15th Sri Chinmoy 100 km, 50 km Race & 100km Teams Race

Hagley Park North Christchurch

2021 Athletics New Zealand 100 km Road Championships

About the event

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in Christchurch invites you to particpate in our annual ultramarathon at Hagley Park North in Christchurch.

There are 100km and 50km races, which follow a 2.5km loop course. The 100km can be run solo, or as part of a 4 person relay team, with each team member completing 25km.

With a flat course, lap counters and aid stations well stocked with drinks and food to keep you going throughout the entire day - this race is set up for you to do the very best you can.

The 100km Race is an IAU Bronze Label event and incorporates the Athletics New Zealand National 100km Championships. To be considered for Athletics New Zealand Championship titles, athletes must be registered through an affiliated athletics club in New Zealand.


100 km Individual, 100 km Teams & 50 km Individual Races
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Start time

  • 7.00 am


Vajin Armstrong (race director)
027 303 9978
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Susan Marshall (race admin)
022 646 2702
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  • IAU Bronze Label Event
  • World Athletics/ AIMS Certified Course
  • Athletics NZ National Championship


Location: Hagley Park North

  • All events are run on a IAAF/ AIMS certified 2.5 km asphalt loop.
  • Lap counters for all athletes.
  • Scoreboard updated with each lap after the first hour of the race.
  • Two aid stations per lap:
    • Food, snacks, water, and Horley's Replace electrolyte drink in the race village.
    • Water and Horley's Replace electrolyte drink at 1.25 km.
  • Vegetarian post-race meal for all athletes.


  • 100 km individuals:
    • Sri Chinmoy 100 km race
    • Athletics New Zealand 100 km Championships (athletes must be registered with an Athletics New Zealand affliliated club)
  • 100 km teams
  • 50 km individuals

Individuals information:

  • Equipment and supporters gear such as tents and personal nutrition/hydration stations may be set up beside the course in the race village area.
  • Physical assistance and pacing:
    • Pacing of an athlete by vehicles, cyclists, or by a runner not entered for the event is not permitted.
    • Support crew may travel alongside an athlete for an appropriate distance to hand over nutrition or hydration, but must not complete a full lap with the athlete.
  • Race number must be clearly visible to the lap counters at all times:
    • Attach the number to the front and centre of the athlete's top (not to the leg or back).
    • Attaching the number to a race belt is advised if the athlete will be changing clothing or removing layers.

Teams information:

  • Teams will be made up of four people, each completing 25 km.
  • The team category is open and includes teams of all ages and genders.
  • One runner on the course at a time.
  • Runners will complete their full 25 km distance in a single running shift (this is a change from previous years).
  • Runners will change over under the start line banner in front of the lap counters with a physical tag (touching hands).
  • Each member of the team will receive a personalised certificate of achievement.


  • 06:15 - Registration opens to collect race numbers
  • 06:45 - Race briefing
  • 07:00 - Start: 100 km, 100 km teams and 50 km races.
  • 19:00 - All races cut off
  • 19:00 - Prizegiving
  • 19:30 - Post-race dinner

Post-race dinner

  • The vegetarian post-race dinner provided by The Lotus-Heart Restaurant (link is external) will be held at the race village in Hagley Park after the prizegiving. The meal is complimentary for all participants.
  • Family, friends and supporters are welcome to join for dinner and dessert for $15. RSVP required by 10 am on race day.


Event Under 20 Adult (20 to 64) Senior (65 +)
50 km (18 years +) $90 $100 $90
100 km (18 years +) $140 $150 $140
100 km ANZ Championships (18 years +)* $150 $160 $150
100km Teams (17 years +) $190 $200 $190

*the additional cost to enter the Championship event is to cover the $10 fee per registered athlete charged by Athletics New Zealand.

Entry cut-off

  • Online entries close at midnight on Thursday 20th May 2021.
  • On-the-day entries are not accepted due to the preparation required for this event.

