Nutrition Tips

Not sure what to eat or drink in the last week? Check out these great tips from our local harrier club.

Training Programmes

CP20Black20Logo.JPGDust off those shoes, get some friends together and set yourself a personal challenge. Here are some great training programmes from Complete Performance to help you reach your goal for the Pak'N Save Marlborough Marathon.

Remember for all the half and full marathon entrants there is a bottle of Villa Maria wine if you cross the finish line. What more motivation do you need! 

Simply click on the pdf link to open the programme.  

First Marathon Training Plan: 42.2km  
Intermediate Marathon Training Plan: 42.2km 
First Half Marathon Training Plan: 21.1km 
Intermediate Half Marathon Training Plan: 21.1km
10km Training Plan
5km Training Plan

For more information about these programmes go to 

Team CP Training Groups

For our Christchurch entrants an opportunity not to be missed. 

Join Team CP and get involved with a great group of people that will help you achieve your goal, be it to run your first 5 kms without stopping, through to a PB in a ½ marathon.The fun and enthusiasm of our team will make sure that you are in great shape on race day to achieve your goal.

Your programme will consist of group training sessions, running technique sessions weekly tips to get you organised for race day and heaps more.

Team CP is for everyone, you have the option of joining one of the following training teams:

• Team CP 5km, for those that are getting started and are currently walking or walk/running, 
• Team CP – 10km, for those that can run 5kms without stopping and would like to double that distance!
• Team CP – ½ marathon, for those that either want to complete their for ½ or have a goal of going faster! 

“As a newbie to Team CP I have to say the Tues run group was fantastic! Can't wait to see my progress over the next 10 weeks. Tough hills but the view totally made it worth the work....Thanks Rosie!" Shar Davis   

Pak'N Save Marlborough Marathon Training Series - 5k / 7.6k Walk and Run Options     

If wanting to get notified by email when these are starting again please send us an email, Training Series database or join us on our facebook page at

Also welcome any feedback about how to improve things for you all in 2013. Keep up the training and come and join in the fun no matter what your level of fitness. 


Marlborough Marathon Stretching

Other useful resources and websites


Venue & Bluebridge Bus Service

Needing transport?

Tasty Tours bus service will be available for entrants arriving on the Bluebridge on Friday and Saturday sailings. You may book by emailing or freephone 0800 254 654, at a cost of $20 per head, delivered to your accommodation within Blenheim. Bookings essential, limited seating.

Make sure you have received confirmation that your booking has been processed.

On Monday 28th of October Tasty Tours bus service will be available to deliver back to Bluebridge. Pick-up points in Springlands and Seymour Square (in Blenheim CBD) will be notified to you. Bookings essential, as above, $15 per head.

Entrants wishing transport to Villa Maria for the briefings can book as above for pick-ups from 7.00 am at Seymour Square and 7.05 am from Springlands, cost $10 per head. Buses will be available at Villa Maria after prizegiving to return to town.

If you have any other specific requests just let us know.

Bluebridge Ferry Deal

Bluebridge are keen to help North Islanders head South to attend the Pak'N Save Marlborough Marathon. You’ll receive a special promo code to use for discounted travel to the event upon registration.  Check your confirmation email for details.


Scenic Hotel

scenic_hotels.gifWe proudly bring you our official accommodation provider, the Scenic Hotel.

Click here for more information. For booking options call their reservations team on 0800 69 69 63 or 03 520 6187.

There is a special accommodation deal for the weekend from Friday the 25th to Monday the 28th of October. Simply quote the code 'PASMM' in the appropriate box online and this will secure the special discount. For further assistance please contact

The Scenic Hotel Marlborough has just completed the second stage of its multi-million dollar refurbishment. This phase focused on the public areas of the hotel, including the restaurant, bar and reception. Click here to see the latest media release. 

Heartland Hotel Room


For information on accommodation options and activities to enjoy during your stay in our beautiful province visit our Marlborough Visitor Information website. Click here.