Event Info / Merchandise

Fees and Options   

Run Category

If you enter the run category you can run the course or run and walk the course. As there is no hybrid category those wishing to run/walk should enter the run category.

Walk Category

If you enter the walk category you must walk the entire course.Please refer to our Walkers FAQs for more information about the walkers category.

Entry Fees

NB: Those wishing to run/walk should enter the run category.

Marathon $80 - Run only
Half Marathon $60 - Run / Walk
15km  $50 Run/Walk
10k $40 - Run /Walk
5k $25 - Run /Walk
2km $15 - Kids Mini Marathon

Late Entry Fees-  Change

We put a late entry fee in place to ensure we do not receive our entries in the last week! In order to run a professional event we need most of our entries in two weeks before the actual day so personalised bibs and transponders can be ordered and delivered on time. All late entries will be given a pink 5000 series number regardess of what category you enter. 

The following late entry fees apply if entering after midnight on Friday 14 November.

Marathon + $15
Half Marathon + $15
10k Marathon + $10 
5k + $5
Kids Mini Marathon + $5

Wheelchair Category

We can now have a really good look at this for 2014 as the sealed tracked makes this a perfect option for wheelchairs. Email pete@tose.co.nz if needing more specific information. 

Age Categories

All categories apply to male and female runners and walkers. The 10 year age group categories are set by your date of birth on the day of the event. If aged under 17 you confirm that parental consent has been given for your entry and participation by signing the waiver when you enter.

Junior - Under 20 yrs
Open - 20-29 years
Vintage 1 - 30-39 years
Vintage 2 - 40-49 years
Vintage 3 - 50- 59 years
Classic Vintage 4 - 60-69
Classic Vintage 5 - 70+

Kids Mini Marathon 

This informal category has now been formalised and the kids will receive a bib number and transponder just like the big people and will again be run by the Marlborough Harrier Club. It will be for kids aged up to 10yrs. It is a safe run around the track for approximately 2k. All the kids will receive a treat at the end. The $15 entry fee is just to cover costs for this event. 

Major Spot Prizes

The ‘2-minute Grocery grab’ to the value of $400!

Conditions:

  • Max of $400 worth of goods, 
  • Max of 2 units of any one item 
  • Confined to Grocery, Dairy and Freezer aisles 
  • May have one other person to push trolley

 

Enter Now

Entries are limited to 1500 so we urge you to enter now to secure your place at the start line!

Hard Copy Entry

If you would prefer to fill out a hard copy then click here for the download and then print off. Fill the form out and send to Top of the South Events, PO Box 1156, Blenheim.

Online entries close at midnight on Sunday 16th of November. Late entries will still be accepted at registration but you will incur the late entry fee.

Registration Times

Thank you for registering on the Friday where possible as there will only be a skeleton crew covering registrations on the Saturday morning. A friend can sign for your race pack on your behalf. Registration times are as follows:

1pm - 6pm: Friday 21 November 2014 
Pak'N Save store, Middle Renwiick Road, Blenheim

6.15am - 8.45am:  22 November Athletic Park 2014

Start Times / Briefing Times (Approximate only)

7.00am 42.2km - Briefing at 6.45am
8.15am 21.1km - Briefing at 8.00am
8.30am  15km -  Briefing at 8.15am
8.45am 10km - Briefing at 8.30am
9.00am 5km - Briefing at 8.45am

12 Midday (approx) Kids Mini Marathon - 2km

Payment

You can enter online via our secure server with payment by Visa or Mastercard. All online entries will receive an electronic confirmation of entry email with your reference number. Race numbers will be allocated closer to the event and emailed seperately in another email.  

Your statement will show the payment to Top of the South Events (TOSE). An entry ticket with your race number and registration information will be sent out a few weeks prior to the 2014 Pak'N Save Run in the Sun.

If you prefer to send a hardcopy entry just download an entry form. Please make cheques out to Top of the South Events Ltd and post to:

Top of the South Events Ltd
PO Box 1156
Blenheim 7240
M: 027 466 9671

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Merchandise

BBQ

Villa Maria

In the beautiful treed setting of Athletic Park venue you can enjoy a glass a delicious  bbq.jpg
BBQ for just $20. All you need to bring is the picnic rug and deck chairs so you can soak up the ambience of the grassed inner area of the track.

Just visit the BBQ marquee with your race number to redeem your lunch tickets. Limited tickets available so order for your support team now or when you enter online.

Tee Shirts

Orders received before 14 November:

These will be available to collect at registration.

Orders received after 14 November:
We cannot guarantee that these will be available at registration. If not available these will be posted out after the event.

