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Win a Weekend in the Mighty Waikato!

Enter for the Middle-earth Halfling Marathon before 31 January to go into the draw to win your Waikato Weekend prize pack! 

The immersive and unique Middle-earth Halfling Marathon allows runners and walkers of all levels to explore the unspoiled rolling green hills and storybook landscapes of the Waikato countryside. The track will cover a diverse terrain - from twists and turns over grassy knolls to spectacular vistas with 360 views. Cross trickling streams into vibrant green pastures and through lush pockets of scattered tree-lines across the farmland.

Win a Weekend in the Waikato Prize Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation for two at Novotel Tainui Hamilton, AND
  • 2 Waikato Experiences for two, 
  • PLUS! We will refund the value of the race registration for the winner!

To enter, register for the event and be sure to 'opt-in' to the Win a Weekend in the Waikato promo before 31 January. Winner will be drawn and contacted on  4 February. Terms and conditions apply. 


Don't forget to opt-in to the Waikato Weekend Giveaway during the registration process to be in to win!

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Terms and Conditions

  • Waikato Weekend Terms and Conditions

    Terms and Conditions - Middle-earth Halfling Marathon – Waikato Weekend Competition

    These are the rules for participation in Middle-earth Halfling Marathon’s ‘Waikato Weekend’ promotion (referred to below as the “Contest”). These Rules make a contract between you (the person signing up for the Contest), and us (Middle-earth Halfling Marathon, incorporated in New Zealand, the promoter of the Contest).

    When you enter for the Contest, you must use your real name. You promise us that all information you provide when you sign up is complete and accurate.

    You aged 18+, and must agree to these Rules and ensure you follow them. Otherwise we may disqualify you from the Contest and/or collecting any prizes. 

    Waikato Weekend winner will receive

    • 2 night accommodation at Novotel Tainui Hamilton for two people on Friday 1 & Saturday 2 April 2022
    • A double pass to two attractions/experiences in the Waikato region (options for which attractions/experiences are included in the competition to be confirmed)
    • The value of the registration to the Middle-earth Halfling Marathon


    To enter the Contest, you must ‘opt in’ while registration for the Middle-earth Halfling Marathon. There is a tick box available at time of registration. Each person is entitled to one entry to the competition. If you do not opt in to this tick box, you are not entered into the contest.

    Entries open at launch of the event, and close on 31 January 2022.


    The winner of this contest will be drawn at random and the winner will be contacted by 4 February 2022.


    The accommodation and experiences provided as a part of this contest are non-transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The goods and services outlined above are valid for two people only.

    Accommodation period must be Friday 1 & Saturday 2 April. Experiences must be used within 6 months of issue.

    Except as specified in these Rules, each winner is responsible for all costs that he or she might need to incur in order to accept or use the prize pack, or as a result of accepting or using the prize back (including, for example, travel expenses, insurance, travel, additional accommodation, and/or other incidental expenses). 


    We will collect and use the information that you provide us when you sign up for the Contest, for the purposes of operating the Contest, and managing our relationship with you in connection with the Contest. All users who opt to enter the Waikato Weekend promotion agree for their contact email to be shared with external parties related to the promotion, including but not limited to Hamilton & Waikato Tourism.

    We may also use this information for internal market research, and providing you with information about our products and services, although you can opt-out of receiving marketing messages at any time. We may also provide your information to our service providers for these purposes. If you do not provide us with the information required by the Contest you may not be able to participate in the Contest. We may also use web analytics tools (including ‘cookies’) to track your usage of any apps or websites through which you participate in the Contest (including your mouse click activity and your IP address). You have a right to request access to, and correction of, the personal information we hold about you. 


    As far as allowed by law, Middle-earth Halfling Marathon will not be liable for any loss, damage or injury of any kind as a result of or in connection with the prize draw, the prizes or these terms, and in particular, any loss, damage or injury that the successful applicant (or his or her guest, if applicable) might suffer in receiving or using any prize. 


    These terms will be governed by New Zealand law. Any dispute relating to the Contest, any prize or these terms will be a matter for the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

    This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.


MIDDLE-EARTH HALFLING MARATHON, MIDDLE EARTH, HOBBITON and THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and the characters, places, items and events therein, are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company dba Middle-earth Enterprises (SZC) used under license by Rings Scenic Tours Limited and Wingnut Film Productions Limited, which are independently owned and operated. All rights reserved.