Christchurch Motorway Half Marathon

Southern Motorway

Event Information

Half Marathon - 21km

  • Run
  • Walk
  • Hybrid

5km and 10km

  • 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 and Hybrid 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 Start/Finish Line on the athletics track at Nga Puna Wai.

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

Half Marathon - 21km

Starting at Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub, on the athletics track.   You will spread out around the one and a half laps of the track before moving to the warm up track behind the all weather track and onto the access way road to the Southern Motorway underpass, and running on the motorway pathways.  

Once on the Motorway pathways the run will head south on the Motorway Pathways to Shands Road and returning to Nga Puna Wai.  You will be on the pathways all the ways using the pathway to Prebbleton prior to getting to Shands Road and returning the same way, then make a small detour to Springs Road and returning directly to Nga Puna Wai where you will do one and a half laps of the track and enjoy the crossing the finish line with friends and family in the grandstands cheering you on.

Nothing like starting and finishing a Half Marathon in a Stadium and on a 400m athletics track.

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


The 5km &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 5km runners reach the 2.5km marker they turn and come back to Nga Puna Wai and when the 10km runners reach the 5km marker, they turn and return to the Finish at Nga Puna Wai with both the 5 and 10km doing the one and a half laps of the track to finish..  


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.