Council Recreation and Sports Unit Manager John Filsell says this year is all about getting new people to give it a go.
"This is an event for everyone; whether you are a hard-core runner, building up to do a full marathon course, enjoy walking with friends or children wanting to get involved in a fun event."
"The new course around the Christchurch Airport is scenic, very flat and fast. But if a full marathon isn't for you, then there are lots of other options. Whether you are taking on the full marathon, half marathon run/walk, 10 kilometre run/walk or Kids' Mara'Fun there is something for everyone."
"Training for these events is a great way to get fit with friends and family. With the colder months fast approaching, being involved in this event will be a motivation to get outside and be active," he says.
Sign up at any Council recreation and sports centre by Friday 4 May. After this date you can sign up online and a late entry fee will apply.
Visit www.christchurchmarathon.co.nz for more information.
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Entry fees (entry received by midnight, Friday 4 May): * Full marathon run - $80 * Half marathon run / walk / wheelchair - $65 * 10 kilometre run / walk / wheelchair - $35 * Three kilometre Kids Mara'Fun - $15