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South Island Women Ready to Yak

28 February 2014

South Island Women Ready to Yak

Walking, talking and wine are the key elements of the first ever Yealands Yak this Saturday March 1st. The All Women’s Great Vineyard Race offers groups of women the chance to compete in teams, either running or walking in pairs around New Zealand’s largest privately owned vineyard, Yealands Estate on the stunning Marlborough Coast.

The Yealands Yak is a 6-hour all women team trail event. Teams of 2-5 women walk, jog or run in pairs around vineyard trails of 2-8 km. The team that collectively covers the most distance in 6 hours wins.

The trails comprise 8-different laps in total, marked by different coloured arrows and need to be run in the order specified, with staffed checkpoints along the routes. The aim of the Yealands Yak is to collect all the different wine variety stamps for your team’s passport.

For those teams partial to a little wine tasting, there will be wine tastings back at the Yak village, the Yealands Estate winery, which will act as the base for all teams.

The Yealands Yak is the work of Nathan Fa’avae, who is the organiser of the hugely popular women’s Spring Challenge Adventure Race. “We wanted to build an event that complements the Spring Challenge. When Yealands Wine Group invited us to the vineyard with the aim of having an event, we decided immediately that this was what we wanted.” says Nathan.

Currently 69 teams are registered with more than 290 women expected at Saturday’s Yak. Yealands Wine Group CEO, Jason Judkins is looking forward to the Yak. “We are delighted at the response to this event in its first year and are happy to have another reason to showcase our carboNZero winery and our award winning wines” he says.

WHEN: SATURDAY 1st MARCH, 2014, 7:30am – 4:30pm
WHERE: Yealands Estate, Seaview Rd, Seddon, Marlborough, New Zealand
www.yealands.co.nz/yak

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