CHCH 10km Series: SAND
Race packs will be ready for collection on Thursday the 10th of January and Saturday the 19th of January from Frontrunner Colombo. We will also have a collection prior to each event and we will let you know the details via email.
Your race pack will include an individual race bib for every event you have signed up too - 1 for sand, 1 for park etc... with a timing chip attached to each one. It will be very clear which bib is for which event. Please ensure you take the correct bib to the correct event. You will need to attach the race bib to your front using the 4 safety pins provided, your race bib must be visible at all times. Event crew will stop you along the course if they cannot clearly see your race number.
You will also pick up your Christchurch Series goodie bag at the same time which includes some amazing offers from our event partners and a few sweet things from us too! Any merchandise purchased will be ready for collection at your first event.
Whilst the below kit list is a recommend guide rather than mandatory, please run through this list (no pun intended) before leaving home in preparation for each event.
Your correct race bib (attached to the front of you)
Water bottle - at least 750ml (filled)
Suitable clothing (we will be updating you with weather conditions just before the event)
Suitable shoes - have a chat with the team at The Frontrunner Colombo if you need advice
Sunscreen (50 SPF)
On the day
Sunday 20th January 2019
START / FINISH LOCATION -
South Beach Surf Lifesaving Club
Cnr Bridge Street & Marine Parade
North New Brighton
START TIME: 8am
PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE READY TO STEP INTO THE START PEN AT LEAST 10 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR START TIME
07:40 - Start pen opens
07:50 - Safety Briefing
07:55 - Warm Up
07:57 - Final Checks
08:00 - Go time
By Car (recommended):
If you are traveling by car, please allow at least 30 minutes of travel time from the city centre and to find parking.
Parking: Parking is available in residential streets surrounding the Surf Club and along Marine Parade close to the South Beach Surf Life Saving Club, we ask you to please be very considerate of residents. Please do not block any driveways or park on peoples lawns… they will know which event you are taking part in!
Car Share: To make things even easier - we suggest car sharing with friends and family who are also taking part or who are coming along to support. Please use the discussion board within the event on Facebook if you would like to get in touch with other participants looking to car share.
By Bus: Buses are available to and from New Brighton, please check the Metro Info website www.metroinfo.co.nz for up to date information before you travel.
BUS TRAVEL - PLEASE NOTE: If you opt to travel TO this event by bus, please be aware that the first bus gets into New Brighton with only minutes to spare before the first ‘GO' time. Please ensure you are ready to run straight into the start pen. There is also approximately a 100 meter walk from the bus stop and the surf club. We highly recommend seeking alternative transport to get to the start line in time.
If you are catching public transport and will be driving into the city, you can find the car parking details here
On the Event
Arrival / Start Pen: As you will be arriving with your race bib already attached and your water dispenser (bottle or backpack) already filled, you can head straight to the start pen. You will be greeted at the entrance to the start pen by a lovely member of the Fusion Crew who will use the wonders of technology to check you into the start pen - you are now officially checked in, at the start line, and ready to go…
Once you are in the start pen, that’s it. It’s a one way system so please ensure you are 100% ready for your start as once you are in you are checked into the event and things will get very confusing if you try to head out and come back in.
A race briefing will take place just before your start time, outlining any important information about the route or event before you will be passed over to our warm up team provided by YMCA
Then, just when you are barely able to contain your excitement - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Gooooo….
At the Start / Finish Point you will find:
Information Point - this will be manned by our gurus of knowledge who will be able to help you with any queries you have relating to the events.
Merchandise Stand - If you have pre-purchased merchandise you will be able to collect this at the event.
First aid - We provide first aid at each of the events for this events series. They are in attendance to help with any injury incurred along the way or if you are feeling a little unwell (pre race nerves or hangovers cannot be treated).
Water Station - for all of you thirsty people there will be a water point close to the start line where you will be able to top up your water vessel - to avoid any queues...come with a filled bottle ready to start.
Toilets - toilets will be available at the start/finish village.
Bag Drop: We are offering a bag drop area for this event where you will be able to drop off a backpack (max of 10ltr) of spare clothes or a towel for a dip in the sea. This service is available to all participants, so if you do not have any supporters coming along who can watch your “stuff” you will be able to drop your bag off for safe keeping with us.
Please note: As with any event bag drop, whilst you are dropping off your bag in a safe area which will be manned by event staff, we cannot guarantee or assume responsibility for any loss or damage of your property so please leave any valuables at home.
On the Course
The Route: The course for this event will see participants set off opposite the South Beach SLSC on New Brighton Beach and head south towards the estuary. At the 5km mark, there will be a turn around point providing water top ups, first aid and support for all runners and walkers. The beach is still obviously a public space so please ensure you are respectful to all members of the public and supporters a like.
The route will be signed with markers so you can track your progress. The markers will be set out as a guide creating gates which you can pass through to stay on track but as the sea will be at low tide, you can travel along the beach at any point between the water and the dunes, you just have to ensure you pass through the start and finish point to track you time, and use the turn around point to gauge your distance.
If you are completing the 5km course there will be an earlier turn around point for you at the 2.5km point. Please look out for signage and marshals who will let you know when to turn back.
Timing: As soon as you cross the start line, your timing chip will register your exact start time this time will run until you pass over the same line when you finish. Your official time will be logged and will be available immediately following the event at our website www.chch10km.co.nz.
Marshals: This is a very straight forward route (there and back) demanding very little marshaling from a safety point of view. Having said that, it is important for us to ensure we know what is happening on the event at all times. To ensure everyone is safe and happy for the duration of your run or walk we are including running pacers and walking marshals in the pack. These amazing helpers will be easily recognisable so if you need to...just reach out. We will also a roving vehicle patrolling the beach.
Event crew will be along the course and medical assistance provided will be available at the start/finish village and the half way point. If you feel unwell at any point please let one of our friendly crew know and they will help you out.
Turn around point - this will be a U shaped aid station which will mark the 5km point of the course. Shoot straight through, stop for a yarn, top up your water or build a sand castle...it's up to you…
IMPORTANT POINT - HEADPHONES - We do not encourage the use of headphones on any of our events but as we’re on a beach this is not a problem for this specific event. If a bit of Michael Jackson or Mambo No. 5 will help you smash your personal best, then go for it! Just make sure you don't hit play until the race briefings have taken place.
Finish Line - It’s medal time… when you cross the finish line the glory will all be yours. Once you have had your medal placed around your neck, you will be given a breakfast roll voucher and can now relish in the fact that you have finished your 10km challenge...for now… Head off and grab your breakfast roll, have a drink, go for a swim and enjoy…
Supporters are more than welcome and in fact - massively encouraged... tell your friends and family to join us at the start / finish lines. We’ve also put together some suggested supporters points which are easily accessible to your cheering squad! If they can’t take part with you...they can support you… no excuses…
We would be delighted to hear from potential volunteers and we have a real variety of volunteering jobs which anyone can help with - for more information please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately this event is not wheelchair friendly due to being on sand. Participants may experience deep, soft sand along the course.
Unfortunately this event is not pushchair friendly due to being on sand. Participants may experience deep, soft sand along the course.
If you require any further information, please get in touch -
See you at the start line...