More than 3200 people flocked to Christchurch's beachside suburbs for the ASB Summer Starter on Sunday.
St John fundraising and marketing manager Debbie Pipson, who completed the 10km run, was pleased with the event's response and the help it offered towards St John.
"I'm buggered, but I actually feel good. I hurt my back last week but I didn't let that stop me. It's really good for the team, we're all about health and well being."