Run Canterbury – tackling half marathons together since ages ago

Are you looking to compete in your first half marathon in 2021?  Or maybe you just want to set a 5km or 10km goal first? It can be daunting at first, but with the right support, it’ll be a cinch!

Male runners in Dunedin half marathon
Gary Gin looking fresh completing the Dunedin Half Marathon
Hōtaka Omaoma | Run Canterbury – a running club for everyone

Hōtaka Omaoma | Run Canterbury is a small group of keen runners of all abilities, who just want to run! We meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the RecCentre, and sometimes in the hills on the weekends, to go for a run! We have beginner, intermediate and advanced groups who head out for a trot rain or shine (but not hail or snow). There’s an experienced leader of the pack, who’ll guide you round the course, and you can ask all your running questions at the end while you stretch. It’s a friendly, relaxed and supportive group, and you’ll probably make some new friends too.

What’s the goal?

2021 sees us training for the Hanmer Half  or Wanaka Half, both on Saturday 1st May, but you can opt for the other distances if you prefer. You can choose the destination that works best for you, the training will be the same.

Why join Hōtaka Omaoma | Run Canterbury?

Because we’re good at what we do! We’ve got experience (over 25 years operating), a great crew, and an affordable price.

  • 2x lead pack runs per week, plus some bonus ones on weekends
  • Full 12 week training plan for inbetween pack runs
  • Online community support
  • Athlete educations seminars (recovery, nutrition, raceday)
  • More benefits – see our website for full list and more info
  • First meeting and pack run on Tuesday 2nd March, 2021
The investment?
  • UC Students & Staff, UC RecCentre Members (first time with Run Canterbury) $95
  • Community $155
  • Any returning participant $80

Check around, we’re confident you won’t find a better value running group! If you’d like more information, check our website. You can also email or just take the plunge and register online now.  

Let’s do this!
Ta Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec & Sport

Celebrate the next generation of entrepreneurs at the UCE Summer Startup Showcase.

UCE Summer Startup Showcase

The UC Centre for Entrepreneurship’s Summer Startup Programme is a 10-week accelerator which gives students an opportunity to fast-track their business ventures and social enterprises. The Showcase features pitches from the top 10 teams and is your chance to witness Canterbury innovation at its finest. Over 250 seats have already been reserved – make sure you secure your free ticket, now!

Thursday, 4 February at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch.

  • 5:00pm Doors open
  • 5:30pm Pitches and awards
  • 6:30pm Networking, drinks and nibbles


Enrol now for PACE225: Workplace Skills and Corporate Social Responsibility (Semester 1)

Develop workplace skills as you create a project proposal for Hawkins (a national construction company) in connection with an upcoming school build in Christchurch. Interactive workshops will have you thinking about how Hawkins might achieve certain corporate social responsibility outcomes through effective community engagement.

This on-campus course is suitable for any student at any level interested in acquiring skills for the workplace as well as for those interested in developing an understanding of why corporations increasingly consider “purpose and people” as inseparable from “profit”.

To learn more about the course, and why it could be an important stepping stone for you towards future employment, you are encouraged to:

  • Attend an online Webinar: 1 – 1.20pm on Wednesday 27th January: register now
  • Attend an informal presentation: 1 – 1.30pm on Wednesday 17th February – Elsie Locke 104a
  • Drop in for a chat with Clare Murray (PACE Programme) in Elsie Locke 105.

Where Canterbury students share their experiences.

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