Air New Zealand SMH 14km Relay 2017

Air New Zealand SMH 14km Relay 2017

Air New Zealand employees are invited to train for 12 weeks to run Australia's Sydney Morning Herald Relay 14km on 21st May 2017. Please note this is for Air New Zealand Employees Only.

Training Starts
1st Mar 2017

Training Location

Fundraising Amount
Event Date
21st May 2017

Event Location

Entries Closed

Training Information

Run the 14km of your life! This 12 week program provides all the professional coaching and support you need to achieve a goal you never thought possible, and fundraise for cancer research! Interval sessions will focus on:

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

Long run sessions will increase in distance 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

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.

Air New Zealand Sydney
Wednesday mornings
Meet in the foyer of Air New Zealand building
Friday mornings
Meet in the foyer of Air New Zealand building

About the Run

The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon RELAY 14km is a fantastic way to be part of a half marathon! Running 14km of the full 21km, you enter with a buddy who runs 7km and together conquer you the 21km!This event takes part in the heart of Sydney. The course takes in such sites as The Rocks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. 

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. Entries often sell out in advance - so first in, best dressed! 


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 14km, please email

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 Sydney for the event day?
If you are coming from afar, 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?
Air New Zealand has kindly covered the registration fee for this training program.

How much do I have to fundraise?
The SMH 14km fundraising pledge is $500 
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. Read more about how we operate and where your fundraising goes.

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