338 sports events
Blue Lake 24 Hour Challenge
image descriptionLake Tikitapu, Rotorua Bay of Plenty

The Blue Lake 24 Hour Challenge returns on the 26-27th September 2020. The course is a clockwise 5. 5km around the beautiful Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) in Rotorua. Participants can run as little or as much as they choose up to 24 hours.

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South Island Canoe Sprint Championships
image descriptionRuantanuiwha Rowing Centre, Twizel Canterbury

The South Island Canoe Sprint Championships will be held at Ruantanuiwha Rowing Centre, Twizel on the 26-27 September 2020. South Island clubs will vie for the coveted South Island Trophy. The event also includes the South Island School Champs.

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The Rotorua Marathon 2020
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

Australasia's oldest marathon event, the Rotorua Marathon will take now take place on on Saturday the 26th of September 2020. Celebrating its 56th running, the event offers a Marathon, Half Marathon as well as a 10km and 5. 5km run or walk.

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Poronui Passage 2020
image descriptionTaupo Waikato

Poronui Passage is a luxury trail and mountain bike event held in a back-country station set in the foothills of the Kaimanawa Mountain Ranges, just 40 minutes from Taupo. The event offers a marathon distance trail run and a half marathon run or walk.

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National School Road Championships 2020 - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionManawatu Manawatu-Whanganui

The National School Road Championships due to take place on the 28th of September has been cancelled.  

The National School Road Championships will be returning to the Manawatu in 2020! The three days will see a Team Time Trial, Road Race and Points Race.

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Muddy Good Run Rangiora
image descriptionMandeville Sports Centre, Rangiora Canterbury

Muddy Good Run is exactly that, a Good Muddy Run. We build mud pits, slippery slides, mud and water slides, cars to climb over, cars to crawl under, containers to scale, hay bales to get over, camo net crawls, cargo net climbs and a run and crawl in between.

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Karioi Classic
image descriptionRaglan Waikato

The Karioi Classic is an annual cycling event held in Raglan. The event will be held on the 27th of September 2020.  The event offers two challenging routes along coastal gravel roads with amazing views of Mt Taranaki and The Tasman.

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PEDAL Papamoa
image descriptionPapamoa Bay of Plenty

PEDAL Papamoa is back on the 27th of September 2020.  Cycle the stormwater drain the length of Papamoa with family and friends this Spring.  

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NorthCloud Whangarei Run/Walk Festival 2020
image descriptionWhangarei Northland

The NorthCloud Whangarei Run/Walk Festival is a perfect day out for the whole family with a choice of three distances, a Half Marathon, 9km and 4km.

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Night 'n Day Rainbow Run Dunedin - EVENT POSTPONED
image descriptionLogan Park, Dunedin Otago

The Night 'n Day Rainbow Run due to take place on the 27th of September 2020 has been postponed. The Night 'n Day Rainbow Run hosted by Sport Otago will take place on the 27th of September 2020 at Logan Park in Dunedin.  Run or walk the 3.

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Cambridge to Hamilton Paddle Race
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

The Cambridge to Hamilton Paddle Race will take place on the 27th of September 2020. Paddlers will start in Cambridge and paddle 23km downstream to Hamilton on the Waikato River. The event is open to all kinds of paddle craft.

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Trust House - North Island Team Series Race 1
image descriptionWairarapa region Wellington

With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and November 2020, riders of all abilities will get a taste of high level competitive ‘teams’ racing only seen in large tours like the New Zealand Cycle Classic and the Women's Tour of New Zealand.

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Hatuma Half Marathon
image descriptionWaipukurau Racecourse, Waipukurau Hawkes Bay

The full 21. 1km course takes in the entire circumference of Lake Hatuma with the start and finish at the Waipukurau Racecourse allowing for a relaxed and accessible base with plenty of parking.

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Gizzy Trail Run Series - Pouawa farm
image descriptionPouawa farm Gisborne

The Gisborne Trail Series offers short, medium and long distance trail runs around various trails throughout Gisborne. On the 27th of September 2020, the series will be held at Pouawa farm. Runners can choose from the Short course 2-4km, Medium course 4-6km or the Long course 8-10km.

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South Island Duathlon Championships
image descriptionTeretonga Park, Invercargill Southland

The Southland Triathlon & Multisport Club are hosting the 2020 Triathlon NZ Suzuki South Island Sprint Distance and Secondary Schools Duathlon Championships.

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 1 Oct
image descriptionThe Domain Auckland

The YMCA Marathon Club hosts a weekly summer series in Auckland's Domain on Thursday evenings from October through to April. Runners and walkers can choose from 5km or 10km distances. Entry is $5 for adults and $2 for kids.