Mens Tee Shirt - $40

Micro Fibre mens active tee - moisture wicking

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Womens Tee Shirt - $40

Micro Fibre womens active tee -moisture wicking
Specific womens cut with cap sleeves 

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The back of both mens and womens tops is the same

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Sizing Guide

Available sizes are:

Mens: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL

Womens style: XS/8, S/10, M/12, L/14, XL/16, XXL/18

Sizing guide

When using the size specifications please note that the measurement is of the garment from underarm to underarm when laid flat. It is not a fit measurement.

To aid in getting the correct size, take a garment you have that fits you correctly, lay this flat and measure the distance from underarm to underarm. You can then use this measurement to match to the size specifications.

Note that if you measure your chest at 101cm you will not fit a size S which measures 50.5cm in half chest.

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Course Info and Maps

General Information

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The start / finish for all the courses will be at the home of running in Marlborough which is the beautifully set Athletic Park which is situated right next to the Taylor River reserve. If you ran or walked in the event in previous 21.1km category then there is no acutal change to the course itself except where the start/finish is now located. All run distances start from Athletic Park so everyone gets to experience the beautiful and idilic Taylor River reserve area. 

Our new 15k course has all the great characteristics of the now higly respected and regarded 21.1km and is surrrounded by the vista of Marlborough vineyards for much of the course. The 10km and 5kers are back on the Taylor River where they iuse to be when the event first began in 2010. Check out our course descriptions and maps for full details for all courses.

Each 5km will be marked for both the full and half marathon distances and both these courses are certified. There will be water stations and toilets provided approximately every 5 kilometers. Both water and High 5 will be available from these aid stations.

Start Times / Briefing Times

7.00am 42.2km - Briefing at 6.45am
8.15am 21.1km - Briefing at 8.00am
8.30am 15km -  Briefing at 8.15am 
8.45am 10km - Briefing at 8.30am
9.00am 5km - Briefing at 8.45am

12.00pm Kids 2Km -Briefng at approx 11.45am Mini Marathon 

21.1km and 42.2km Course Description

Your start is at Athletic Park and you will head straight out onto the Taylor River reserve and up the river on the formed gravel tracks. You will cross the river on large concrete pads specifically designed for foot traffic, so you will still have dry feet and then link up with the road system commonly known as the Ben Morven circuit. At the end of Paynters Road it is a right turn onto New Renwick Road and back toward the Taylor River walkway system. You will be guided down onto the onto the western side of the Taylor River heading back toward Blenehim which is a combination of mowed grass, concrete and gravel tracks. At the Henry Street Bridge runners will make their way up the other side of the river back toward Ahtletic Park. For the marathon runners it is twice around this course. 
Click here for the course map and elevations. 

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15km Course Description

The start is also from Athletic Park and will follow the same direction as the the full and half marathon competitors until abou the 5.5km mark where you will make a hard right turn on Benmorven Road. At the intersection of New Renwick Road you will turn right and head back toward the Taylor River.  Once on the Taylor River you will be running on the western side of the river reserve and all the way to Blenheim and cross the river on the Beaver Road footbridge and head back toward Athlete Park and onto the track to the finish line
Click here for the course map and elevations

 

10km Course Description

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Competitors will also start from Athletic Park same course as the full, half marathon and 15km runners until they reach the intersection of where the extension of Wither Road intersects the Taylor River track. You will then cross to the other side of the river and make a right hand turn and come down the western side of the river on the formed track. You will carry on to this side of the river until you get to the Henry Street Bridge where you will cross the river and run back toward the entrance into Athletic Park from the river reserve.
Click here for course map and elevations.

5km Course Description

Competitors will start from Athletic Park head out to the Taylor River Reserve and make their way to the Burleigh Bridge. The will be marshalled across the pathpath of the Burleigh Bridge and across to the other side of the river and back down onto the river reserve and head back toward Blenheim. The will cross back over the eastern side of the river once they get to the Beaver Road Bridge and and then make their way back to Athletic Park.
Click here for course map and elevations. 

Kids Mini Marathon

This course will be set in and around the track and centre grassed area of Athletic park making it very safe for young children and their families. There will be a range of distances for the various age groups and starting from 10 years and down to 5 years.

FAQ

  • FAQ

At times due to situations beyond our control there may be slight changes to the information stated below. Please ensure you check our website again prior to the event. Please email admin@tose.co.nz if you cannot find the answer to your query in our FAQ.

