The Frontrunner Hoka Christchurch Marathon has something for everyone. A full marathon, half marathon, 10k and a Kids Mara'Fun. Come and run it your way.
Take a crack at that most timeless of athletic challenges - the full 42.2k marathon. Inspired by the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games marathon, our Full Marathon takes in much of the same historic route with a flat, fast and scenic tour of iconic landmarks such as the Christchurch Town Hall, Hagley Park and the Avon River. The course is NZ's fastest & the distance is certified to IAAF & AIMS standard.
The Half Marathon can be a step up to the full distance or a great goal in itself, and walkers are welcome. The 21.1k route takes in the same flat, fast and scenic tour of iconic landmarks such as the Christchurch Town Hall, Hagley Park and Avon River. As NZ's fastest course, Christchurch is the place to be for a PB & the distance is certified to IAAF & AIMS standard.
The 10k is our offering to get more people involved in a great community occasion. If you're just getting into running or walking, or looking for a goal to keep your fitness together over winter, or maybe you're a teen keen to stay involved after doing the Kids' Mara'Fun, the 10k is you.
Join us in fostering the future by challenging your pride and joy to have a crack at the Kids' Mara'Fun. There are categories and distances to suit every age and this is one event where kids are treated as equals, with every finisher winning a medal.