The ASB Christchurch Marathon is back on June 3 and while the central city is open, you'll need to consider your travel as there will be some road closures during this time.
ChristchurchNZ General Manager of Attraction Linda Falwasser says road closures are necessary to ensure safety of participants and spectators and thanks motorists for planning in advance.
“Our vibrant city centre is open for business so plan your trip into town, come support the ASB Christchurch Marathon and spend some time checking out the shops, cafes and bars,” she says.
“Our vibrant city centre is open for business so plan your trip into town, come support the ASB Christchurch Marathon and spend some time checking out the shops, cafes and bars," - ChristchurchNZ general manager of attraction Linda Falwasser
Race time is 8am, Sunday 3 June and widespread travel disruption is to be expected. There will be traffic restrictions in place from 5am until 2pm with limited vehicle travel across the city.
Motorists are encouraged to use the arterial roads to go around the city and people are encouraged to consider cycling, walking or taking public transport into town.
“Bars and restaurants along the new Terrace complex are offering some awesome food and beverage deals to racegoers and their supporters, so come into town and be part of the ASB Christchurch Marathon,” she says.
One of the world’s fastest tracks, the ASB Christchurch Marathon caters for runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels with a Full, Half, 10km and kids Mara’Fun, taking participants on a scenic route around iconic city landmarks such as Cathedral Square, Hagley Park, the Avon River and the Red Zone.
Several thousand runners will tackle the full marathon, half marathon and 10 kilometre courses which wind their way through the city centre and eastern suburbs.
The ASB Christchurch Marathon is one of Christchurch’s largest events, so plan your travel well in advance by visiting: http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/ASB-Christchurch-Marathon For general information about the marathon, please visit http://www.christchurchmarathon.co.nz/