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Updating Your Profile FAQ

Please check your personal profile to ensure your details are accurate.You can update your personal details at any time - address, phone number, medical condition, emergency contact name and number, DOB, gender! 

  • How do I update my profile?
  • We will present your profile information to you so you can quickly check each time you sign up to an event, or you can login anytime and update your details. If you change your profile details, these changes will be immediately updated to any events that you have signed up for in the past or future. 
  • What is the advantage of having a profile?
  • Having a profile makes it faster for you to sign up for EventPlus hosted events by providing the ability for you to save your basic profile details so you do not have to fill in your personal details every time you enter.  EventPlus is a sports event framework. Only organisers whose events you have signed up to can see your profile information. Organisers cannot see any information about any other events which you have signed up for.     

Entry Transfer FAQ

  • Can I obtain a refund?
  • Withdrawals are non-refundable but an entrant may transfer their entry to someone else.
  • Participants can formally transfer their entry to someone else up until Sunday the 1st of November 2014. Due to the amount of processing and administration required a transfer fee of $10 applies.
  • Can I transfer my entry to next year?
  • No your entry cannot be rolled over to the following year.
  • How do I transfer my entry to someone else?
  • Please follow the entry transfer process outlined below.
  • 1. The person you are transferring your entry to needs to download a hard copy entry form. 
  • 2. Mark clearly at the top of the entry form ENTRY TRANSFER 2014
  • 3. Complete all your own details clearly and sign.
  • 4. Attach a cheque if posting for the following fees or pay by direct credit. 
  • Our account details are: Westpac Blenheim 03 0599 0464118 00 
  • Ensure you write Entry Transfer and your name and race number for our records
  • - $10 transfer fee to be included
  • - Add entry fee difference also if changing to a longer category 
  • - Changing to a shorter category will not be refunded
  • 5. Attach the new entry form to the original entrant's entry ticket and email/post to the event organisers by Sunday 1 November 2014.
  • 6. Once the entry transfer documentation has been received and processed the new entrant will receive an email confirming their entry.
  • No charge to transfer from runner to walker or vise versa within a category?
  • That is correct! No charge even on the day of the event.
  • No charge for all transfers received before 1 September 2014?
  • That is correct!
  • Can I transfer between event categories?
  • Please follow the entry transfer process outlined below.
  • There is no charge to transfer from runner to walker or vise versa within a category?
  • There will be no $10 administration charge for all requests for transfers between event categories received before Sunday 1 November.
  • After that date there will be a $10 administration fee for those wanting to transfer between event categories.
  • If transferring your entry to a different event category before Sunday 1 November:
  • 1. Email admin@tose.co.nz clearly outlining your request to transfer your entry to a different event category.Include your name, reference number or race number, current category and request to change to a new category.
  • 2. Attach a cheque if posting for the following fees or pay by direct credit. 
  • Our account details are: Westpac Blenheim 03 0599 0464118 00 
  • Ensure you write Entry Transfer and your name for our records 
  • -$10 transfer fee to be included -if after 4 October
  • -Add entry fee difference also if changing to a longer category 
  • -Changing to a shorter category will not be refunded
  • 3. Once the entry transfer documentation has been received and processed you will receive a confirmation email.
  • If transferring your entry to a different event category after Friday 4 October:
  • All transfer requests received after Friday 4 October will be processed on Saturday 26 October at registration. Complete a change request form at the Help Desk before you collect your race pack. There is no eftpos at the Help Desk at registration so please bring cash or cheque.

GENERAL FAQ

  • How is the event timed?
  • We are using T-tags digital transponders. These might be a combination of shoelace and bib tags and these are provided by Ninness Associates our wonderful timing team. Click here for full instructions.
  • Is there extra support for marathon runners?
  • The full marathon participants will have provision for personal drink bottles and nutrients at the 20km and 30km aid stations only. These must be marked clearly with your name and race number and left in the labelled crates at the Help Desk tent by 7.00am.
  • Can I leave my gear/clothing anywhere?
  • There will be a gear storage tent available at the venue. Your bag must have your drop bag label on it before it will be accepted. This area will be supervised but organisers take no responsibility for lost gear.
  • Can I run and walk the course?
  • Absolutely! Entrants wishing to run and walk the course should enter the run category. It is not possible to give accurate results for the hybrid as the amount people run or walk varies so there is no hybrid category this year.
  • Where will I find the toilets?
  • There will be a bank of toilets available near the start / finish. Please refer to the course maps for the location of toilets along the course. There are also toilets located underneath the grandstand of the venue.
  • How do you lodge an appeal?
  • Anyone wanting to make a complaint or lodge an appeal against another runner must put their complaint in writing to our event referee within thirty minutes of crossing the finish line. 
  • - A deposit of $50 cash is to be lodged with the complaint. If upheld the money will be refunded to the complainant. If declined the $50 is forfeited. 
  • - The decision of the committee must be given within a reasonable time but no later than 1pm on the day. Please note that their decision is final with no right of appeal against that decision. 
  • - There will be no appeals in the 10k and 5k events. 
  • - Any other dispute that might arise as a consequence of this event outside of the appeal process will be dealt with by the race organiser and their decision will be final.
  • Where is the Kids Mini Marathon?
  • This is organised by the Marlborough Harrier Club. The 2km course will be in and around the track area.
  • Drink stations? 
  • Drink stations will be located approximately every 5km on all courses with both water and High 5 supplements available at these stations.
  • Where can I buy High 5 ? 
  • Click here to locate the High 5 stockists. We are currently working on having a Blenheim stockist. 

