My Next Challenge helps you find your next running event in New Zealand. Whether you are looking for a fun run for the family, your next marathon or half marathon, ultra-distance run, trail run, bucket list runs through vineyards, along beaches or up mountains, challenge yourself, be inspired and get active!


79 Run events
Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge, With a Splash of Colour!
image descriptionHīhīaua Peninsular, Whangarei Northland

A Sport Northland event celebrating the Hatea Loop Walk/Cycleway - Huarahi o te Whai and Workplace Health. While navigating the course, participants will pass through 5 colour stations getting covered in vibrant coloured powder as well as witnessing some local on course entertainment to keep you moving.

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 3 Dec
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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Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon 2020
image descriptionLake Tennyson Canterbury

The Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km races will take place on the 5th of December 2020.

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Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt 2020
image descriptionKepler Track, Fiordland Southland

The 33rd Kepler Challenge will be held on the 5th of December 2020 on the beautiful Kepler Track within Fiordland National Park. The course is 60km long with a total ascent and descent of 1350m.

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Tip Track Marathon
image descriptionOwhiro Bay Wellington

The fourth edition of Wellington's Tip Track Marathon will return on the 5th of December 2020. The Tip Track Marathon main focuses on lengths of the infamous Tip Track. The course is an out-and-back course with six laps of the 7km course.

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Omaha Half Marathon
image descriptionOmaha Auckland

Taking place on the 6th of December 2020, the Omaha Half Marathon offers a Half Marathon, 10km, 5km run / walk and a 2km kids dash.

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 10 Dec
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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Raglan Karioi Trail 2020
image descriptionRaglan Waikato

The Raglan Karioi Trail is a community event with a great atmosphere. This is a mountain trail running race. We offer 3 distances: 24km run, 10km run or walk, and a 5km family run. This is taking place on mount Karioi above Whaingaroa harbour.

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Speights West Coaster 2020
image descriptionBethells Beach Auckland

The Speights West Coaster explores Auckland's beautiful and dramatic West Coast. Taking place at Bethell's beach on the 12th of December 2020, the event includes distance options for runners and walkers.

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Canterbury Half Marathon 2020
image descriptionPegasus Town Canterbury

The Canterbury Half Marathon will be held on Sunday 13th of December 2020 at Pegasus Town. This beautiful setting hosts the Canterbury Half Marathon and 9km Run and Walk annually.

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Sri Chinmoy Christmas Dash - 10km & Kids 3.2km
image descriptionHagley Park South, Christchurch Canterbury

The Sri Chinmoy Christmas Dash will be held on the 13th of December 2020 at Hagley Park in Christchurch. The event offers a festive fun run for the whole family. The course is a 3. 2 km loop in South Hagley Park.

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Sri Chinmoy Auckland Half-Marathon, 5-10k & Children's 2.5k Series Race 9
image descriptionWar Memorial Park, Mt Roskill Auckland

The Sri Chinmoy Auckland Half Marathon, 5-10k and Children's 2. 5k Series is a series of 9 running and walking events that take place in the Domain and War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill.

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 17 Dec
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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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 7 Jan
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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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 14 Jan
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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The James Great Southern Alps Miler 2021
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

The Great Southern Alps Miler is 100 miles of some the most sublime and superb big mountain landscapes NZ is world famous for. Set right in the heart of the Northern end of the iconic Southern Alps, behind Hanmer Springs.

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Wine Run Lone Goat Vineyard
image descriptionBurnham Canterbury

What you’ve always dreamed of a Wine Run, that’s right, Exercise, Fancy Dress and Wine followed by a Party, with Live Entertainment. Save the date on the 16th of January 2021.

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The James Homestead Half 2021
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

The James Homestead Half is an achievable 21km high country run, based around the St James Station homestead and the Macpac Mountainman/Alpine Adventure run stage. To enter or for more information check out the website at https://stjamesmountainsports. co. nz/races/the-james/homestead-half/ or check out our Face book page - https://www. facebook.

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Em's Power Cookies The James Stampede Ultra 2021
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

Come run with "The Wild Things". The "James" Stampede is a full 50km ultra "adventure mountain-run" with multiple river crossings, an average altitude of 850m (highest point just over 1300m), elevation gain/loss 1505m/1626m and several short sections with no physical track on the ground e. g.

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Em's Power Cookies The James High Country 100
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

Come run with "The Wild Things".

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Fullers360 Wharf2Wharf 2021 - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionWaiheke Auckland

The Fullers360 Wharf2Wharf 2021 event due to take place on the 16th of January 2021 has been postponed until 2022.  

Now in its 30th year, the annual Fullers360 Wharf2Wharf fun run and carnival continues to grow in popularity.

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Villa Maria Women's Half Marathon 2021
image descriptionVilla Maria Estate Auckland

The Villa Maria Women's Half Marathon will take place on the 17th of January 2021 at the Villa Maria Estate in Auckland. The event offers a half marathon run as well as a 10km and 5km run / walk.

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 21 Jan
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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Ultra Easy & Big Easy Mountain Runs 2021
image descriptionLuggate Otago

Save the date for the Ultra Easy and Big Easy Mountain Runs on the 23rd of January 2021. The event promises 100 of the most scenic and satisfying kilometers you will ever run in the Ultra Easy.

