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More than just a running race

The Munro Leys Suva Challenge 2017 is about community. It is open to everyone to participate, from local and international runners, corporate groups to families and individuals. We have a half marathon and a mixed team marathon and we encourage people with disabilities and everyone from our community to take part.

Building on the success of previous very successful marathon events, and driven by a common purpose, the Suva Marathon Club is working towards organising even more events in 2017, complete with training programs and monthly Time Trials in Suva.  The countdown has begun for our next CHALLENGE event which will be held on 1st April 2017!

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The Challenges….

Half Marathon – Women
Race start: 6.00am

The individual races in the Munro Leys Suva CHALLENGE are Half Marathons, 21.1km long.

Age Categories:

  • Junior (U19)
  • Open (20-39)
  • Senior (40+)

Register for the Half Marathon – Women

Half Marathon – Men
Race start: 6.00am

The individual races in the Munro Leys Suva CHALLENGE are Half Marathons, 21.1km long.

Age Categories:

  • Junior (U19)
  • Open (20-39)
  • Senior (40+)

Register for the Half Marathon – Men

Team Marathon – Mixed
Race start: 7.00am

The fun race in the Munro Leys Suva CHALLENGE is the Team Marathon Challenge. Each member of the team will run 10.5km, adding together to add up to a FULL marathon of 42.2km.

All teams must be of mixed sex!

Register for the Team Marathon Challenge

Come join the club!

In early 2014, a group of ‘fairly decent’ runners living and working out of Suva pursued the idea of creating a platform to promote marathon running for Pacific islanders, as well as use it to encourage healthy living practices. In Fiji, about 82% of deaths are caused by NCDs (2013 Statistics). This is something we’d like a hand in changing. So the idea we had became the Suva Marathon Club (SMC) and the eventual hosting of the inaugural Suva Marathon in 2014.

Our club’s vision is to organise a series of world class annual running events in Suva to promote healthier lifestyles. Our core values focus on aiding the local community as a whole whilst striving for good health for all with passion, inclusivity, honesty, openness and integrity.

Join the Suva Marathon Club

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Let’s train together!

We invite all of you to train with us along the seawall or around Suva on a day that suits you. Our social runs are a great way to motivate each other! Our weekly timed run is on Thursday nights and our monthly Time Trails are on the first Saturday of every month.

There are options to join us for swimming and biking sessions through the week as well if you are looking for low impact options between runs. Please contact the club member contacts via email or mobile if you have any questions or just to let them know when to expect you.

You can also contact us here if you would like to join in.

Suva sunset image courtesy of Mr Joseph Hing

Thursday

Start time: 5.15pm for 7km, 5.30pm for 5km

Meeting place: Park outside entrance to Suva Bowling Club and look for runners

Distance: 7km, 5km

Contacts: Email Marita or Gina

We’ve starting up our weekly Thursday afternoon timed runs to ramp up for the 2016 events. Come and join us for a 5.15pm start from the Suva Bowling Club for a 5km or 7km run.

Saturday

Start time: 7:30am

Meeting place: Suva Bowling Club, end of the road, find our start line.

Distance: 10km, 5km

Contacts: Email Marita or Gina

We’ll be doing time trial runs which will eventually be qualifying runs for IAAF and Athletics Fiji qualification times, as well as just fun running along the seawall. Join us on a Saturday morning for tips and tricks on how to get up to 10km or marathon length running. An excellent opportunity to gauge how you are doing for the upcoming event on 23rd July 2016!

Get involved

Volunteer

We can’t run a great race without the help of amazing people to help out the athletes on the day. If you are unable to race but still want to be involved then this is a great way to be part of the big day.

There is a role for everyone! Volunteers on race day include roles such as a course marshal, course monitor, or as a support person at the start, finish, or along the course. Course marshals will give directions to runners and spectators, advising and responding to their needs along the way. Volunteers are also needed at hydration stations to keep marathoners from getting dehydrated on their run.

If you are interested in being a volunteer please get in touch, we will be able to find a role for you!

Become a Volunteer

Join

In early 2014, a group of ‘fairly decent’ runners living and working out of Suva pursued the idea of creating a platform to promote marathon running for Pacific islanders, as well as use it to encourage healthy living practices. In Fiji, about 82% of deaths are caused by NCDs (2013 Statistics). This is something we’d like a hand in changing. So the idea we had became the Suva Marathon Club (SMC) and the eventual hosting of the inaugural Suva Marathon in 2014.

Our organisation’s vision is to organise a world class annual marathon in Suva to promote healthier lifestyles. Our core values focus on aiding the local community as a whole whilst striving for good health for all with passion, inclusivity, honesty, openness and integrity.

Join the Suva Marathon Club

Sponsor

Maintaining positive community relations should be part of any viable marketing strategy for any company or organisation. Community engagement not only displays social responsibility, but also improves brand awareness, positive brand perception and strengthens staff and customer loyalty.

Although the event lasts less than 24 hours, its impact is felt in the community year-round. You will be promoted on a regular basis across multiple channels, at least 3 months before the event and continuously in the online space at least 6-9 months post event, you make a consistent and lasting impression as our sponsor

Contact us to become a sponsor

    Some snaps from the Suva Marathon Club runs

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    Munro Leys Fiji

    Interested in becoming a sponsor? Get in touch

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