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Selwyn Running Festival

Sunday 1st November 2020 is the day to enjoy the flat, family-friendly fun that is the Selwyn Running Festival. A day in the country not to be missed!!!

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The flat, country roads of Ellesmere make the ideal course for athletes from all walks of life to put their training to the test. The Ellesmere locals welcome all entrants and get out en masse to show their support. They will be the ones encouraging every athlete on their journey through the countryside.

Anderson Square, Leeston, plays host to the post-race festivities. Live music, plenty of food and beverage options and the green grass are the ideal way to bask in post-race glory.

With four race distances, walk, hybrid and run categories, and individual and team options, this quintessential country festival is right for everyone. All races are electronically timed and the certified half marathon course even incorporates the Athletics Canterbury Championship. So get your friends, family, workmates and neighbours together and be part of Selwyn’s favourite running festival.

 Half Marathon Info – run, hybrid & walk

 10km Info – run & walk

 5km Info – run & walk

 Kids Dash Info – 1400m run


Each run, except the Kids Dash has the following age categories;

Lamb; Under 21 yrs old

Hogget; 21 yrs old – 34 yrs old

2 Tooth; 35 yrs old – 49 yrs old

4 Tooth; 50+ yrs old

Check more at Event Waiver


Access the Festival Risk Management form here

For event specific enquiries contact Selwyn Sports Trust /


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