Newsletter #5

November 18, 2012 at 10:09 AM


We are all getting really excited as the big day looms closer!

Make sure you bring the deck chairs and picnic rug so you can sit back, relax and soak up the ambience of Villa Maria Estate. We have the perfect Marlborough day booked in.

This final newsletter has a few race day reminders for you and we will also be using facebook and the latest news box on the home page to keep you up to date as needed.

Race Numbers Issued

An email with your race number, entry details and registration reminders has been sent out. Please note that this is the email you bring to registration so print it off and keep it in a safe place. If you are a late entry and entered after 16th November your e-ticket will be sent out on Monday 26th November.

Information Booklet 2012

A bit of light reading for you before you get to the start line. An Information Booklet will be in your race pack and has detailed information about briefing times and course information and will hopefully answer any questions you may have about the day. 


The party kicks off at registration! New World will be there to welcome you and present you with your bag of treats. So allow time to mingle and meet the sponsors, try on some funky Newton shoes, sample some Villa Maria wine to settle any pre race nerves and tempt the taste buds with NZ King Salmon. 

BBQ & Bubbles - SOLD OUT!

Reached our maximum of 400 tickets so sold out sorry. Remember just go to the BBQ tent when feeling hungry and they will check the list and issue you with your ticket to receive your BBQ lunch. Then take this ticket to the Villa Maria tent to receive your glass of bubbles. Enjoy!

Food Options Available

There will breakfast options on the day for your support team and the following food and drink options:
Bacon and egg burgers, a range of delicious café food from BV Gourmet, sausage sizzle for the kids, real fruit ice creams, chocolate treats, CPR coffee, cold drinks, beer and of course Villa Maria wine. 

Entries Still Open 

Online entries are open until midnight on Sunday 25th and after that entries are still accepted at the Help Desk at registration.

Category Change Requests

Category changes can still be made until 8.30pm on Friday at registration.. Please do not email us requesting category changes as all category change requests can now only be sorted for you in person at the Help Desk at registration. Please refer to the Entry Transfer section of the website for all information. No eftpos at registration sorry so just cash or cheque accepted.                              

Bus Options

Needing transport to the venue or from Bluebridge? Phone 0800 254 654 to secure your seat. Bookings essential and it is crucial you have had your booking confirmed as seats are limited.                       


Congratulations to Cheryl Lippiatt who won't have far to get to the start line as she is the lucky winner of a New World Marlborough Marathon Weekend for two at Villa Maria Estate.

Cheryl gets to stay in the vineyard at the picturesque apartment and enjoy the convenience of stepping out the door to the marathon start line. Her prize includes two free tickets to the New World Marlborough Marathon, two night's accommodation at Villa Maria vineyard apartment, breakfasts and dinner on Saturday evening.

Thank you to Villa Maria for this wonderful treat. Enjoy Cheryl!  

There is a huge team of people working hard behind the scenes to ensure this will be a fantastic day for you all. Our thanks to each and every one of them. Please acknowledge our wonderful volunteer team on the day when you get  the opportunity. They are simply the best!

Safe travels and we look forward to welcoming you to Marlborough.

Whatever your personal challenge our best wishes to you all on the day.

Pete Halligan 
Race Director