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Mount Run 2021
image descriptionMount Maunganui Bay of Plenty

The Mount Run offers a Half Marathon, 10km and 5km and boasts some of New Zealand’s most iconic and picturesque scenery. The course capitalises on the iconic Mount Maunganui and all courses include a lap of the 'Mount'.

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AquaBike Mount Festival of Multisport
image descriptionMount Maunganui Bay of Plenty

The Mount Festival of Multisport includes the AquaBike. The event features a 3km swim followed by a 120km bike ride. The swim is in the sheltered harbour and the ride follows the flat, scenic coastal road.

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Harcourts Cooper and Co Run Devonport 2021
image descriptionDevonport Auckland

Run Devonport is race one of the Harcourts Cooper & Co North Shore Run Series. Formerly known as the Albany Lakes Summer Series, Run Devonport allows participants to accumulate points at each race towards the overall North Shore Run Series championship.

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Parihaka Trail Run 2021
image descriptionWhangarei Falls- 6 Ngunguru Road, Tikipunga, Whangarei 0173 Northland

Sport Northland's Parihaka Trail Run / Walk has been postponed from the 7th of June 2020 to the 24th of January 2021 in the interests of public safety.

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 28 Jan
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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Jumbo Holdsworth and Hooper Loop Trail Races 2021
image descriptionMt Holdsworth DOC campsite Wellington

The Jumbo Holdsworth Trail Race is probably the best known race in the beautiful Tararua ranges that follows one of the more popular multi day hikes.

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Colour Burst Queenstown 2021
image descriptionQueenstown Events Centre, Frankton Otago

Colour Burst Queenstown 2021 is a 4km colour run held in Frankton, Queenstown. The date has been provisionally set for the 31st of January 2021. The course takes in Queenstown's stunning mountain scenery whilst participants are doused with coloured powder.  

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Pegasus Bay Vine Run 2021
image descriptionWaipara Valley Canterbury

The Vine Run 2021 will return on the 31st of January 2021 with proceeds once again going to the NZ Brain Research Institute (NZBRI).

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 4 Feb
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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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 11 Feb
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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Buller Gorge Marathon
image descriptionBuller Gorge West Coast

The Buller Gorge Marathon takes place at the dramatic Buller Gorge on the West Coast. The event offers a marathon and half marathon as well as a 4 person relay.

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Taupo Great Lake Relay 2021
image descriptionTaupo Waikato

The Taupo Great Lake Relay is a team relay running challenging around Lake Taupo. The 26th Taupo Great Lake Relay will be held on the 13th of February 2021. Over 3,500 competitors take part in the event with a number of entrance options.

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Tarawera Ultra 2021
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

The Tarawera Ultra Marathon 2021 will take place on the 13th of February 2021 and offers a half marathon, 50km, 102km as well as the 100 Mile Endurance Run. Entries open 4th June 2020.

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Coatesville Half Marathon 2021
image descriptionCoatesville Auckland

The Coatesville Half Marathon will take place on the 14th of February 2021. Distances on offer include a Half Marathon, 8km, 4km & 2km.

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 18 Feb
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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Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon and Trails Run 2021
image descriptionBen Lomond Otago

The Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon & Trail Running events are held annually on the challenging and diverse terrain of Ben Lomond Station near Queenstown.

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The Old Ghost Ultra 2021
image descriptionSeddonville West Coast

On the 20th February 2021, those that revel in exploring their mental and physical limits will have an opportunity to do just that.

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Run the Point
image descriptionHobsonville Auckland

Run the Point is the second race in the North Shore Run Series. Taking place in Hobsonville the course is a mix of boardwalk, gravel and concrete utility trail that is virtually traffic free.

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Wellington Round the Bays
image descriptionFrank Kitts Park Wellington

The Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays event is Wellington’s iconic fun run/walk. Save the date for the 2021 event on the 21st of February. There are options for ages and abilities which means the whole family can get involved. Our course options include a 6.

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 25 Feb
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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Cargo Plus Coastal Challenge
image descriptionDevonport Auckland

The Cargo Plus Coastal Challenge gives participants the chance to run, walk, wade, and rock hop all the way down Auckland’s extraordinary North Shore coastline.

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Walter Peak High Country Run
image descriptionWalter Peak Station, Queenstown Otago

The second Walter Peak High Country Run will take place on the 27th of February 2021. After crossing Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw, participants will depart at Walter Peak Station. On offer is a 10km and 5km trail run offering spectacular views of the lake and mountains.

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Christchurch Motorway Half Marathon
image descriptionNga Puna Wai Sports Hub, Christchurch Canterbury

The Christchurch Motorway Half Marathon will return on the 28th of February 2021, starting and finishing at Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub. This is an amazing course and with no vehicles, allows runners and walkers to concentrate on their running.

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Ports of Auckland Round the Bays
image descriptionSt Heliers Bay Auckland

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is New Zealand’s largest fun run, boasting over 29,000 participants each year - and growing! Our home is the vibrant city of Auckland, with the 8. 4km course following the city’s picturesque coastline.

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 4 Mar
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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Motatapu 2021
image descriptionQueenstown Otago

The iconic Motatapu returns in 2021 on 6th March with four iconic races, the 47km Mountain Bike Race, 15km Miners Trail, 42km Marathon and 51km Ultra Run.

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