Christchurch Motorway Half Marathon

Southern Motorway

Event Information

Half Marathon - 21km

  • Run
  • Walk
  • Hybrid


  • Run
  • Walk

Kidz Dash - 2.0km

  • 7 - 12 year olds

The Christchurch Motorway Half Marathon will see the runners run the Christchurch Southern Motorway on the cycle and walking paths.  

There will be a drink station located throughout the run and locations will be advised prior to the event, once confirmation of the Southern Motorway completion.   

Start Times

  • All Walkers will start at 8:30am with race brief at 8:25am. 
  • All Runners will start at 9:00am with race brief at 8:50am
  • The Kidz Dash will start at 9:05am with race brief at 9:01am

The Race Briefing and Race Start at the Polo Field s, entrance to this is off McMahon Drive.

Race numbers are to be pinned to the front of your running shirt. 

Half Marathon - 21km

Starting at  Nga Puna Wai, we will confirm closer to the date, whether the start will be on the Polo Fields or the athletics track at Nga Puna Wai.  You will spread out around the one and a half laps of the field before running out to the motorway pathways.  

Once on the Motorway pathways the run will head south on the Motorway Pathways "it is anticipated that the Southern Motorway will be completed in February and will allow the Half Marathon to be an out and back run" The final route will be advised once the Southern Motorway is completed.

There will be 1km markers throughout the event for the Half Marathon. 


The 10km runners will start at the same time as the Half Marathon runners and will run out through the underpass and continue toward Carrs Basin.  When the 10km runners reach the 5km marker, they turn and return to the Finish at Nga Puna Wai.  


Walkers and Hybrid competitors will start 30 minutes before the runners start.  We ask all runners during the event to let walkers know if they’re coming up on them.  Walkers, please be aware of runners coming up on you throughout the event. 

Hybrid competitors can run and walk when they like, although we ask that competitors don't run the full distance as this isn't in the spirit of the category. This is mainly for walkers that might want to run a bit.