Sri Chinmoy Cherry Blossom Marathon, Half Marathon,10km & Kids 2.2km

North Hagley Park Christchurch

Events for all the family in a safe and beautiful parkland setting.

About the event

Join us for a friendly and well-supported marathon event held under the blossoming cherry trees in North Hagley Park.


Marathon; Half Marathon; 10km; Kids 2.2km


Vajin Armstrong (race director)
027 303 9978
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Emily Oliver (race admin)
021 069 3732
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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 2.6km loop using pathways inside Hagley Park.
  • There will be one aid station offering water and Horley's Replace electrolyte drink.
  • Strollers are permitted.
  • Please be aware that the park will be open to the public during the event.

Event options:

  • 42.2km Marathon (ages 17+)
  • 21.1km Half Marathon (ages 15+)
  • 10km (ages 13+)
  • Kids 2.2km (ages 12 and under)
    • Parents or caregivers are welcome to accompany children in the 2.2km race at no extra charge.


  • 7:15am - Marathon and Half Marathon registration opens
  • 8:00am - Marathon start
  • 8:15am - 10km and Children's 2.2km registration opens
  • 8.30am - Half Marathon start
  • 9:00am - 10km and Children's 2.2km start
  • 9:30am - Children's prizegiving
  • 10:30am - Half Marathon and 10km prizegiving
  • 1:00pm - All races cut off
Event Youth Adult Concession Late Entry
Kids 2.2km (12 and under) $10 N/A N/A +$5
10km (13 years+) $15 $20 $15 +$5
Half Marathon (15 years+) $35 $40 $35 +$5
Marathon (17 years+) $55 $60 $55 +$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 60+.
  • 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 9:30am. 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.