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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!

Next RaceTeam:
RaceTeam Epic 2024
The Complete Strength Building Half Marathon
Group Training Programme

Are you feeling a little lost with your training over the winter months? 

  • Do you want to get stronger for your running? 

  • Do you struggle to stay motivated with your running over winter? 

  • 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 challenged in the right way so that you develop as a runner both physically and mentally?
     

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

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The RaceTeam Epic Difference:

We have the proven formula that will make you a stronger, fitter runner both physically and mentally

It's our '4 Step Epic 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

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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You get fitter, stronger, 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

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."

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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.'

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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!'

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What is RaceTeam Epic? 

RaceTeam Epic is a 10 week hill based/strength half marathon training programme. It has been designed for our runners to build strength over winter ready for races and events in the latter part of the year, it's not a programme designed for someone who is wanting to do their first half marathon.
Before you start Epic you need to have a good base running fitness, around 10-12km+.


This programme has been designed to be challenging both physically and mentally, you will be training in winter, there are a lot of hill repeat sessions and it will test you.

Epic is a morning programme only. There are 3 coach-lead group sessions a week:
Monday 6.00am: HIIT/Track Session - Netball Courts, South Hagley Park
Wednesday 6.00am: Hill Repeat Session - Hackthorne Road 
Saturday 7.30am*: Locations change weekly

*During the programme some Saturday sessions start at 7.00am.

The Epic Half Marathon itself is one we have designed just for the Epic team (not open to the public) and is in and around the hills of Christchurch.  Over the 10 weeks of training you will do each section of the course so on race day you just have to put it all together!


Raceteam Epic 2024 starts: Monday 24 June
Extra Mile Runners Epic Half Marathon: Saturday 31 August in Christchurch

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Who is RaceTeam Epic 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 Epic:

  • You want to get stronger as a runner and come out of winter conditioned and ready to train for your events in the last third of the year. 
     

  • You are running around 10km-12km currently and want to be challenged in your running ability so that you grow physically and mentally as a runner.

  • You want to improve your pace or aim for a PB in a future half marathon event.

  • 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 Epic can help take you to that next level.

What's included with RaceTeam Epic?

  • The 10 week RaceTeam Epic 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


 

Your investment:
Earlybird registration is $40.80 per week or
1 x payment of $408 (earlybird)

'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 Epic 2024 Now

(Available only in Christchurch and Epic is a morning programme only)

What is RaceTeam Epic?

RaceTeam Epic Start Date: Week beginning 24 June
Training for: Extra Mile Runners Epic Half Marathon 31 August 2024

Registrations are now closed
Earlybird is available until 11.59pm, Monday 17 June
Registrations close 5pm, Sunday 23 June

RaceTeam Epic 2024
(available in Christchurch only)

What's included with RaceTeam Epic?

  • The 10 week RaceTeam Epic 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
     

  • RaceTeam Epic is a morning programme only

Registrations are now closed for Epic

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