Sri Chinmoy Waimairi Beach Challenge

Waimairi Beach Christchurch

A fun, family-friendly race at Waimairi Beach.

About the event

** Entries for Sri Chinmoy Christchurch events remain SUSPENDED ... when Ministry of Health event guidelines allow, we look forward to reopening entries and resuming our Christchiurch races.

Join us for a fun and family-friendly event at the beach! Test your calf muscles on the sand and dune trails at Waimairi Beach and Bottle Lake Forest.

Previous results

Start time

  • Sunday 31 March 2019
  • 08:00: 22 km
  • 09.00: 12 km & Kids 3 km


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

  • 22 km (ages 17 and over)
  • 12 km (ages 14 and over)
  • Kids 3 km (ages 13 and under)
    • Parents or caregivers are welcome to accompany children in the 3 km race at no extra charge.


  • The registration area is at Broad Park just north of the adventure playground. The start line is on the beach next to the Waimairi Beach Surf Club.
  • The course heads north along the beach and returns on the Pegasus Bay Walkway trail. The 22 km course reaches the Waimakariri River mouth, and the 12 km course turns back at Spencer Park Surf Club. All races finish back at the registration area.
  • There will be one aid station offering water and Horley's Replace electrolyte drink.
  • Please be aware that the course will be open to the public during the event. The trails are popular with mountain bikers, so we ask that you be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Please note that due to the off-road nature of this course, all distances are approximate.


  • 07:15 - 22 km registration and race number collection opens
  • 07:55 - Race briefing at the start line (on the beach next to the Waimairi Beach Surf Club)
  • 08:00 - 22 km race starts
  • 08:15 - 12 km and Kids 3 km registration and race number collection opens
  • 08:55 - Race briefing at the start line
  • 09:00 - 12 km and Kids 3 km races start
  • 09:30 - Kids race prizegiving (time is approximate)
  • 10:30 - 22 km and 12 km prizegiving (time is approximate)
  • 11:30 - All races cut off
Event Youth Adult Concession Late Entry
Kids 3 km (U14) $10 N/A N/A +$5
12 km (14 years +) $15 $20 $15 +$5
22 km (17 years +) $35 $40 $35 +$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 65 and over.
  • 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 9:30 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.