The Manawatu Striders Half Marathon on Sunday, 9 August 2015 is an annual running race in Palmerston North which starts and ends at the Massey University Recreation Centre.
This event has now been replaced by a full marathon, half marathon, 10K & 5K in May.
The Half Marathon is a scenic tour of Palmerston North. Run/walk through the campus of Massey University, over the Manawatu River, through the suburb of Hokowhitu, past the Manawatu Golf Course and on past the Centennial Lagoon, along the bridle track of the Esplanade, through the suburb of Riverdale, around the Awapuni racecourse and return to Massey University.
The 10K and 5K courses follow the same course but turn around sooner.