From Mark at Sport Wellington:
My organisation, Sport Wellington, is running the “AMI Round the Bays” run/walk which includes the New Balance Half Marathon.
Around 10,000 people will be there for Wellington’s largest participation event. As a fellow cyclist we need to be aware of road closures from 8.00am to 11.30am.
Previously, some cyclists have tried to cycle the course and have given the marshals a bit of grief.
This is not cool. Remember the marshals are volunteers, just like you and I who marshal for our cycle races. The police and transport agencies have sanctioned this event.
Please do not attempt to ride along any part of route during road closures as you will be denied access. Closures include Cobham Drive. Closures are necessary for the safety of participants. King Kapisi will be playing at Kilbirnie Park after the event – feel free to come down and soak up the atmosphere. What we can recommend is cycling the route eastward from the city from about 11.30am as there will be few cars around. Event info can be found here http://www.wellingtonroundthebays.co.nz/ Course map is here http://www.wellingtonroundthebays.co.nz/EVENT_INFO/COURSE_MAPS.htm
Thanks for your understanding and support
Mark Coburn, Sport Wellington