Newsletter #3

October 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Greetings from the New World Marlborough Marathon office.

VillaMaria_Cat_sm.gifWith only five weeks to go the countdown begins so make sure you check out the training programmes on our website from Complete Performance, take advantage of the amazing 60% discount from our friends at Bluebridge and secure your accommodation asap as some places are already sold out.

If you have not yet entered then we suggest you don’t leave it too late as the entries are rolling in and we are shutting the online entry system when we reach our ceiling of 1500 runners and walkers. A reminder that the late entry fee kicks in after November 16th and if you are wanting a personalized bib your entry must be in before this date. Enter now  to ensure you don’t miss out. 
For all those wanting to run and walk, as there is no hybrid section this year you just need to enter the run section. The walkers may use any walking technique but must not run. Check out the Walkers FAQ's for full details.                                                       

If wanting to buy your BBQ & Bubbles lunch tickets, we have only 160 left so order when you enter. You can order extra tickets for your support team from the online shop

It is great to have an international line up this year with entrants from as far afield as the Netherlands, Germany, France, UK, USA and Australia joining us at the start line. A special welcome to you all.

As well as feeling fit and fabulous on the 1st you may also be the lucky winner of one of our major spot prizes. Up for grabs are a Merida 2013 commuter bike, House of Travel flights for two to Sydney,three Bluebridge return ferry sailings and three Newton shoe vouchers.

For those of you doing the half marathon and keen to do a PB this year we have experienced runners as Pace Team Leaders for 1hr 30, 1hr 40, 1hr 50 and 2hr times to help you reach your goal. 

Life.Ed.Upright.Logo_3_100_X_100.jpgKeen to run for a great cause? Check out our website for full details and join Team Harold. Even if you have already entered you can still sign up. Harold is busy training and anyone can be part of this fun team. 

For the local contingent make sure you join us for the final two weeks of our Sunday morning New World Marlborough Marathon Training Series. Visit our training page for full details.

Our main way to keep everyone up to date in the weeks ahead will be via our facebook page and the latest news section on the homepage of our website. So keep visiting us as these will be updated frequently. 

Two weeks prior to the event an email will be sent out with your race number and registration details. This is the email you will need to bring to registration. A reminder to check out the FAQ page on our website as that will hopefully have all the information you need.

Exciting news! We have a brand new date for next year. Marlborough Marathon #4 will be held on the Sunday of Labour weekend every year from 2013 so mark SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER in your diary now. Having the event on a Sunday allows locals that work Saturdays to participate and those that travel will have the opportunity to enjoy a magic Marlborough long weekend.

Catch up again in a few weeks.
In the meantime keep pounding those pavements!

Pete Halligan 
Event Director