Get off the couch for the Hamilton Half Hamilton Half Marathon
If you have entered the Hamilton Half Marathon or thinking of doing so, the official training runs start on Sunday July 1.
This year’s special 15-year anniversary event is on September 30 so now is the time to start moving.
If you live locally, the weekly pack training runs are at Flagstaff Park in Commodore Ave starting at 8am on Sundays.
They are free if you have already entered the half marathon or the 10km or 5km events, plus there is free training advice from experienced runners and free weekly generic training schedules.
Half marathon founder and organiser Lyn Harris says help is also available if you are just starting or would like to start running.
“If you are wanting motivation, or if you want to increase from the 5km to the 10km distance or from the 10km to the half marathon, we can help you,” she says. If you just want some company on your longer runs, they can help there too.
To mark the 15th anniversary a commemorative medal will be given to all finishers in the Half Marathon, 10km and 5km events.
As well as the Direct Group Uniforms Hamilton Half Marathon and 10km Mark Keesom Ray White Online Realty 5km there is the the Kindercare Kids Commando Challenge. Also this year, Direct Group Uniform will pay a bonus if any course records are broken.
The event is a Hamilton institution open to all runners and walkers and is well known as the running festival where there is a distance for everyone.
“This year our charity is again Entries close September 26. Team Competitions: • Fairview Mazda Corporate Challenge in the Half and 10km events. • Social Team competition in the Half Marathon, 10km and 5km events. See website for further information on team competitions hamiltonhalfmarathon.org.nz or contact email@example.com
True Colours Children’s Health Trust,” Lyn says.