Welcoming and congratulating every competitor under the finishing arch at Lochmara Lodge at the end of the 22 km run through paradise is an emotional experience for your race crew. We share in the joy and achievement of every runner, every year. It is an honour and a privilege to do this. Your enthusiasm for this event captivates us.
Come, step on board the Beachcomber Catamarans this November 9th and let’s all do it together again and remember records are made to be broken!
Competitors say “No other event delivers what the Lochmara Lodge Half Marathon does”. The cruise to the start, the on board race briefing, the gorgeous course, the intimacy of a small field, followed by the lunch (at your cost) and the prizegiving prior to the journey home with Captain Tony, sitting top decks, as you cruise back in to Picton Harbour.
After a 1 hour cruise from Picton on the inner Sounds you will reach Anakiwa (Home of Outward Bound). The starting point will be on the grassy picnic area at Anakiwa and will proceed 1.5km south to the Tiromoana Wharf where you will be turned to retrace your run through Anakiwa and onto Lochmara Lodge.
The walk section is open to all competitors who consider they cannot complete the half marathon course within the 3 hours 30 minute cut off. You will be started and timed from the Anakiwa Wharf at the same time as the runners, however by deleting the 3km loop you will make it to Lochmara Lodge within our time limits, journeying north direct to the Lodge. You will have the same opportunities to win spot prizes and fun prizes as everyone on the adventure. The podium will be there to celebrate the success of the speed bunnies.
Along the way you may glimpse some celebrities – who will it be this year?
So train up a bit. Pop in your entry for a celebration of the fabulous inner Queen Charlotte Sounds by conquering the course on Saturday November 9th. We are limited to 180 runners /walkers so celebrate the 2019 Spring in style and enter now.
Lochmara Lodge prize giving and barbecue is something not to be missed and you will join the Beachcomber once more to be back in Picton by 2.30. What an adventure!