New Brighton was up early to kickstart Mother's Day with Christchurch's 10km run/walk.
The beach was spread with walkers and runners with nearly 300 people taking part in the race.
The theme of the event was ‘run the world’, with the idea that people cannot travel around the world so instead parts of the world were brought to Christchurch.
The event has four races throughout the year, the first race themed Africa, and this was the second race of the series themed the Antarctic.
The Antarctica Centre came on board with the organisers to help bring the theme alive.
When crossing the finish line, participants were greeted and handed a medal by a husky.