We help people train for successful half marathons

Turn up on race day 100% ready to go - Follow a focussed training plan - Run a half marathon!

RaceTeam: 
The Complete Half Marathon Group Training Programme

Are you feeling a little lost with your training for The Queenstown Half Marathon? 

  • Are you confused about how and where to start with your training? 

  • Do you struggle to stay motivated with your running? 

  • Do you sign up for races but feel that you are never quite prepared enough?
     

  • Do you want an environment to give you support and technique advice from a coach?
     

  • Do you often end up getting niggles or injuries?  

  • Do you feel you need more than just a downloadable programme to follow?

  • Do you want to be more focussed on your training?
     

  • Do you want to train with a team full of support?
     

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The RaceTeam Difference:

We have the proven formula that will create success for your
Queenstown Half Marathon goal

It's our '4 Step Half Marathon Training Plan' 

'If I'm going to train for a race and put time into it, I want to have the best guidance' - Tim

Step 1

The RaceTeam programme has the key sessions you need to be successful with your training.

Step 2

Our coaches/mentors guide you through your journey. They educate, motivate, and support you.

Step 3

The group environment is vital. It motivates and supports you and it's fun!

Step 4

You get fitter, healthier, and achieve a goal that is important to you. 

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RaceTeam has helped over 3000 people be successful with their half marathon

We have trained over 700 finishers for the Queenstown Half Marathon

What people say about RaceTeam

These people have trained with RaceTeam and have achieved their half marathon goal, 
you could be the next success story

Melissa Temple

'RaceTeam was by far the most organised and professional, but still fun group I have ever run with. I have been a runner all my life and have run with different groups in both Ireland and Auckland, and this one takes the cake."

Amanda Polkinghourne

'I never would have achieved this goal without your support and guidance and for this I want to say a huge thanks!!! I've learnt heaps about myself and how I can achieve my goals in the future.'

John Thompson

 'The team environment made me truly enjoy myself, a thought I would have previously believed to be mad!. This journey has taught me a lot about myself and the contentment that comes from doing something that is so challenging, rewarding and good for you!'

How does RaceTeam work? 

RaceTeam is a 10 week group training programme focussed on a specific half marathon event. There are 4 x RaceTeam programmes scheduled each year. 
RaceTeam is available in Christchurch only. 

RaceTeam that has been designed for people who; want to run their first half marathon or who are aiming for a PB or want to learn the right way to focus their training to decrease the risk of injuries.
 

Let's face it, most of us can run one pace, but how do you take your running to the next level?

Watch this video to discover how RaceTeam helps you get to the finish line of your half marathon:

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Who is RaceTeam for? 

Since 2008 we have been training all levels of runners to half marathon success, here are some of the reasons why people do RaceTeam:

  • You want to complete your first half marathon but are unsure where to start with your training 

  • You want to improve your pace or aim for a PB

  • You feel you aren't improving with your running and want to find your next level through coach guidance

  • You want a coaching team to support you in your journey, not just physically but also with the mental side of running

  • You would like to train in a group environment for a race

  • You want to find your next level of motivation

  • You want to turn up race day knowing you have done everything possible to be successful in your event

  • You simply want to learn how to improve your running​ to reduce injuries and niggles

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What people are saying about

RaceTeam

Hear what our own runner's say about RaceTeam:

'Do it now because you won't regret it' -  Wendy 

'I've beaten my personal bests. Every year I'm getting quicker' - Rob

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What's my investment?

How often have you started a training plan and may have fallen off the wagon with it? Have you found that niggles and injuries have prevented you from achieving your half marathon goal? Are you finding your running isn't improving no matter how much training you do on your own? Have you lost your mojo with training? 

Now is the time for change and RaceTeam can help take you to that next level.

What's included with RaceTeam?

  • The 10 week RaceTeam training programme with three levels to choose from for different abilities

  • 30 group training sessions: 3 group training sessions per week

  • Coaches to support and guide you at every session

  • Education around everything you need for success - including correct running technique, race day nutrition, race day planning and mental strategies for your running

  • A group of like-minded people to share your journey with which will also give you high level motivation.

  • A 100% money back guarantee

Earlybird registration is $32.90 per week or 1 x payment of $329

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'RaceTeam has everything you need for success. I took 15mins off my personal best, I would have never done this without RaceTeam' - Gavin

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There are 4 easy steps to joining

Step 1

Go to the
'Join Now' 
section on this page

Step 2

Choose your payment option: either 1 x payment or 10 x weekly payments

Step 3

Go through the payment process and registration process

Step 4

Once confirmed we will send you everything you need to know before we start!

Join RaceTeam Now

(Available in Christchurch only)

Our next RaceTeam is: RaceTeam Queenstown 2020
Training for: Queenstown Half Marathon: Saturday 21 November 2020
 RaceTeam Start Date: Week beginning Monday 14 September

RaceTeam Registrations are now closed.


RaceTeam Queenstown 2020
Start date 14 September
(available in Christchurch only)

What's included with RaceTeam?

  • The 10 week RaceTeam training programme with 2 levels to choose from to suit your current ability
     

  • 30 group training sessions: 3 x coach-lead sessions per week
     

  • Coaches to support and guide you at every session.
     

  • Education around everything you need for success - including correct running technique and mental strategies
     

  • A group of like-minded people to share your journey with
     

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee
     

100% Guarantee

RaceTeam Queenstown registrations are now closed.

