Key Information

On the Day

Start Time:  9:00 AM

Warm-up and Briefing Time:  8:15 AM

Registration Fees

Affiliated with a school or the Active For Life Programme?

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

Entering as general public?

  • FUN RUN/WALK $30.00
  • TIMED RUN/WALK $35.00

*** Late pick ups ***

Please collect on Sunday morning from 7am at the Registration/ Information table, Shore to Shore start, Takapuna Grammar School

Route Map

The race starts at Takapuna Grammar School field, goes along Lake Road, Takapuna Beach, Hurstmere Road, Milford Beach and finishes at Milford Reserve.

Please Note: The course is still the same as previous years but has been measured out to be 5.9km. Please keep this in mind if you are entering the timed component of the run.

Start and Finish Maps

The race starts at Takapuna Grammar School field and finishes at Milford Reserve.


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Bus Information

Harcourts Cooper and Co Shore to Shore are pleased to announce that Bayes Coachline buses will again be operating the bus service for 2024. They are absolutely certain to be the best way to travel around the Shore to Shore event and are guaranteed not to disappoint!

Buses will NOT be departing from Milford Centre this year!

They will be departing from a designated area on Craig Rd, near the corner of Milford Rd to take participants to the start line at Takapuna Grammar. If you are parking at the finish line please buy a one-way morning bus ticket (departs 7am-8am) to take you to the start line. This is the recommended method! If you are parking at the start line please buy a one-way afternoon bus ticket (departs 11am-12pm from the finish line area) to take you back to the start line after you have finished the run.

Bus tickets will be available for purchase with cash on the day.

Bus Loading Zone



$3 one way/per person.

Buy your bus tickets online.  Your bus tickets must be prepurchased during online registrations.


Pre Event Buses – 7.00 am – 8.00am

Post Event Buses – 11.00am – 12.00pm

Buses will not operate outside of these times. 

Bus tickets will be with your registration when it is collected. Alternatively, bus tickets are available for purchase on the day – CASH ONLY

Buses are available to everyone.

No dogs or pets will be allowed on the buses.

Car Parking

Parking is available on the neighbouring streets at the start and finish. You can buy a one-way bus ticket 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). For more information see our bus information below.

Parking is NOT available at Milford Centre this year. All available parking is on street only.

PLEASE BE MINDFUL of the parking restrictions in the area. Check all signs to ensure your vehicle won’t be towed away.

School Charter Buses

Schools who organise their own charter buses please ensure your buses are parked on Inga Road.

This is the only place for charter buses to park at the finish line.

Important: if your school is using a charter bus, please get in contact with the Harbour Sport Events Team to ensure you have the correct bus route plan. We will also inform you where to park on the day.

NB: In previous years, charter buses have been dropping participants off in the incorrect zone causing delays on Lake Road. Buses who do not follow this route will incur warnings which may affect parking for their future Shore to Shore charter buses. 

General Public Registration kit pickups

If you have registered under General Public, you need to pickup your race number (and bus ticket & t-shirts, if applicable). If you have registered with a school, your race number (and bus tickets & tshirts if applicable) will be sent to that school.

General Public Pickup Times are as follows:

  • Thursday, 4th April: 10am – 6pm or
  • Friday, 5th April: 10am – 5pm



Pickup Location: 

Harbour Sport

Sports House, Stadium Drive

Albany, Auckland 0632

*** There is no on the day pickup available ***

Tent Sites

Booking a 3 x 3m tent site for the finish of the race is a great way for your schools’ participants to get together and enjoy the after-race activities. Many schools set up a sausage sizzle and picnic for their school.

Tents must be set up from 7am and all vehicles off the reserve by 8am. No pegs are to be embedded into the grass. Please supply your own sandbags.

Tent sites will be allocated on a first in first serve basis, with locations being finalised the week before the event. Ambassadors can book a tent when they register their school.

Any further questions please contact the Harbour Sport Events Team on 09 415 4647 or email


Official Charity 2024

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.