279 sports events
O'Hagans 5km Fun Run - 3rd Of August
image descriptionO'Hagan's Irish Bar, Viaduct Harbour Auckland

The O'Hagans 5km Fun Run is will take place every Tuesday until the end of May and then fortnightly until mid-August at O'Hagan's Irish Bar.  Every finisher receives a free beer, wine or non-alcoholic drink and goes into the spot prize draw at 7pm.

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Rat Race Takapuna - 4th of August
image descriptionMilford Cruising Club, Milford Auckland

The 5km Rat Race runs throughout the year every Wednesday (except for Christmas and lockdowns). The Race starts at the Milford Cruising Club in Milford, Auckland. The next race in the series will take place on the 11th of August 2021.  

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Ellesmere Road Runners Fun Run - 4th Of August
image descriptionLeeston Canterbury

The Ellesmere Road Runners Fun Run and Walk is a weekly fun run taking place on Wednesday evenings in Leeston. The event offers both 3km and 6km distances.  The course is a 3km circuit, so those running 6km do 2 laps.

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Tough Guy and Gal Auckland
image descriptionHelensville Tennis Club, 164 Rautawhiri Road Auckland

The Tough Guy and Gal Auckland Obstacle challenge will take place on the 7th of August 2021.

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University Of Waikato Parkrun - 7th Of August
image descriptionUniversity Of Waikato, Hamilton Waikato

The University Of Waikato Parkrun is a 5km fun run that takes place every Saturday at 8am at the University Of Waikato.  First-timers to parkrun need to register and bring along a printed barcode to the event to receive a timed result.

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Whangamata Adventure Race
image descriptionWhangamata Bay of Plenty

The Whangamata Adventure Race will take place on the 7th of August 2021. The event is a team adventure race involving both running and mountain biking. The objective is to collect as many checkpoints on a map as possible within the allocated time.

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Rotorua Forest Festival
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

The Rotorua Forest Festival will take place on the 8th of August 2021.  

We Run the Forest offers a marathon trail run as well as a half marathon, 12km and 7km forest run which can be run or walked.

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Krank It
image descriptionBottlelake Forest, Christchurch Canterbury

The Krank It 2021 will take place on the 8th of August. The event is a mountain bike race for women and children only.

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Onehunga Half Marathon
image descriptionOnehunga Auckland

The Onehunga Half Marathon will take place on the 8th of August 2021 as part of the Run 21 Series Of Coastal Half Marathons in Auckland. Distances include a 21km half marathon, 10. 5km fun run and a 5km run or walk.  

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Rat Race Takapuna - 11th of August
image descriptionMilford Cruising Club, Milford Auckland

The 5km Rat Race runs throughout the year every Wednesday (except for Christmas and lockdowns). The Race starts at the Milford Cruising Club in Milford, Auckland. The next race in the series will take place on the 18th of August 2021.  

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Ellesmere Road Runners Fun Run - 11th Of August
image descriptionLeeston Canterbury

The Ellesmere Road Runners Fun Run and Walk is a weekly fun run taking place on Wednesday evenings in Leeston. The event offers both 3km and 6km distances.  The course is a 3km circuit, so those running 6km do 2 laps.

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University Of Waikato Parkrun - 14th Of August
image descriptionUniversity Of Waikato, Hamilton Waikato

The University Of Waikato Parkrun is a 5km fun run that takes place every Saturday at 8am at the University Of Waikato.  First-timers to parkrun need to register and bring along a printed barcode to the event to receive a timed result.

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Te Akau Gravel Buster 2021
image descriptionTe Akau Waikato

The Te Akau Gravel Buster will take place on the 15th of August 2021. The event is held in the small Waikato community Te Akau and offers two distances; 42km and 78km.

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Impact Plumbing and Roofing Surf to Stadium Fun Run
image descriptionForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin Otago

The Impact Plumbing and Roofing Surf to Stadium Fun Run offers a 10km and 4km run or walk. The event will be held at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on the 15th of August 2021.  

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Xterra Auckland Trail Run Series Race 5 Totara Park
image descriptionTotara Park Auckland

The Xterra Auckland Trail Run Series is a series of six trail runs that take place in and around Auckland during the winter months. The series aims to encourage people to give trail running or walking a go and to get out and about during the colder months.

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Cyclo Cross National Championships
image descriptionHutt Valley Wellington

The Cyclo Cross Nation Championships will take place on the 15th of August 2021 as part of the Aotearoa Crossfest. Cyclo cross is a form of bicycle racing consisting of multiple small laps through terrain consisting of pavement, grass, hills and obstacles.

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Marlborough Duathlon Series - Race 4
image descriptionWither Hills Farm Park, Blenheim Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The Marlborough Duathlon series has run and bike events for anyone of any ability. There are 5 races total. Race 4 will take place on the 15th of August 2021. Choose between a road cycle duathlon, a mountain bike duathlon and a kids mountain bike duathlon.

