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Distance runners in for a passing view of Dotcom Mansion

Distance runners in for a passing view of Dotcom Mansion

Runners will have the rural roads North of Auckland to themselves this Sunday March 16 for the fourth annual Coatesville Classic.

Touted as Auckland’s most scenic half-marathon, the route will take runners past exclusive lifestyle properties - including the Dotcom Mansion.

Long time Coatesville resident Ailsa McArthur of Bayleys Albany is a principal sponsor of the event this year, and is looking forward to seeing some 1500 entrants cross the finish line.

“This run is unique because it is so rural. It allows runners to get right up close to the countryside. They’ll not only get to see all of these luxurious homes, but also the very eclectic side of Coatesville - with everything from the gorgeous cottages right through to Kim Dotcom’s mansion,” Mrs McArthur said.

The Coatesville Classic is the second largest half-marathon in Auckland, and has grown from an original field of just 234 trailblazers.

Entrants can choose between an 8km run or walk, the Kristin 2km Kids’ Dash, or the full 21km course.

Ailsa McArthur will be waiting to congratulate runners at the finish line in the Bayleys marquee where a physiotherapist will be offering free five minute massages to soothe tired limbs.

Alongside her roles as a member of the local Residents and Rate Payers Association, and a sponsor of the Dairy Flat Tennis Club, Ailsa says her involvement in the Coatesville Classic is a great opportunity to further community support for her home patch.

The Coatesville Classic will begin at Coatesville Reserve at 7.30am on March 16. A full road closure will be in effect for the duration of the event to ensure participants can enjoy a safe and traffic-free environment.

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