Sri Chinmoy 8km Southshore Estuary Evening Race

Pleasant Point Yacht Club Christchurch

A flat, fast trail along the Southshore Estuary.

About the event

Run along the picturesque Southshore Estuary on easy hard packed/stone trail. This race is in the evening and the tide will be in. Sunset is at 9pm, leaving us plenty of evening light to enjoy a run by the water. Followed by a vegetarian sausage sizzle.


8km, Kid's 2km

Start time

  • 18.00


  • 20


Vajin Armstrong (race director)
027 303 9978
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Emily Oliver (race admin)
021 069 3732
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Event options:

  • 8 km (ages 13 +)
  • Kids 2.0 km (ages under 13)
    • Parents or caregivers are welcome to accompany children in the 2.0 km race at no extra charge. 


  • The registration area and start/finish line is by the parking lot of the Pleasant Point Yacht Club. There is a small amount of parking available there, also in the surrounding streets.
  • The course is a 4 km out and back course on mixed terrain including grass, boardwalk, and gravel paths.
  • There will be one aid station offering water and Horleys Replace electrolyte drink.
  • Please note that due to the off-road nature of this course, all distances are approximate.


  • 17.00 - Registration and race number collection opens
  • 17.55 - Race briefing at the start line
  • 18.00 - All races start
  • 18.30 - Kids race prizegiving (time is approximate)
  • 19.30 - 7.5 km prizegiving (time is approximate)
  • 20.00 - All races cut off
Distance Youth Adult Concession Late Entry
Kids 2.5 km (ages under 13*) $10 N/A N/A +$5
8.0 km (ages 13 +) $15 $20 $15 +$5

​*Please note that children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

  • 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 sausage sizzle with hot and cold drinks is available from 19.30 am. This is complimentary for all participants. Supporters are welcome to join us 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.