Sunday 14th October 2018


You can download a pdf here

On-line Entries

Available here until Thursday 11thOctober.

Postal Entries

Complete and return the entry form with fee by Monday 8thOctober. Include an email address or stamped self-addressed envelope if you require a confirmation of entry.

Click here for paper entry

Late Entries

Entrieswill be accepted up to 30 minutes prior to the selected race start and will incur a $10.00 late fee.


Entry fees (less $10) will be refunded for withdrawals received in writing by 5pm, Friday 5thOctober.

Start Times

Marathon 7.00 am
Half Marathon Run 8.45am
Half Marathon Walk 8.50 am
10km Run/Walk 9.30 am
5km Run/Walk 10.00 am


Marathon Early start: Competitors expecting to take more than 6 hours to complete the marathon should phone Stephen Hannam on 0274705286 to arrange a 6.30am start. Early starters are not eligible for merit prizes. Marshals or drink stations will only be provided from 7.00am.


Times for all events will only be recorded until 1:00pm. Times may not be recorded for the 5km event.


Half Marathon walkers will start 5 minutes after runners. This is not a refereed event and is open to all levels and forms of walking. If you wish to run or jog part of the half marathon you should enter as a runner. Participants in the 5 and 10 km recreational may run and/or walk.

Click on the distance to see the course map : Marathon; Half Marathon; 10km; 5km (new course)Wairarapa 5km photo


Transponders can be collected from Makoura College at Makora Rd, (see map) between 4-6pm on Saturday or from 6.30am Sunday. Participants may change events only on Saturday.


High quality Kooldri T-Shirts are available for $40.00 in men’s and women’s styles.

Details and sizes can be viewed here.


  • Changing, showers and toilets at Makoura College.
  • Drink Station locations are marked on the course map. Special drinks will not be catered for. Make your own arrangements for other drinks. These may be handed out at drink stations but must not interfere with another competitor.
  • First Aid facilities will be available on the course.

Prize giving

Prize giving will start approximately 1:30 pm at Makoura College. Participants must be present to claim merit and spot prizes. Certificates will be available on-line following the event.

Merit prizes

Marathon/Half Marathon Runs – prizes will be awarded to the 1stmale and 1stfemale finishers in all grades.  Remaining prizes will be based on competitor numbers at Friday 12thOctober. For each grade, 2ndplace will be awarded where there are more than 5 competitors and 3rdplace where there are more than 10 competitors.

Wairarapa Country Marathon Trophies – 1stmale and 1stfemale marathon finishers (any grade).

Bev Coley Memorial Trophy – 1stfemale ACM half marathon finisher.

Hamlin, Gregory, Turnbull Memorial Trophy- 1stmale ACM half marathon finisher.

Prizes will be awarded to the 1stmale and 1stfemale finishers in the half marathon walk, 10km run/walk and 5km run/walk.


Contact Details

Email:       countrymarathon@gmail.com

Website:    www.acm.kiwi.nz

Postal:      The Race Secretary, Athletics and Cycling Masterton,

P O Box 375, Masterton.

Phone:      Stephen Hannam (06) 378 9205 or 0274705286

Click Here for 2018 results.

Click Here for 2017 results.

Click Here for the 2016 results

See the 2015 Results by Clicking here

See the 2014 results by Clicking here

Click on the distance to see the course map : Marathon; Half Marathon; 10km; 5km