 

We take all the risk - our guarantee

We are so convinced that this will work for you we offer our 'we are committed to you' 100% money back guarantee. 

It's a simple as that, what have you got to lose?

Do you have a question for us?

We have all of the answers to our FAQ's below but if you would like to talk to someone you can call Coach Bevan on 021869086

You can also email us by clicking here

RaceTeam FAQ's

How fit do I need to be before I start RaceTeam?


If you have a good base fitness and can run 8-10km+ keep that up until the start of RaceTeam. If you can start some core work and glute/leg strength work - even better.

It's also a good idea to get a routine happening with your running as we find that often the hardest bit for some people is to actually get out the door and exercise regularly.
If you don't think you are at this level yet, check out our other products: Get up to Five & Club10k.




When does RaceTeam start?


RaceTeam is available in Christchurch only.
Our next RaceTeam is RaceTeam Queesntown 2020.

RaceTeam Queenstown 2020
Race: Queenstown Half Marathon race website
Training Start Date: 14 September 2020
Race Day: Saturday 21 November 2020




When and where are the sessions held?


RaceTeam is available in Christchurch only.

When you register you choose to do morning or evening weekday sessions.
The session times and locations are as follows:

Morning Sessions:
6.10am Monday & 6.10am Wednesday: Netball Courts South Hagley Park
+ Plus the whole group has a session on Saturday morning at 7.30am

Evening Sessions:
5.40pm: Tuesday & Thursday: Netball Courts South Hagley Park
+ Plus the whole group has a session on Saturday morning at 7.30am.

Note: During the programme there are 3 Saturday sessions that start at 7.00am - these are your longest run sessions so we start you a little earlier.




How do the sessions work?


We always start on time. You arrive at the session 10mins prior to the start time and "check in" with the coach allocated to take your roll call (we keep track of attendance just to make sure you are staying on top of the programme). The Head Coach does a session briefing and you then we get started.
You will be following the RaceTeam programme that get's sent to you before we begin. Each group session is coach-lead so you will be guided through the sessions.




What is the cost and how do I pay for RaceTeam?


The earlybird cost for RaceTeam is $32.90 per week (10 weeks) or you can pay 1 payment of $329. Earlybird is available until 11.59pm on Monday 7 September 2020, after this date the registration fee increases.

There are 3 options for payment:
1. Full payment via creditcard/debitcard or Paypal
2. 8 x weekly payments via creditcard/debitcard or Paypal
3. Bank Transfer (we will give you the bank account details for you to transfer payment into).




What if I have to miss some sessions?


You will get the most out of this programme if you don't miss a session, consistency is key.

We understand that you might not be able to attend every session so as long as you feel you will be able to get to over 85-90% of the sessions you'll be fine. Plus we'll keep an eye on your attendance and if you miss a few we'll get in contact to check everything is ok. If you are unsure about scheduling this into your life email us and we'll let you know if we think it can work.




What do I need to bring to the sessions?


You need to bring a watch (GPS ideally), appropriate running gear for the conditions and bright gear - be safe be seen!, a water bottle and good running shoes that are the right fit for your feet. It's a good idea to check the weather forecast the day before the run to make sure you bring the appropriate clothing. Sunscreen, hats and warm clothes are essential - as we all know, our weather can be unpredictable at times. Please don't bring your fur babies or children to the sessions in the interest of our other runners, the footpaths can get busy and we need to put safety first!




What is your refund/cancellation policy?


If you choose to withdraw: If you withdraw within 4 weeks (Weeks 1-4) of the programme start date we will refund or credit (valid for 12 months) your money, less the week's used (or part thereof) less a $25 admin fee. Please advise us via email of your cancellation.
If you withdraw after 4 weeks (from Week 5) there is no refund.
If you get injured: Hopefully not! But if you get injured during the programme (Weeks 1-8 inclusive) we will refund or credit (valid for 12 months) you for the amount you paid less the weeks you attended (or part thereof) and a $25 admin fee. From Week 8 however, there is no refund. If you transfer to another group, there is a $25 transfer fee.




Is there anyone I can talk to about this?


If you want us to give you a call, email us with you details and we'll be in contact in the next 24 hours. You can also text Bevan on 021 869 086 and he will call you back.




Is there a minimum age to do this programme?


Yes, the minimum age is 16 years old for any of our Extra Mile Runners programmes.




Accommodation and transport to the race


This is your own responsibility and we recommend you book your accommodation early!




Is race registration included?


No. Race registration is not included in your RaceTeam registration.
RaceTeam provides the 10 week training programme.
Please register for the race via the race website: click here




Can I bring my baby in a pram or fur baby to the sessions?


Sorry, no. In the interest of safety for all our runners, please leave your children and fur-babies at home.




If it rains is the session still on?


Rain, snow and hail does not stop us! We train in all kinds of weather. In the unlikely event we need to cancel a session due to weather we will email you and if you are unsure check our Facebook page as we will post on this page any cancellation notices too.




I have an Extra Mile Runners Membership, how do I register?


As an Extra Mile Runners member, RaceTeam registration is included in your membership. You still need to register however.

To register for RaceTeam Epic - visit this page here and check out when the next programmes start and register.
Your membership needs to be valid for the duration of the RaceTeam programme.





 

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