Food and wine festival

The Event hub finish area at the stunning Elephant Hill Estate & Winery offers New Zealand's best finish line festival; where you can relax, soak up the atmosphere, refuel and enjoy celebrating your achievement with friends and family. You can make a day of it whilst cheering on other finishers, having a well-earned massage, enjoying the entertainment and the best of local Hawke's Bay food and wine. It's the kind of festive atmosphere you won't want to leave!

Once you have crossed the finish line there will be water, Electrolyte sports drink, bananas, medical facilities and a rest area available immediately should you require them.

There will be great music, MCs keeping you up to date with snippets of event info, food vendors galore and massage stations - pretty much all you need to chill before prize giving at 3:30pm.

Finisher photos

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Photos are taken of all competitors throughout the day on course and at the finish line by FinisherPix. Photos will be available online 48hrs after the event to view and purchase. Be sure to smile when you see a photographer and have your race number clearly visible from the front so the photographer can identify you.

Finisher photos are now available to download and purchase, click the year below to view.

Prizes

Prize-giving

All prizes are awarded at the prize-giving which will take place at 3:30pm on Saturday 18 May at Elephant Hill Estate & Winery.

In the event of really bad weather, and the prize-giving not being able to take place, it will be cancelled, and there will be no postponement time scheduled. Prizes will be available to be collected on Sunday 19 May between 9:00am and 1:00pm from Elephant Hill Estate & Winery, and if not collected will be mailed out to the prize winner.

 

Prize Money 

Prize money will be awarded based on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female runner over the Finish Line in the Marathon, and the 1st Male and Female over the Finish Line in the Half Marathon.

Category Air New Zealand Marathon NZ Sotheby’s RE Half Marathon
1st Man & Woman $3,000 $1,000
2nd Man & Woman $1,500  
3rd Man & Woman $750  

* All prizes are in NZ dollars and those prizes above $500 are subject to 20% resident withholding tax. Men and women receive equal prize money for all events.

 

Spot Prizes

All competitors will be eligible for spot prizes and these will be randomly awarded as participants cross the finish line. The participant will be presented with a voucher that they then take to the Info Desk to claim their prize.

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Finisher's Rewards

Air New Zealand Marathon - Everyone finishing the Marathon will receive a medal. All finishers' results are available online after the event. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd placing in each running age group category for men and women, and will be based on participant's mat time.

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Half Marathon – Everyone finishing the Half Marathon will receive a medal. All finishers' results are available online after the event. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd placing in each running age group category for men and women, and will be based on participant's mat time.

Cigna 10km Run - Everyone finishing the 10km Run will receive a medal. All finishers' results are available online after the event. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd placing in each running age group category for men and women, and will be based on participant's mat time.

Kids Run – Everyone finishing the Kids Run will receive a medal. All finishers' results are available online after the event. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd placing in each age group category for boys and girls, and will be based on participant's mat time.

Massage

After your race, enjoy a well-deserved massage. Massage will set up at the finish line so simply head over to their tent and enjoy.

Cost - $10 for 10mins. No pre-bookings required, just turn up!

Sat, 18 May 2019