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RaceTeam FAQ's

When does RaceTeam Epic start?

RaceTeam Epic starts week beginning 25 June 2018
We will be training for the Extra Mile Runners Epic Half Marathon 2018 which is on Saturday 1 September 2018. 

What is RaceTeam Epic?

RaceTeam Epic is a 10 week hill based/strength half marathon training programme. It is designed for someone who is wanting to build strength over winter ready for races in the latter part of the year.

It is not a programme designed for someone who is wanting to do their first half marathon ( RaceTeam Queenstown which starts 10 September is more suited for this). 

RaceTeam Epic 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 - you will love it!

Will I be fit enough?

Before you start RaceTeam Epic you want to have a really good running base. You want to be running around 60-90mins/ 12-15km comfortably.

The programme contains 1 x track session, 1 x hill repeat session and an endurance session. If you don't think you are at this level yet, check out our other products: Get up to Five & Club10k

When and where will the sessions be held?

RaceTeam Epic is a morning programme only:
6.10am: Monday: Netball Courts (helicopter pad end), South Hagley Park
6.00am: Wednesday: Hackthorne Road (outside Zeroes Cafe, 70 Cashmere Road)
7.30am+: Saturday; Locations change weekly

+Note: During the programme there are 3 x Saturday sessions that start at 7.00am - these are your longest runs in the programme so we start you a little earlier. 

What if I have to miss some sessions?

You will get the most out of this programme if you don't miss a session, consistency is key. Particularly with this programme - it keeps progressing. We do understand that you might not be able to attend every session so as long as you feel you will be able to get to over 90% of the sessions you'll be fine. Plus we'll keep an eye on your attendance and if you miss a few we'll get in contact to check everything is ok. If you are unsure about scheduling this into your life email us and we'll let you know if we think it can work. 

How much base training should I do?

RaceTeam Epic is for someone who has done a half marathon before, it is not a programme for someone wanting to do their first half marathon. If you have a good base fitness and can run 12-15km+ keep that up until the start of RaceTeam Epic. If you can start some core work and glute/leg strength work - even better. It is also a good idea to get a routine happening with your running as we find that often the hardest bit for some people is to actually get out the door and exercise regularly.  

If you don't think you are at this distance yet, check out our other products: Get up to Five or Club10k

How do I pay for RaceTeam epic?

There are 2 ways you can pay:

Option 1:

The easiest way is by credit card/debit card online via our Join Now page (link below)

1) 10 week programme: A one off payment of $299 (earlybird) or $329 (standard)
2) 10 x weekly payments of $29.90 (earlybird) or $32.90 (standard)

Once you have chosen the payment method that works best for you click on the 'Buy Now' button that is under that option on the Join Now page. This will take you to our Paypal page, the world's leading online payment system store. You just then fill in your details to pay for RaceTeam.

You will receive an email from Paypal to confirm your payment. You will then be redirected to our welcome page where we ask you to fill in the fields that will ensure you will receive an email to confirm that your registration has completed. From here you have joined! You will receive emails from us letting you know everything you need to know about RaceTeam. 

Option 2:

By Direct Credit.
Email us and let us know you want to pay by direct credit and we will send you the account details and registration process. 

Is the race registration included in my registration fee?

There is no race entry fee for RaceTeam Epic as it is a half marathon we have designed for you - just for you, it is not open to the public. The Epic Half is in Christchurch. 

Accommodation and transport?

If your race is out of town, accommodation and transport are your own responsibility to arrange and we recommend you get onto it early. We suggest you look at or bookabach to arrange accommodation. We often find that car pools are arranged within the team and use our Facebook page to look for roomies or house share options. 

Is there anyone I can talk to about RaceTeaM Epic?

If you want us to give you a call, email us with you details and we'll be in contact in the next 24 hours.
You can also text Bevan on 021 869 086 and he will call you back. 


Yes, the minimum age is 16 years old for any of our Extra Mile Runners programmes. 

CAN I BRING MY baby or fur baby TO THE SESSIONS?

Sorry, no. In the interest of safety for all our runners (and we get a lot of runners at each session!), please leave your children and fur-babies at home. 

What do I need to bring to RaceTeam?

You need to bring a GPS watch, good running shoes, water, appropriate running gear, enthusiasm and energy ;o)

It's a good idea to check the weather forecast the day before the run to make sure you bring the appropriate clothing. We will be training in winter, bring gloves, hats, layers and warm clothes for before and after the sessions.

When we say "appropriate running gear" we mean good running shoes, ideally clothing with breathable fabric and warm clothes for before and after the run.  

What if it's raining? 

Rain, snow and hail does not stop us! We train in all kinds of weather. In the unlikely event we need to cancel a session due to weather we will email you and if you are unsure check our Facebook page as we will post on this page any cancellation notices too. 

What happens if I get injured or unforeseen circumstances means that I need to pull out? 

If you withdraw: 

If you cancel within 2 weeks of the RaceTeam start date we will refund your money, less the week/s used less a $25 admin fee. Please advise us in writing of your cancellation. 

If you cancel within 5 weeks of the RaceTeam start day we will refund the amount you paid less the weeks you use (or part thereof) and a $25 admin fee. For example if you withdraw during week 4 and you paid $299 you will receive $124.50 back. 

If you withdraw after 5 weeks there is no refund (we want to keep you to the programme!). 

If you get injured:

If you get injured we will refund the amount you paid less the weeks you used (or part thereof) and a $25 admin fee. For example if you got injured and had to withdraw after week 4 and you paid $299 you would receive $154.40 back. 

If you transfer to another group, there is a $25 transfer fee.  

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