The Sisters Marlborough Women’s Triathlon is regarded as one of Marlborough’s best physical activity events of the year. 2019 will be the 37th year the triathlon has been held.
Being New Zealand’s first women’s only triathlon, this event has a history of being a fun-filled participation event, whether a first time competitor or experienced multisport athlete.
Unlike traditional triathlons, the Marlborough Women’s Triathlon is run in reverse order; starting with a run/walk, leading into a cycle and finishing with a short swim.
The main aims of the triathlon are to:
provide an opportunity for women to participate in physical activity.
for women to set a goal, train and achieve it.
have fun and to enjoy the rewards of being active.
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES
All entries must be received by 5.00pm, Wednesday 27 November.
No on-the-day entries.
Saturday 30 November: 2pm – 4pm. Registration at The Sisters Wines at Lawsons Dry Hills, Alabama Road, Blenheim. All competitors (including team members) need to pick up a race pack that will include a number to wear on your front.
If you are in a Social Team (three people doing one leg each), then one team member can pick up the race pack. All team members will need to wear the race number on their front - three identical numbers will be supplied for Social Teams.
SUNDAY 1 December - RACE DAY
A race briefing will be in your race pack and it is your responsibility to read this.
Rack your bike in the transition area adjacent to Top Town Cinemas between 7.00am– 8.00am
Official race briefing is at 8.10am in the start area at the Taylor River Amphitheatre
Attendance at Race Briefing is compulsory for all competitors.
Race start is at the Taylor River amphitheatre below Saveur Café. (by the beavers)
Please note; This area is likely to be very congested and you will need to seed yourself according to your ability and speed.
All participants will start at 8.30am.
You must wear your race number so that is visible on your front for the entire event
AWARDS AND PRIZES
There will be spot prizes drawn at prize giving. You must be present at prize giving to be eligible to collect spot prizes.
The following trophies will be competed for:
1st Veteran 40-49
1st Veteran 50+
1st Business Team
1st Winery Team
1st Mother and Daughter
1st Social Team
1st Sisters Team
The Sisters Marlborough Women’s Triathlon is open to all women from 13 years onwards. (Exceptions to this lower age limit have been made on the basis that an adult accompanies them during the cycle)
You can participate as either a Walker or Runner.
Please note: Runners have the option to run and walk BUT Walkers must only walk.
One person completes the whole triathlon.
Made up of 3 individuals, who each complete the whole triathlon. Team members are eligible for individual trophy categories.
Made up of 3 individuals – 2 must be from the same business. Each team member completes the whole triathlon. Team members are eligible for individual trophy categories.
Made up of 3 individuals – all must be from the same business. Each team member completes the whole triathlon. Team members are eligible for individual trophy categories.
Made up of 3 individuals, but each team member only does one of the disciplines, run, bike, or swim.
Mother & Daughter
Mother and Daughter both complete the whole triathlon. Team members are eligible for individual trophy categories.
Two sisters both complete the whole triathlon. Team members are eligible for individual trophy categories.
Teams $165 (each team member completes whole triathlon)
Mother & Daughter Team $110
Social Team $90 (each team member does one leg only)
Entries will be open 1 May 2019.
Entries close 27 November 2019
Registrations are not refundable or transferable to other people.
If the event is cancelled due to flood, cyclone, torrential rains or other act of God conditions, entry fees will not be refunded.
Cheryl-Anne Thompson Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Personal Achievement
This trophy is in remembrance of Cheryl-Anne’s own achievement in completing the 2003 Marlborough Women’s Triathlon during her long battle with breast cancer.
Criteria to be eligible for the Cheryl-Anne Thompson Memorial Trophy:
Someone who has shown great spirit, commitment and beaten the odds to participate. This could be anything from facing a fear of water, learning to ride a bike, overcoming serious injury or illness.
If you meet the above criteria or you know someone who does, and are going to take part in this year’s triathlon — we want to know. Send us an email telling us your/their story. The winner must complete the triathlon.