City2Surf – be a part of the UC Team experience for FREE!

Last year was such a successful event incorporating the 150th Celebrations so we decided to have another go!

Runners of all levels at the start line for City to Surf 2021
City2Surf  – an iconic Christchurch event

We have designed a safe and achievable 6-week plan for beginners and joggers. This is going to be fun and safe to get you moving, get outside and provide the support you need to make that first step. The main goal is to finish the event, enjoy the experience and the atmosphere of the day and to use the 6-week programme to kick start something for your health, wellbeing, and life going forward.

BACK IN THE CITY –  Sunday, 17th March 2024

The 2024 C2S is back again on the “original course” from Latimer Square to New Brighton! Follow the Avon River and the Ōtākaro trail, winding our way to Rawhiti Domain for an awesome finish. A true city to surf event, a course with unique scenery, and something you won’t want to miss out on!

Choose from walkers, wheelers/aids, wannabe joggers or joggers for either the 12km (Latimer Square Start) or 6km (Porritt Park Start) course.

Don’t worry about what level you decide to embark on now, we’ll help you in the first week to figure out the best fit and you can change groups if it’s not quite right.


  • Access to our social media community to support you towards your goals – City2Surf TEAM UC Facebook Page (private)
  • Access to discounted Body Composition Scans at the UC RecCentre
  • PRE programme meet & greet: Monday 22 January (K1 lecture hall)
  • POST programme catch-up : TBC


The first 150 UC Staff and UC Students to register below will get our pre-event training package, a team t-shirt, and event entry all for FREE! Funded as part of a UC Wellbeing Initiative.

Once we reach our cap of 150 entries, you will need to register directly with City2Surf and pay the $40 entry fee – but you can still be part of our team training and hang with us at our event day tent.

If you’ve already registered for the City2Surf via their website (and paid your $40 entry directly), you can still join in on the day and run as part of the UC Team.

What are you waiting for?  Register online NOW! 

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