Sri Chinmoy Cherry Blossom Half Marathon, 10 km, & Kids 2.5 km

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 event held in North Hagley Park under the blossoming cherry trees.


Half marathon; 10 km; Kids 2.5 km


Vajin Armstrong (race director)
027 303 9978
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Registration and race number collection: Hagley Park North, by Victoria Lake (look for the red tents). Closest parking is the Botanic Gardens carpark.

Event options:

  • 21.1 km Half Marathon (ages 15+)
  • 10 km (ages 14+)
  • Kids 2.5 km (ages 13 and under)
    • Parents or caregivers are welcome to accompany children in the 2.5 km race at no extra charge.


  • 07:45 - Registration opens
  • 08:30 - Half marathon starts
  • 09:00 - 10 km and Kids 2.5 km start
  • 09:30 - Kids prizegiving (time is approximate)
  • 10:30 - Half marathon and 10 km prizegiving (time is approximate)
  • 11:30 - All races cut-off (no official time given for finishers completing the course after this time)

Enter Online

Event Standard entry Youth/concession entry* On the day entry (cash only)
Kids 2.5 km (13 and under) $15 N/A Additional $5
10 km (14 years +) $25 $20 Additional $5
Half Marathon (15 years +) $40 $35 Additional $5

*Youth entry = entrants aged under 20 years on race date. Concession entry = entrants aged over 65 years on race date.

  • Online entries are open until midnight the Friday before event date.
  • On the day entries (cash only) are accepted with a $5 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.
  • Results and race photos are uploaded to the website during the week after the event.
  • A vegetarian 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.