July 18, 2020

Mackenzie Half Marathon 2020

July 18, 2020 Mackenzie Half Marathon • 1 Banks St Fairlie FairlieCANNew Zealand  7925 View Map Organized by Mackenzie Half Marathon


Half Marathon - Half Marathon (time under 3 hours)
Half Marathon - Half Marathon (time over 3 hours)
River Dip 10K - River Dip
Flat Jack 5.5K - Flat Jack
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July 18, 2020

Mackenzie Half Marathon

1 Banks St Fairlie FairlieCANNew Zealand  7925
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The inaugural Mackenzie Half Marathon is a fantastic way to explore the stunning Fairlie basin, the Gateway to the Mackenzie. Due to the restrictions that Covid-19 is causing, we have tentatively postponed the event to 18 July 2020. As it will be colder weather at that time of year, we suggest you come well prepared. Next year we will be back to Easter weekend, where you'll be able to enjoy the Mackenzie Highland Show on Easter Monday.

Starting from the Village Green in the heart of Fairlie, the three running/walking events (5.5 km, 10 km and 21.1km) cater for all levels of ability and fitness. 

Start times will be staggered throughout the morning to ensure entrants can support each other.

The Mackenzie Half Marathon, the headline event, kicks off at 10.00am for participants with an estimated race tome of over three hours, and 10.30am for everyone else. This exciting course includes river walkway tracks, river crossings and views that will take your breath away…. unless the hill climb does it beforehand!

The 10km ‘River Dip’ starts at 11.00am, followed by the 5.5km ‘Flat Jack’ at 11.15am.

Prizegiving on the village green after the last participant funishes - approx 2.30pm.

The Flat Jack is the only event that does not include a river crossing, but wet feet may still be on the menu if there has been a lot of rain as the river track can get quite puddly!

Afterwards why not stay awhile and enjoy some High Country hospitality! Grab a pie at the famous Fairlie Bakehouse, browse the shops with their fine array of goodies and clothes or maybe a game of mini golf. Tekapo is a 30 minute drive away if you want to soak your muscles in the hot pools. If you're still feeling energetic take a hike to the top of Mount John and enjoy stunning views of the mountains and lakes. 

Event details and schedule


All races start and finish on the Village Green, on Main Street in the centre of Fairlie.

Start Times

Half Marathon 9over 3 hours) 21.1km    10am

Half Marathon Run 21.1km                   10.30am

River Dip 10km                                   11am

Flat Jack 5.5km                                  11.15am


Half Marathon - $59.50

River Dip - $49.50

Flat Jack - $30


Other Information

Prize giving on the Village Green after last race finishes - approx 2.30pm.

Medals to all finishers plus spot prizes.

Four drink stations on Half Marathon Course, none on the shorter courses.

Photographer on course.

Please see our website (www.mackhalfmarathon) for accommodation and other local info.



Competitors will receive a timing chip in their race pack. This must be attached to a shoe (not carried in a pocket). Unreturned chips will be charged at $20.

Race numbers must be worn on the chest and be visible at all times.

Bikes, roller-blades, skateboards, pushchairs & dogs are not permitted.

Competitors must not be accompanied by anyone not registered for the event.

For safety reasons, wearing headphones is not recommended.

Competitors must stay on the marked course and follow the instructions of the Race Marshalls.


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