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!


145 Run events
Pink Walk And Button Run - Virtual Event
image descriptionHamilton Lake, Hamilton Waikato

The Pink Walk And Button Run has gone virtual this year! Run or Walk anywhere between the 28th and 31st of October 2021.  Record and submit your time for the chance to win first, second or third medals and to receive a participation certificate.

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Bell Hill Challenge
image descriptionBell Hill, Sheffield Canterbury

The Bell Hill Challenge will take place on the 30th of October 2021 at Bell Hill, Canterbury.  

The event is an off-road run or walk in the hills of the Canterbury.

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Mission Mt Somers
image descriptionMt Somers Canterbury

Mission Mt Somers is an annual trail running event held in Canterbury based around the Mt Somers DOC walking track. The event offers four distances including 5km, 10k, half marathon and marathon.

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Kinloch Off-Road Challenge - Event Cancelled
image descriptionTaupo Waikato

The Kinloch Off-Road Challenge, due to take place on the 30th of October 2021, has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Kinloch Off-Road Challenge is the finale in the Run Taupō Trail Series. The event offers a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km as well as a Kids Dash.

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Ashhurst to Esplanade 2021 - Event Cancelled
image descriptionAshhurst Domain Manawatu-Whanganui

The Manawatu Striders Ashhurst to Esplanade Half Marathon and Fun Run, due to take place on the 31st of October 2021, has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. The event offers a half marathon, 12km and 3km.

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Nexans Fun Run Walk - Stratford
image descriptionStratford Taranaki

The Nexans Fun Run Walk is a fun run series which takes place over the summer in a number of different venues througout Taranaki. The events offer a number of distances to cater to all ages and abilities and can be run or walked.

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Boulder Bay Classic
image descriptionTaylors Mistake Beach, Christchurch Canterbury

The Sumner Running Club's Boulder Bay Classic 10km Trail Run will take place on the 31st of October 2021. The route takes in the stunning coastline views of the Godley Head Track.

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Turning The Tide - Event Cancelled
image descriptionMuriwai Beach Auckland

The annual Turning The Tide Fundraising Run Or Walk, due to take place on the 31st of October 2021, has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Trail Fuel 5km Run/Walk Series - 1st Of November
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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2021 Aorangi Undulator 100
image descriptionAorangi Forest Park, Wairarapa Wellington

The Aorangi Undulator 100 is a trail-running race in which competitors cover over 100km in 3 days.

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Taranaki Steelformers Around The Mountain Relay - Event Cancelled
image descriptionTSB Stadium, Mason Drive, New Plymouth Taranaki

The Around The Mountain Relay 2021 has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. A fantastic all night, all day running, composite and walking team event with all teams completing 1 lap 150kms of Mt Taranaki/Egmont.

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Aoraki Mt Cook Marathon 2021 - Event Postponed
image descriptionAoraki Mount Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Canterbury

The Aoraki Mount Cook Marathon, due to take place on the 2nd of October 2021, has been postponed to the 6th of November 2021 due to Covid-19.

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Lochmara Lodge Half Marathon
image descriptionQueen Charlotte Sounds Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The annual Lochmara Lodge Half Marathon Will take place on Saturday 6th of November 2021. 22 km of running the Queen Charlotte Track with the finish at the beautiful lodge and lunch before your boat trip back to Picton.

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Tairua Trail & Tides Half Marathon
image descriptionTairua Waikato

The Tairua Trail & Tides Half Marathon will take place on the 7th of November 2020. The 5km, 10km and half marathon courses can be run or walked and showcase this beautiful seaside town on the Coromandel Peninsula.

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Woodbury Hill Country Challenge
image descriptionOrari Gorge Station, Geraldine Canterbury

The Woodbury Hill Country Challenge is an event that caters for the whole family. It has courses that range from the 4km Family fun run / bike where kids can bike and mum or dad can push a buggy to the challenging 37km trail run and 42km mountain bike.

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City to Surf Tauranga - Mt Maunganui 2021
image descriptionTauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club, Mirrielies Rd, Tauranga Bay of Plenty

Save the date for the biggest fun run and walk event in the Bay of Plenty on the 7th of November 2021. The City to Surf from Tauranga to Mount Maunganui offers a Half Marathon, 11km as well as a 5km run / walk.

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Selwyn Running Festival
image descriptionLeeston Canterbury

The flat, country roads of Ellesmere make the ideal course for athletes from all walks of life to put their training to the test. The Ellesmere locals welcome all entrants and get out en masse to show their support.

