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Race Day
Christchurch 2024

It's On!

After 10 weeks of training for this race, it's on and you are going to be tested on Sunday. 

There will be some confronting and challenging moments, get ready to embrace these challenges. Trust the programme, we can't wait to see you cross that finish line - have fun!!



Christchurch Half Marathon 

Sunday 21 April
Raceteam Meeting Point and Time: Meet from 6.30am for a team photo at 7.00am
Meeting Location: Next to the main stage. Jo will have a light and a red umbrella.
You will hear Bevan's voice on the microphone too 😉
Race Briefing: 7.15am (you need to be at the start line for this briefing)
Half Marathon Start Time: 7.30am

Be familiar with all the race details: Race Website

Good Luck 10km'ers and Marathon'ers!!
We have a few in our RaceTeam crew doing the 10km and full marathon....good luck to you all and we will see you at the finish line!!

Things to think about in the lead up to race day

Day Before

Race Pack Pick Up/Athlete Check In
Know when/where this can be done. Click here for details

Double check your gear:
Check the weather forecast and make sure you have the right gear for the conditions. Go through your gear checklist to ensure you have everything ready to go, think about things like:

 

  • Is your watch charged/earphones (charged?)

  • Do you have your pre/during/post race nutrition ready?

  • Do you have all your race gear ready? (including layers for unpredictable weather conditions)

  • Do you have wet weather gear just in case?

  • Warm, dry layers for pre and post race


We want to eliminate any unnecessary stress on race day morning so taking time to think this through and make your own checklist now means one less thing to do on race morning. 

Race Day Plan:
Go through your Race Day Plan again and have the plan prepared ready to implement. 

 

Weather:
Just a reminder to check the weather forecast and be prepared for all weather. Please have layers and wet weather gear on standby just in case. Be warm before the run and have dry, warm gear for afterwards.

Transport:
Make sure you are on top of this...if you are driving, know where you going to park/get dropped off and how long it will take you to walk to the meeting point. Here is a map of paid parking locations nearby. 

 

Race Day


Meeting Time at Half Marathon Start:
Meet from 6.30am for a team photo at 7.00am. See above for meeting point. We will have a quick team photo, you can then do your last minute race preparations and get into your start groups ready for the race!

Warm Up!
Make sure you warm up before race start! Go for an easy jog and have warm gear on while you wait around for the race to start, just keep warm. If wet, a plastic poncho from the $2 shop is a great idea, grab one just in case!

 

Run your race and be awesome 🤩

Post Race

Be Warm and Re-fuel:

You will cool down pretty quickly after your race so make sure you have warm, dry gear to get changed into. Also have some good, healthy post race nutrition at the ready - hydrate and have some protein (muscle repair). Eggs, bananas, protein shakes, nuts are all good choices. 

Post Race Tips:

 

After we finish a race we are on a high and sometimes we forget to look after our bodies post race.
Here are some tips for after your race that will help you to recover as best you can:

 

  • Have warm gear for immediately after your run

  • Have some protein ready for after your run to assist with muscle repair (protein shake, banana)

  • Rehydrate (preferably with water 😜)

  • Stretch, legs up the wall

  • Enjoy the feeling of what you have just achieved

  • Celebrate!
     

Use good recovery strategies in the days following your race. Your body will be put under stress so it needs time to recover. Go for some walks in the week following and continue to stretch.
 

Contact Us
 

If you need to contact Jo at anytime, her mobile number is:  021 903388

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Post Race Catch Up

After your race, we would love to catch up with you to celebrate your race and your 10 week journey with RaceTeam. 

Date: Sunday 21 April
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm (CHANGED TIME)
Venue: Dux Central, Emerald Room

 

No need to RSVP, just come along if you can make it for a drink before you head out for dinner or any other plans you may have. Partners welcome!

Have you  watched your Weekly Meeting? 

Login to your Portal and watch the Week 10 Meeting again as it gives you some good tips for Race Day.

'You can achieve more than you think you can. Putting yourself in a situation that is challenging  and in an environment that is supportive brings out the best in us.'
- Extra Mile Runners coaching team

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