Great prizes up for grabs in City2Surf

Thousands of dollars in prizes will be up for grabs at the Les Mills City2Surf in 10 days.

Smiths City is putting up a smart TV, portable bluetooth speaker and headphones set, plus thousands in vouchers will be given away at the Saturday, March 16, event.

The South Island’s largest fun run offers two distances – 6km and 12km –with both routes finishing in New Brighton.

The 12km route starts first, in Latimer Square at 9am, and the 6km in Porritt Park at 9.45am.

This year’s event has one of the largest prize pools ever for lucky entrants.

Prize winners are drawn randomly from entrants’ bib numbers. Spot prizes will also be given away.

“It’s not how fast you are, you just need to participate to be in to win,” said Star Media regional manager Steve McCaughan.

Thousands of dollars worth of Thermatech and Brooks Running vouchers are up for grabs, plus smart watches and gear from Fitness New Zealand.

The Christchurch Casino, Sport Canterbury, Canterbury University and Musashi will be providing spot goodies for lucky winners.

All entrants over the age of 18 will get a free Musashi sports drink and bar as they cross the finish line.

“Everything is on track for a great day to be had by all,” said McCaughan.

Cholmondeley Children’s Home is the supporting charity this year.

Organisers recommend arriving one hour before the start, to enjoy the atmosphere, a coffee and warm-ups conducted by Les Mills.

How to enter: Online registrations are still available at for the 6km and 12km until noon on Saturday, March 16. Entry costs $40 for adults and $20 for children. After registering you can pick up an entry pack at Les Mills on Cashel St until 4pm on the Saturday. You can also buy an entry pack at FreshChoice supermarkets, The Frontrunner Colombo, Fitness New Zealand on Papanui Rd or at the start lines. Late entry packs can be purchased on the start line for $45. Donations can be made during online registration.