Southern Cross Round the Bays Run – 2024 Registration & 2023 Results

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Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, New Zealand March 5, 2024 Registration Open

Southern Cross Round the Bays is an annual race held in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, New Zealand since 1972. It is New Zealand’s largest run which has grown exponentially over the year from 1200 participants in first year to over 34,000 participants now. The course is 8.4km long, flat and follows the Waitematā Harbour’s coastline.

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Southern Cross Round the Bays Run

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Round the Bays Run
Distance 8.4km
Race Date March 5, 2024
Start Time  9:15 am onwards**
Eligibility Criterion No criterion. All are allowed
Fees ^^ – Adults/ Elites (16 years & older) $ 30 & Up ^
Fees ^^– Child (5-15 years) $ 15 & Up ^
Fees ^^- Infant (0-4 years) $ 5
Registration Register here
Expo Details Venue: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, 181, Westhaven Drive, Weathaven Marina, Auckland 1011
Date & Timings: Feb 29 (12pm-7pm for corporate team only), Mar 1 (8am-7pm) & Mar 2 (8am- 4pm)

** Different race start timings as per category – detailed below:
First Wave (Elite wheelchair, Elite Runners & Runners): 9:15 am
Second Wave (Joggers): 9:30 am
Third Wave (Walkers): 9:45 am

*** Family Passes available as follows:
Family pass: 2 adults + 2 children: $ 80 & Up
Family pass: 2 adults + 3 children: $ 90 & Up

**** Team entry and Virtual entry also available

^ Prices/ Fees are time sensitive and will increase as we move closer to the race date.
^^ Prices are inclusive of GST. Please note a 3.5% payment processing fee will be added for all card payments.

Route / Course Map

Information about the course maps & other details for the Southern Cross Round the Bays Run 2024 not yet available. Please check the information from the 2023 event below

Start Area Map Start Area Map
Start groups/ Waves Wave Start Details
Hospitality sites Hospitality Site Map

The Southern Cross Round the Bays Run was a POINT to POINT course with the below mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Quay St., Besides Spark Arena, Auckland CBD St. Heliers Bay


Prize Money

Information about the prizes/ awards for the Southern Cross Round the Bays Run 2024 not available but below are details from the 2023 edition
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women to receive prize money
  • 1st place:  $1000
  • 2nd place:  $500 + Under Armour Vouchers
  • 3rd place:  Under Armour Vouchers

2023 and Earlier Edition Results



Important Points

  • Free event shuttles available from The Parade, Vallenoweth Green (6:45am till 8:30am) and from Melanesia Road, Madills Farm (7am till 8:30am) to start line at Commerce Street. Return shuttles from Long Drive to Britomart (10:30am – 2:15pm) and from Melanesia Road, Madills Farm to Britomart (11:30am – 2:15pm)
  • Bag drop facility available. Bags can be dropped off at start line (corner of Quay & Tangihua Street) or at finish line (Vallenoweth Green) before boarding shuttle
  • Aid stations: There would be aid stations located along the course providing water, portable toilets and medical facilities
  • Not permissible: No pets, bicycles, scooters, hand cycles, skates, skateboards or roller blades are permitted. No drones, poles or sharp objects
  • Hospitality packages are available ranging from $ 500 to $ 2500.
  • Time limit applicable. The course would be open to traffic after 12:15pm

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