Organised and promoted by the Port Hills Athletic Club the Shoe Clinic Asics 5K Series 2008 will be the twenty third running of this popular series. With up to 500 competitors each evening this is one of the biggest running events in Christchurch. The Series consists of five 5km races held on Tuesday evenings: 8th January, 15th January, 22nd January, 29th January and 12th February (there is no race on 5th February the eve of Waitangi Day).
There are separate races for children, athletes registered with Athletics New Zealand, and fun runners/walkers so every level of fitness is catered for. As well as the races there will be a free BBQ, coffee and ice creams available to make it a fun evening for everyone.
The race times are:
Children (approx 1.6km) 5:30pm (The children’s run is for up to 13 yrs)
Registered Runners 5:45pm
Fun Runners & Walkers 6:15pm
The entry fee is $4 for registered runners and fun runners/walkers and free for children. Entry fees are paid on the evening at least 30 minutes before the start of the run. There will be lots of valuable Fun Run/Walk spot prizes each evening and performance prizes for the registered athletes.
The start and finish are in Hagley Park North opposite Ayr Street where there are toilet facilities. There is parking available in Deans Ave and adjacent streets.
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