Finally, a chance to run with your best friend! An off-road walking/running event set in the beautiful Bottle Lake Forest and beaches of Christchurch. The 4 Paws Marathon is a dream inspired by a passionate sport and exercise doctor who loves running with his dogs. The event is a celebration of exercise is medicine as well as a salute to our best friend and loyal exercise ally.

Soft underfoot and with spectacular scenery to boot, this completely off-road event is the ultimate expression of freedom that is sure to invigorate and refresh your senses. With a choice of 5km, 10km, half marathon, and marathon distances, the 4 Paws is designed to cater for all levels of fitness.

The 4 Paws is a tribute to all runners and their dogs who love exercising in our great New Zealand backyard. What are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on this inaugural 2019 event!

Note: Course closure and medical support ceases at 3pm.


Entries open 1 January 2019 and close on 18 September 2019.