In its sixteenth summer, the Harcourts Beach Series has become a regular institution on Tuesday evenings at the Takapuna Reserve. Young and old alike participate, from first timers, to fitness enthusiasts and serious athletes. There is something for everyone from the 250m Junior Ocean Swim or 500m-2000m swimming distances for adults. Runners and walkers participate in 5–7km events with juniors completing a 2.5km beach run. Stand-up paddleboarders complete over 1km-4 km distance events. The series runs until late March . Whether you swim, paddle or run, the Harcourts Beach series offers challenges for the whole family.