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Tauranga International Marathon 2017 & 2018

  • The Strand tauranga (map)


We did the PR for the Tauranga International Marathon (TIM) in its inaugural year in 2017 and again in 2018. Founded by Total Sport the TIM is a fast, flat and fun event that takes place from Mauao (Mount Maunganui) to Tauranga’s The Strand.

Our campaign focused on generating interest and entries in the Bay of Plenty and from across the country.

Our strategy was to hone in on the participants and their stories to generate real life stories. We also worked with TIM to implement a successful celebrity ambassador campaign for both events, which generated a lot of press interest, as well as their charity partner, Live More Awesome, which was also a cool media angle.


"The event showcases the beautiful spaces and places Tauranga has to offer.”

– SunLive

Some examples of the scope of coverage:

Running family
Sun Live
Celebrity ambassador profile - Viarni Bright
Celebrity ambassador story - Viarni Bright
Celebrity ambassador news - Mike McRoberts
Ambassador story - Rachel Grunwell
Local news
Entrants - real life stories

Earlier Event: 18 September
Later Event: 18 October
Shh-Boom - The Koi Boys and the APO