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National School MTB Championships 2020
image descriptionHutt Valley Wellington

The National School MTB Championships will be held in the Hutt Valley, near Wellington on 2 - 4 October and will include the following events:

Thursday 1 October: Registration

Friday 2 October: Downhill - Upper Hutt

Saturday 3 October: Cross Country and Cross Country Relay - Wainuiomata

Sunday 4 October: Enduro - Wainuiomata...

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Aoraki Mt Cook Marathon 2020
image descriptionAoraki Mount Cook Village Canterbury

The Aoraki Mount Cook Marathon will take place on the 3rd of October 2020. Set in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, the annual road running event takes in stunning mountain and glacial landscapes and offers a Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km and 5km run / walk events.  

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Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run
image descriptionTe Awanga Hawkes Bay

Taking place on the 3rd of October 2020, the Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run offers a 32km, half marathon, 15km and 5km trail run through the stunning Cape Kidnappers in the Hawkes Bay.

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Ride Holidays Karapiro 100k Flyer
image descriptionKarapiro Waikato

The Ride Holidays Karapiro 100k Flyer has been postponed from the original date of 4th April 2020 to the 3rd of October 2020.  Formerly known as the Rotorua to Taupo 100k, the event will be held for the second year in its new home, Karapiro.

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Omataroa 8K Fun Run
image descriptionLake Matahina, Whakatane Bay of Plenty

The Omataroa 8k Fun Run offers an 8km and 20km run or walk at Lake Matahina, Whakatane on the 3rd of October 2020.

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Ultra 24
image descriptionCable Bay Adventure Park Nelson Marlborough Tasman

Ultra NZ is an Ultra Series tackling New Zealand’s best terrain. Looking for your next Ultra or want to find your endurance limit? Ultra 24 gives you the chance to run as far as you can over 24 hours. 1 course, 24 hours of racing.

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Hamilton Half Marathon 2020 - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionHamilton Waikato

The Direct Group Hamilton Half Marathon due to take place on the 4th of October 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19.  

The event will have a new course in 2020 and offers a half marathon, 10km and a 5km Fun Run.

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Porirua Grand Traverse
image descriptionPorirua Wellington

The Porirua Grand Traverse due to take place on the 5th of April 2020 will now take place on the 4th of October.  

Established in 2006, the PGT is a grand tour of Porirua’s spectacular hills, harbour and coastline.

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Devonport Half Marathon 2020
image descriptionDevonport Auckland

The Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon will take place on the 4th of October in stunning Devonport. Run or walk among heritage streets, past fabulous beaches and enjoy the stunning views to be had in this beautiful Auckland suburb.

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Dargaville Veterinary Centre Run/Walk
image descriptionDargaville Northland

Join us in the Dargaville Veterinary Centre - Dargaville Run/Walk event taking place in the heart of Dargaville. Take your pick on either a 10. 5km or a 5km run/walk through the main streets of Dargaville along and over the Northern Wairoa.

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Trust House - North Island Team Series Race 2
image descriptionWairarapa region Wellington

With five races in the greater Wairarapa between September and November 2020, riders of all abilities will get a taste of high level competitive ‘teams’ racing only seen in large tours like the New Zealand Cycle Classic and the Women's Tour of New Zealand.

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Gizzy Trail Run Series - Linburn Farmstay
image descriptionLinburn Farmstay Gisborne

The Gisborne Trail Series offers short, medium and long distance trail runs around various trails throughout Gisborne. On the 4th of October 2020, the series will be held at Linburn Farmstay. Runners can choose from the Short course 2-4km, Medium course 4-6km or the Long course 8-10km.

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Sport Tasman Reach for the Peaks - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionNelson Marlborough Tasman

Sport Tasman has a virtual event to help keep people active during isolation. The idea of this event is to see how many peaks in the Tasman region you can reach over the 10 days in dedication to some one special to you.

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South Island / National School Track Championships
image descriptionInvercargill Southland

The combined South Island and National School Track Championships will be held in Invercargill on 6 - 7 October.

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 8 Oct
image descriptionThe Domain Auckland

The YMCA Marathon Club hosts a weekly summer series in Auckland's Domain on Thursday evenings from October through to April. Runners and walkers can choose from 5km or 10km distances. Entry is $5 for adults and $2 for kids.

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National Track Series Round #3
image descriptionInvercargill Southland

Open to U17 through to U23 male and female riders, the three-round series has been developed by Cycling New Zealand to provide a series of track racing opportunities for developing riders in a competitive and supported environment.

