IAG 21km SMH Half Marathon 2017

IAG 21km SMH Half Marathon 2017

IAG employees are invited to join this 14 week Training Program to run the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon - 21km in May 2017. Fundraising for this event will be via the IAG Good Company website where you will be fundraising as a team. (You are not required to set up a Can Too Fundraising page). Please note this program is for IAG staff only.

Training Starts
13th Feb 2017

Training Location
Sydney

Event Date
21st May 2017

Event Location
Sydney

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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! Interval sessions will focus on:

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

Long Run session 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

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.

IAG
Monday lunchtimes
12.30-1.30pm
Meet in the IAG foyer ready to run!
Thursday afternoons
4.30pm-5.30pm
Meet in the IAG foyer ready to run!

About the Run

The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon is a fantastic event 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. The race starts next to St Mary's Cathedral, and finishes in Hyde Park.

If you are travelling, 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 enters their goal event at their own expense. This is a popular event so register as soon as possible - 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 Sydney 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?
IAG has kindly covered the fee required to join this program.

How much do I have to fundraise?
The IAG Finance Team Fundraising Pledge is minimum $10,000.   Your fundraising will be done as a team through the IAG Foundation Good Company website .  IAG will provide all details once you have registered for the training program.  Please contact Carmel Small or Peter Grant if you have any queries.

Where does the money go?
Funds raised will go to IAG's cancer research charity  - the Garvan Institute. 

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

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