General FAQ

  • Is there a new start / finish line for 2014?
  • Yes. The fifth edition of the Pak'N Save Run in Sun will start and finish at Athletic Park, Blenheim.
  • Do we get a bottle of wine?
  • We are currently negoitating with highly regarded Marlborough wine brand to supply all full and half marathon competitors who complete these distances. To receive this offer the competitor must be 18 years or older.
  • What is the date of the race?
  • Saturday 22nd of November 2014.
  • When is registration?
  • Thank you for registering on Friday where possible as there will only be a skeleton crew covering registrations on the Saturday morning.
  • 11.30am – 8.30pm: Friday 21 November at the Pak'nSave on Middle Renwick Rd, Blenheim.
  • 6.45am – 7.45am:Saturday 22 November at Athletic Park. 
  • Can a friend register for me?
  • Yes a friend can sign for your race pack on your behalf.
  • Parking?
  • There is ample parking available at Athletic Park at the end of Stratford Street.
  • What will the weather be like ?
  • It is always sunny in Marlborough! Temperatures ranging from the low to mid 20s can be expected although temperatures can be higher later in the day. Remember if it is warm then please consider your hydration needs.
  • What time does it start?
  • Full Marathon : Briefing Time 7.45am - Start Time 8.00am
  • Half Marathon : Briefing Time 8.00am - Start Time 8.15am
  • 15k : Breifing Time 8.15am - Start Time 8.30am 
  • 10k : Briefing Time 8.30am - Start Time 8.45am
  • 5k : Briefing Time 8.45am - Start Time 9.00am
  • Kids Fun Run : Briefing Time 11.45am - Start Time 12.00am (approx)
  • What distances will there be?
  • For walkers and runners and there will be 21.1K, 10k and 5k courses. For runners only there will be the 42.2k course. Both the full and half marathon courses are certified. A Kids Mini Marathon in and around the venue a 2km course.
  • Are there team options for 2014?
  • No
  • Do we accept late entries?
  • Entries can be accepted up until 8.30pm the night before the event if spaces still available.
  • Can I enter on the day?
  • Yes but only if time and space available.Email us at admin@tose.co.nz if you know you plan to enter this late so we can save you a spot at the start line.
  • Is it a hilly course?
  • No this is not a hilly course but there a couple of small hills on the longer distances. Please check the course profiles under Event Info.
  • Is there a wheelchair category?
  • Yes we are looking at an event on the track of Athletic Park. 
  • Is there a limit for this event?
  • Yes there will be a limit of 1500 entries set for this event.
  • Will there be certificates?
  • Yes, certificates will be available from our website after the event. Go to the history page and locate the results for the year you competed. When you have located your time you will see there is a link to a downloadable ceertificate that you can click on and then print off. 
  • Are there any time restrictions?
  • Yes due to traffic management plans the course and finish line will be officially closed at 1pm. The courses will no longer be marked or marshalled after this time. Participants may continue at their leisure but will need to provide their own support after this time and will be continuing as a member of the public and not an official entrant. You will be asked to hand in your race number and transponder to the Tail End Charlie and these will be kept at the Help Desk for you to collect.
  • Can I use an iPod in the event?
  • Absolutely no iPods are to be on at the briefing. Once the course opens up iPods may be used at a very low volume. The safety of our runners /walkers is paramount and we ask that everyone respects they must be turned off when the course is congested or if needing to hear other participants, traffic and /or safety instructions from the marshals.
  • Spectator Spots
  • Athletic Park start/finish area will see all courses start from 8am onwards right through to the finish at around midday
  • On the Burleigh Bridge you will see all distances from 8am through until 12pm as they pass on under the bridge on both sides as they make their way into town and then on the return back up the Taylor River. 
  • The Taylor River at the end of Bank St from 9am until 12pm as the half and full make their way up the western side of the Taylor River.
  • Beaver Road Bridge from 9am till 12pm on both sides of the Taylor River where the 10k, 15k, half and full will pass.
    The extension to Munro St from the car park area. This is a large area where the spectators could in fact be on the both sides of the track. The 10km or second water station is in this area.

