The Christchurch Powerade Challenge is an interactive 7.5km running course that goes along South Hagley Park.
Start from St Albans Cricket Club, Hagley Oval, Riccarton Avenue by swiping your wristband or using the Powerade Challenge app at the vending machine.
Head up to the corner of Riccarton and Deans Avenues - and swipe at checkpoint B.
Continue along Deans Ave to the corner of Deans and Moorhouse Avenues – then swipe at checkpoint C.
Head along Moorhouse Ave, then veer onto Hagley Ave to the corner of Hagley and Riccarton Avenues – and swipe checkpoint D.
Turn down Riccarton Ave and follow the course back to Checkpoint A at St Albans Cricket Club – Swipe at this halfway checkpoint. Complete another full lap, swiping at each of the checkpoints again with a final swipe at Checkpoint A to log your time.
Each course is marked with checkpoints where participants tag their special RFID Powerade wristband or mobile phone along the way, to keep track of their time and log it on the Powerade leaderboard. They can compare times with family and friends, claim prizes and hydrate afterwards by receiving a free Powerade on completion of their run. Runners can take part as individuals or get a team of mates, family or colleagues together, and take the challenge against other teams, whilst keeping each other motivated.
This year, alongside Powerade Ion4, runners will have the option of hydrating with a Powerade Active Water at the finish line. Powerade Active Water is the new sugar free offering from Powerade, which along with the ION4 system and natural flavours, has B Vitamins for energy.
Every time a participant completes the course, they’ll be in to win incredible prizes. The more times you complete the challenge, the more chances you have to win. You can check out what’s up for grabs here https://www.powerade.co.nz/challenge/prizes
To register, go to www.powerade.co.nz or download the Powerade Challenge Mobile App from Google Play or the App Store.