Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Sumner Esplanade 10 km & Kids 2.5 km

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Sumner Esplanade Christchurch

Fun, family-friendly events run along the refreshing oceanside Esplanade.

Upcoming races

Race 1: 26 May
Race 2: 23 June
Race 3: 21 July

About the event

Fun, safe and family-friendly events along the scenic Sumner coastline. We welcome participants of all ages and abilities.

Start time

  • All Races - Sundays 9.00 am


Granantan Boyle (race director)
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2024 series

  • Race 1 – Sunday 26th May
  • Race 2 – Sunday 23rd June
  • Race 3 – Sunday 21st July

Enter Online

Enter all 3 races in the Sumner Series and receive a 10% discount!

Event options:

  • 10 km (ages 14 +)
  • Kids 2.5 km (ages under 14)

Parents or caregivers are welcome to accompany children in the 2.5 km race at no extra charge.

Location and course information:

  • The registration area and start/finish line is at the Sumner Scarborough Clock Tower, 147 Esplanade, Sumner, Christchurch. 
  • Parking is available along the Esplanade.
  • The course is a flat 2.5 km out-and-back on the Esplanade walkway. 2.5 km entrants will complete the course once and 10 km entrants four times.
  • There will be one aid station offering water and Horley's Replace electrolyte drink.
  • Pushchairs/buggies are permitted.
  • Please be aware that the Esplanade will be open to the public during the event.


  • 08:15 - Registration and race number collection opens
  • 08:55 - Race briefing at the start line
  • 09:00 - All races start
  • 09:30 - Kids race prizegiving (time is approximate)
  • 10:15 - 10 km prizegiving (time is approximate)
  • 11:00 - All races cut off

Enter Online

Enter all 3 races in the Sumner Series and receive a 10% discount!

Race Standard entry Youth/concession entry* On the day entry (cash only)
Kids 2.5 km (ages under 14) $15 N/A Additional $5
10 km (ages 14 +) $25 $20 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.