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The Honest 10 Fun Run - 15th of August
image descriptionWellington Waterfront Wellington

The Honest 10 Fun Run is held once a month at a flat out-and-back course around the Wellington Waterfront. The event is an accurately measured 10km fun run started from Freyberg Pool in Oriental Bay. Photos are free of charge and posted online alongside results after the race.

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O'Hagans 5km Fun Run - 17th Of August
image descriptionO'Hagan's Irish Bar, Viaduct Harbour Auckland

The O'Hagans 5km Fun Run is will take place every Tuesday until the end of May and then fortnightly until mid-August at O'Hagan's Irish Bar.  Every finisher receives a free beer, wine or non-alcoholic drink and goes into the spot prize draw at 7pm.

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Rat Race Takapuna - 18th of August
image descriptionMilford Cruising Club, Milford Auckland

The 5km Rat Race runs throughout the year every Wednesday (except for Christmas and lockdowns). The Race starts at the Milford Cruising Club in Milford, Auckland. The next race in the series will take place on the 25th of August 2021.  

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Ellesmere Road Runners Fun Run - 18th Of August
image descriptionLeeston Canterbury

The Ellesmere Road Runners Fun Run and Walk is a weekly fun run taking place on Wednesday evenings in Leeston. The event offers both 3km and 6km distances.  The course is a 3km circuit, so those running 6km do 2 laps.

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Canterbury Road Champs
image descriptionCanterbury Agricultural Park, Christchurch Canterbury

The Canterbury Road Championships will take place on the 21st of August 2021. This a competitive Canterbury local event and a selection trial for the NZ Road Run Championships. ​Runners compete in their own grades and can become thier age grade champions.

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Tough Guy and Gal Rotorua
image descriptionLakes Ranch, 79 Lake Rotokawau Road, Owhata, Rotorua Bay of Plenty

The Tough Guy and Gal Rotorua Obstacle challenge will take place on the 21st of August 2021.

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A Quickie In The Quarry
image descriptionHalswell Quarry, Kennedy's Bush Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025 Canterbury

A Quickie In The Quarry is a short n sweet off-road duathlon at Christchurch's iconic quarry park in Halswell. You'll run around the quarry rim track and bike up the Crocodile for this one. The course is all off road - Run 2km, MTB 5km, Run 2km.

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Big Bang Dirt Duathlon Race 3
image descriptionQueen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki Wellington

The Dirt Duathlon Series is made up of 3 mini adventure races taking place in the Wellington / Horowhenua regions between June and August.  Race 3 of the Series will take place in Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki on the 21st of August.

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University Of Waikato Parkrun - 21st Of August
image descriptionUniversity Of Waikato, Hamilton Waikato

The University Of Waikato Parkrun is a 5km fun run that takes place every Saturday at 8am at the University Of Waikato.  First-timers to parkrun need to register and bring along a printed barcode to the event to receive a timed result.

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Pukekohe Duathlon
image descriptionPukekohe Park Auckland

Auckland City Tri Club has hosted the annual Duathlon at Pukekohe race track since 2009! Athletes get the best of both worlds - a fast smooth surface on the bike, a variety of run surfaces . . . all in a compact location.

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Canterbury MTB Series Race 1
image descriptionBottle Lake Canterbury

Canterbury Mountain Bike Series – is a 3 Race Series staged at Bottle Lake in Christchurch. This event is staged every 2 weeks in August and September and competitors will receive points toward the Series in every race.

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Southland Tri Club Winter Duathlon Series Round 3
image descriptionTeretonga Park, Invercargill Southland

The Southland Tri Club Winter Duathlon Series Round 3 will take place on the 22nd of August 2021 at Teteronga Park, Invercargill. The event contains races to suit all ages and abilities. Pre-race registration and briefing will commence at 9:30 am and races will start at 10 am.

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Craters Trail Run - Run Taupo Series
image descriptionCraters Mountain Bike Park, Taupo Waikato

The Craters Trail Run will take place on the 22nd of August 2021.  

Craters Trail Run is race 2 of the Run Taupō Trail Series. The event will be held at Craters Mountain Bike Park in Taupo and offers a half marathon, 12km and 7km.

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Tussock Run
image descriptionSeddon School, Seddon, Blenheim Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The Tussock Run is a school fundraising event for Seddon School and is suitable for anyone of any fitness ability.  There are multiple distances to choose from, including 5km, quarter marathon and 15km.

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Rat Race Takapuna - 25th of August
image descriptionMilford Cruising Club, Milford Auckland

The 5km Rat Race runs throughout the year every Wednesday (except for Christmas and lockdowns). The Race starts at the Milford Cruising Club in Milford, Auckland. The next race in the series will take place on the 1st of September 2021.  