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The Nelson Half Festival Of Running
image descriptionSaxton Fields, Stoke Nelson Marlborough Tasman

Covid-19 update : 

The event can not proceed unless the Covid-19 alert levels in the South Island are changed back to Level 1.   The race committee will make a call once there is a clearer view on the near future, approximately 3 weeks out from start time.

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November Fun Run/Walk & Duathlon Series - 10th Of November
image descriptionFriendly Bay, Oamaru Otago

The November Fun Run/Walk & Duathlon Series is a running series taking place in Oamaru on Wednesday evenings in November. The first race in the series will take place on the 10th of November 2021. The event has distances available for anyone of any ability.

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Krayzie K's
image descriptionOrton Bradley Park, Christchurch Canterbury

The Krayzie K's will take place on the 12th and 13th of November 2021. The event is a trail running event with distances available for anyone of any age and athletic ability. You will meander alongside streams and climb steep gullies through open farmland and stunning native bush.

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Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run
image descriptionTe Awanga Hawkes Bay

Taking place on the 13th of November 2021, 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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Queen Charlotte Ultramarathon
image descriptionQueen Charlotte Sounds Nelson Marlborough Tasman

Queen Charlotte Sounds is an unofficial race in which a group of runners gather together to share the same experience of running through the 71km QC track.

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Santoft Forest and Beach Adventure Half, 10 & 5km
image descriptionBulls Manawatu-Whanganui

The Santoft Forest and Beach Adventure Half will take place on the 13th of November 2021. Held in Bulls in the Rangitikei countryside, the event is a fundraiser for the South Makirikiri School and offers a half marathon, 10km and 5km fun run / walk.

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Kerikeri Half Marathon
image descriptionKerikeri Northland

Join us this year for the Northland Waste Kerikeri Half Marathon on the 13th of November 2021!

Run, Wheelie (wheel chair), Run/Walk, Competitive Walk or just walk! We have you covered!

This Half Marathon is an iconic feature on the Northland events calendar. Starting in Okaihau the 21.

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Mt Isthmus Traverse
image descriptionLake Hawea Otago

The Solomon Mt Isthmus Traverse off-road running event will take place on the privately owned Glen Dene Station in Lake Hawea on Saturday 13th November 2021.

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Nexans Fun Run Walk - Topec
image descriptionTopec Taranaki

The Nexans Fun Run Walk is a fun run series which takes place over the summer in a number of different venues througout Taranaki. The events offer a number of distances to cater to all ages and abilities and can be run or walked.

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Run Auckland Series - Race 6 - Event Postponed
image descriptionMillwater Estuary Auckland

The Run Auckland Race 6, due to take place on the 19th of September, has been postponed to the 14th of November 2021 due to Covid-19.

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Topec Nexan Fun Run/ Walk 2021
image descriptionTopec, Burgess Park, New Plymouth Taranaki

The Topec Nexan Fun Run/ Walk will take place on the 14th of November 2021. The events on offer are mainly off road. Choose from 2. 2km, 5km and 9. 5km. The 2. 2km is the most suitable event for young children and families. There are two 5.

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Kapiti Half
image descriptionParaparaumu Beach, Kāpiti Coast Wellington

The Kapiti Half, taking place on the 14th of November 2021, is an all-ages running event taking place along the beautiful Kapiti Coast.  

The course is flat and fast with winds through river trails, lake loops, and boardwalks all with views over the breathtaking Kapiti Island.

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Corporate Challenge Christchurch
image descriptionHagley Park, Christchurch Canterbury

The Corporate Challenge is a 5km run, jog or walk organised exclusively for businesses and organisations. The first in the Corporate Challenge series takes place in Christchurch on Wednesday the 17th of November at Hagley Park.

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November Fun Run/Walk & Duathlon Series - 17th Of November
image descriptionFriendly Bay, Oamaru Otago

The November Fun Run/Walk & Duathlon Series is a running series taking place in Oamaru on Wednesday evenings in November. The second race in the series will take place on the 17th of November 2021. The event has distances available for anyone of any ability.

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New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon
image descriptionQueenstown Otago

Save the date in your diary for what must be one of the most beautiful marathon courses in the world! The Queenstown Marathon will take place on the 20th of November 2021. Distances offered include a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km as well as a 2. 2km kids run.

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Kawerau King of the Mountain - Event Postponed
image descriptionKawerau Bay of Plenty

The 66th annual Kawerau King of the Mountain, due to take place on the 30th of October 2021, has been postponed to the 20th of November 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions. The race is a gruelling 7 km return trip up and down Pūtauaki (Mt.

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The Molesworth Run
image descriptionMolesworth Station Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The Molesworth Station is New Zealand's largest high country station and is located in the upper half of the South Island. We will be running this event for the 26th time this year, on November 20, 2021.

