Sunday 6th October 2024


Run with your best friend

Sunday 6th October 2024

Race details

Finally, a chance to run with your best friend! The 4 Paws Marathon is a fun and relaxed walk/run event within Bottle Lake Forest and along the beaches of Christchurch. The event is a dream inspired by a passionate Sport & Exercise Doctor and hence is a celebration of ‘exercise as medicine’. It is a tribute to all dog lovers and a salute to our best friend and loyal exercise ally – the humble dog.

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 2.5km, 5km, 10km, 16km, half marathon, 32.2km, and marathon distances, the 4 Paws is designed to cater for all levels of fitness. Participation without a dog is also welcome. Come join us this year!

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Choose from seven popular distances

Full Marathon (42.2km) – “Breath taking”

32.2km – “The mini-marathon”

Half Marathon (21.1km) – “A true gem”

16km – “A stepping stone”

10km – “Refreshing”

5km – “Fun for everyone”

2.5km Rascal’s Run – “For the little ones”

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