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The course is 21km of mainly flat terrain which is uneven underfoot, with less than 4km on sealed road. Competitors can enter the running, hybrid (combination of running and walking) or walking section.

As a guideline, time taken to run and walk 21km generally range from:

Fastest† Average† Slowest†
Run †1.10 hr †2.06 hr †3.40 hr
Hybrid †1.44 hr† †2.45 hr †3.56 hr
Walk †1.56 hr †3.28 hr †4.56 hr


Registration will be held at Harcourts Marlborough on Friday 11 May 2012, from 10am to 8pm. Harcourts is located at 1 Scott Street in central Blenheim. You'll receive a race pack, including a drink bottle, Peak Fuel Hydration sachet, your timing transponder, race number and detailed course information.

Start Times - 12 May 2012

Please see relevant briefing and start times below:

Briefing †Start Time
†Run †8.50am †9.00am (sub 2 hr)
9.05am (post 2 hr)
Hybrid †9.10am †9.20am
Walk †9.30am †9.40am


Buses will depart from Seymour Square (near the clock tower) in central Blenheim and take participants to Saint Clair and back again for $10 return per person.

†Departure Seymour Square †Departure Saint Clair Cellar Door
†7.45am (arrive 8.00am) RUNNERS †Buses depart every 30 minutes from 11.30am - 2.30pm
†8.15am (arrive 8.30am) HYBRIDS
†8.45am (arrive 9.00am) WALKERS

Parking † † † † †

Limited parking is available on Selmes Road and at Makana Confectionary (please see 'course map' on the website). There will be marshals directing you from 7.30am.

Prize giving

There is no official prize giving at the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon. We value competing, regardless of whether youíre first or last across the finish line. However, every finisher receives a trophy at the end of the race: a bottle of wine compliments of Saint Clair - one of New Zealandís most acclaimed wineries.†
And then later you can head into Blenheim and attend the very popular 'Finishing Toast' evening function with live music and delicious food and wine. See the Finishing Toast page for more information about this increasingly popular†evening event.†

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