CHCH 10km Series: ROAD

Pre Race

Race packs


Race packs will be ready for collection on Thursday the 10th of January and Saturday the 19th of January from Frontrunner Colombo. We will also have a collection prior to each event and we will let you know the details via email. 


Your race pack will include an individual race bib for every event you have signed up too - 1 for sand, 1 for park etc... with a timing chip attached to each one. It will be very clear which bib is for which event. Please ensure you take the correct bib to the correct event. You will need to attach the race bib to your front using the 4 safety pins provided, your race bib must be visible at all times. Event crew will stop you along the course if they cannot clearly see your race number.


You will also pick up your Christchurch Series goodie bag at the same time which includes some amazing offers from our event partners and a few sweet things from us too! Any merchandise purchased will be ready for collection at your first event. 

Kit list

Whilst the below kit list is a recommend guide rather than mandatory, please run through this list (no pun intended) before leaving home in preparation for each event.


  • Your correct race bib (attached to the front of you)

  • Water bottle - at least 750ml (filled)

  • Suitable clothing (we will be updating you with weather conditions just before the event)

  • Suitable shoes - have a chat with the team at The Frontrunner Colombo if you need advice

  • Sunscreen (50 SPF)

  • Sun glasses

  • Hat 

On the day



Sunday 10th March 2018




Godley Heads Campground - Sumnervale Reserve (meet in Sunmer and taken by coach to Godley Heads)



START TIME : 07.20



07:20 - Participants to board coaches in Sumner

07:45 - Safety briefing at Godley Head

07:50 - Final Prep and enter start pen. Walkers to the back of pen. 

07:55 - Warm up

08:00 - Runners set off



Parking: Please review the Parking Map. The coaches will leave from Sumnervale Reserve at 07:20.


Car Share: To make things even easier - we suggest car sharing with friends and family who are also taking part or who are coming along to support. Please use the discussion board within the event on facebook if you would like to get in touch with other participants looking to car share.  


By Bus: Buses are available to and from Sumner, please check the Metro Info website for up to date information before you travel.

BUS TRAVEL - PLEASE NOTE: If you opt to travel TO this event by bus, please be aware that the event is starting early to ensure as little disruption to local traffic as possible. Your first bus might not make it in time for your start time. Please ensure you check before you travel in case you need to make alternative arrangements to get yourself to the startline.

On the Event

Arrival / Start Pen: As you will be arriving with your race bib already attached and your water dispenser (bottle or backpack) already filled, you can head straight to the start pen. You will be greeted at the entrance to the start pen by a lovely member of staff who will use the wonders of technology to check you into the start pen -  you are now officially checked in, at the start line, and ready to go…


Once you are in the start pen, that’s it. It’s a one way system so please ensure you are 100% ready for your start as once you are in you are checked into the event and things will get very confusing if you try to head out and come back in.


A race briefing will take place just before your start time, outlining any important information about the route or event before you will be passed over to our warm up team provided by YMCA Christchurch.

Then, just when you are barely able to contain your excitement - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Gooooo….


At the finish village you will find:

Information Point - this will be manned by our gurus of knowledge who will be able to help you with any queries you have relating to the events.

Merchandise Stand - If you have pre-purchased merchandise you will be able to collect this at the event. 

First aid - We provide first aid at each of the events for this events series. They are in attendance to help with any injury incurred along the way or if you are feeling a little unwell (pre race nerves or hangovers cannot be treated).

Water Station - for all of you thirsty people there will be a water point close to the startline where you will be able to top up your water vessel - to avoid any queues...come with a filled bottle ready to start.

Toilets - Toilets will be available at the finish point only. Please ensure you use the bathroom prior to boarding the coaches as there are no toilets at the start area at Godley Head. 

Bag Drop: We are offering a bag drop area for this event where you will be able to drop off a backpack (max of 10ltr) of spare clothes or a change of shoes. This service is available to all participants, so if you do not have any supporters coming along who can watch your “stuff” you will be able to drop your bag off for safe keeping with us.

Please note: As with any event bag drop, whilst you are dropping off your bag in a safe area which will be manned by event staff, we cannot guarantee or assume responsibility for any loss or damage of your property so please leave any valuables at home.

Your drop bag can be taken from the coach to the finish line for you. The bag drop area for this event will be visible from the start / finish line. Please make sure you allow yourself enough time to use the drop off before heading down to the start line.

On the Course

The route: This event will see all walkers and runners take on the beautiful descent into Sumner from Godley Heads camp ground. After boarding coaches and being transported up the closed Godley Heads Road you will arrive at the start line for the last time this series. The road will remain closed until the last participant has moved onto Evens Pass Road where we have closed a whole lane for you to travel smoothly into Sumnervale Reserve.


We are working closely with the Council, Department of Conservation and Traffic Management and Te Hapu o Ngati Wheke to ensure that this route will be fast, safe, and your perfect chance to run on the road without having to worry about any traffic or any vehicles at all come to that!


The route will be signed with markers where required so you can track your progress. The markers will be set out by our ace signage team who will make sure you will not take a wrong turn and miss your chance of your PB.


Timing: As soon as you cross the start line, your timing chip will register your exact start time this time will run until you pass over the same line when you finish. Your official time will be logged and will be available immediately following the event at our website


Marshals: This course will be managed with safety as a key point of view. It is important for us to ensure we know what is happening on the event at all times. To ensure everyone is safe and happy for the duration of your run or walk we are including running pacers and walking marshals in the pack. These amazing helpers will be easily recognisable so if you need to...just reach out.


Event crew will be dotted along the course and medical assistance provided by St John Ambulance will be available at the start/finish village and the half way point. If you feel unwell at any point please let one of our friendly crew know and they will help you out.


Half way point: This aid station which will mark the 5km point of the course. Shoot straight through, stop for a yarn, top up your water or take a quick's up to you…

IMPORTANT POINT - HEADPHONES: We do not encourage the use of headphones on any of our events but as we’re mostly on vehicle free roads we are setting the rule that users are only to have one head phone in at a time. This is for safety as you are on roads and also to ensure you can hear any instructions from marshals along the route. Please also make sure you don't hit play until the race briefings have taken place.

Finish Line: It’s medal time… when you cross the finish line the glory will all be yours. Once you have had your medal placed around your neck, you will be given a breakfast roll voucher and can now relish in the fact that you have finished your 2018 Christchurch 10km Series! Head off and grab your breakfast roll, hydrate and celebrate...

Additional Information

Your Supporters

Supporters are more than welcome and in fact - massively encouraged... tell your friends and family to join us at the finish lines. Sadly, spectators will not be able to watch from anywhere along this route whilst you are on your challenge. There is plenty for them to do whilst they wait for you at the finish line. This is a closed road event so no specators will be able to get up to Godley Heads unless they walk in (and back) from Taylors Mistake. If they can’t take part with you...they can support you… no excuses…


We would be delighted to hear from potential volunteers and we have a real variety of volunteering jobs which anyone can help with - for more information please get in touch at


This event is not wheelchair friendly.


This is event is not pushchair friendly.

If you require any further information, please get in touch -


See you at the start line...

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