 Full Marathon Runners FAQ

  • Support crew guidelines for marathon runners
  • There is to be no support given to any of the entrants from motor vehicles as this is a very dangerous activity and becomes a safety issue.
  • Do all the full marathon runners get a medal?
  • Yes. You can collect your finishing medal once you have fully recovered from the Help Desk! 
  • What should you eat or drink in the last week?
  • Check out these great nutrition tips from our local harriers.
  • Where do I leave personal drink bottles?
  • The full marathon participants will have provision for personal drink bottles and nutrients at the 20k and 30k aid stations only. These must be clearly marked with your name and race number and left in the labelled crates at the Help Desk tent by 6.30am. Remember it is vital to stay hydrated!

Walkers FAQ

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We value our walkers and want to ensure our policy is very clear for everyone. Walkers will not be sent off with the runners. This is a separate event and walkers will receive their own additional briefing and be sent off separately.All walkers will have bibs that clearly identify them as walkers.

Walkers may use any walking technique but must not run. If you wish to walk / run then please enter yourself as a runner. For safety reasons walking sticks, nordic poles and crutches are not permitted on the course.

We rely on entrants integrity that walkers WALK the complete course. We trust that all walkers will abide by the following criteria for walking in this event and save embarrassment to yourself and event organisers. Click below to read the criteria for walkers. 

  • Criteria for walkers
  • By entering as a walker I agree to walk the entire course. I acknowledge walking is not a refereed event for the Pak'N Save Run in the Sun but I understand and accept that if I am judged by officials to be not walking at any stage of the race that I will be disqualified from the walking section and re-categorised as a runner for the purposes of results. In the event of any disqualification as a walker I accept I will be ineligible for any merit prizes, but still may be eligible for spot prizes. If you enter as a walker you are placed as you cross the finish line. There are no protests or objections as the officials determination at the finish line will be final.

Events are confronted with the issue of walkers who run, jog, skip or have an action that is not deemed to be walking and for this reason the first walkers to finish can find themselves neither acknowledged or awarded.

Thank you for ensuring that we are able to recognise and celebrate our walkers for their honest efforts at the Pak'N Save Marlborough Marathon.

Major Spot Prizes FAQ

- House of Travel Flights 
- Merida 2014 commuter bike - Valued at $1200 
- 3x Bluebridge travel vouchers - Valued at $300
- 3x Newton Shoe Vouchers - Valued at $250

  • Do I need to be present at prizegiving? 
  • You will need to be present at prize giving with your race number to be in with a chance to win one of our spot prizes. Place your race number tear off strip in the red bin provided on the stage area to be eligible for a spot prize.

Prize Giving FAQ

We believe everyone is a winner and our focus is to spoil every participant and not just our major place getters. Participants rave about our race bags as being the best they have ever received at any event. Heaps of fabulous spot prizes and a medal for all overall winners and age group place getters.

  • When will prize giving start? 
  • Prize giving will start at 1.30pm at Athletic Park. If wet, due to the difficulty of having a large enough venue our major spot prizes and category winners will be displayed on our website as soon as possible. Please collect your prize / medal from the prize giving team on the stage area if you know you are a category winner and all spot prizes and unclaimed prizes / medals will be sent out.
  • What awards are given?
  • All marathon runners receive a medal for getting to the finish line!
  • The fastest three men and three women overall, regardless of age in the full and half marathon running categories will receive cash prizes, a medal and a bottle of wine to help them celebrate.
  • The fastest three men and women overall, regardless of age in the half marathon walking category will receive a sponsors prize, a medal and a bottle of wine.
  • You will need to be present at prize giving with your race number to be in with a chance to win one of our spot prizes. Place your race number tear off strip in the red bin provided on the stage area to be eligible for a spot prize.
  • Prizes will also be awarded for the best dressed male and female so make yourself noticed out there on the course!

  Safety of Children at Venue

  • Supervision of children
  • Please ensure you are aware of where your children are at all time. The Taylor River sometimes has water in it at that time of the year so could pose a hazard to young children. The organisers have expectations of parents and guardians if they have children with them to ensure their safety at all times.

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