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Run Canterbury 2017

UC Sport Run Group - Semester 1

Take your run training to the next level! Prepare with our Run Canterbury training group to take on either a 10km, half marathon, or full marathon in the Christchurch Marathon Event 4 June 2017 (or another event of your choice).

That's right we are building on our extremely successful running group. The team are very stoked to be kicking off the Semester 1 programme and will look to run a programme across the year if there is enough interest.

Our Coaching Programme includes:

  • Comprehensive training and support package
  • Group runs (x2) each week
  • Group runs lead by pack leaders every Tuesday & Thursday at 5:15pm
  • Free BLK running T-shirt


Fill out our online registration form today or register at UC Sport's office where you will be able to pay by EFTPOS or credit card.

Your support package:

  • Detailed training plan designed by the Sports Science CentreĀ® towards your choice of marathon event
  • TrainingPeaks athlete account to receive your training and monitor your progress
  • Group runs lead by pack leaders every Tuesday and Thursday at 5.15pm to keep you motivated (3 levels to choose from and we will help you find the right level)
  • Free education workshops on nutrition, running technique, injury prevention, and race day preparation
  • Very active social media community to support you towards your goals
  • Weekly e-mail support with motivational and training advice
  • Sponsored high quality BLK running T-shirt worth $50
  • Discounted sports lab testing
  • Discounted shoes and running gear from our partners The Frontrunner Colombo
  • Rehydration sponsored by SOS Rehydrate
  • 15+ years experience running this programme - hundreds of satisfied runner

The Investment

We're confident you won't find a better price for this much training advice and support!

  • UC Students and UC Staff $80
  • Community $120
  • Previous Run Canterbury participant $70 (any year)
  • Paying off the programme via installments is no problem and can be organised with Matt Ingram (matthew.ingram@canterbury.ac.nz)

Your Commitment

There are a few key dates that we recommend you put in your diary now

  • Introductory meeting - Monday 13th March at 6pm in venue (KA04 Kirkwood Village, University of Canterbury)
  • Group runs runs will leave Tuesday and Thursday at 5.15pm leaving from outside UC Sport office (KD02 Kirkwood Village, 22 Kirkwood Ave, University of Canterbury, Ilam, Christchurch)
  • First pack run - Tuesday 14th March and will continue until the Christhurch Marathon Event

How to register

  • Fill out an online registration form, or register at our UC Sport office where you will be able to pay by EFTPOS or credit card.
  • For more information contact Matt Ingram (03 369 3137, matthew.ingram@canterbury.ac.nz) or pop into the UC Sport office (KD02 Kirkwood Village)

Lastly "Like" our Run Canterbury Facebook Page

  • We have a very active social media community to support you towards your running goals


For more information contact:

Matt Ingram, T: 03 369 3137, E: matthew.ingram@canterbury.ac.nz or pop into the UC Sport office KD2 Kirkwood Village