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Thank you for registering for Marina 2 Marina 2024!

Below is the important information you will need prior to the event. 

event hub

Click here to download the map.

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Please be aware all competitors in this event MUST go to the Check In desk to receive their race pack at The Yacht Club Hotel, Picton on:



Friday 4th October (5pm - 8pm)


Friday 4th October (5pm - 8pm) or
RACE DAY Saturday 5th October (7.30am - 8.30am)


Please ensure you allow enough time to receive your race pack as Check In desk times will be strictly adhered to.


The Conference Room, Picton Yacht Club Hotel, 25 Waikawa Road, Picton. Please follow the signs and access the conference room from the bottom car park on the marina side and not through the main hotel entrance.



Please note these times are subject to change and will be confirmed via email & social media near to race day

The Link: 13KM

6:30am board Beachcomber boat 

7.45am briefing at Anakiwa | 8:00am start

(competitors making their own way to Anakiwa must be at the end of the jetty for 7:45am safety briefing, when you see the boat arrive please make your way to the end of the jetty)



8:40am Briefing | 8:50am Start


8:50 am Briefing | 8:55am Start



9:25am Briefing | 9:30am Start


Prizegiving will be held at the completion of the races at approximately 1.00pm. In addition to the race prizes we'll also be announcing the winners of the major spot prizes so be sure to attend because you must be present to win!


There will be a gear drop available at the admin tent for you to leave your bag in.


The Link entrants who travel with Beachcomber Cruises are welcome to leave their bag on board. Our volunteers will take them to the finish line at London Quay where they can be collected after your race. Competitors making their own way to Anakiwa are unable to place their gear on the boat and must make their own arrangements.


Whilst your items will be tagged and monitored, we will not take responsibility for items left in the tent, so please do not leave valuables in your bag.

Water Stations

There will be water stations on The Link, the Snout and Marina 2 Marina courses, location of these water stations will be available on the day and advised during race briefing. 

Headphones & Music Devices

We will allow music devices on The Link but we ask that you remove them near water stations and road crossings to allow you to hear clear instructions from the marshals.


We will not allow music devices on The Snout track as we need runners to hear the calls of other runners passing etc. 


On the Marina 2 Marina track, you are fine to use music devices with headphones, but we ask that you remove them near water stations and road crossings to allow you to hear clear instructions from the marshals.

Car Parking

There is long term pay and display car parking adjacent to the festival zone off London Quay. On Waikawa Road there is plenty of free parking and on the side streets off Waikawa Road. Please note parking wardens still work on Saturdays so be wary of one-hour parking limits. Please respect the residential areas and do not block driveways.


If you are supporting a runner on The Link, we ask that you do not park near any water stations or along the Queen Charlotte Drive where there is no designated parking available. The safety of our runners is paramount and visibility of the Link Pathway from the Queen Charlotte Drive is limited. If you are found to be parked in a place that causes safety concerns, we will issue a warning. If we must issue a second warning, the competitor you are supporting will be disqualified.

ferry discount - 25% off all fare types


Take advantage of this great deal to get to Marina 2 Marina across the Strait!

Book your ferry through using the code contained in your race registration email receipt to receive a 25% discount on your ferry booking. 

T&C's apply: Travel period is Tuesday 1st October to Monday 7th October 2024. Normal fare rules apply. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. No residual, refund or cash value on voucher. Marina 2 Marina registration receipt must be provided at check-in. 


Picton Yacht Club Hotel

Book direct with the Picton Yacht Club  Hotel to receive a 15% discount on your accommodation.


This can be booked on the website using the promo code included in the confirmation email you receive when registering for the event. 


Click here for more information on Picton Yacht Club Hotel.

For more Picton accommodation options click here.

Festival Zone!

There'll be a great range of family friendly fun and entertainment happening in the festival zone during the event. Food and drinks will be available to purchase and the foreshore playground and High Street cafes are a stones throw away.

zero waste

M2M is proud to be a zero waste event. Careful planning and collaborations ensure that all products used for the event are reusable or otherwise recycled or home compostable. Please be aware of this on the day and if you bring anything into the event zone that does not fit this criteria, we ask you to please take it home with you.


There will be no 'general waste' bins available. Thank you for your support and for helping us lead the way in zero waste events for Marlborough! 

GENERAL Points to note

  • This event involves running or walking on public roads and footpaths used by traffic and other pedestrians. Please be careful when crossing any roads and be respectful of other people on the course.

  • Courses are indicated in the map below, please follow the course set out for your event. Your bib number must be visible at all times.

  • Toilets are available in the market area, next to the finish line.


The Link course

Click here to download the map.

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