2024 Southern Cross Round the Bays 8km: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Southern Cross Round the Bays 8km – 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

Kicking off on Quay Street in the heart of Auckland, the Southern Cross Round the Bays 8.4km race takes runners on a spectacular journey along the waterfront, showcasing the city’s iconic coastal beauty. The course is flat and fast, making it accessible for new runners, yet still enjoyable for seasoned athletes looking for a competitive and scenic race. Participants will experience unparalleled views of the Waitematā Harbour, passing by vibrant communities and bays that make Auckland unique. The event concludes with a festive atmosphere at the finish line, where runners, families, and supporters gather to celebrate their achievements with music, food, and entertainment, reflecting the inclusive and spirited nature of the Auckland running community.

Date: 

Sun
Mar 3
2024

Location: 

Auckland, New Zealand

Distance

8km

Elevation profile: 

Flat

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

m

Number of participants: 

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How to train for Southern Cross Round the Bays 8km: Southern Cross Round the Bays 8km training plans for every runner

To train for Southern Cross Round the Bays, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized 8km training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • 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 8km training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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