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Aoraki/Mt Cook marathon Saturday: fast runners, slow drivers

While the marathon runners might be trying to break records, people in cars travelling to or from Aoraki/ Mt Cook this Saturday (5 October) need to take it slower than usual around marathon competitors and their support crews.

Drivers should expect a slower than usual journey between Glentanner and the Hermitage Hotel, says NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager Tresca Forrester.

The Aoraki/Mt Cook marathon and shorter races are being held all morning, to around 3 pm.

State Highway 80 will remain open during these races, however there will be short delays at single lane bridges and at the competitor turn-around points, where stop/go traffic control will be in place.

The Transport Agency asks everyone on the highway to be patient, take extra care and look out for the runners.
For more information on this event: https://www.facebook.com/aorakimountcookmarathon/

Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable journey. Keep up to date with:
• Traffic updates: nzta.govt.nz/traffic
• Facebook: facebook.com/NZTAsouthisland
• Twitter Canterbury/West Coast: twitter.com/NZTA/CWC
• Twitter Otago/Southland: twitter.com/NZTAOS
• Journey planner: journeys.nzta.govt.nz
• Phone: 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)

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