Event Information 5km - 10km Run/Walk

Event options:

Course options for kids and adults;

  • 5km  Cross country Run or Walk
  • 10km Cross country Run or Walk

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.

The obstacles for the course will be set up so that you will be able to go around them if you do not wish to do the obstacles. You will also be able to run and walk mainly on pathway if you do not wish to take the track.

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;

  • 0 - 12 years - (Childrens 3km cross country Run and Walk only)
  • Under 20 - (5km and 10km options)
  • Over 20 - (5km and 10km options)

Event start times:

Walk 10 km - participant briefing 8.50am, start time 9.00am

Run 10 km - participant briefing 9.05am, start time 9.15am

Walk 5 km - participant briefing 9.20am, start time 9.30am

Run 5 km - participant briefing 9.35am, start time 9.45am

Children's 3km - participant briefing 10.20am, start time 10.30am

View the children's 3km adventure course page here


Course Information:

5km Event

5km Downloads

Download course map (283kb pdf)

10km Event

10km Downloads

Download course map (283kb pdf)

Course Safety:

Event Rules

This event may be postponed or cancelled in extreme weather conditions at the Event Managers 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 however roads will be closed to ensure your safety. 
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. First Aid staff will be available throughout the course.


If your child(ren) would like to enter the 3km childrens cross country run you may run with them for support but please do not participate on the obstacles if you have not entered. This is to keep the flow of people moving at each obstacle and for the safety of the children.

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 at each obstacle 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.

Kids 3km adventure course page



Please note this is a change from previous information:

Registration will open at 6.45am on Sunday 18 May - Event registration and race pack collection will be available on site at the event base Hobsonville Point Primary School.  Parking will be available in the Hobsonville Point Secondary School but a small charge may apply as a donation to the secondary school. Late registrations made on the day can be paid for with cash or eftpos.

Competitors Briefing:

There will be compulsory event briefings which all participants need to be at 10 minutes prior to your event start time.

Event Timeline:

Sunday 18th May

  • 6.45am - On the day registration opens
  • 8.50am - 10km cross country event briefing
  • 9.00am - 10km cross country event start
  • 9.05am - 10km run/walk event briefing
  • 9.15am - 10km run/walk event start
  • 9.20am - 5km cross country event briefing
  • 9.30am - 5km cross country event start
  • 9.35am - 5km run/walk event briefing
  • 9.45am - 5km run/walk event start
  • 10.20am - 3km childrens cross country run event briefing
  • 10.30am - 3km childrens cross country run event start
  • 9.00am - 3.00pm Entertainment and stalls will be open for the enjoyment of your family and friends.

Check this space for an event programme.



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 paying 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.