Race Day Prep

Once completed, your entry will appear in the “Confirmed Entries” page of the entry site.

Your race pack MUST be picked up from the Otago Polytechnic, Sargood Centre, 40 Logan Park Drive, Dunedin as follows.
NB: This venue is to be confirmed regarding the new date for this event.
(Note that you or someone representing you must pick up your race pack. It will NOT be sent to you.)

(Dates and times may be subject to change – any changes will be posted on the Dunedin Marathon Facebook page and this website.

Friday 5th November 2021 from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Saturday 6th November 2021 from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m
Sunday 7th November 2021 from 6.00 a.m. until race start

Representatives from the Emerson’s Dunedin Marathon will ONLY be there at the dates and times above.
Please DO NOT go there at any other time or you will disrupt classes, students and staff.

T-shirts ordered when during race entry will be ready for pick up at race pack pickup. As noted above, you must pick up your t-shirt, it will not be sent to you.

The most important item in your race pack is your race number (aka bib number). The number will include:

  • A timing chip stuck on the back of the number
  • A tear off strip:
    • To be used to loop around the handle of your bag carrying your gear (like an airline tag). Bags will be transported from the start line to the finish line for you to pick up after the race.
    • To be handed in at prizegiving to be put into a draw for spot prizes.



From Portobello – at the entrance of the Portobello Recreation Reserve, Allans Beach Road
Full marathon
8:00 am – no early starts

From Sargood Centre, Logan Park Drive
Half marathon run9:00 am
Half marathon recreational walk 9:05 am
10 km recreational walk 9:15 am
10 km run 9:30 am
5 km fun run/walk 9:45 am
Marshalls are on the course to show you the way.

All competitors will need to make their own way to the Sargood Centre, 40 Logan Park Drive. Free transport will be provided to take Full Marathon runners to the start at the Portobello Domain.
Important : Please indicate your transport requirements on the Entry Form.


  • You don’t have to go on the bus, you can arrange your own transport if you wish.
  • There are too many people for the organisers to find look for people who haven’t arrived. It is your responsibility to get to a bus on time.  We won’t know if you’ve missed the bus.

Departure times:
Buses depart from outside the Sargood Centre between 6.15.am – 6.30am.

Drink stations at 5km intervals will serve water and Pure Nutrition sports drink.

St John personnel will follow the event and be in radio contact. Medical support will be on hand at the finish.

The race organisers reserve the right to withdraw any competitor who is deemed medically unfit to continue the race. All competitors agree to abide by this rule by the fact that they enter the event. All competitors enter at their own risk.

All competitors enter at their own risk, traffic will be on the course at all times. Speed restrictions and road detours will be in place, full details will be in your Race Pack. Supporters are urged to contribute to a safe and enjoyable event.

Finishers of all events will be presented with a Dunedin Marathon finishers medal at the finish line.
Note: You do need to finish to get a medal.