Sri Chinmoy 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 the shady 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. Due to roadworks on Deans Ave, we recommend parking in the Hagley Oval carpark.
  • The course is 3 laps of South Hagley Park for the 10 km race and 1 lap for the Kids 3.2 km race. Note difference to previous years due to path resurfacing in the park.
  • 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 Late Entry
Kids 3.2 km (U13) $10 N/A N/A +$5
10 km (13 years +) $15 $20 $15 +$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.