4 Paws Marathon

The 4 Paws Marathon is an off-road walking/running event set in Bottle Lake Forest and the beaches of Christchurch. It is a celebration of "exercise is medicine" as well as a salute to our best friend and loyal exercise ally - the humble dog.

This completely off-road event is the ultimate expression of freedom that is sure to invigorate and refresh your senses - being soft underfoot and with spectacular scenery to boot.

4 Paws is designed to cater for all levels of fitness, with a choice of 5km, 10km, 15km, half marathon (21.1km), and marathon (42.2km) distances. There is also a 2.4km Rascal’s Run for children aged 5 to 9 years - children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Sunday 26th September 2021.
Start Time: 6.30am for walkers in the full marathon, 7am for runner in the full marathon, 8am for the Rascal's Run, 9am for the half marathon, 9.30am for the 15km event and, 10am for the 10km event and 10.20am for the 5km event. Briefings will be held 10 minutes before each event starts.
Start Location: Bottle Lake Forest (Waitikiri Drive, Parklands).
Cost: $40 per person for the 5km event, $60 for the 10km event, $70 for the 15km event, $90 for the half marathon and $120 for the marathon. $25 per child for the Rascal's Run. A late fee will apply to all entries received after Tuesday 31st August 2021.

Find out more about the 4 Paws Marathon, including how to enter.