Leeston

7.11.21

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A RUN AND WALK FOR  EVERYONE 

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“A run or walk for everyone”

 

Utilizing a quiet 5km loop in the Selwyn District town of Leeston. Starting at Anderson Square. Runners and Walkers of all abilities will have the opportunity to test themselves over 5km, 10km, or a Half Marathon, and for the first time this year, we will be offering a 2 or 4 person relay over the Half Marathon. This year will also include a 1km kids dash. So rally the troops, get those in company bets going, dust off your running shoes and join us for the Selwyn Running Festival. A run and walk for everyone. 

 

EVENT DETAILS

DATE - 7th November 2021

EVENT DAY HQ - ANDERSON SQUARE - LEESTON

WE ARE RACING IN LEVEL 2 

Each event distance will have a maximum of 100 competitors. There will only be one event on the course at a time. There will be a maximum time allocation for each event to ensure no cross over of competitors.

Anderson Square will be divided into 'paddocks' for each event to congregate in before their race.

*Start times of the events may be altered leading up to race day to make the most efficient use of the road closures.

The Lay Associates 21 km incorporates the Canterbury Half Marathon Championships again this year. You will be running over a certified course with some of Canterbury’s top runners. Only runners registered with Athletics Canterbury are eligible for Championship placings.

 

DISTANCES*

*The course and times are subject to change at any time up until race day

Oakleys 5km

START TIME -  12noon run, walk and 4 person teams

RACE BRIEFING - in 5km 'paddock' - 11:55am 

PRIZEGIVING- 1pm in 'paddock'

Maximum time: 1hr

Cost $25

There will be two drink stations. One on Harmans Rd and one on Cunningham St.

Toilets will be located in Anderson Square. There will also be one on Harmans Rd.

Starting on Gallipoli St. Opposite Anderson Square. Head towards High St and turn right. Using the traffic management head onto the left side of the road, back towards Christchurch. Staying on the left-hand side of the road for 500m then turning left onto Cunningham St. Following Cunningham St until it turns into Pound Rd.

Continue on Pound Rd, heading straight across the Market St intersection and onto Leeston - Dunsandel Rd. Staying on the left-hand side of the road. Towards Harmans Rd and turn left, following Harmans Rd until Feredays Rd where you turn left and head back towards High St to finish at Andersons Square. 

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McMillian Drilling 10km

START TIME - 10:15am run and walk

RACE BRIEFING - in 10km 'paddock' -10:00am

PRIZEGIVING- 12:15pm in 'paddock'

Maximum time: 2hrs

Cost $45

There will be two drink stations. One on Harmans Rd and one on Cunningham St.

Toilets will be located in Anderson Square. There will also be one on Harmans Rd.

Starting on Gallipoli St. Opposite Anderson Square. Head towards High St and turn right. Using the traffic management head onto the left side of the road, back towards Christchurch. Staying on the left-hand side of the road for 500m then turning left onto Cunningham St. Following Cunningham St until it turns into Pound Rd.

Continue on Pound Rd, heading straight across the Market St intersection and onto Leeston - Dunsandel Rd. Staying on the left-hand side of the road. Towards Harmans Rd and turn left, following Harmans Rd until Feredays Rd where you turn left and head back towards High St

then complete another lap of the same finish to finish at Andersons Square. 

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Lay Associates 21km

START TIME - 7:30am Hybrid, 8am Run 

RACE BRIEFING - in 21.1km 'paddock' at 7:20 and 7:50am

PRIZEGIVING- 10:35am in 'paddock'

Maximum time: Hybrid 3hrs, Run 2.5hrs

Cost $65 

​The Lay Associates Half Marathon incorporates the Canterbury Half Marathon Championships again this year. 

 

The Half Marathon will do a 1.1km loop at the start to make up the distance.

There will be two drink stations. One on Harmans Rd and one on Cunningham St.

Toilets will be located in Anderson Square. There will also be one on Harmans Rd.

 

(1.1km loop) Starting on Gallipoli St. Opposite Anderson Square. Head towards High St and turn right. Using the traffic management head onto the left side of the road, back towards Christchurch. Staying on the left-hand side of the road for 500m then turning left onto Cunningham St. Turn left onto Selwyn St, left onto Messines St then left back onto High St.

 

(5k loop) Following High St back down to Cunnigham St. Following Cunningham St until it turns into Pound Rd.

Continue on Pound Rd, heading straight across the Market St intersection and onto Leeston - Dunsandel Road. Staying on the left-hand side of the road. Towards Harmans Rd and turn left, following Harmans Rd until Feredays Rd where you turn left and head back towards High St and then complete another 3 laps (excluding the first 1.1km loop) to finish at Andersons Square. 

Teams

Due to Covid restrictions the runners will now all compete their distances at the same time rather than in a relay format. The total distance will now be 20km not 21.1km.

In the 2 person team, each runner will run 10km, they will do this as part of the 10km event and run together 

In the 4 person team, each runner will run 5km, they will do this as part of the 5km event and run together

 

START TIME - 2 person relay 10:15am, 4 person relay 12noon

Maximum time each runner: 2 person relay 2hrs, 4 person relay 1hr

Cost $80 per team

The winning team will have the fastest combined time irrespective if it's a two or four person team. There are prizes for fastest Corporate, Sports Club, High School Girls and High School Boys team.

 

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G & M Contracting Kids 1km Dash 

START TIME - 11:55am 

RACE BRIEFING - 11:50am in Kids Dash 'paddock'

Cost $10

All kids under 5 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult.

(1.1km loop) Starting on Gallipoli St. Opposite Anderson Square. Head towards High St and turn right. Using the traffic management head onto the left side of the road, back towards Christchurch. Staying on the left-hand side of the road for 500m then turning left onto Cunningham St. Turn left onto Selwyn St, left onto Gallipoli St and into the finish.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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