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Champions Return To Christchurch

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 4:07 pm | Christchurch Marathon

Two former champions will revive their long-standing rivalry at this weekend’s ASB Christchurch Marathon. While the national marathon championship will take centre stage at the 40th anniversary ASB Christchurch Marathon this Sunday, it is the Half ... More >>

NZ’s Fastest Marathon Shaping Up As Fastest Ever

Friday, 2 April 2021, 5:01 pm | Christchurch Marathon

Alice Mason is chasing her fifth consecutive national title. Picture credit: Michael Jacques. For 40 years the ASB Christchurch Marathon has been renowned as New Zealand’s fastest course. But with so many of the country’s fastest stuck at home right now, ... More >>

Back To The Future For ASB Christchurch’s Marathon

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 5:46 pm | Christchurch Marathon

In 2021 the ASB Christchurch Marathon will step back in order to move forward. For the first time since the earthquakes, participants will run on the traditional two lap course, and for the first time ever, the event moves to the earlier date of April ... More >>

Fast Times Foil Winter Weather in Christchurch

Monday, 3 June 2019, 9:22 am | Christchurch Marathon

Winter weather failed to dampen the spirit or speed of more than 4000 participants at the 2019 ASB Christchurch Marathon. Despite southerly rain and wind that saw wide-spread flooding across Christchurch, spirits were high as some 4300 participants from 17 ... More >>

Mason Eyeing Third Title & Fast Time

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 4:36 pm | Christchurch Marathon

Rotorua runner Alice Mason is eyeing history in Sunday’s ASB Christchurch Marathon, but she’d rather run a fast time. More >>

All Age, Ability & Aspirations Taking on Marathon

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 3:05 pm | Christchurch Marathon

With more than 4000 entries, 200 volunteers and thousands of spectators, the ASB Christchurch Marathon will once again be one of the South Island’s most colourful community occasions bringing together runners from all walks of life. More >>

Commonwealth Medallist Taking on Half Marathon

Monday, 27 May 2019, 6:29 pm | Christchurch Marathon

Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Nikki Hamblin, heads a strong half marathon line up for this Sunday’s ASB Christchurch Marathon event. More >>

Home Town Boy Steps Up

Friday, 17 May 2019, 9:43 am | Christchurch Marathon

Christchurch runner Oska Baynes is the triple threat for this year’s ASB Christchurch Marathon. He lines up with an eye on the New Zealand marathon title, but if he does claim the top spot Baynes will also become the only person to have won every event ... More >>

Back to the Future at Christchurch’s Marathon

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 10:11 am | Christchurch Marathon

In 2019 the ASB Christchurch Marathon will step back in order to move forward. For the first time since the Christchurch earthquakes, participants in the annual Queens Birthday Weekend event will line up back outside the Christchurch Town Hall. More >>

Favourite Brit’ Repeats at Christchurch’s Marathon

Sunday, 3 June 2018, 6:41 pm | Christchurch Marathon

Christchurch’s Favourite Brit’ Repeats at Christchurch’s Marathon Almost 12 months ago British runner, Hannah Oldroyd, was a surprise winner of the South Island’s premier marathon event. The Christchurch-based 30-year-old had been in the country ... More >>

Home-grown Champion Returns

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 4:41 pm | Christchurch Marathon

A home-grown champion returns to the Garden City this weekend, hoping for a repeat of the last time he lined up for the ASB Christchurch Marathon. More >>

Return of the Champions

Friday, 25 May 2018, 4:46 pm | Christchurch Marathon

Two previous champions will go head to head at this year’s ASB Christchurch Marathon. More >>

Bride & Bridesmaid Going Head to Head in Christchurch

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 11:18 am | Christchurch Marathon

With three weeks until race day, the ASB Christchurch Marathon is again shaping up as New Zealand’s premier road race, and amongst the 4000-plus starters are two top women – one the defending champion while the other has finished on every step ... More >>

Tough Conditions Deliver Close Racing In Christchurch

Sunday, 4 June 2017, 7:28 pm | Christchurch Marathon

Tough Conditions Deliver Close Racing In Christchurch A bitter southerly wind and rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of more than 4000 runners in today’s ASB Christchurch Marathon. Close racing was the order of the day, with the 10k, half marathons and ... More >>

All Aspirations Take On Christchurch’s Marathon

Friday, 2 June 2017, 11:11 am | Christchurch Marathon

A Guinness world record attempt, water carriers, City Councilors and a handful of 80-year olds are among a colourful cast of 4000-plus characters lining up for Sunday’s ASB Christchurch Marathon. More >>

Wide Open Racing in Christchurch

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 8:15 am | Christchurch Marathon

The defending champion will be missing from this weekend’s ASB Christchurch half marathon. But with three previous placegetters, a former full marathon winner and a hand full of talented dark horses, whoever takes line honours will have beaten ... More >>

ASB Christchurch Marathon

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 3:41 pm | Christchurch Marathon

In a rivalry that speaks volumes of the new-look New Zealand, the race for line honours at Queen’s Birthday Weekend’s ASB Christchurch Marathon is expected to be fought between a Wellington-based Japanese runner and an Auckland-based Irishman. More >>

Community Rising to Christchurch’s Marathon Challenge

Friday, 5 May 2017, 9:17 am | Christchurch Marathon

Community Rising to Christchurch’s Marathon Challenge With 5000 entries, 200 volunteers and thousands of spectators, the new-look ASB Christchurch Marathon will once again be one of the South Island’s most significant community occasions. The annual Queen’s ... More >>

Wide Open NZ Title Race In Christchurch

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 9:25 am | Christchurch Marathon

This weekend’s Christchurch Airport Marathon also plays host to the New Zealand half marathon championship, and with the defending champion absent this year, the men’s national title race is wide open. On a new course back in the inner-city, ... More >>

Marathon returning to Central City

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 12:24 pm | Christchurch Marathon

It’s official … the new-look Christchurch Airport Marathon is under starter’s orders for Sunday 31st May, back within Christchurch’s four avenues on a new course that promises to re-invigorate both the event and the central city . More >>