Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge Christchurch is held entirely within the confines of Christchurch’s leafy North Hagley Park. The course is a single, clockwise, figure-of-eight lap of the wide and welcoming footpaths of the park and includes two sections next to Victoria Lake and a loop around the golf course.
The race begins under the start arch and the first 150 metres are on the grass before turning onto the wide footpaths of Hagley Park. Three right turns take you on a circuit of the entertainment triangle before a long stretch across the width of the park, passing beautiful Victoria Lake on your left.
A wide triangle adjacent to Deans Ave includes the half way mark and points you back towards the finish area. You now have North Hagley golf course on your left and another opportunity to enjoy Victoria Lake, this time on your right.
The 3.5km mark brings you back close to the finish area but you ain’t done yet! A left turn takes you north to the boundary with Harper Ave where a couple of right turns head you back towards the finish area. Enjoy a run on the banks of the tranquil Avon River – with Park Terrace on the other side – before a left turn back into the body of the park for the last few hundred metres.
As you come in to complete your 5km lap, fences and flags will direct you down the final glorious 50 metres to the finish line. Put your hands in the air and say “yeah! I did it”. Grab a well earned drink from our table or head over to your team tent to hit the BBQ!