Sunday 2nd October 2022


Run with your best friend

Sunday 2nd October 2022

Race details

Finally, a chance to run with your best friend! An off road walking/running event set in the beautiful Bottle Lake Forest and beaches of Christchurch.  The 4 Paws Marathon is a dream inspired by a passionate Sport & Exercise Doctor who loves running with his dogs. The event is a celebration of ‘exercise is medicine’ as well as a salute to our best friend and loyal exercise ally.

Soft underfoot and with spectacular scenery to boot, this completely off road event is the ultimate expression of freedom that is sure to invigorate and refresh your senses. With a choice of 2.4km, 5km, 10km, 16km, half marathon, and marathon distances, the 4 Paws is designed to cater for all levels of fitness. Participation without a dog is also welcome.

The 4 Paws is a tribute to all runners and their dogs who love exercising in our great New Zealand back yard. What are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on the 2022 event!

Questions? View our FAQ page


Choose from six popular distances

Full Marathon (42.2km) – “Breath taking”

Half Marathon (21.1km) – “A true gem”

16km – “A stepping stone”

10km – “Refreshing”

5km – “Fun for everyone”

2.4km Rascal’s Run – “For the little ones”

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