Latest Covid-19 Update - Jan 25

As a result of the recent Government announcement advising that New Zealand is moving to the Red Light Covid-19 control, the Frontrunner Hoka Christchurch Marathon 2022 has been forced to review the impact it will have on this year’s event... More Here.

10th APRIL 2022

Everything You Need To Know


Visit the Garden City

A weekend away in the scenic South

Flat, fast and beautiful

Flat course & friendly folk equals miles of smiles


Renowned as NZ's fastest course. The place for PB's

Something for everyone

42.2k - 21.1k - 10k - Kids Mara'Fun

Classy collectables

Special event merchandise from Thermatech

Medal Mania

Every finisher wins a medal


Free 10-Week Marathon Programme...!

The classic 42.2k marathon is a bucket-list challenge for almost every runner. Make the 2022 Frontrunner Hoka Christchurch Marathon your first one or your next one. Here's a 10 free 10-week plan from our training partner Team CP... Click Here.

Welcome to Frontrunner & Hoka...

The City of Christchurch International Marathon Trust is pleased to welcome renowned running brands, FRONTRUNNER and HOKA, as our new principal sponsors for what will be known as the “FRONTRUNNER HOKA Christchurch Marathon”... More Here.

Enter Now For 2022...

The 2022 Christchurch Marathon is down for Sunday April 10th and entries are now open... Click Here To Enter.

Live Entry Lists...

Double-check your entry and check out the competition on our live entry lists... Click Here.

Government Covid-19 Policy...

New Zealand has recently moved into a new Covid-19 Protection Framework that will greatly reduce the potential cancellation of large-scale events. We have no choice but to adopt these legally mandated controls. 

Under the new "Traffic Light" system, events of any size can legally operate provided:

  1. The region in which the event takes place is under the "Orange" or "Green" control (under the "Red" control only events of less than 100 people can operate).
  2. All attendees older than 12years 3months (participants, crew, sponsors, supporters, spectators etc) have received a full Covid-19 Vaccination and can show their valid Vaccine Pass (events are still open to attendees under 12years 3months, but they are not yet required to be vaccinated)... More Here.