This event takes participants on a 21.1km journey of Marlborough wine, taking you between the rows of Marlborough's vineyards for a unique chance to get up close and personal with Marlborough's famous Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes.
For one day a year 25 generous Marlborough landowners grant us access through their properties and give you the opportunity to run, walk and soak up the vistas of Marlborough's Wairau Valley. Without their permission, this event wouldn't be possible. Please visit the Super Heroes page for a list of these generous people and companies.
The 21.1km off-road run or walk captures the very essence of Marlborough: vines for miles, stunning scenery and the golden hues of autumn. Previous participants often cite the 5km section along the banks of the Wairau River as a highlight.
As you make your way around the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon course, you’ll pass through vineyards owned by some of Marlborough’s best known wine companies, including:
Saint Clair Family Estate, Cloudy Bay, Allan Scott Family Estate, Wairau River Wines, Starborough, Morton Estate Ltd, Babich Wines, Stoneleigh, Drylands, Giesen Wines, Whitehaven.
Accommodation and activities in Marlborough
People often ask us for accommodation and activities we recommend in Marlborough.
Recommended hotel accommodation at Scenic Hotel Marlborough
Marlborough's attractions and more accommodation
For travellers from Wellington please see the Interislander special offer
2012 results will be available to view here