10km Night Series: SAND

Pre Race

Race packs


The race packs will be ready for collection in early August. You will receive an email from us advising of when these will be ready for collection from Frontrunner Colombo.


Your race pack will include an individual race bib for every event you have signed up too - 1 for sand, 1 for park etc... with a timing chip attached to each one. It will be very clear which bib is for which event. Please ensure you take the correct bib to the correct event. You will need to attach the race bib to your front using the 4 safety pins provided, your race bib must be visible at all times. Event crew will stop you along the course if they cannot clearly see your race number.

Kit list

Whilst the below kit list is mostly a recommend guide rather than mandatory, please run through this list (no pun intended) before leaving home in preparation for each event.


  • MANDATORY: You must wear a lit head torch on the course. Please also carry spare batteries. 

  • Your correct race bib (attached to the front of you)

  • Water bottle - at least 750ml (filled)

  • Suitable clothing (HiVis / Weather Proof) we will be updating you with weather conditions just before the event)

  • MANDATORY: Suitable shoes - have a chat with the team at The Frontrunner Colombo if you need advice

On the day



Friday 17th August 2018


North Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

80 Marine Parade

North New Brighton

Christchurch 8013

Map see here


START TIME: 6.00pm






5.00pm - Event opens

5.40pm - Start pen opens 

5.50pm - Race Briefing

5.57pm - Warm up

6.00pm - Go Time!




By Car (recommended):


If you are traveling by car, please allow at least 30 minutes of travel time from the city centre and to find parking.


Parking: Parking is available in residential streets surrounding the Surf Club and along Marine Parade close to the North Beach Surf Life Saving Club, we ask you to please be very considerate of residents. Please do not block any driveways or park on peoples lawns… they will know which event you are taking part in!


Here is a map of suggested parking areas: Parking Map - North New Brighton


Car Share: To make things even easier - we suggest car sharing with friends and family who are also taking part or who are coming along to support. Please use the discussion board within the event on Facebook if you would like to get in touch with other participants looking to car share.  

By Bus: Buses are available to and from New Brighton, please check the Metro Info website www.metroinfo.co.nz for up to date information before you travel.


BUS TRAVEL - PLEASE NOTE: There is also approximately a 100 meter walk from the bus stop and the surf club. We highly recommend seeking alternative transport to get to the start line in time.

If you are catching public transport and will be driving into the city, you can find the car parking details here

On the Event

Arrival / Start Pen: As you will be arriving with your race bib already attached and your water dispenser (bottle or backpack) already filled, you can head straight to the start pen. You will be greeted at the entrance to the start pen by a lovely member of staff who will use the wonders of technology to check you into the start pen -  you are now officially checked in, at the start line, and ready to go…


Once you are in the start pen, that’s it. It’s a one way system so please ensure you are 100% ready for your start as once you are in you are checked into the event and things will get very confusing if you try to head out and come back in.


A race briefing will take place just before your start time, outlining any important information about the route or event before you will be passed over to our warm up team provided by Shannon Leigh - Endurance Athlete

Then, just when you are barely able to contain your excitement - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Gooooo….


At the Start / Finish Point you will find:

Information Point - this will be manned by our gurus of knowledge who will be able to help you with any queries you have relating to the events.


Merchandise Stand - Get your hands on some series specific merch to keep the memories alive until next year's series!


First aid - Medical will be provided at each of the Night Series events. Details of how to obtain assistance will be provided in the race briefing. Medical are in attendance to help with any injury incurred along the way or if you are feeling a little unwell (pre race nerves or hangovers cannot be treated).


North Beach Surf Life Saving Club Stall - make sure you go and say hello to our sponsor stand from Black Diamond and Inov8 to see what stock they have to offer.

Water Station - for all of you thirsty people there will be a water point close to the start line where you will be able to top up your water vessel - to avoid any queues...come with a filled bottle ready to start.

Toilets - toilets will be available at the start/finish village.

Bag Drop: We are offering a bag drop area for this event where you will be able to drop off a backpack (max of 10ltr) of spare clothes or a towel for a dip in the sea. This service is available to all participants, so if you do not have any supporters coming along who can watch your “stuff” you will be able to drop your bag off for safe keeping with us.

Please note: As with any event bag drop, whilst you are dropping off your bag in a safe area which will be manned by event staff, we cannot guarantee or assume responsibility for any loss or damage of your property so please leave any valuables at home.

The bag drop area for this event will be situated upstairs in the North Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. Please make sure you allow yourself enough time to use the drop off before heading down to the start line.

On the Course

The Route: The course for this event will see participants set off opposite the North Beach SLSC on New Brighton Beach and head south under the iconic pier on a “there and back” route along the sand. At the 5km mark, there will be a turn around point providing water top ups, first aid and support for all runners and walkers. The beach is still obviously a public space so please ensure you are respectful to all members of the public and supporters a like.


The route will be signed with markers so you can track your progress. The markers will be set out as a guide creating gates which you can pass through to stay on track but as the sea will be at low tide, you can travel along the beach at any point between the water and the dunes, you just have to ensure you pass through the start and finish point to track you time, and use the turn around point to gauge your distance.

Timing: As soon as you cross the start line, your timing chip will register your exact start time this time will run until you pass over the same line when you finish. Your official time will be logged and will be available immediately following the event at our website www.10kmnightseries.co.nz.


Marshals: This is a very straight forward route (there and back) demanding very little marshaling from a safety point of view. Having said that, it is important for us to ensure we know what is happening on the event at all times. To ensure everyone is safe and happy for the duration of your run or walk we are including running pacers and walking marshals in the pack. These amazing helpers will be easily recognisable so if you need to...just reach out.  We will also have 1 or 2 roving vehicles patrolling the beach.


Event crew will be along the course and medical assistance  will be available at the start/finish village and the half way point. If you feel unwell at any point please let one of our friendly crew know and they will help you out.


Turn around point - this will be a U shaped aid station which will mark the 5km point of the course. Shoot straight through, stop for a yarn, top up your water or build a sand castle...it's up to you…


IMPORTANT POINT - HEADPHONES - We do not encourage the use of headphones on any of our events but as we’re on a beach this is not a problem for this specific event. If a bit of Michael Jackson or Mambo No. 5 will help you smash your personal best, then go for it! Just make sure you don't hit play until the race briefings have taken place.

Finish Line - It’s medal time… when you cross the finish line the glory will all be yours. Once you have had your medal placed around your neck, you will be given a breakfast roll voucher and can now relish in the fact that you have finished your 10km challenge...for now… Head off and grab your hot treat, have a drink and enjoy the post race glow…

Additional Information

Your Supporters

Supporters are more than welcome and in fact - massively encouraged... tell your friends and family to join us at the start / finish lines. We’ve also put together some suggested supporters points which are easily accessible to your cheering squad! If they can’t take part with you...they can support you… no excuses…


Support points map


We would be delighted to hear from potential volunteers and we have a real variety of volunteering jobs which anyone can help with - for more information please get in touch at jessica@fusionevents.co.nz


Unfortunately this event is not wheelchair friendly due to being on sand. Participants may experience deep, soft sand along the course.


Unfortunately this event is not pushchair friendly due to being on sand. Participants may experience deep, soft sand along the course.

If you require any further information, please get in touch - jessica@fusionevents.co.nz


See you at the start line...

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