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    Are you ready for the
    MUNRO LEYS SUVA CHALLENGE?

    Join us on

     

    Saturday 1st April 2017

RACE START TIMES:

HALF MARATHON (21.1 km) – 6.00am

TEAM MARATHON (10.55km) – 7.00am

10k FUN RUN (10km) – 7.00am

5K FUN RUN (5km) – 7.00am

Course Maps

Race day is going to begin and end on at the Fiji Museum in Thurston Gardens, and the course maps and Race Area map on the right will give you an idea where everything is located. To see the exact locations as well as details of the full marathon, half marathon, team marathon and the fun run, you can download the course maps here. (These are the new course maps as advised by the Fiji Roads Authority)

If you are an international participant, the course map will also show you the distance from Holiday Inn and Grand Pacific Hotel (just across the road!) where we recommend that you stay while in Fiji. For other travel information, click here.

Amenities

Hydration and cheer stations

There will be two (2) stations along the course where water, fruits, snacks, music and lots of cheering and encouragement will be available! That’s every 3.5km, so plenty to go around.They will ensure you are hydrated, motivated and in the right direction. If you have support groups (a.k.a. family and friends) who would like to cheer for you on the day, we encourage that you tell them to join a particular hydration or cheer station along the course.

Toilet and parking facilities

The Fiji Museum and just inside the top gate at Thurston Gardens has clean toilets and changing facilities that will be free for the public to use from 5am to 11am on race day. Parking will be available in the Suva City and alongside Holiday Inn and GPH as well. To find out where exactly these are located, you can view or download the Start Area map here.

Medical Support

The Suva Physio Centre has kindly sponsored to organise a medical team comprising of physiotherapists, first aid and other medical personnel. The main medical station will be located at the Fiji Musuem veranda where the re-hydration bu (Fijian green coconut) and after race snacks are also going to be. They will have roaming medical teams along the course, and an ambulance will be on standby in case of emergencies.

Schedule

The MUNRO LEYS SUVA CHALLENGE 2017 will have a Race Number pick up and everyone should come and pick up their race numbers from 4-6pm at the Fiji Museum.

Race day is on 1 April 2017 starting at the Fiji Museum, Suva City.

You can find the course maps as well as other participant information on this page.

Race Number Pick-Up

  • 4pm-6pm, Friday 31 March 2017 RACE NUMBER PICK-UP, Fiji Museum, Suva, FIJI
  • 4pm - 6pm Number pick-ups, race packets and discounts!

    You MUST pick up your number and info kit at the RACE NUMBER PICK UP on the Friday. If you are unable to do this, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected].

    So make sure you come along with your supporters to collect your RACE NUMBER at Fiji Museum’s veranda on Friday!

Race day

  • 5.30am - 11.00am, 1 April 2017 MUNRO LEYS SUVA CHALLENGE 2017, Fiji Museum, Suva, FIJI
  • 6.00am Half marathon start

    Start off up out of FIji Museum gate, up Cakabau Road, turn left on Gladstone Road and run around Albert Park. Continue along Victoria Parade all the way out towards Laucala Bay Rd until the clearly marked turning point (just past My Suva Park). Make the turn around, run back along the seafront and when you get to the Cakabau Road turn right into the corner gate of Thurston Botanical Gardens. Follow the markers and exit the Gardens though the Fiji Museum Gate, and back on to Gladstone Road. Run this loop once more and you’re done! You can view and download the Half Marathon course map here.

  • 7.00am Team Marathon start

    If you are not keen to do the half marathon, we have a course that’s guaranteed to be fun, you can run together as a team of 4 for 10.55 km. So why not get your friends and families to join in? We even have training programmes prior to the day so you can get back to fitness and meet other interested runners and walkers. Team marathon course map here.

  • 7.00am 10k Fun Run start

    If you are not keen to do the half marathon, we have a course that’s guaranteed to be fun and lots of people around to support you. So why not get your friends and families to join in? We even have training programmes prior to the day so you can get back to fitness and meet other interested runners and walkers. 10k Fun Run course map here.

Travel information

Holiday inn at night

Accommodation

If you are coming from outside of Fiji as an international participant of the marathon, we recommend Holiday Inn or Grand Pacific Hotel for your stay here in Suva city. There are other hotels and places to stay but you are right across the road from the start area!

Book a room at Holiday Inn or Grand Pacific Hotel

Fiji Airways in the sky

Airlines

Our national flag carrier is Fiji Airways. Several airlines fly to Fiji like Korean Air, Virgin Australia, JetStar, Aircalin and others, so wherever you may be coming from, you are sure to find a way to get here. Most international flights go directly to Nadi international airport only and not in Suva so you’ll have to either take a 30-minute connecting flight, ride on a bus or embark on a 3-hour scenic drive from Nadi international airport to Suva city. Try to book your tickets early so you can get better and cheaper rates.

Check flights at Fiji Airways

The beautiful Fiji islands

Fiji

Fiji is in the heart of the South Pacific, and beyond the beaches and pristine islands we are known for, is the vibrant little capital of Fiji – Suva city where the Suva Marathon takes place annually. Suva is Fiji’s commercial and political centre, and is considered a hub in this part of the world where multiple nationalities, languages and cultures converge. There are many shopping, dining and nightlife activities, and we are just 40 minutes away from the country’s adventure capital, Pacific Harbour.

More information about Fiji via EXPLORE Fiji
More information about Suva city from Tourism Fiji

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Training programme

Come train with us at the Nasese seawall. Train for the marathon, get back into shape, develop healthy habits and make some new friends along the way!

 

You can find our schedule by clicking here.