Sydney 23km Great Ocean Road Half Marathon 2017

Sydney 23km Great Ocean Road Half Marathon 2017

Train in Sydney for 14 weeks to run Australia's most spectacular half marathon (23km). The Great Ocean Road Half Marathon is celebrating its 13th Anniversary in 2017. A great event with panoramic views of the Southern Ocean in Victoria on 21st May 2017.

Training Starts
15th Feb 2017

Training Location
Sydney

Fundraising Amount
$1,350.00
Event Date
21st May 2017

Event Location
Apollo Bay, Victoria

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Training Information

Run the half marathon of your life! This 14 week program provides all the professional coaching and support you need to achieve a goal you never thought possible, and fundraise for cancer research! Mid week sessions on the track focus on:

  • Running form
  • Breathing technique
  • Core strength
  • Injury prevention

On Saturdays we do a ‘long run’, and the distances increase as the program progresses. Coaches at this distance session will focus on:

  • Pacing and race strategy
  • Distance “in your legs”
  • Mental focus
  • Running form
  • Building up endurance

Occasionally a Guest Speaker will engage the group with professional advice on nutrition, injury prevention or goal setting. You will get to hear first hand from those who have experienced cancer and be encouraged to fundraise by researchers at the forefront of cancer research in Australia. Follow our specific day by day training guide which outlines what you should be doing every day to help you be your very best on race day – suggestions include yoga, spin classes and cross training.

Run Locations

East Pod
Wednesday evenings
6.30pm-8.00pm
ES Marks Oval, Boronia Street, Kensington
Saturday mornings
7:00am
Federation Pavillion, Grand Drive, Centennial Park
Northern Beaches Pod
Wednesday evenings
6.30pm-8.00pm
Sydney Academy of Sport + Rec, Wakehurst Pkwy, Narrabeen
Saturday mornings
7:00am
Mona Vale Surf Club, Surfview Road, Mona Vale
Inner West Pod
Wednesday mornings
6.00am-7.30am
King Georges Park,
Byrnes Street, Rozelle TBC
Saturday mornings
7.00am
King Georges Park
Byrnes Street, Rozelle
North Pod
Wednesday nights
6:30pm-8.00pm
TBA
Note: Chatswood Athletics Park is closed for maintenance upgrade during this program
Saturday mornings
7:00am
Broughton Street, Kirribilii
Mac Uni Pod
Wednesday evenings
6:30pm-8:00pm
Macquarie University Sports Fields, Crn Culloden + Talaver Rds, North Ryde
Saturday mornings
7.00am
Macquarie University Sports Fields, Crn Culloden + Talavera Rds, North Ryde
Olympic Park Pod
Wednesday evenings
6.30pm-8.00pm
Olympic Park Warm Up Arena, Edwin Flack Drive, Homebush
Saturday mornings
7.00am
Armory Wharf Cafe, Blaxland Riverside Park, Jamison Street, Silverwater
South Pod
Wednesday evenings
6.30pm-8.00pm
Waratah Athletics Track
40 Rawson Ave, Sutherland
Saturday mornings
7.00am
Wanda Beach Surf Club, Marine Esplanade, Cronulla
The Hills Pod
Wednesday evenings
6.30pm-8.00pm
AH Whaling Reserve, Mileham Ave, Baulkham Hills
Saturday mornings
7.00am
AH Whaling Reserve, Mileham Ave, Baulkham Hills
Wollongong Pod
Wednesday evenings
6.30pm - 8.00pm
TBC
Saturday mornings
7:00am
Sandon Point, Bulli
Newcastle Pod
Wednesday evenings
6.30pm - 8.00pm
Athletics Track, Netsbitt Park, Cnr Grayson & Casey Avenue, Kotara
Saturday mornings
Meeting place: Meet at Nobbys Reserve to run from Nobby’s Lighthouse

About the Run

The Great Ocean Road is an icon in Australia and is renowned throughout the world for its beauty and panoramic views of the southern ocean.

This race will soak up all of the amazing things the Great Ocean Road has to offer! Each participant is responsible for organising and covering the cost of their travel and accomodation. Throughout the program you receive recommendations and a chance to travel with those training with you. We have team celebrations together and everyone is invited!

Head to the offical event website for details on race day.

IMPORTANT: Each Can Too participant must enter their goal event at their own expense. Marathon entries often sell out in advance - so first in, best dressed! Details about how to register as part of our team are sent to you during the program.

Important Information

What level of running experience do I need?
Anyone can join! The Can Too training program is professionally based and structured to ensure that people of all levels of fitness and experience – from novices to seasoned athletes – are well prepared to achieve their personal goal in their chosen endurance event. The coaches are motivational and the journey is addictive as members develop new friends, share experiences and have fun. The team environment is a vital component in helping you to feel motivated, inspired and supported.

If you are concerned about your ability to run a half marathon, please email Fi@cantoo.org.au

What kind of gear do I need?
At the first training session you receive an official Can Too training singlet/top. You will need running shorts/pants/tights, a hat, good socks and a sturdy pair of running shoes. In the first few weeks of training you receive special discounts with running gear suppliers who support Can Too and we encourage you to purchase any gear you might need from them!

How do I get to Apollo Bay for the event day?
If you are travelling for the event, you are responsible for organising and covering the cost of their travel and accomodation. Throughout the program you receive recommendations and a chance to travel with those training with you. We have team celebrations together and everyone is invited!

How much does it cost to join this program?
A $150 registration fee is required upon joining the program.

How much do I have to fundraise?
The GOR Half Marathon fundraising pledge is $1,350. 
Don’t be nervous about achieving your fundraising goal! You'll be able to access ideas and support as soon as you register, not to mention have a dedicated fundraising mentor throughout the program. As Can Too is primarily a fundraising program, we will need to reach your fundraising pledge 31 days after the goal event. Read more on how to fundraise for cancer research

Where does the money go?
Funds raised go to cancer research thanks to the support of our Principal Supporter The Macquarie Group Foundation, our Centurions and In-Kind supporters. Can Too is a health promotion Foundation supporting Cancer Research through Cure Cancer Australia and Cancer Council NSW.  Read more about how we operate and where your fundraising goes.

Do you have any more questions?  Contact info@cantoo.org.au

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