Calling all runners and wannabe runners!

Have you ever wanted to complete your first half-marathon?  Or maybe run your first half in Canterbury?  Maybe your goal is to get a new PB?   We’ve got an excellent training programme to help you reach those goals!

Male runners in Dunedin half marathon

Run Canterbury

Run Canterbury is an established group of UC Students, Staff and RecCentre members who share a passion for running or a goal to complete a half-marathon.    Sometimes it’s hard to know how much to run or how fast to run when preparing for an event you’ve never tried before!  We’re here to provide guidance and support to get you across the finish line at the Selwyn Half Marathon at King’s Birthday Weekend, 2nd June.

What does it involve?
  • 2 pack runs each week (Tuesday & Thursday) where you set off together to complete the scheduled run for that day, at the pace required for your group
  • Three programme levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced (and yes, you can change groups if you want to)
  • Written programme detailing the other runs you’ll need to do for that week, for the programme you’re following
  • Optional seminars on optimal recovery, race day nutrition and race day preparation and tips from those who’ve run many!
  • Free advice – just ask your friendly and experienced pack leaders after your run every burning question about running you have.
  • T-shirt for first timers

When does it begin?

  • We start Monday 11th March 2024 and it goes for 14 weeks.
  • It’s ok if you head home for the holidays, just follow your programme wherever you are (that’s the beauty of running)
How much does it cost?
  • UC Staff/Students $100
  • Everyone else $160

For all the information, head to our Run Canterbury Website.    You can register online via your client portal (link on the Run Canterbury page) then make payment on your next visit to the gym.

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