Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQs are currently in the process of being updated – More information to come soon!

How do I register?

Please Register via the Registration page through your School, General Public or Active for Life

When does registration open and close?

Registration will open late February and close midnight on Sunday, 31st March

General Public – Registrations Fun run – on the day (we do encourage you to register before the day as queues can be long)

What are the Event Terms and Conditions?

When you register, you agree to accept the Terms and Conditions related to this event.

Read the Terms and Conditions

How much is it to enter the event?

If you are affiliated with a school or the Active For Life Programme, the registration fee is:

  • FUN RUN/ WALK $17.50
  • TIMED RUN/ WALK $22.50

If you are entering as general public the registration fee is:

  • FUN RUN/WALK $33.00
  • TIMED RUN/WALK $35.00

What is included in the entry fee?

All registrations will give back to their nominated school between $3 to $5 in sporting equipment, a chance to win heaps of spot prizes including scooters, sports equipment and other exciting goodies!!

Timed runners will receive an official timing chip with their entry. The timing chip allows participants to receive an official finish time.

Can my family and friends do this with me?

Yes! This is the perfect event where all your friends and family can get involved and join in on the 5km run/walk with you. They will need to register online and can support your school. If they support your school, they get the discounted price and their packs will go to you at your school (if your school is a participating school) 

Can my friends and family watch?

Definitely! We encourage you to bring as many people with you as possible, there will be perfect viewing opportunities around the course.

How long is the course?

The course is still the same as previous years and has been measured out to be approximatley 5.9km.

Is it a competition?

Up to you! That’s the beauty of Shore to Shore, decide to take on the course with your mates and challenge each other, or run for fun with your family and friends!

What should I wear?


ALL Participants must be in close-toed shoes.

We encourage participants to have fun and dress up for the run/walk. There will be spot prizes for the best fancy dress. Trainers and/or closed in footwear are a MUST and activewear is most appropriate if you are not dressing up.

Are there refunds on entry fees?

A cancellation request needs to be requested 5 days prior to the event. Cancellation will incur a $5.00 cancellation fee per participant and loss of your online service fee.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

Yes, everyone must sign/acknowledge the waiver form.

Is parking available on site?

Parking is available on the neighbouring streets at the start and finish. You can buy a one-way bus ticket ($3.00) during your registration to take you to the start line in the morning (if you park at the finish line) or back to the start line after the race (if you park at the start line).

What happens if there is bad weather?

The event goes ahead rain, hail or shine so come prepared for the weather! The only time it will be canceled is if the event organisers decide the participant’s health and safety is compromised.

Can I still participate in the 5km if I have a pre-existing medical condition?

Yes, however we recommend you receive medical advice from your Doctor prior to completing the run.

Will there be medics on site?

Yes, there will be medical professionals ready with an ambulance, and multiple qualified first aiders on site.

Will there be drinking water on site?

Yes, there will be drinking water available at the finish line. Please bring your full reusable drink water for along the course.

How old do I need to be to enter?

There is no minimum age or age limit to enter, but anyone under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Can my school/sports team/club put up a tent on the day of the event?

Yes, your School Ambassador can book your school a tent on the day when they register your school or email for more information.

Official Charity

The Hand Up Fund has been created by Harbour Sport as a result of an initial partnership set up with Rotary Browns Bay.

Hand Up is aimed at supporting elite junior athletes that will benefit the most from a small financial hand up and support them on their pathway to senior national honours.

Our vision is to expand the fund to support more and more athletes each year. Through even the smallest of donations, you are helping us reach this goal and support our local young sportspeople.

Donations can be made on Registration.


Zero Waste event

Shore to Shore is a Zero Waste event! Remember to be a tidy kiwi and not leave any rubbish behind. Don’t forget to bring your reusable drink bottle with you, or purchase one at the time you register!