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30 January 2024

Designed for absolute beginners, join us in our six week training programme as we gear up to walk, wheel/aid or jog the City2Surf.


We'd love for you to join us and show your UC Colours!

Be part of the UC TEAM Experience!

Congratulations on making your decision to "have a go" for the City2Surf event. The UC Rec & Sport team are excited to support your journey into the “possible”.

We have designed a safe and achievable 6-week plan. 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 
  • 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.

Your support package 

  • 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 22nd January (K1 lecture hall)
  • POST programme catch-up : TBC

The investment

  • The first 150 UC Staff and UC Students to register below will get our pre-event training package, a commerative t-shirt, and event entry all for FREE! Funded as part of our UC Wellbeing Initiative.
  • UC Students, UC Staff, and UC RecCentre Members who wish to register after we reach our cap of 150 entries will need to register directly with City2Surf and pay the $40 entry fee.
  • 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.

For more information contact our Performance Analysis Coordinator

We now have over 150 registrations. Please register directly with City2Surf for your entry. Contact our Performance Analysis Coordinator to be part of the UC team.

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