Sunday 29th of October 2023



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 2023 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.

Entry Fees (online closes 10pm 26th October)
Standard Entry $50 +$3.44 fee 
Athletics New Zealand Registered Athletes $40 + $2.86 fee
Junior Entry (14 to 19 years) $40 + $2.86 fee
On the Day (cash only) $60
Children’s Race (on the day) Gold Coin

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.

2023 Course – Participants follow the red line.


Camp in the middle of a WWII defence battery site with great ocean views and a range of scenic walks.

For more information view the campground information page.

“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