The Marlborough Women’s Triathlon is regarded as one of Marlborough’s best physical activity events of the year.  2020 will be the 38th 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 25 November.
No on-the-day entries.

 

 

RACE REGISTRATION

 

Saturday 28 November: 2pm – 4pm. Registration at Well & Good, 1 Grove 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 29 November - 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 Stadium 2000 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

 

Race start is at the Taylor River amphitheatre below Raupo 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

 

SPOT PRIZES

 

There will be spot prizes drawn at prize giving.  You must be present at prize giving to be eligible to collect spot prizes.

 

TROPHIES

 

The following trophies will be competed for:

 

  • 1st Overall

  • 1st Walker

  • 1st Schoolgirl

  • 1st Veteran 40-49 

  • 1st Veteran 50+ 

  • Oldest Finisher 

  • 1st Business Team 

  • 1st Winery Team

  • 1st Mother and Daughter 

  • 1st  Social Team 

  • 1st Sisters Team

ENTRY CATEGORIES

The 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.

 

Individual 
One person completes the whole triathlon.

 

Fun Team 
Made up of 3 individuals, who each complete the whole triathlon. Team members are eligible for individual trophy categories.

 

Business Team 
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.

 

Winery Team 
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.

 

Social Team
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.

Sisters

Two sisters both complete the whole triathlon. Team members are eligible for individual trophy categories

 

ENTRY FEES 

 

Individual $55


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 2020.

 

Entries close 25 November 2020

 

 

REFUNDS

 

  • 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.

COURSE MAPS

Run Course 
Cycle Course 
Transition Map 

EVENT LOCATION

Stadium 2000

Kinross St

Blenheim

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