2024 First Light Half Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the First Light Half Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

Welcoming dawn with every stride, the First Light Half Marathon in Tairāwhiti Gisborne, New Zealand, offers participants a chance to race where the world first sees the sun each day. This event unfolds amidst the enchanting landscapes of the easternmost point of the country, guiding runners through a breathtaking course that encompasses vibrant vineyards, stunning coastal scenes, and rolling fields, symbolizing a literal and metaphorical journey from darkness into light. The race appeals to a wide spectrum of runners, embracing all from novices to experienced athletes, and provides a vibrant, inclusive atmosphere. Offering a unique intertwining of athletic challenge and the serene beauty of welcoming a new day, the First Light Half Marathon has etched its own special place in the global running community.

Date: 

Sat
Jan 20
2024

Location: 

Tairāwhiti Gisborne, New Zealand

Distance

21.1km

Elevation profile: 

Hilly

Website: 

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Elevation gain: 

Number of participants: 

How to train for First Light Half Marathon: First Light Half Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for First Light Half Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized Half Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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