5km - 10km Run/Walk Event Information

Event Options - kids and adults

  • 5km  Cross country Run or Walk
  • 10km Cross country Run or Walk
  • 3Km Cross country run or walk - View page here

We will separate the walkers and the runners for timing purposes. If you think you will walk the entire course, please select the walk option for the distance you would like to do.

If you are either going to run the entire course, or run some and walk some, please select the run option for the distance you would like to do.

Team times will be recorded and an average taken for your school or team group for all 10 entries that cross the finish line.

Event Categories

The following age group categories will be used for this event;

  • All age groups can enter any of the events.

Competitors Briefing

There will be compulsory event briefings which all participants need to attend. These are held 10 minutes prior to each event start time.

Start Times / Event Timeline

Sunday 26th May

Time Event


On the day registration opens


10km cross country walk/Run event briefing


10km cross country walk/Run event start


5km cross country walk/run event briefing


5Km cross country walk/run start


3km cross country walk/run event briefing


3km cross country walk/Run event start



9.00am - 1.00pm - Entertainment and stalls will be open for the enjoyment of your family and friends.


Course Information

5km Event

The 5km event is open to all ages to walk or run.  The course covers a large area of Hobsonville Point, using the Coastal Walkway, with beautiful scenery, with the board-walk, past the ferry wharf and around historical Bomb Point. At Bomb Point you can still see the ammunition storage sheds used decades ago - but these are off limits behind a fence these days.

Course map (240kB JPG will open in a new window)

10km Event

The 10km event is open to all ages to walk or run. It is essentially two loops around the 5km course. Watch carefully for the 5km-10km signs on your first time around; and the second time around go to the finish. Don't three times around!

Course map (240kB JPG will open in a new window)

Course Safety

Event rules

This event may be postponed or cancelled in extreme weather conditions at the Event Manager's discretion. If this occurs there will be no refunds, but you will have the option to receive a credit for the following year's Henderson Lions Club Hobsonville Point Runway Challenge. Remember all proceeds will be donated to children in the community who are in need.

All entrants must stay on the course and pass all marshals. Tail-end marshals will follow the last competitor and ensure everyone is off the course safely.

The tracks are open to the public so please respect their space. The course will cross Hobsonville Point Road and Buckley Avenue. These roads will not be closed so you will need to observe normal traffic rules.
Qualified ambulance and safety support will be available both out on the course and at the event base.

Entrants must help other entrants in trouble and notify the next available course marshal (wearing yellow Lions vests). First Aid staff will be available throughout the course.


If your child(ren) would like to enter the 3km cross country run/walk you may run with them for support. Remember all entry fees are donated back to the community so we would prefer you paid an entry fee.

The course is very accessible to parents/ carers who would like to take photos and cheer the participants on from different locations around the course.  There will be officials around the course to help entrants if needed.

Please be considerate to the people doing the event and do not obstruct the path if you are a supporter.

3km cross country page



Registration will open at 9.00am on Sunday 26th May 2019 - Event registration and race pack collection will be available on site at the event base Hobsonville Point Primary School.   Late registrations made on the day can be paid for with cash, EFTPOS or cheque made payable to Lions Club of Henderson-West Auckland Charitable Trust.



The start and finish lines are at the Hobsonville Point Primary School, address: corner Hobsonville Point Road and De Havilland Road.

Getting to Hobsonville - from Central Auckland via North Shore View on Google Maps

Getting to Hobsonville - from Central Auckland via North Western motorway View on Google Maps

There have been continual road works over the last year around the Hobsonville Point entrance. We will endeavour to keep this map current.

Event location on Google Maps


After you've completed your event, grab a coffee from the coffee cart, lay down your blanket and enjoy watching everyone crossing the finish line.

Each participant will receive a medal and goody bag to celebrate taking part in the event.

At the end of the event, there will be stalls and entertainment.