Sunday 13th of October 2024


Entries will open in June, limited to 400


Taylors Mistake Beach Carpark.

Located 15km east of Christchurch city, just over the hill from Sumner.

Please allow for extra time travelling to the event due to the narrow roads and possible roadworks. We encourage competitors to car pool if at all possible.

Course Details

The Boulder Bay Classic starts on the beach before joining the Godley Head track – a well formed gravel pathway maintained to a high standard. There are a number of gates, as well as sections of wooden boardwalks and steps. In 2024 there will be sections of the run through farm paddocks (sheep tracks and 4 wheel drive tracks) where the surface can be uneven, rutted, or contain rocks and tussock.

While the track is very runnable, care is needed due to the coastal terrain, the narrowing of the track in places, and the traverse of farmland.

Please do not wear ipods or similar electronic gear during this run.

Course with elevation on Strava (the course is closer to 10km)

Entry Fees (online closes 10pm 10th October)
Standard Entry TBA 
Athletics New Zealand Registered Athletes TBA 
Junior Entry (14 to 19 years) TBA 
On the Day (cash only) TBA 
Children’s Race (on the day) TBA 

The Children’s Race

Kid’s Dash

This will be a fun event for children under the age of 13 years.  A gold coin donation gets a race number and a small treat on completion.

The run will be approximately 700 – 1200m around the prize giving area.

The Kids Dash will start just before the prize giving.

Race Day Schedule
7:30 – 8:30 am Registration
8:45 am Race Briefing
9:00 am Race Start
10:30 am Kids Dash
10:45 am (approx) Prize Giving

Age Categories

Junior Senior Master Veteran Vintage
14-19 20-34 35-49 50-59 60+

Performance prizes will be awarded for each age category  (more information).


A timing clock will be positioned at the finish line.

2024 Course – Participants follow the red line.

“Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.”

Sarah Condor – Runner/Author