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RaceTeam FAQ's

When does RaceTeam wanaka start?

RaceTeam Wanaka starts: week beginning 27 January 2020
We will be training for the Mt Outdoors Southern Lakes Half Marathon which is on Saturday 4 April 2020.
Click here for the race website

What is RaceTeam?

RaceTeam is a 10 week group training programme for half marathons. We give you everything you need for your half marathon training for your race/even and we guide you through the programme ever step of the way. You will be training with a group all aiming for the same event/race and you will get to the start line in the best way possible both physically and mentally.

Our coaches are with you at every session. There are 3 x group sessions a week (see below for locations and session times).

Will I be fit enough?

RaceTeam is designed for:

a) the runner who is looking to do their very first half marathon and who wants a group to train with and a programme designed for them.
b) the runner who has done a half marathon (or several) before and is wanting to challenge themselves and aim for a PB or improved time.

The programme contains 1 x Track session (intervals), 1 x Pace session and 1 x Endurance session.

Before you start with RaceTeam you need to be running minimum of around 8-10km and running 2-3 times a week regularly. 

If you don't think you are at this level yet, check out our other programmes: Get up to Five & Club10k our 5km and 10km programmes.

When and where will the sessions be held?

Session Times: When you register you choose to do mornings or evenings during the weekday sessions. 

Morning Sessions: (note the different weekday start times)
6.10am: Monday: Netball Courts (helicopter pad end), South Hagley Park
6.10am: Wednesday: Netball Courts (helicopter pad end), South Hagley Park
+ Plus the whole group has a session on Saturday morning at 7.30am.

Evening Sessions:
5.40pm, Tuesday: Netball Courts (helicopter pad end), South Hagley Park
5.40pm, Thursday: Netball Courts (helicopter pad end), South Hagley Park
+ Plus the whole group has a session on Saturday morning at 7.30am.

The weekday sessions are 60 mins in duration.

+Note: During the programme there are a couple of 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. The programme keeps progressing. We 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 85-90% 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?

If you have a good base fitness and can run 8-10km+ keep that up until the start of RaceTeam. 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, we recommend trying to get out the door 3 times a week. 

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?

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), you can pay:

1) 1 x payment
2) 10 x weekly payments 

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?

Race registration is not included in your RaceTeam registration. RaceTeam provides the 10 week training programme. 
Please register for the race via the race website: Click here

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?

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 Child/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. 

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

If you choose to withdraw: 

If you withdraw within 4 weeks (Weeks 1-4) of the programme start date we will refund or credit (valid for 12 months) your money, less the week's used (or part thereof) less a $25 admin fee. Please advise us via email of your cancellation. 

If you withdraw after 4 weeks (from Week 5) there is no refund.

If you get injured:

Hopefully not! But if you get injured during the programme (Weeks 1-8 inclusive) we will refund or credit (valid for 12 months) you for the amount you paid less the weeks you attended (or part thereof) and a $25 admin fee. From Week 8 however, there is no refund.

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

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