Newsletter #4

November 10, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Hope the training is going well and you are all feeling fit and fabulous!  

For those of you yet to enter a reminder to get your entry in now to avoid that late entry fee that kicks in at midnight on Friday 16th November. On line entries close off at midnight on Sunday 25 November but late entries will still be accepted up until 8.30pm on Friday 30th November at the Help Desk at registration.                                    

Check out the Google map on our contact page for registration and start/finish locations.

VillaMaria2.gifRegistration times are as follows:

11.30am – 8.30pm: Friday 30th November at the Marlborough Convention Centre

6.15am – 7.15am: Saturday 1st December at Villa Maria Estate 

Thank you for registering on the Friday where possible as there will only be a skeleton crew covering registrations on the Saturday morning. Remember a friend may collect your race bag on your behalf as long as the have your race number details.

Our timing team will be allocating race numbers this weekend. An email with your race number, entry detaPRIVATE.BIN.nv.ARNEIS.bottle.000_100x_150.jpgils and registration reminders will be emailed out on Tuesday 20th November. Please note that this is the email you bring to registration so print it off and keep it in a safe place.

Needing transport? A venue and Bluebridge bus service is now available with return trip options. Visit our prepare page for full details. You may book by emailing  or freephone 0800 254 654. Cost each way - $10 venue and $15 ferry. Bookings essential as limited seating. If you have any other specific requests just let them know. Make sure you have received confirmation that your booking has been processed.

BBQ tickets close off on Sunday 25th November. We won’t be issuing tickets at registration as who remembers to bring them anyway! Just visit the BBQ marquee with your race number and once they check the list you will be given a coupon to redeem your BBQ & Bubbles lunch. We realise some of you would have had an early start so these will be available from mid morning if feeling famished!


A reminder that tee shirt orders received before 16 November will be available to collect at registration. For orders received after 16th November we cannot guarantee that these will be available. If not, these will be posted out after the event.

The FAQ page on the website will answer any queries you have about the day with specific sections for marathon runners, walkers, prize giving and entry transfer information. For your support team the FAQs have a list of safe spectator spots and these will also be in the information booklet.

As the big days looms closer we will be using facebook and the latest news box on the home page to keep you up to date with reminders etc. We ask that all entrants make themselves aware of all event information on the website and in the information booklet in your race bags so you are fully informed about the organization on the day.                                                             Harrier2BClub.png

For the kids there is a Mini Marathon at 8am that is organised by our wonderful Marlborough harrier club. Entry is by way of a gold coin donation on the day. 

Catch up again in a couple of weeks.
Keep pounding those pavements!

Pete Halligan 
Race Director