Sri Chinmoy 100 km & 50 km Race

Hagley Park North Christchurch

2020 Athletics New Zealand 100 km Road Championships

About the event

The 100 km Race is an IAU Bronze Label event and is hosting the 2020 Athletics New Zealand National 100 km 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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Emily Oliver (race admin)
021 069 3732
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  • IAU Bronze Label Event
  • IAAF/ 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 every runner
  • Hourly scoreboard updates
  • Nutritious snacks and drinks available throughout the race
  • Delicious post-race meal

Event Options:

  • 100 km Individuals
  • 100 km teams
  • 50 km Individuals

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 may make up their distance in one or more shifts, but each runner must be on the course for a minimum of one hour before changing over.


  • 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 post-race dinner provided by The Lotus-Heart Restaurant (link is external) will be held in the event village at 7:30pm. 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
100km Teams* (17 years+) $190 $200 $190

*team entries must be four people and may be same-gender or mixed.

Entry Cut-off

  • Online entries close at midnight on Wednesday 1st May 2019 
  • Please note that on-the-day entries are not accepted due to the preparation required for this event.

Award Categories

  • All races are open.
  • Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team trophies are awarded to 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.
  • All participants receive a finisher's medal and personalised certificate.

Results and Photos

  • Results, photos and a race report will be posted online after the event.


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.