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Race Info

What do I need to know?

Distance: 10km

Course Profile:  An undulating course with short - medium uphills and a fast downhill leading into the final flat straight and onto the Lyttelton Recreation Reserve.

Start Time: 9.30am (time staggered due to a chasing start - see below)

Runners ONLY please - this race is not open to those wanting to walk the course

Location: Starting from Governors Bay school, Jetty Rd in Governors Bay, you will finish in the Lyttelton Sports Ground, Charlotte Jane Quay in Lyttelton Harbour

Bus to start: Parking at Governors Bay can be very tight so we offer a ride from the finish at Lyttelton Recreation Reserve to the start for just $10.00.  Bus leaves at 8:30am and we transport gear bags back to the finish.

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Race Day Schedule

Start times will be on this page 24 hours before the event.  First runners will be off from 9:30am.

If you are catching the bus, be at the Lyttelton Recreation Reserve by 8:25am.

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What is a chasing start?

A chasing start event aims to create a mass finish by the slowest runners heading off first and the faster runners chasing them home. Holding off those chasing makes this an exciting event and usually means people run faster than they would normally.

We work out your start time based on how long it normally takes you to run a flat 5km, like a Parkrun  and we will collect this information when you enter.

Your starting time should mean you will finish with lots of others (most of the runners finish within 4 minutes of each other). Be realistic about the time you provide as this makes it exciting for all.


Finishing is celebrated with artfully selected flowers.
Podium finishers take home a bouquet and there are 10 floral spot prizes up for grabs. 
Best of all, every participant is a winner.  All race finishers take home a single bloom and can keep celebrating for days what they have achieved. People train really hard day in day out, and we like to extend the great feeling one has after completing a race, with flowers.

Image by John-Mark Smith
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