THE COURSE

Overview

Based at Christchurch's iconic Town Hall, our flat, fast and spectator friendly course takes you on a scenic tour of quintessentially Christchurch landmarks such as Hagley Park and the Avon River.

Recognised as NZ's fastest course, Christchurch is the place for PB's. The Full and Half Marathon are certified to IAAF & AIMS standards, so it's the perfect place to qualify for international events such as Boston.

All races start outside the Christchurch Town Hall, and head east on Kilmore Street. 

All races finish outside the Christchurch Town Hall, heading west on Kilmore Street.

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Full Marathon

The Full Marathon has three parts as following:

Loop A – 10k:  The Full Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k all start with Loop A (red line on map), anti-clockwise from the Christchurch Town Hall around Hagley Park north & back to the Christchurch Town Hall. 

Loop B – 11.1k:  The Full & Half Marathon then head east on Loop B (black line on map). The Full Marathon does two anti-clockwise laps of Loop B, but half way through the first time around Loop B the Full Marathon do Loop C.

Loop C – 10k:  The Full Marathon does one clockwise lap of Loop C (purple line on map), then returns to finish their first lap of Loop B. Full Marathoners then their second lap of Loop B before finishing, headed west on Kilmore Street.

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Half Marathon

The Half Marathon has two parts as following:

Loop A – 10k:  The Half Marathon, Full Marathon & 10k all start with Loop A (red line on map), anti-clockwise from the Christchurch Town Hall around Hagley Park north & back to the Christchurch Town Hall.

Loop B – 11.1k:  The Half Marathon and Full Marathon then head east on Loop B (black line on map). The Half Marathon will do one lap anti-clockwise of Loop B and then finish heading west on Kilmore Street.

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10km

The 10k has one simple loop as per the following:

Loop A – 10k:  The Half Marathon, Full Marathon & 10k all start together with one lap of Loop A (red line on map), anti-clockwise from the Christchurch Town Hall around Hagley Park north & back to the Christchurch Town Hall. The 10k then finishes headed west on Kilmore Street.

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Kids’ Mara’Fun

The Kids’ Mara’Fun has five age categories racing over three distances as per the following: 

The 1k race heads east on their left-hand side of Kilmore St to a turn-around at the intersection of Kilmore St & Madras St. The 1k turns here and returns west on their left-hand side of Kilmore St to the finish line outside the Christchurch Town Hall.

The 2k race heads east on the left-hand side of Kilmore St to a turn-around 20m before the corner of Kilmore St & Bangor St. The 2k turns here and returns west on their left-hand side of Kilmore St to the finish line outside the Christchurch Town Hall.

The 3k race heads north on the left-hand side of Kilmore St for approx. 1k, then turns left into Oxford Tce and heads north for approx. 450m to a turn-around. The 3k turns here and returns on their left-hand side of Oxford Tce and Kilmore St to the finish line outside the Christchurch Town Hall.

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