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25 th. Round the Vines run

March 12, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

2020 marks the 25th birthday for Martinborough Round the Vines, the annual fundraiser for Martinborough School.  The event attracts competitors from around the Wellington Region and across New Zealand.  Last year we had over 1300 people and expect this year to be even bigger!  

The fun run or walk over 10km or 21km starts and finishes in Martinborough’s picturesque village square, covering quiet country roads and normally inaccessible vineyards with stunning views of the famous Martinborough Terrace edge and surrounding countryside.

There is water, tastings of local wines, fresh fruit and a variety of entertainers at drink stations along the route contributing to the festive atmosphere.

At the finish line there will be live music by The Noodles from noon and a number of local cafes, restaurants and food trucks will be open with great food and beverage options for the whole family.  So pack the picnic blanket and make a day of it.

Prize giving kicks off at 1pm and there are stacks of spot prizes up for grabs, including great prizes for best dressed. Our major spot prize this year is for one night’s accommodation for two at Wharekauhau Country Estate, including breakfast and dinner. Valued at over $1500.

Over the last 3 years the money raised from Round the Vines has been going towards a new All Weather Surface at Martinborough School.  The design for the new turf have now been finalised and the plans are with the Ministry of Education for their approval.  This year the money raised will be put toward the finishing touches for the turf including fencing, lights and landscaping.

So mark Saturday 21st March 2020 in the diary – get your family, friends or colleagues together, get your running shoes and / or costumes sorted and get your tickets from roundthevines.org.nz

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