Award categories

  • All races are open (no age groups).
  • Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team trophies are awarded to the first three male and female runners in individual events. 
  • Athletics New Zealand medals will be awarded to the first three ANZ affiliated male and female runners in each event.
  • A Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team trophy and individual medals for each athlete are awarded to the first-placed team.
  • All individual and team participants receive personalised certificates' of achievement.

Results and photos

  • Results, photos and a race report will be posted online after the event. Photos can be downloaded free of charge.


Sri Chinmoy 100 km race

  • Men's 100 km record: 7:08:37 - Martin Lukes, 2012
  • Women's 100 km record: 8:15:21 - Rebecca Toomey, 2019

Sri Chinmoy 50 km race

  • Men's 50 km record: 3:28:44 - Jaron Tabak, 2007 [Martin Lukes ran 50 km in 3:24:59 during 2012 100 km Race]
  • Women's 50 km record:  3:36:38 - Hannah Oldroyd, 2017

Sri Chinmoy 100 km teams race

  • 100 km Teams record: 6:20.35 - 'Cuming from Behind Team',  2019


  • The international Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team is a non-profit organisation conducted by the Sri Chinmoy Centre.
  • Our races are held as a service to the running community to promote self-transcendence through sports.
  • A competitor at any Sri Chinmoy Race across the globe can be assured of the same high standard and quality of care.

Previous Results

  • 2019 May 5th
    Sri Chinmoy Ultras & Athletics NZ 100 km National Champs - Results

    In enthralling races Rebecca Jane Toomey, 8.15.21 (North Harbour Bays, Auckland), and Paul Hewitson, 8.34.49 (Wellington Harrier Athletic) won the 14th Annual Sri Chinmoy 100 km Races (Athletics New Zealand 100 km National Championships) held in North Hagley Park, Christchurch on Sunday.

    The 2019 road champs were held in cool cloudy conditions (7-18C), with occasional blue skies ... near perfect late autumn running weather.

    A highly competitive 100 km women's field brought forth the best performances seen in New Zealand since the Winnie Cosgrove/ Lilac Flay/ Val Muskett era of the late 1990's.

    Women's runner up Mel Aitken, 8.27.26 (Wellington Scottish) led the field through 50 km in 3.53.37 followed by 2017 champ Katrin Gottschalk (4.06.37), Rebecca Jane Toomey (4.07.04) and 2018 champ Shannon-Leigh Litt (4.16.56).

    Rebecca ran a very fine second half 50 km, recording near even split times (4.07/ 4.08), to take 19 minutes off Katrin's 2017 course record. Mel and Katrin also broke the old course record.

    In the men's 100 km race  Paul Hewitson, 8.34.49 (Wellington Harrier Athletic), after an absorbing battle, just finished ahead of Stuart Hughes, 8.35.44 (Caversham Harriers) ... followed by 2018 champ Wayne Botha 9.18.51 (Takapuna Harriers).

    In the Sri Chinmoy 100 km Team's Race 4-man team a talented 'Cuming from Behind' team (6.20.35) demolished the last year's race record by over 26 minutes ... followed by 2018 winners 'Been Leaving Our Marks Behind', 6.59.17 (Papanui TOC H Athletic Club) and the 'Weekend Warriors' 7.24.43.

    The Sri Chinmoy 50 km men's Race was won by Erik Monasterio, 3.51.17 (Port Hills Athletic), followed by Kevin Hunt, 4.47.26 (Canterbury Triathlon Club) and Michael Passant 5.08.32 (Christchurch Marathon Clinc).

    Sarah Alexander 3.59.38 (University Of Canterbury) won the women's 50 km Race followed by Sarah Grimes 4.19.33 and Georgina Cox 4.56.39 (Wainuimata Hariers).

    The 7:00 pm awards ceremony was followed by a post-race meal under tranquil Hagley Park evening skies.