Canterbury Half Marathon


Frequently Asked Questions


Will there be km markers?

Yes; there will be km markers at every 1km for the Canterbury Half Marathon up to 20km.

Will toilets be around the course if needed?

Yes; there will be toilets situated every 6km at the start finish. There are permanent toilets situated at the start.

Will there be a bag drop off that is secure?

Yes; we will have a bag drop off, this will be at Race HQ.

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

Yes; both walkers and runners must have started the lap of the lake by 12:00noon

What if I haven’t started the lap of the lake by 12:00noon?

Your time will not be recorded and you will have been deemed to be a DNF.  Drink stations will be left around the course if you do continue the walk or run and prize giving may have started when you finish.  Our intention is to have everyone finished within 4 hours for the Canterbury Half Marathon Walk and 3 hours 30 minutes for the Canterbury Half Marathon Run.

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 prizes, competitors must be present.

What time is prize giving?

We anticipate prize giving to be at 1:00pm.

Is there food and coffee available?

Yes; there will be coffee and snacks available.  

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 vehicles when crossing the roads.

Are there any age restriction for the Canterbury Half Marathon and 9km event?

Yes; to do the Canterbury Half Marathon you need to be 13-years of age and 9km run/walk you need to be 7 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 for a fee of $20.00 before Sunday 1st of December.

Should the event have to be cancelled due to force majure, there will be no refund of entry fee.

Are there drink stations on the run?

Yes; every 3km. 

Are there finishers medals?


Are prams allowed on the route?

Sorry prams can't be used in the event, certain areas are narrow and with it being a lap course, prams aren't suitable.