Now in its seventh year, Marina 2 Marina is a much-anticipated annual sporting event. This unique competition utilises the picturesque trails around Picton and with a variety of walking or running courses to choose from, is suitable for the whole family and for all levels of fitness.
In 2019 we are introducing two new events. The first is The Link, a 24km run (with optional boat cruise) from Anakiwa to Picton along the new Link Pathway. The second new event is the walking race on The Snout. In previous years, this route was only open to runners. We heard your feedback, juggled some resources and now walkers can enjoy the stunning views across the Marlborough Sounds from Victoria Domain.
This event is designed to be inclusive and fun, with a focus on participation. While the Link Run option will appeal to the experienced trail runner and fitness enthusiasts, the Snout Run/Walk will appeal to mid-level participants and the Marina 2 Marina option can be achieved by all.
The event begins and ends with the festival atmosphere and family entertainment at London Quay.
The Link is a new route and it's not for the faint hearted! Starting at Anakiwa Bay (beginning of the Queen Charlotte Track) the track takes runners through 24km of native bush on the newly built Link Pathway. Passing through Aussie Bay, Momorangi Bay, Ngakuta Bay and Shakespeare Bay before travelling down in to the town of Picton, this track provides competitors with views that will make the pain worth while. Just over the length of a half marathon and with hills to challenge the fittest of competitors, this event is for the experienced runner.
The Link also provides competitors with the option of enjoying a boat cruise from the main event at London Quay, Picton to the start line at Anakiwa. Enjoy the view of the track from sea level while you kick the nerves into touch before conquering The Link. Alternatively, you can make your own way to Anakiwa and meet your fellow runners at the start line. (Please note, due to restricted numbers the boat is for competitors only - supporters must make their own arrangements).
The Snout 13km course includes a few hard hill climbs but when you reach the top, the views are amazing. This would be suited for the fitness enthusiast and regular joggers. This year we offer both walking and running options.
Marina 2 Marina 9km course follows the Picton to Waikawa track and is an easy trail for novice runners and with the option to walk, makes it suitable for all members of the family.
A 2km Kids Dash is available to children aged 5 - 9 years.