Christchurch Motorway Half Marathon

Southern Motorway

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Start and Finish?

Start and Finish is at Nga Puna Wai Sport Hub on the athletics track

Will there be km markers?

Yes; there will be km markers at every 1km for the Christchurch Motorway Half Marathon up to 20km. The 10km run will only be marked on the way out.

Will toilets be around the route if needed?

We will have a port-a-loo stationed at the underpass with the drink station.

Will there be a bag drop off that is secure?

Yes; we will have a bag drop off, this will be at Race HQ on McFarlane Ave at the A&P Showgrounds.

Is there a time limit for the run and walk of the Half Marathon?

Yes; both walkers and runners have a cut off of 1:00pm

Is there are prize giving?

Yes; there is a prize giving in each category for first, second and third.

Do I have to be present to receive my prize?

To receive prizes, both category and spot, competitors need to be present.

What time is prize giving?

We anticipate prize giving to start at approximately 1:15pm.

Is there food and coffee available?

Yes; There will be food vendors on site, these will be fast foods with a variety to choose from.  

What beverages are available after the event?

Soft drinks and energy drinks will be available for purchase during and after the event.  

Can I wear iPod and/or other types of technology to listen to music during the run?

Our recommendation is that you don’t as you can’t take instructions from marshals during the event. And you may not hear other runners coming up behind you.

Are there any age restriction for the Half Marathon and 10km run?

Yes; to do the Christchurch Motorway Half Marathon and 10km you need to be 13 years of age on race day.

Can I get a refund if I withdraw prior to the event start?

No, sorry there are no refunds but you can transfer your entry to another competitor. An administration fee of $20.00 applies or you can transfer to another one of CJM’S Events Limited’s many events, with a transfer fee of $20.00 and make up any price difference.

If I transfer down from the Half Marathon to the 10km, does the price difference come off my transfer fee?

No, sorry it doesn’t as the administration work to allocate your number to the Half Marathon and timing system has already been done. You are then being removed from one event and then registered in the new event 10km.

What if something happens and the event can’t go ahead, like a storm, earthquake do I get a refund?

Should the event have to be cancelled due to force majeure, there will be no refund of entry fee as all expenses have generally been spent in marketing, set up, prizes and awards.

Are there drink stations on the run?

Yes; a drink station will be set up by the underpass of the motorway and half marathon runners will get drinks at approximately 3km, 8km,13km and 18km.

Do finishers receive a medal?

Yes;  Every Half Marathon finisher will receive a Finishers Medal.

Can prams be used in the event?

Sorry prams can't be used in the event, some parts are narrow and with it being an out and back course, prams aren't suitable.