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Canterbury Road Champs
image descriptionBottle Lake Forest Park ​ Canterbury

The Canterbury Road Championships will take place on the 10th of October 2020. 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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Blue Lake National Canoe Sprint Regatta - Race 1
image descriptionBlue Lake, Rotorua Bay of Plenty

The first Blue Lake National Canoe Sprint Regatta be held at Lake Tikitapu in Rotorua on the 10th and 11th of October 2020.

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Marina 2 Marina 2020
image descriptionPicton Nelson Marlborough Tasman

Now in its 8th year, the Marina 2 Marina is an annual running event that takes place in stunning Picton and Waikawa. With 4 event distances to choose from there is a distance for all abilities.

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Motu Challenge
image descriptionOpotiki Bay of Plenty

The Motu Challenge takes place in Opotiki on the 10th of October 2020. The event offers a multisport race as well as the Motu 160 MTB and Road Bike Challenge as well as short and long duathlon options.

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Abel Tasman Coastal Classic
image descriptionAbel Tasman Nelson Marlborough Tasman

If there's one event to put on the list for the run of a lifetime, it's the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic. Come stride into paradise. The Abel Tasman Coastal Classic first began in 1994 and quickly became one of New Zealand's most popular Trail Runs.

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Taupo Ultramarathon
image descriptionTaupo Waikato

Taking place on the 10th of October 2020, the Taupo Ultramarathon is a 100km run across a network of interconnected trails alongside beautiful Lake Taupo. The 100km challenge is also open to teams.

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Pink Ribbon Walk Queenstown 2020
image descriptionBotanic Gardens, Queenstown Otago

The Pink Ribbon Walk events celebrate survivors, remember those that we have lost, raise awareness and much needed funds to work towards our vision of zero deaths from breast cancer. In New Zealand, nine women a day – more than 3,300 a year - are diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Counties Cycle Classic - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionPukekohe Park Raceway Auckland

The Counties Cycle Classic due to be held on the 11th of October 2020 has been postponed until 2021.

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Southland Festival of Running
image descriptionInvercargill Southland

The Southland Festival of Running will return on the 11th of October 2020. All events start and finish at the Stead Street Wharf in Invercargill and distances offered include a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km. The half marathon course heads past Pleasure Bay lagoon towards Bluff.

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Triathlon Manawatu Mixed Team Relay
image descriptionLinton Army Camp Manawatu-Whanganui

Triathlon Manawatu will be hosting a mixed team relay reverse triathlon on the 11th of October 2020 at Linton Army Camp.  Triathlons will be run in reverse with a run, bike, swim format. Teams of 3 can enter the medium and long distance triathlons.

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Tough Guy and Gal Wellington
image descriptionCamp Wainui, 203 Coast Road, Wainuiomata Wellington

The Tough Guy and Gal Wellington Obstacle challenge will take place from the 14-17th of October 2020.

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 15 Oct
image descriptionThe Domain Auckland

The YMCA Marathon Club hosts a weekly summer series in Auckland's Domain on Thursday evenings from October through to April. Runners and walkers can choose from 5km or 10km distances. Entry is $5 for adults and $2 for kids.

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Auckland Open Water Championships
image descriptionSt Heliers Bay Auckland

The Auckland Open Water Championships will take place on the 15th of October 2020. The event will offer a 2. 6km swim and a 4km swim. The 4km swim will head North from Glendowie Yacht Club to St Heliers Beach. Swimmers in the 2.

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Spring Challenge Cambridge 2020
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

Spring Challenge is heading to Cambridge this October for the North Island Women's Adventure Race. The annual adventure race event for women only, is designed by endurance athlete Nathan Fa’avae, who is a 6-time Adventure Racing World Champion. Nathan and his wife Jodie run the infinitely popular Spring Challenges.

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Pink Ribbon Walk Christchurch 2020
image descriptionNorth Hagley Park, Christchurch Canterbury

The Pink Ribbon Walk events celebrate survivors, remember those that we have lost, raise awareness and much needed funds to work towards our vision of zero deaths from breast cancer. In New Zealand, nine women a day – more than 3,300 a year - are diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Caltex Westport Cape Fear
image descriptionWestport West Coast

Caltex Westport Cape Fear due to take place on the 4th of April has been postponed to 17th October 2020.  Cape Fear is a multisport physical challenge for youth aged 10 - 18.

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Round the Vines
image descriptionMartinborough Wellington

The Martinborough Round the Vines event has a new event date of the 17th of October after the March event was postponed.  Round the Vines is a fundraiser for Martinborough School. The event offers a half marathon and 10km which can be run or walked.

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The Mudder
image descriptionMarton Manawatu-Whanganui

The Mudder Obstacle Challenge will take place on the 17th of October 2020.  The event is held on a Rangitikei Farm with the course winding its way through a working sheep and beef farm.

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