Sri Chinmoy Sumner Esplanade 10km, 5km & Kids 2.5km

Sumner Esplanade Christchurch

A fun, family-friendly event run along the refreshing oceanside Esplanade.

Upcoming races

Race 1: 25 February
Race 2: 27 May
Race 3: 22 July

About the event

Join us for a friendly, safe and well organised run or walk along the scenic Sumner coastline. We welcome participants of all ages and abilities.

Start time

  • All Races - Sundays 9.00 am


Emily Oliver (race admin)
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Vajin Armstrong (race director)
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Event options:

  • 10km (ages 14 and over)
  • 5km (ages 12 and over)
  • Kids 2.5km (ages 12 and under)
    • Parents or caregivers are welcome to accompany children in the 2.5km race at no extra charge.


  • 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 2.5km out-and-back loop on the Esplanade walkway. 2.5km entrants will complete the course once, 5km entrants twice and 10km entrants four times.
  • There will be one aid station offering water and Horley's Replace electrolyte drink.
  • Strollers are permitted.
  • Please be aware that the Esplanade will be open to the public during the event.


  • 8:15am - registration and race number collection opens
  • 8:55am - race briefing at the start line
  • 9:00am - all races start
  • 9:30am - kids race prizegiving (time is approximate)
  • 10:30am - 10km and 5km prizegiving (time is approximate)
  • 11:00am - all races cut off
Distance Youth Adult Concession Late Entry
Kids 2.5km (under 12) $10 N/A N/A +$5
5km (12+) $15 $20 $15 +$5
10km (14+) $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 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.