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Xterra Trail Challenge Waihi
image descriptionWaihi Waikato

Xterra Trail Challenge Waihi is a trail run or walk through the beautiful Karangahake Gorge. The event includes a number of distance options for runners and walkers including 8. 2km, 13. 4km, 20. 5km as well as a marathon for runners only.

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Waitetuna Wind Farm Trail Run 2021
image descriptionWaitetuna Waikato

The event includes three trail lengths, 21km, which will see you pass through some of the Te Uku wind turbines, 10km, and 5km. Every finisher will receive a stunning medal signifying the local area. This event is held on private farm land, not usually open to the public.

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Coastal Five
image descriptionNew Plymouth Taranaki

Join New Zealand's newest running event in the destination like no other. Experience a new spin on the classic marathon with the chance to finish a marathon distance in 5 events over 2 days.

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Cambridge Half Marathon 2021 - Event Postponed
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

The annual Cambridge Half Marathon, due to take place on the 19th of September 2021, has been postponed to the 21st of November 2021 due to Covid-19. In addition to the half marathon the event also includes a 10km, 5km as well as a 2km Kids Run.

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Colour Zone Run
image descriptionDonnell Sports Park, Christchurch Canterbury

Since February 2011 we’ve all heard about the Red Zone. Well, on Sunday 21 November 2021 at 10:00am, we change this to The Colour Zone with The Colour Zone Run. Yes; this is the most colourful event you’ll ever see and be in.

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Pelorus Trust RUN & WALK Event
image descriptionHutt Valley Wellington

The Pelorus Trust RUN & WALk event will take place on the 21st of November 2021 and is the 34th running of the annual event. The event offers a flat and scenic course along both sides of the Hutt River.

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Peak Trail Blazer - Event Postponed
image descriptionHavelock North Hawkes Bay

The Peak Trail Blazer, due to take place on the 31st of October 2021, has been postponed to the 21st of November 2021 due to Covid-19.

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Devonport Half Marathon 2021 - Event Postponed
image descriptionDevonport Auckland

The Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon, due to take place on the 3rd of October in stunning Devonport, has been postponed to the 21st of November 2021 due to Covi-19.

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Multi Colour Dash
image descriptionOamaru Racecourse, Oamaru Otago

Covid-19 Update: This event will only take place if the area is at alert level 1. Refer to the website for further details.

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Hamurana Flyer - Bayleys DASH & Colour Fun Run
image descriptionHamurana Reserve, Rotorua Bay of Plenty

Test your speed in the DASH, a 5km timed race or create some havoc in our 5km Colour Fun Run/Walk. Or even better, do both! 

Either way, you will have loads of fun and get to enjoy the beautiful setting of the idyllic Hamurana Reserve.

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Corporate Challenge Auckland
image descriptionThe Domain Auckland

The Corporate Challenge is a 5km run, jog or walk organised exclusively for businesses and organisations. The third and final event in the Corporate Challenge series takes place in Auckland on Wednesday the 24th of November in the Domain.

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November Fun Run/Walk & Duathlon Series - 24th Of November
image descriptionFriendly Bay, Oamaru Otago

The November Fun Run/Walk & Duathlon Series is a running series taking place in Oamaru on Wednesday evenings in November. The third race in the series will take place on the 24th of November 2021. The event has distances available for anyone of any ability.

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Clyde to Alexandra Road Race 2021 - Event Postponed
image descriptionClyde Otago

The Clyde to Alexandra Road Race, due to take place on the 28th of August 2021, has been postponed until the 27th of November 2021 due to Covid-19. The Clyde to Alexandra Road Race is a long running event organised by the Alexandra Harrier and Walkers Club.

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Valley Ultra 2021
image descriptionCraigieburn Valley Canterbury

ULTRA NZ is an Ultra Series tackling New Zealand's best terrain. We believe the best way to see Te Whenua o Aotearoa is on foot, and we're going to take you on epic journeys through some of the most beautiful, tough and iconic landscapes NZ has to offer.

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L2R Waihi Beach
image descriptionBrighton Reserve, Waihi Beach Taranaki

The 2021 Love 2 Run Waihi Beach will take place on the 27th of November 2021.  

The event has distances available for anyone of any ability and each distance is varied with a mix of grass, road, gravel, boardwalks and footpaths.

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Run The Vines Paritua
image descriptionParitua Vineyard & Winery, Hastings Hawkes Bay

Join us at the beautiful Paritua Vineyard & Winery for Run the Vines, taking place on the 27th of November 2021.

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