Health Checks

Medical risks can present at any time so before you take on a physical challenge you should organise a health check with your Doctor. It is recommended that you visit your Doctor before you start training and again before the event. Your Doctor will be able to advise you if your selected distance and pace is suitable for your physical condition and any precautions you should take.


Read the Australian Medical Association Guidelines for important pre-event health check information.

Set a Smart Goal

We’re all about achieving great success and the Chevron City to Surf for Activ is the perfect opportunity to set a goal and be rewarded. When choosing your distance and pace you’re setting yourself a goal and the event date is your timeframe achieve it. By setting a SMART goal you will determine the most suitable distance and pace for your timeframe and physical condition.

SMART goals are Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. Here’s how you can you can use the SMART philosophy to ensure your goal can become a reality:

Specific – An effective way to set a specific goal is to establish Who, What, Where, When & Why:

  • Who is going to do it? –  “I’m going to complete the event by myself ..with a friend a team”
  • What do I want to accomplish? – “To complete the 12km distance in Geraldton”
  • Where am I going to do it? – “The Geraldton Chevron City to Surf for Activ”
  • What date will I do it by? – “In 10 weeks time – Sunday 29th July”
  • Why do I want to do it? – “To improve my fitness and to enjoy a weekend away”

Measurable Measurable goals help you stay focused. Set your training goals and training rewards in your diary and record your progress. Milestones and rewards will keep you motivated and allow you to monitor your progress.

Attainable – Establish what steps you need to take to make your goal attainable. “To complete the 12km distance in under an hour I need to follow the 10 week training guidelines”

Realistic – Being realistic is fundamental to your success. Goals can be high and realistic if you’re willing and able to do the work. “I would like to complete the Half Marathon but am I willing and able to train adequately?”

Timely – Your deadline is your chosen event date – do you have reasonable time to achieve your goal?

By choosing a SMART goal you will determine the best distance and pace to suit your physical condition and each year you can come back and step it up!