A Picton woman who wants to run a six-day race in New York was supporting the Birthright Marlborough market fundraiser in Picton on Saturday.
Serena Kamalan was one of about 15 individual stalls at a market day in the Picton Community Centre on Wairau Rd on Saturday morning.
A steady stream of bargain-hunters browsed the individual stalls and those setup by Birthright Marlborough from 9am to 1pm with all stall fees going towards the solo-parent support charity.
Ms Kamalan said she was more than happy to see the money go to a good cause and seized the opportunity to raise awareness of her raffle, which will hopefully pay for a trip to New York in April.
A massage therapist by trade, Ms Kamalan offered a free one-hour massage as the top raffle prize.
The six-day Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Race is held around a makeshift village in Flushing Meadows Park in central New York each year.
Competitors lived on site and run around a mile loop track as many times as they can in six-days.
Ms Kamalan said she first went to the race when she was 15 because her mother was helping one of the athletes.
"Ever since then I wanted to go back and do it myself."
The highest number of laps was more than 500 while the lowest was about 300, she said.
"Everyone just lives in this little village and runs whenever they want, they have people to keep count of it all."
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- The Marlborough Express