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Run Canterbury

30 January 2024

Join one of Run Canterbury's three running groups tailored to your fitness level.


Prepare yourself to take on a 10km or half marathon event! We have three running groups to join in our programme (bronze, silver, and gold). These groups represent your speed, distance, and experience with running.

It is recommended that you can continuously run at a light pace for 25–30minutes twice a week if you are considering registering for the beginners programme.


Our programme

Semester One

  • Selwyn Marathon. Sunday June 2nd, 2024.
  • 12-week training block.
  • The scenery of the event is really that of Selwyn, with the Town
    of Lincoln and all the development going on, coupled with the
    country and rural feel, even a run through a vineyard. The route
    takes you through Rossendale Wines off the Akaroa Highway and
    back out onto Old Tai Tapu Road.

Semester Two

  • Queenstown Marathon. Saturday November 16, 2024.
  • 14-week training block.
  • Set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, and includes the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region - Millbrook resort, Arrowtown, Lakes Hayes, Shotover River, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Gardens and finishing in the heart of Queenstown itself.


Your support package 

  • Group runs lead by pack leaders to keep you motivated (3 levels to choose from)
  • Access to social media community to support you towards your goals - Run Canterbury Facebook page.  
  • Practical recovery sessions (Foam Rolling)
  • Access to discounted Body Scans at the UC Rec Centre
  • Training and support
  • Pack runs (x2) each week, 5:30pm start - Tuesday & Thursday


The investment

  • UC Students, UC Staff, and UC Rec Centre Members - $100.00
  • Community - $160.00
  • Previous Run Canterbury participant (any year) - $85.00
  • Paying off the programme via instalments is no problem and can be organised with our Performance Analysis Co-ordinator

*Run Canterbury fees do NOT include entry into any event.


For more information

Register for Run Canterbury

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