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!


151 Run events
Mt Isthmus Traverse
image descriptionGlen Dene Station, Lake Hawea Otago

The Mt Isthmus Traverse is a new event taking place on the 14th of November 2020 on the privately owned Glen Dene Station in Lake Hawea. The event offers a 10km Lakeside trail run, a 25km trail run and a 42km mountain marathon.

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Lugton's Round the Bridges 2020
image descriptionHamilton Waikato

Every year thousands of runners and walkers descend upon Hamilton City Centre for one of NZ's oldest and most beloved annually contested events, Lugtons’ Round the Bridges!

Located in the heart of Hamilton and with features including the Waikato River walkways and iconic bridges, Round the Bridges is one of New...

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Ashhurst to Esplanade 2020
image descriptionAshhurst Domain Manawatu-Whanganui

The Manawatu Striders Ashhurst to Esplanade Half Marathon and Fun Run will take place on the 15th of November 2020. The event offers a half marathon, 12km and 3km.

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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 18th of November in the Domain.

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Wai Running Festival
image descriptionGreytown Wellington

The Wai Running Festival will take place from the 19th of November until the 22nd of November 2020 in Wairarapa. There are two entry options; the WAI2K and the WAI NOT.

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 19 Nov
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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Valley Ultra 2020
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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New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon
image descriptionQueenstown Otago

Save the date in your dairy for what must be one of the most beautiful marathon courses in the world! The Queenstown Marathon will take place on the 21st of November 2020. Distances offered include a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km as well as a 3km kids run.

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Kerikeri Half Marathon
image descriptionKerikeri Northland

Join us this year for the Northland Waste Kerikeri Half Marathon on the 21st November 2020!

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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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 25th time this year, on November 21, 2020.

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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, 13km, 20. 5km as well as a marathon for runners only.

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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 22 November 2020 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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Rotorua Running Festival 2020
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

Save the date in your diary for the Rotorua Running Festival 2020 on the 22nd of November. The Running Festival offers a 50km Ultra, Half Marathon and 10km run, as well as the 5km run / walk and a 3km kids run.

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Peak Trail Blazer
image descriptionHavelock North Hawkes Bay

The annual Peak Trail Blazer is home to the Wee Doo Loos King of the Peak, Hawke’s Bay Orthodontics Queen of the Peak, The Scorchers sub-50 minutes club & Hall of Flames sub-60 minutes club, along with the Master Blazer, Prince & Princess of Tainui, Little Prince and Little Princess...

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Julians Berry farm and Cafe Tois Challenge 2020
image descriptionWhakatane Bay of Plenty

One of Whakatāne's iconic annual events this is a multi-terrain 18km loop on the beautiful coastal Nga Tapuwae o Toi track, organized by the Whakatane Athletic and Harrier Club.

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YMCA Marathon Club's 10km Summer Series 26 Nov
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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Mount Maunganui Half Marathon 2020
image descriptionMt Maunganui Bay of Plenty

The Mount Maunganui Half Marathon will take place on the 28th of November 2020 at beautiful Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty.  

The Mount Maunganui Half Marathon includes a Half Marathon, 10km and 5km run or walk.

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

The Heart and Soul Women's Run Series is a series of four women's only running events. The fourth and final in the 2020 series takes place at Kulim Park, Matua on the 29th of November. Run or walk the 2. 5km or 5km courses, or run the 7.

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Huntly Half Marathon
image descriptionHuntly Waikato

The Huntly Half Marathon due to be held on the 24th of May 2020 has been postponed to 29th November 2020. The event includes a half marathon, 10km, 5km as well as a 2km kids run. All distances can be run or walked.

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The Moa Experience
image descriptionPapamoa Bay of Plenty

The Moa Experience is a trail running and walking event held in Papamoa. Taking place on the 29th of November 2020, the event showcases Summerhill Farm, Papamoa Hills and the wonderful trails in Papamoa.

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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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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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