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Selwyn Running Festival 01/11/2020

Half Marathon 10km 5km Kids Dash

Lay Associates 21.1km Half Marathon - run, hybrid & walk

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It is a scenic, flat, fast half marathon.

This is a flat, loop course that uses the rural roads of Ellesmere. Ideal for first time half marathon runners or those wanting to do a personal best. It starts in Leeston at Anderson Square. You leave Leeston and run out through the countryside to and through the Southbridge township where locals will be cheering you on. Within Southbridge the 10km competitors merge with you as you hit the home straight to Leeston. As you come into Leeston you run down the main street. You’ll feel like a champion as the crowds cheer!! You then finish on Gallipoli Street, beside Anderson Square where your fan club will be waiting.

There will be music, food stalls and lovely grass to lie on and recover until prizegiving.

Note that the Athletics Canterbury Half Marathon Championship is restricted to entrants 17 years of age and older. Contact Peter King for further information on the Championship race,

This is an Athletics New Zealand Sanctioned Event  Athletics NZ



There will be the following aid stations: 5km, 9km, 13km and 17km.

There will be water available at all of these drinks stations & electrolyte drink at the last three.


Entry Fee: $70, +$15 late fee from Friday 9th October

RUN – Start time 8.20am. Briefing 7.55am in Anderson Square.

HYBRID & WALK – Start time 8.00am. Briefing 7.40am in Anderson Square.


Prizegiving – 12.30pm in Anderson Square (weather permitting)

Note the hybrid is a noncompetitive event with no placing prizes and the walk has placing prizes but no age categories.


Race pack pick up: You MUST pick up your race pack prior to your race, either Friday 30th October, 4 – 7.30pm at Leeston Physio, or Saturday 31st October, 10am – 1pm at Frontrunner Colombo, or Sunday 1st November, 7.20am – 8.30am at Leeston Physio, 5 Gallipoli St, Leeston.




Refund Policy
There will be no refunds after 5pm Friday 9th October. All refunds prior to this date will incur a $15 administration fee. In case of a natural disaster or cancellation of the event due to safety reasons, entry fees will not be refunded.

COVID cancellation refund policy – all entrants will receive an 80% refund and a 33% discount on entry into the 2021 Selwyn Running Festival if we are unable to host the Festival due to COVID this year.