Queen Charlotte Relay
Saturday the 16th of September 2017

This relay is one of the oldest road relays held in New Zealand and still running on a State Highway.

The first relay was on 17th September 1982 and has been competed for annually since without a break. The course has had only minor changes mainly in Havelock for safety reasons. We have teams coming from all over New Zealand to compete and have a fun day into the bargain.

This event is a 5 person relay starting at Waitohi Domain, Picton finishing in Havelock outside the Havelock Hotel. The relay was for runners only until 2002 when due to popular demand we introduced a walkers grade. The walkers are not refereed so it is social walking.

Walkers leave Waitohi Domain 11.30am = Race briefing 11.15am
Runners leave Waitohi Domain 1pm = Race briefing 12.30pm

Course Description

Lap 1: Picton to Wedge Point. 5,100 metres (Undulating, then steady climb)

Lap 2: Wedge Point to Momorangi Bay. 8,600 metres (Downhill, then undulating)

Lap 3: Momorangi Bay to Linkwater. 8,100 metres (Flat and fast)

Lap 4: Linkwater to Moenui. 6,200 metres (Undulating, then steady climb)

Lap 5: Moenui to Havelock 6,650 metres (Steady rise, then sharp downhill, then undulating)

— Open Men, Veteran Men (35 plus)

— Open Women, Veteran Women (35 plus)
— Junior Men or Women (19 & under)
— Social Runners (incl. mixed teams)
— Walkers

(All competitors MUST be aged 14 or above on Race Day)

• First three placings of each grade. (If grade contains less than 5 teams, then first prize only applies)

• Fastest Lap times Open men, Open women, Veteran Men, Veteran Women, Junior Men and Junior Women. (If grade contains only one team, then NO fastest lap time prizewill be awarded)
• Performance Prizes for Social and Walkers team winners.

Spot Prizes: To be shared among all teams.
Major spot prize for 2016Drawn at the end of prize giving. You have to be there to win!
1. AvantiPlus Blenheim – a chance to win a bike. Details here . AvantiPlus Blenheim are again one of our Major Sponsors. Please support them whenever possible. This is a prize you will want to win!

2. 1 family ticket on The Mail Boat Havelock. Details here. We are lucky we have the Marlborough Sounds as our playground but a lot of people miss the best. This is where Jim and his crew take you on a journey of exploration. They have donated one family ticket
Adults: 2
Children up to and including 15 yrs Free*
Tea and Coffee supplied
Bring your own lunch *max 2 children per full adult fare.
When you have friends and family come to visit or you are wondering “what shall we do?” remember The Mail Boat Havelock.

Team Entry $125 .

The race is limited to a maximum of 80 teams participating (incl. walkers teams)

Please read the race rules before entering.

On-line Entry click on radio button

postal entry open soon.

Print off this complete and post to 71A Muller Road, Blenheim 7201. Available soon.
Entries Close: 5th September 2017. Post Entry Form to 71A Muller Road, Blenheim 7201

More Information

Pelorus Community Preschool will be operating a stall/BBQ by Havelock Town Hall 1.30pm onwards on race day 17th September.

Results: 2016 2015 2014 2013  2012 2011 2010 2009

Photos: 2013-1 2013-2 2012

Video: Athletics Nelson’s QCR2013 Video (Josh Barry’s superb Youtube video of the Athletics Nelson teams competing on Saturday)

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