It’s the oldest road race in Hamilton and one of the oldest annually contested running events in New Zealand – but its focus has always been the Waikato River.

When Round the Bridges began in 1945, there were only two traffic bridges in the central city. Now there are five.

There have also been changes in participants.  The event was started to let Hamilton residents witness top New Zealand athletes in action.  Over the years it has evolved to include recreational and social runners, walkers and children, while also maintaining a competitive element.

It’s a picturesque 6 or 12km course along the Waikato River taking in some of Hamilton’s best known landmarks and iconic bridges.  Beginning and ending in central Garden Place, most of the course follows the river along both sides, with two bridge crossings.

Join the thousands of other runners and walkers embracing active and healthy lifestyles. There will be plenty of on course entertainment to keep participants motivated and having fun.

Round the Bridges – a truly iconic Hamilton event not to be missed!

Next event date

Sunday 21 November 2010

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Registrations closed early for the main events at the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore when all places had filled by mid-September.  

This means a maximum 55,000 runners will take to the streets on 5th December – 20,000 each in the full marathon and 10km distances and 15,000 in the half marathon.

Children can enter the Kids Dash up to 17th October or when the limit of 5000 participants is reached.

For the first time this year, organisers have introduced an Ekiden event.  This is a team relay where six participants compete in six stages of equal or unequal distances, totalling 42.195km.  Ekiden is a popular event in Japan, USA, Australia and other parts of the world.

Course details were still to be confirmed when this issue went into production but the start and finish points have been fixed.  The full marathon and ekiden begin in Orchard Road, the half marathon at Sentosa, while the 10km and Kids Dash events start on Esplanade Drive.  All categories finish at the Padang in St Andrew’s Road.

This year’s nominated charity for funds raised is Club Rainbow (Singapore), an organisation that helps children who suffer from major chronic and potentially life-threatening illnesses.

Next event date:

Sunday 5 December 2010

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