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Saint Clair Half Marathon - Get Running!

Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon - 11 May 2024

Get ready to take on the challenge of the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon! Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a first-timer, this annual event promises an unforgettable experience packed with surprises. With stunning vineyard views, live entertainment and an incredible course layout, you’ll have a great time at the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon. Join us at the start line and participate in this fantastic half marathon in the picturesque Wairau Valley in Marlborough.

Amazing Views

All participants of the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon have a front-row seat to enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery. The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon course winds between rows of amber vineyards, up and over short-stop banks and alongside the mighty Wairau River. The course is 21km of mostly flat terrain, with around 4km on a sealed road. 

Fun Traditions

Over the years, the St Clair Half Marathon has become popular as a girls' weekend away, with many groups of participants having a hilarious time dressing up for the event. And look out for the Bayleys Friday Night Feast, a wonderful way to begin your stay in Blenheim!

While every Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon event challenges participants to push themselves to their physical limits, this one has more emphasis on enjoying the occasion. Relaxed competitors can enjoy delectable wine-inspired tasters along the way, including refreshing sauvignon blanc gelato. All marathon competitors celebrate with a bottle of Saint Clair's finest at the end of the half marathon!  

Ready to Enter?

If you consider yourself reasonably fit and looking for an excuse for a fabulous weekend away with friends, you'd be mad not to join the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon. The event features live entertainment, awesome food stops, lots of surprises and spectacular scenes from start to finish. Join us in stunning Marlborough, NZ — the wine and food mecca of the world. Get your entry in today!  

Logo of the 2017 Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon.

Vineyard Half Course Options


The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon now has two event categories, with the introduction of the Nutrient Rescue Vineyard 12km. The half marathon event has three options: run, walk or hybrid (it’s up to you whether you run or walk).

Feeling overwhelmed by the 21 km distance? Enter the 12 km half marathon instead! Whether you walk or run 12 or 21 km, the choice is yours. The event encourages all competitors to have fun, stay safe and enjoy the beautiful Marlborough scenery.


Getting to the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon

Need to hire a car for the event? You can fly into Blenheim or Nelson from almost anywhere in NZ. Or take the ferry from Wellington to Picton. Omega Rental Cars services both Blenheim and Nelson Airports as well as the Picton ferry terminal. However you choose to arrive, you can easily pick up a car rental to explore more of the incredible Marlborough region on the weekend. 

We offer 10% off our internet rates for the Saint Clair Half Marathon participants so watch this space to receive this special promo code. *Only valid at these locations (Blenheim Airport; Christchurch Airport; Nelson Airport; Picton Ferry; Wellington Airport; Wellington City)

The event starts and finishes at the Saint Clair Cellar Door & Café situated on the corner of Rapaura & Selmes Road. The drive takes roughly ten minutes from the centre of Blenheim or 15 minutes from Picton.


SCVHM 2015 482

Running through the vines in Blenheim, wings highly recommended!


What You Need to Know

Race Day: Saturday 11 May 2024

Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon

Start Times: Run 9.00 am | Hybrid 9.10 am | Walk 9.15 am

Entry Fee: $99

Start and Finish Location – Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, Selmes Rd, Blenheim


Nutrient Rescue Vineyard 12km

Start Time: 10:30 am

Entry Fee: $79

Start Location – Vines Village, Rapaura Rd

Finish Location – Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, Selmes Rd, Blenheim



ALL entrants who finish the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon and the 12 km course will receive their trophy; a bottle of award-winning wine from Saint Clair Family Estate Wines. The first male and female winner of the Run, Walk, and Hybrid of the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon will also receive a magnum of Saint Clair Family Estate Wine.

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