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
Rotorua Running Festival 2021 - Event Cancelled
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

The Rotorua Running Festival 2021 has been canceled, refer to the website for more details. Save the date in your diary for the Rotorua Running Festival 2021 on the 28th of November 2021.

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Nexans Fun Run Walk - New Plymouth
image descriptionNew Plymouth 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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Rotary AllFit Coastal Run
image descriptionDuder Regional Park Auckland

The Rotary ALLFIT Coastal Run is a community event organized by the Rotary Club of Pohutukawa Coast Inc. and is a run/walk from Duder Regional Park to Te Puru Park in Beachlands, Auckland, New Zealand that takes place on the 28th of November.

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

The Sri Chinmoy Christmas Dash will be held on the 28th of November 2021 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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The Longbeach Coastal Challenge
image descriptionAshburton Canterbury

Set along the Canterbury coast, the Longbeach Coastal Challenge is a community run event with options for elite riders and runners to recreational athletes and families. The course crosses the privately owned Longbeach Estate and takes participants through farmland, gullies, streams and along the coastline.

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Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon 2021
image descriptionLake Tennyson Canterbury

The Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km races will take place on the 4th of December 2021.

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Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt 2021
image descriptionKepler Track, Fiordland Southland

The 34th Kepler Challenge will be held on the 4th of December 2021 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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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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Race Tekapo
image descriptionLake Tekapo Canterbury

Race Tekapo has been postponed to the 11th of December 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions. The event is an exciting destination race taking place in the heart of Tekapo. Enjoy breathtaking lake and mountain views while running through Lake Tekapo, Mt John and the Regional Park.

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Pak'nSave Whanganui 3 Bridges Marathon
image descriptionWhanganui Manawatu-Whanganui

The Pak'nSave Whanganui 3 Bridges Marathon will take place on the 11th of December 2021. The event has distances available for anyone of any ability. There are merit and spot prizes and medals for all marathon finishers.

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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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Heart and Soul Women's Run Series Event 4 - Event Postponed
image descriptionKulim Park, Matua, Tauranga Bay of Plenty

The fourth and final event in the 2021 series has been rescheduled to take place on the 12th of December at Kulim Park, Matua. The Heart and Soul Women's Run Series is a series of four women's only running events. Run or walk the 2.

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Omaha Half Marathon
image descriptionOmaha Auckland

Taking place on the 12th of December 2021, the Omaha Half Marathon offers a Half Marathon, 10km, 5km run / walk and a 2km kids dash.

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Nexans Fun Run Walk - Eltham
image descriptionLake Rotokare 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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King and Queen of the Withers
image descriptionWither Hills, Blenheim Nelson Marlborough Tasman

Run or walk or both this popular 10k hill race in the Wither Hills farm park, Blenheim.

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Waikato River Trails Summer Sizzler
image descriptionMangakino Lakefront Waikato

The 2nd Waikato River Trails Summer Sizzler will take place on the 8th of January 2022. The event has three distances on offer: 22km, 11km and 6km. All events finish at the Mangakino Lakefront and the courses take in the beauty of Lakes Whakamaru and Maraetai.

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Aotearoa Ultra Marathon
image descriptionChristchurch Canterbury

The Aotearoa Ultra Marathon will take place on the 8th of January 2022. The event, starting at Little River, will let you experience the beautiful scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Pigeon Bay, Port Levy, Mt Herbert, Lyttleton Harbour and Halswell Quarry.

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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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Nexans Fun Run Walk - Bell Block
image descriptionBell Block 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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8th Continent Marathon And Half Marathon
image descriptionAuckland Domain Auckland

The 8th Continent Marathon And Half Marathon will take place on the 16th of January 2022 at Auckland Domain. Run in a 5km loop for a half or full marathon.  

 

 

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Run Orewa - Event Postponed
image descriptionWestern Reserve, Orewa Auckland

The Run Orewa, due to take place on the 17th of October 2021, has been postponed to the 16th of January 2022 due to Covid-19.

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The James Great Southern Alps Miler 2022
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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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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The James Homestead Half 2022
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 2022
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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ASB Auckland Marathon 2022
image descriptionVictoria Park Auckland

The ASB Auckland Marathon will take place on the 23 January 2022. Distances offered include Marathon, Half Marathon, 11km, 5km Family and a Kids Marathon.

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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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Xterra Wellington Festival
image descriptionPaekakariki Wellington

XTERRA Wellington embraces the rugged coastal landscape that is Kāpiti, in the heart of the Wellington region, New Zealand. Taking place on the 29th of January 2022, the event offers three run courses, a 31km MTB race, a Duathlon as well as Short and Long distance Triathlons.

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Colour Burst Queenstown 2021 - Event Postponed
image descriptionQueenstown Events Centre, Frankton Otago

Colour Burst Queenstown 2021, due to take place on the 7th of November 2021, has been postponed to the 30th of January 2022 due to Covid-19.  

Colour Burst Queenstown 2021 is a 4 - 5km colour run held in Frankton, Queenstown.

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Pegasus Bay Vine Run 2022
image descriptionWaipara Valley Canterbury

The Vine Run 2022 will return on the 30th of January 2022 with proceeds once again going to the NZ Brain Research Institute (NZBRI). The Vine Run 2022 has an all-new half marathon option this year.

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February Triathlon, Duathlon & Fun Run/Walk Series - 2nd Of February
image descriptionOamaru Harbour Playground, Oamaru Otago

The February Fun Run/Walk & Duathlon Series is a running series taking place in Oamaru on Wednesday evenings in February. The first race in the series will take place on the 2nd of February 2022. The event has distances available for anyone of any ability.

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February Triathlon, Duathlon & Fun Run/Walk Series - 9th Of February
image descriptionOamaru Harbour Playground, Oamaru Otago

The February Fun Run/Walk & Duathlon Series is a running series taking place in Oamaru on Wednesday evenings in February. The second race in the series will take place on the 9th of February 2022. The event has distances available for anyone of any ability.

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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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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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Lugton's Round the Bridges - Event Postponed
image descriptionHamilton Waikato

Lugton's Round the Bridges, due to take place on the 14th of November 2021, has been postponed to the 13th of February 2022 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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February Triathlon, Duathlon & Fun Run/Walk Series - 16th Of February
image descriptionOamaru Harbour Playground, Oamaru Otago

The February Fun Run/Walk & Duathlon Series is a running series taking place in Oamaru on Wednesday evenings in February. The third and final race in the series will take place on the 16th of February 2022. The event has distances available for anyone of any ability.

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Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon and Trails Run 2022
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 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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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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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 2022 event on the 20th 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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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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Ports of Auckland Round the Bays
image descriptionSt Heliers Bay Auckland

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2022 will take place on the 6th of March. 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.

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Waipa Fun Run
image descriptionVictoria Square, Cambridge Waikato

The Waipa Fun Run will return to Victoria Square, Cambridge on the 6th of March 2022 and offers a 10km, 5km and 2km schools challenge. The event is a fundraiser for St Peters Catholic School.

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