The most recent edition of this event was on 9 September 2017.
The Whangamata Run/Walk Festival on Saturday, 12 September 2015 has 21km half marathon, 10km and 5km events.
It starts and ends at the Whangamata Area School, Port Road, Whangamata.
The 5K is a flat course around the town streets. The 10K is partly around town and also out on SH25. The Half Marathon starts with a town circuit, then out on to SH25 with a turn around just south (i.e. Whangamata side) of Julian Road and back to town again. All courses start and end at the Whangamata Area School on Port Road.