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Ellesmere Road Runners Fun Run - 25th Of August
image descriptionLeeston Canterbury

The Ellesmere Road Runners Fun Run and Walk is a weekly fun run taking place on Wednesday evenings in Leeston. The event offers both 3km and 6km distances.  The course is a 3km circuit, so those running 6km do 2 laps.

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The Great Naseby Water Race - Ultra Running Events
image descriptionNaseby Otago

The Great Naseby Water Race will take place from the 26th to the 28th of August 2021. The event is a series of ultra running events. Distances include 50, 60, 80, 100, 160, 200, and 320km. Must be 18 years or older to participate.

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Secondary Schools Beast
image descriptionBay Of Islands Northland

The Edge Secondary Schools Beast will take place on the 27th of August as part of the Fullers Greatsights Bay Of Islands BEAST.

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Clyde to Alexandra Road Race 2021
image descriptionClyde Otago

The Clyde to Alexandra Road Race will take place on the 28th of August 2021. The Clyde to Alexandra Road Race is a long running event organised by the Alexandra Harrier and Walkers Club.

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Skoda Southern Tour
image descriptionBlenheim Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The 2021 Skoda Southern Tour will take place from the 28th to the 29th of August.  This is a points-based tour although times will be recorded for the Time Trial and Hill Climb stages.

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The Dun Run
image descriptionNelson Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The Dun Run will take place on the 28th of August 2021. Rugged but runnable - up into the “ Backwoods of Nelson” and along the sub alpine mineral belt.

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Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Beast
image descriptionPaihia Northland

The Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Beast will take place on the 28th of August.  

Have you got what it takes to tame the Bay of Islands beast? Join us in the beautiful Bay of Islands for the ‘Fullers Greatsights Bay of Islands Beast’.

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Banks Peninsula Adventure Race 2021
image descriptionBanks Peninsula Canterbury

The Banks Peninsula Adventure Race is a 3 or 6 hour adventure race on Sunday, 28th of August 2021 starting from a mystery location somewhere on the Peninsula, within 1 hours drive of Christchurch.

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University Of Waikato Parkrun - 28th Of August
image descriptionUniversity Of Waikato, Hamilton Waikato

The University Of Waikato Parkrun is a 5km fun run that takes place every Saturday at 8am at the University Of Waikato.  First-timers to parkrun need to register and bring along a printed barcode to the event to receive a timed result.

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2021 Huttcross Season Round 5 - Grand Finale
image descriptionHutt Valley Wellington

The 2021 Huttcross Season Round 5 will take place on the 29th of August 2021. This is the final event in the Huttcross Series and will go on with a fancy dress. Cyclocross is a great way to stay active outdoors over winter.

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Race Track Run
image descriptionHampton Downs, Ta Kauwhata Waikato

The Race Track Run will take place on the 29th of August 2021. The event is open to all runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. The idea is to run as many laps of the 2. 7km track you can in two hours.

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Trail Fuel 5km Run/Walk Series - 30th Of August
image description51 Brownston Street, Wanaka Otago

The Trail Fuel 5km series is a weekly run/walk held every Monday night at 51 Brownston Street, Wanaka. Participants meet at 5. 45pm at the Trail Fuel food truck.  The 5km course heads around Eely point and finishes back at the truck.

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U18 Cross Country Races
image descriptionHansen Park, Ōpāwa Canterbury

The U18 Junior Cross Country Race will take place on the 4th of September at Hansen Park, Ōpāwa. Every August, several hundred youth runners meet to enjoy the flat fast course around Hansen Park.

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Skoda Northern Tour
image descriptionMt Wellington Auckland

The Skoda Northern Tour will take place on the 4th and 5th of September 2021. The event includes 3 stages; an Individual Time Trial, Hill Climb and Criterium. Saturday 4th September
Stage 1. Individual Time Trial
Stage 2. Hill ClimbSunday 5th September
Stage 3. Criterium 

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Tarras Spring Rogaine
image descriptionCentral Otago Otago

The Spring Rogaine will take place on the 4th of September 2021. The event involves teams of two to five reaching as many checkpoints as possible in the time allocated to the event.

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Canterbury MTB Series Race 2
image descriptionBottle Lake Canterbury

Canterbury Mountain Bike Series – is a 3 Race Series staged at Bottle Lake in Christchurch. This event is staged every 2 weeks in August and September and competitors will receive points toward the Series in every race.

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Xterra Auckland Trail Run Series Race 6 Riverhead Forest
image descriptionRiverhead Forest Auckland

Race Six of the Xterra Auckland Trail Run Series will to take place on the 5th of September.  

The Xterra Auckland Trail Run Series is a series of six trail runs that take place in and around Auckland during the winter months.

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2021 North Shore Marathon
image descriptionMilford Reserve, Craig Road, Milford Auckland

The North Shore Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5km Fun Run & Walk & Kids Marathon will take place on Auckland’s beautiful North Shore and is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s most Scenic Marathon & Half Marathon events.

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