Harcourts Cooper & Co Run the Point
Hobsonville Point Park
Welcome to Harcourts Cooper & Co Run Albany … your chance to run or walk on closed roads around stunning Albany Lakes Civic Park and North Harbour Stadium. Formerly the Albany Lakes Summer Series, Run Albany is a reboot of an old favourite and the Grand Finale of the Harcourts Cooper & Co North Shore Run Series. The course is mostly flat and very fast and distance options are 5k, 10k or 15k for runners and 5k or 10k for walkers. A shorter 2km course is available for the kids. Every finisher of Run Albany receives a beautiful commemorative finisher medal.
We Take Our Finisher Medals Seriously
Run Albany is the Grand Finale of the Harcourts Cooper & Co North Shore Run Series, four amazing events at four great North Shore locations. The series is spread right throughout summer and offers a fantastic fitness goal for the warmer months. Make this your fittest summer ever and trade up to North Shore Series Pass. Check out all the action from the last event - including those beautiful medals - on our recap page.
> Run Albany 2022 Recap.
Albany Lakes Civic Park
Event base is stunning Albany Lakes Civic Park, a beautiful and tranquil oasis in the heart of Albany’s bustling retail sector. Entrance to the park is directly opposite the main plaza of Westfield Albany. The entrance is the perfect spot to view the two water catchment lakes, bisected by the centrepiece of the park, the Art Bridge – a feature of all race distances.
Trade Up To North Shore Run Series
Run the Point is Race Two of the Harcourts Cooper & Co North Shore Run Series, four amazing events at four great North Shore locations. The series is spread right throughout summer and offers a fantastic fitness goal for the warmer months. Make this your fittest summer ever and trade up to North Shore Series Pass. Find out more at northshorerunseries.nz.
Earn That Medal!
All finishers in all events will receive an exclusive Harcourts Cooper & Co Run Albany finisher medal … a collector's item and a great token of a goal achieved!
By The Numbers
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Important! Please familiarise yourself with our T&Cs (see below) prior to registering.
When entering one of our events, you will be required to accept our Waiver, which includes vitally important information we do not want you to miss. Above all else, you must acknowledge that your registration is non-refundable and cannot be deferred to a later edition of this event or transferred to another event (read our Refunds & Deferrals Statement). To be fair and equitable to all - we will not deviate from this position under any circumstances. You will also be acknowledging our Participation & Competition Rules including the important stipulation that - in all disputes - the Race Director's decision shall be final.
- Age restrictions are calculated using the participant's age on race day.
Please also note:
- All amounts are in NZD and inclusive of GST. You will be directed to our secure online payment partner, Windcave, to complete your payment. All payments over $100 are eligible to use our "FlexiREV" facility to split your payment into 4 fortnightly installments (5% service fee applies).
From 2k to 15k, There's a Race Option For Everyone
The 10k Classic course comprises two laps of the 5km course At the end of your first lap, charge on past the super-tempting turn onto the Art Bridge and towards the finish line - this is unfinished business! Next time around, bear right, under the start arch and across the Art Bridge to the finish line. You made it!
Run Albany features a "big event" course with road closures for the majority of the way. It comprises a circuit around the iconic North Harbour Stadium and the Albany Lakes Civic Park are. The course is an accurate 5 kilometres and it mostly flat, but save some energy for the long and gradual uphill from the 3k marker. The last 800 meters are downhill or flat with inspiring views of the finish line and park. Onya!
Everything You Need to Know About Run Albany
Don't get caught at the finish line when you should be at the start line. Here is the full run down of what's happening where and when, including those all important start times ....
Race Number Collection
Race Numbers must be collected from the race site Registration tent; Saturday 2pm-4pm and Sunday/Race Day from 6:30am.
Race Number & Timing Tag
A valid race number (with timing tag on the reverse) must be worn on the front of your shirt whenever taking part in any of our events. Find out what it looks like, how to attach it and when you will receive it here ....
An aid station is placed near the half way mark of the 10k course (Bear Park) and another, for 15k competitors) near the finish line. Check out the course maps in the Race Options section for exact locations ....
Every finisher - no matter the distance - will receive a beautiful Run Albany finisher medal. Wear it loud and proud - you earned it! Check out last year's medal below ...
Immortalise your achievement with a revTab medal insert. revTab is a self-adhesive plate, accurately cut for the recess on the back of your medal. It is delivered direct to your home and shows your name, distance and time ....
Parking & Transport
The best parking for Run Albany is in Westifle Mall - but make sure you select one of the 4 horu spots or you could get an unwelcome surprise when you get back to your car. There is also plentiful parking in nearby surrounding streets. Albany bus station is a short walk from the venue.
Whilst we want to see every single person make it to the finish line and smash their fitness goals, the need to open roads, free up resources and release race marshals all require definite cut-off times to be implemented. Read about them here ...
Walkers are made very welcome at all of our events and will often be 10% of the total field. Check out our walking guidelines with info on how to register as a walker and the competition rules ....
The safety of our participants, crew and the public is our number one concern. First, last and always. Find out more about our safety procedures and what to expect at our events here ...
Can't make it to the event? You can still take part - and earn that all-important finisher medal - by completing the event virtually and uploading your finish time. Find our more about how this works on our dedicated info page ...
Run the Point has had a varied life already. Here's what we've achieved so far.
Check out photo galleries, videos, medal designs from previous events.