The Coatesville Half Marathon attracts up to two thousand people to the area and most will arrive in private vehicles. It is a significant challenge to find convenient, safe parking for all and, with this in mind, we have created a simple guide to parking for the event and we encourage all competitors to read the notes below carefully.

What Time Should I Arrive?

Half Marathon / Park in Coatesville Pony Club. Aim to arrive between 6am and 7am. If you are still to register, go closer to 6am. If you have your race pack, you can go closer to 7am. Important! First light is approx 7:10am so you will be parking in the dark. Take care, drive slowly and obey the parking marshals. Consider bringing a torch for the short walk to the race venue.

8k Classic / Park in Coatesville Pony Club. Aim to arrive between 7am and 8am. If you are still to register, go closer to 7am. If you have your race pack, you can go closer to 8am. Important! First light is approx 7:10am so you might be parking in the dark. Take care, drive slowly and obey the parking marshals. Consider bringing a torch for the short walk to the race venue.

4k Downhill / Your event starts at 9:45am but you must be at the Coatesville Settlers Hall for a race briefing at 9:05am (before boarding your bus to the start line). Therefore, we recommend arriving between 8 and 8:30am and parking in Coatesville Pony Club. Access to this car park and Glenmore Rd will close at 8:30am sharp so if you arrive later than this, you will have to find your own parking in the area which will not be easy.

2k Kids Dash / The easiest parking for the kids’ dash is to arrive between 8 and 8:30am and park in Coatesville Pony Club. Soak up the atmosphere of the event and watch the start of the 8k and the muster for the 4k. Before you know it, it will be time to get ready for the dash. If you elect to arrive after 8:30am, you will have to find your own parking in the area. This will not be easy.

Important Notes

  • The car park does not open until 6am. Please do not arrive earlier than this.
  • Car park entry closes at 8:30am sharp! No exceptions.
  • The car park exit onto Mahoenui Valley Rd will be open from 9:00am until 10:20am, when it will close until approx 10:50am to allow the safe running of the Kids’ Dash. During this time, limited controlled egress via Glenmore Rd will be allowed.
  • Both car park exits (Glenmore Rd and Mahoenui Valley Rd) will be fully open from 11am.
  • Please observe the no-parking zones. There is NO PARKING in Mahoenui Valley Rd and Glenmore Rd and a No Stopping zone will operate on one side of Coatesville-Riverhead Highway adjacent to the venue.
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