New 'First Half' course 2017

After a long winter and with spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to escape the everyday at Millbrook Resort. It not only provides opportunities to experience the best of the region, but has also recently won several awards and has a range of tempting seasonal offers.

23 Nov 2016

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Millbrook Resort welcomes the introduction of a new half marathon course for the 2017 Air NZ Queenstown International Marathon, which will start and finish at Millbrook Resort.

“The atmosphere here at the resort on marathon weekend is truly amazing and we are delighted to be a part of this now iconic event. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to host runners both at the start and now the finish of the ‘First Half’. The natural surroundings of Millbrook provide us with a wonderful venue and we have no doubt that it will help create a fitting atmosphere and finish line for runners and supporters to enjoy,” said Brian Howie, Director of Operations, Millbrook Resort.

Effectively a loyalty offer, this new half marathon event enables repeat competitors a chance to enjoy perhaps the most stunning part of the full Air New Zealand Marathon course, taking in Arrowtown, Arrow River Trail and Lake Hayes before finishing back at Millbrook.

Organisers will offer the same shuttle bus service to the start and from the finish at Millbrook Resort for the new ‘First Half’ event, ensuring that no one misses out on the fun of the overall event finish line and prize giving in Queenstown.

For its part, Millbrook will put on a show of its own in what will surely be one of the most spectacular finish lines for a half marathon event in the world, as competitors wind their way through the resort to finish near The Avenue.

Entries for the 2017 Air NZ Queenstown International Marathon will go on sale Thursday, 1 December at 11am (NZT). For full details, including course description, click here.

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