Sri Chinmoy 'Self-Transcendence' 15km, 10km, 5km, and Kids 2.5km Races

Hagley Park North Christchurch

Three races held in North Hagley Park.

About the event

Join us in North Hagley Park for some fast, flat and fun races around the spring pathways. Participants of all ages and abilities welcome.

Previous results


Vajin Armstrong (race director)
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  • The registration area and start/finish line is by Victoria Lake in North Hagley Park, Christchurch. 
  • Parking is available in the Botanic Gardens carpark - access from the Armagh Street bridge.
  • The course is a flat, certified 2.5 km loop using pathways inside Hagley Park.
  • There will be one aid station offering water and Horley's Replace electrolyte drink.
  • Prams/buggies are permitted.
  • Please be aware that the park will be open to the public during the event.

Event options:

  • Kids 2.5 km (ages under 13)
  • 5 km (ages 13 +)
  • 10 km (ages 14 +)
  • 15 km (ages 16 +)


  • 08:15 - Registration and race number collection opens
  • 08:55 - Race briefing at the start line
  • 09:00 - All races start
  • 10:30 - Prizegiving (time is approximate)
  • 11:00 - All races cut off
Event Youth Adult Concession On the day entry (cash only)
Kids 2.5 km (ages under 13) $15 N/A N/A +$5
5 km (ages 13+) $15 $20 $15 +$5
10 km (ages 14+) $20 $25 $20 +$5
15 km (ages 16+) $25 $30 $25 +$5
  • Youth entry is valid for entrants aged under 20 years on race date.
  • Concession entry for holders of current student ID, community services card, or aged 65 and over.
  • Online entries are open until midnight the Friday before event date.
  • On the day entries (cash only) are accepted with a $5.00 late entry fee until 15 minutes before the race starts.
  • All events are open (no age groups).
  • Medals are awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each event.
  • Certificates are available for all participants after the race.
  • Results and race photos are uploaded to the website during the week after the event.
  • A post-race breakfast is available from 9:30 am. The meal is complimentary for all participants. Supporters are welcome to purchase breakfast for $10 (cash only).
  • 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.