Sri Chinmoy "Self-Transcendence' Christmas Dash - 10 km & Kids 3.2 km

Hagley Park South Christchurch

Join speedy Santa and his aid station elves at this fun and family-friendly seasonal event.

About the event

A fun and family-friendly event held in South Hagley Park.

Start time

  • 9.00am


Vajin Armstrong (race director)
027 303 9978
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  • The registration area and finish line is in South Hagley Park on Deans Ave, opposite Freyberg Ave.
  • The course is 3 laps of South Hagley Park for the 10 km race and 1 lap for the Kids 3.2 km race.
  • The start and finish line for the 10 km race is at the registration area. Kids start slightly forward.
  • The closest public toilets to the registration area are south of the registration area by the rugby fields.
  • There will be one aid station offering water and Horleys Replace electrolyte drink.
  • Please be aware that the park will be open to the public during the event.

Event options:

  • 10 km (ages 13 and over)
  • Kids 3.2 km (ages under 13)
    • Parents or caregivers are welcome to accompany children in the 3.2 km race at no extra charge.


  • 08:15 - Registration and race number collection opens.
  • 08:50 - 10 km participants walk 400 m to the start line. Kids stay at the registration area.
  • 08:55 - 10 km race briefing at the start line.
  • 08:55 - Kids race briefing and warm up with Santa at the kids start line.
  • 09:00 - All races start.
  • 09:30 - Kids prizegiving with Santa (held when all participants have finished).
  • 10:30 - 10 km prizegiving.
  • 11:00 - Cut off.


Event Youth Adult Concession On the day entry (cash only)
Kids 3.2 km (U13) $15 N/A N/A +$5
10 km (13 years +) $20 $25 $20 +$5
  • Youth entry is valid for entrants aged under 20 years of age on race date.
  • Concession entry for holders of current student ID, Community Services Card, or aged 65+.
  • 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.
  • 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.