The Auckland course comprises two laps of a figure of eight course on fully closed roads within the Auckland Domain. The race venue and start/finish line is directly in front of the Main Grandstand. All runners and walkers start together at 6:30pm and head west. After a short detour around the playing fields, run up onto Football Rd and head towards the museum. At the end of Football Rd, a left take you onto The Crescent briefly before another turn takes you onto Museum Circuit and the only hill on the course. As you reach the front of the museum, follow Museum Circuit right around the back of the museum and join on to Cenotaph Rd. This completes a full circuit of the museum with stunning views over the Waitemata Harbour.
Re-join The Crescent and continue past the Wintergardens and Kiosk Café. Just before reaching Domain Drive, you will be directed onto the playing fields for the run towards the finish line. On your first lap, keep right and continue on through the finish arch to begin your second lap. On your second lap, keep left and follow your fellow finishers for a banana, drink and that awesome finishing feeling. You made it!