WHERE TO GO
FAQ'S - PARENTS
Where will the event be held?
The event will be held at the Brancott Estate, Main Entrance, 180 Brancott Road, Fairhall (same venue as Marlborough Wine Festival). The site will be clearly signposted from New Renwick Road. Parking is available close by but you will need to allow time to find a space. You will be able to drop-off bicycles and passengers near to the entrance.
The children will be running and cycling on the gravel roads and grass all within the vineyard. This fabulous venue means that the children will not need to travel on any public roads and the start, finish and transition areas are all in the same proximity.
How do we enter?
Post your entry form and cheque to Marlborough Kids Duathlon, 188 Redwood Street, Witherlea, Blenheim 7201, or drop it off at Bikefit (cycle store), 24 Market Street, Blenheim. Please make sure you sign your entry form. Unsigned entry forms will not be accepted.
Or you can enter online (through paypal). This is a secure and convenient way to complete the entry process.
Sorry, there will be no entry on the day.
How will I know that my entry has been received?
Your entry will be confirmed either by email or by letter if you don't have an email contact. If you have any queries, please contact us.
What if my child has a medical or physical condition?
We welcome all children at this event and disability should be no barrier to participation. Please make sure the Marlbrough Kids Duathlon team know about it. We need to make sure that you will be safe on the day! Please contact us before the event (firstname.lastname@example.org), or on the day talk to our friendly medical team at the first aid tent.
Can my child, who has special needs, compete?
We encourage children of all abilities to take part. Please contact us at email@example.com and we will phone you to discuss your needs on an individual basis.
Can my child go in either race?
Yes. As this is NOT a race, we are completely flexible. Less confident children can enter the shorter race whatever their age.
What training could my child be doing?
There are training tips available on the website you can also contact us if you require more help.
Please ensure bikes and helmets are in good condition for the event. We recommend that bikes are checked at a cycle store but this is not compulsory. If you would like to do a W.O.F on your child's bike use the checklist on this page. Remember that the course is not suitable for training wheels.
If you think your bike doesn't meet this safety check, take it in to Bikefit Blenheim for a free safety check. You will only be charged for any repairs.
How do we get the race number?
Your child will be given their race number and t-shirt if you have ordered one, at race number collection.
Pre-race day : It is best if you can organize to pick up the race pack for your child before the event, so you have nothing to worry about on the day. You can do this on Friday 2nd between 3-6.00pm and Saturday 3rd November between 9.30am-2pm, at Bikefit, Market Street, Blenheim.
On the day: You can pick up the race pack on the day at the event site between 8.30-9.00am
What time do we have to turn up on the day?
The site will be open from 8.00am. Give yourself plenty of time to park and relax before starting. Allow at least a half-hour for putting bikes into the transition area.
When does the race start?
The Course 1 event starts at 9.30. Course 2 event starts from 10:15.
Where is the meeting place?
The registration tent will be the meeting point for lost children and for all queries.
What do we need to bring?
Please ensure all helmets and clothing is named. Bring a change of clothes (especially if it is raining), a drink bottle and sun protection.
Do we need to bring food?
There will be lots of refreshments available to purchase on site, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the day! Cash sales only.