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South Island Half Marathon

Ticket Information

  • Half Marathon: $89.00 each
  • 7km: $59.00 each
  • 1.5km Kidz Dash: $30.00 each
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  • Additional fees may apply


  • Sun 4 Aug 2024, 9:00am–3:00pm


All Ages

The South Island Half Marathon is being held on Sunday 4th August 2024 at Lake Hood Ashburton. This beautiful lake will host the South Island Half Marathon and 1/6 Marathon. Held in the beautiful Lake Hood catchment, the run will see runners run around the lake and experience amazing water views throughout the run. Then some of the most amazing home and garden settings and reserves in the South Island.

South Island Half Marathon will cater for all runners; whether you’re a beginner or an elite runner, this fast-flat course will give you the opportunity to do one of the fastest half’s you’ve ever done.

On 4 August 2024, all Runners, Walkers and Hybrid participants in the Half Marathon will be automatically in the draw to win $5,000 if you finish in the exact Mystery Time to the last second.

There will be a walking section in both the ½ and 1/6 marathon, plus the Hybrid in the 1/2 marathon - "This allows you to run a bit and walk a bit". With the Kidz Dash being a 1.5km run, this giving them a flavour of the experience of running at the lake and subdivision.

The Minimum age for the Half Marathon is 13-years of age on Race Day and the 7km is 10-years of age on Race Day.

The Course is certified by a Certificated Road Racecourse Measurer for World Athletics. Grade and certified in corporation with AIMS.

Start Times:
All Walkers and Hybrid will start at 9:30am with race brief at 9:25am.
All Runners will start at 10:00am with race brief at 9:50am.
The Kidz Dash will start at 10:08am with race brief at 10:05am

Half Marathon (21.1km) 1/6 Marathon (7km) Kidz Dash (1.5km)

The run will see the South Island Half Marathon do 3 laps of Lake Hood, taking in the beauty of the lake especially at this time of year “still and calm” especially as the sun comes up.

The race brief and race start will be at the Lake House at Lake Hood. Please refer to the map on how to get to the Lake House.

The 1/6 Marathon will see runners go once around Lake Hood and covering 7km. Runners in both the South Island Half Marathon and 1/6 Marathon will start together. Race numbers are to be pinned to the front of your running shirt.

Walkers and Hybrid competitors will start 30 minutes before the runners start. We ask that the runners during the event let walkers know when they’re coming up on them. Walkers, please be aware of runners coming up on you throughout the event, especially with it being a lapped course.

The Minimum age for the Half Marathon and 7km is 10-years of age on Race Day.

There will be drink stations during the event, one based approximately 3.5km into the run and the other just past the start line.

This event is not suitable for wheelchair athletes or for prams.

Achilles athletes can run the event.

There will be 1km markers throughout the event.

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