Hōtaka Omaoma | Run Canterbury

Semester 1, 2021

Run Canterbury

Join Run Canterbury for the pack runs to get you through the semester 1 season in 2021. We will bring you a community based around running and getting better with every stride.

For Semester 2021, Run Canterbury will have its targets set on the Hanmer Half Marathon or Wanaka Half Marathon event set on Saturday 1st of May 2021.

The Hanmer Half Marathon takes competitors on a unique Journey through Hamner Forest amongst amazing mountain scenery. It will take participants thought the main block of forest before linking up with the 10km route to run though the flat heritage forest and a final sprint down the road to finish at Hanmer School.

The Wanaka Half Marathon also known as the Southern Lakes Half Marathon starts from just below the Cardorna Ski Field entrance, 3km down the valley from the Cardrona Hotel. The route follows the Cardrona Valley Road to Pembroke Park in the middle of Wanaka.

Go on, what are you waiting for? Take the challenge, improve your fitness and make some new friends on the way.

*Run Canterbury fees do NOT include entry into the Canterbury Half Marathon event.

Our programme for Semester 2021 includes

  • Training and support
  • Free Running T-Shirt (new members only)
  • Group runs (x2) each week
  • Group runs lead by pack leaders
  • Experienced, Intermediate, Completion groups available
  • 12-week training programme

Your support package 

  • Group runs lead by pack leaders to keep you motivated (3 levels to choose from and we will help you find the right level)
  • Access to social media community to support you towards your goals - Run Canterbury Facebook page.  
  • Practical recovery sessions (Foam Rolling)
  • Access to discounted BCS at the UC Rec Centre
  • Informational seminars

The investment

  • UC Students, UC Staff, and UC Rec Centre Members - $95
  • Community - $155
  • Previous Run Canterbury participant (any year) - $80
  • Paying off the programme via instalments is no problem and can be organised with the Sports Development Coordinator.

*Run Canterbury fees do NOT include entry into the Canterbury Half Marathon event.

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

  • Introductory meeting -  Tuesday 2nd March (TBC)
  • Group runs will leave from K1 (22 Kirkwood Ave, University of Canterbury, Ilam, Christchurch)
  • First pack run - Tuesday 2nd March 2021, and runs will continue until Thursday 13th May 2021
  • Christchurch Marathon - Sunday 11th April
  • Hanmer Marathon & Wanaka Marathon - Saturday 1st May

How to register

  • Fill out the online form by clicking the red button below.
  • You will then need to pay at the UC RecCentre Reception.

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