Get off the couch for the Hamil­ton Half Hamil­ton Half Marathon

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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 ad­min@hamil­ton­half­marathon.org.nz

True Colours Chil­dren’s Health Trust,” Lyn says.

Photo / Brett Phibbs

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