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!


119 Run events
Poronui Passage 2021
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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Raglan Karioi Trail 2021
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 2021
image descriptionBethells Beach Auckland

The Speights West Coaster explores Auckland's beautiful and dramatic West Coast. Taking place at Bethell's beach on the 11th of December 2021, the event includes distance options for runners and walkers.

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Canterbury Half Marathon 2021
image descriptionPegasus Town Canterbury

The Canterbury Half Marathon will be held on Sunday 12th of December 2021 at Pegasus Town. This beautiful setting hosts the Canterbury Half Marathon and 9km Run and Walk annually.

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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 15th of January 2022.

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Villa Maria Women's Half Marathon 2022
image descriptionVilla Maria Estate Auckland

The Villa Maria Women's Half Marathon will take place on the 16th of January 2022 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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Ultra Easy & Big Easy Mountain Runs 2022
image descriptionLuggate Otago

Save the date for the Ultra Easy and Big Easy Mountain Runs on the 22nd of January 2022. 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 2022
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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Jumbo Holdsworth and Hooper Loop Trail Races 2022
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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Tarawera Ultra 2022
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

The Tarawera Ultra Marathon 2022 will take place on the 12th of February 2022 and offers a half marathon, 50km, 102km as well as the 100 Mile Endurance Run.

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The Old Ghost Ultra 2022
image descriptionSeddonville West Coast

On the 19th February 2022, those that revel in exploring their mental and physical limits will have an opportunity to do just that.

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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 26th of February 2022. 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 27th of February 2022, 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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90 Mile Beach Te Houtaewa Challenge 2021
image descriptionAhipara Northland

The 90 Mile Beach Te Houtaewa Challenge will take place on the 19th of March 2022 in Northland. The event offers runners and walkers the chance to take on the Marathon, Half Marathon, 42km team relay or 6km walk on the awesome 90 Mile Beach.

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Northburn 100
image descriptionNorthburn Otago

The Northburn 100 will return in 2022 on the 19-20th March.   

The event offers a 100 miler, 100km and 50km ultra distance runs as well as a marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km and a kids race. The 100 miler (161km) includes approximately 10,000m of elevation and descent.

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42 KM Marathon
image descriptionTe Oneroa-a-Tōhē Northland

The 42 km Marathon Challenge begins at North Hukatere beach and follows the ultramarathon route to Ahipara.

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Half-Marathon (21KM)
image descriptionTe Oneroa-a-Tōhē (90 Mile Beach) Northland

Half the distance with all the glory, the half marathon is a perfect opportunity for anyone to get their toes wet in unique running experience. Beginning at North Waipapakauri ramp this race is a relaxed challenge to the festival finish in Ahipara.   Register today!

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42 KM Team Relay Open
image descriptionTe Oneroa-a-Tōhē (90 Mile Beach) Northland

This unique challenge is the opportunity to come together as a team and support one another as you each take on a leg of the ultra-marathon course. This special relay is the moment for everyone and anyone to get their toes wet in the sport of running. REGISTER TODAY!

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Team-up Taitamariki Relay
image descriptionTe Oneroa-a-Tōhē (90 Mile Beach) Northland

The youth version of a Marathon Team Relay.   Exactly the same in terms of requirements to participate but sponsored by Te Houtaewa Maori Charitable Trust to ensure that this korero will be here for Mokopuna of tomorrow.   Click the Event Website button to learn more. Register today!

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