplugs to be worn (safety issues).

Please note this is a running race so while we accept some runners may walk some parts of the hills, we do not allow people to walk the race. 


Runners start from the Governors Bay school up the hill to the main road. From there they run  along the main road until Voelas Road (about 1.2km to go)  where they turn right.  Runners turn right again into Godley Quay and finally end up on the recreation grounds near the end of the Quay. 

At the end of the event runners will receive a flower to celebrate their achievement. There will also be 10 Spot prizes of glorious bouquets from Aromaunga Baxter flowers, the race sponsors, presented to finishers picked at random.