*This event will be operating under Alert Level 2 guidelines*

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.

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 2.4km, 5km, 10km, 16km, half marathon and marathon distances, the 4 Paws is designed to cater for all levels of fitness. Participation without a dog is also welcome.

The 4 Paws is a tribute to all runners and their dogs who love exercising in our great New Zealand back yard.

What are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on the 2021 event.