222 sports events
Cyclo Cross National Championships
image descriptionHutt Valley Wellington

The Cyclo Cross Nation Championships will take place on the 15th of August 2021 as part of the Aotearoa Crossfest. Cyclo cross is a form of bicycle racing consisting of multiple small laps through terrain consisting of pavement, grass, hills and obstacles.

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O'Hagans 5km Fun Run - 17th Of August
image descriptionO'Hagan's Irish Bar, Viaduct Harbour Auckland

The O'Hagans 5km Fun Run is will take place every Tuesday until the end of May and then fortnightly until mid-August at O'Hagan's Irish Bar.  Every finisher receives a free beer, wine or non-alcoholic drink and goes into the spot prize draw at 7pm.

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A Quickie In the Quarry
image descriptionChristchurch Canterbury

A Quickie in the Quarry will be held on the 20th of August 2021. The event offers a 2km Run, 5km MTB and 2km Run.  

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Canterbury Road Champs
image descriptionCanterbury Agricultural Park, Christchurch Canterbury

The Canterbury Road Championships will take place on the 21st of August 2021. This a competitive Canterbury local event and a selection trial for the NZ Road Run Championships. ​Runners compete in their own grades and can become thier age grade champions.

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Tough Guy and Gal Rotorua
image descriptionLakes Ranch, 79 Lake Rotokawau Road, Owhata, Rotorua Bay of Plenty

The Tough Guy and Gal Rotorua Obstacle challenge will take place on the 21st of August 2021.

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Big Bang Dirt Duathlon Race 3
image descriptionQueen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki Wellington

The Dirt Duathlon Series is made up of 3 mini adventure races taking place in the Wellington / Horowhenua regions between June and August.  Race 3 of the Series will take place in Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki on the 21st of August.

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Pukekohe Duathlon
image descriptionPukekohe Park Auckland

Auckland City Tri Club has hosted the annual Duathlon at Pukekohe race track since 2009! Athletes get the best of both worlds - a fast smooth surface on the bike, a variety of run surfaces . . . all in a compact location.

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Canterbury MTB Series Race 1
image descriptionBottle Lake Canterbury

Canterbury Mountain Bike Series – is a 3 Race Series staged at Bottle Lake in Christchurch. This event is staged every 2 weeks in August and September and competitors will receive points toward the Series in every race.

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The Great Naseby Water Race - Ultra Running Events
image descriptionNaseby Otago

The Great Naseby Water Race will take place from the 26th to the 28th of August 2021. The event is a series of ultra running events. Distances include 50, 60, 80, 100, 160, 200, and 320km. Must be 18 years or older to participate.

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Clyde to Alexandra Road Race 2021
image descriptionClyde Otago

The Clyde to Alexandra Road Race will take place on the 28th of August 2021. The Clyde to Alexandra Road Race is a long running event organised by the Alexandra Harrier and Walkers Club.

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Skoda Southern Tour
image descriptionBlenheim Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The 2021 Skoda Southern Tour will take place from the 28th to the 29th of August.  This is a points-based tour although times will be recorded for the Time Trial and Hill Climb stages.

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The Dun Run
image descriptionNelson Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The Dun Run will take place on the 28th of August 2021. Rugged but runnable - up into the “ Backwoods of Nelson” and along the sub alpine mineral belt.

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Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Beast
image descriptionPaihia Northland

The Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Beast will take place on the 28th of August.  

Have you got what it takes to tame the Bay of Islands beast? Join us in the beautiful Bay of Islands for the ‘Fullers Greatsights Bay of Islands Beast’.

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Banks Peninsula Adventure Race 2021
image descriptionBanks Peninsula Canterbury

The Banks Peninsula Adventure Race is a 3 or 6 hour adventure race on Sunday, 28th of August 2021 starting from a mystery location somewhere on the Peninsula, within 1 hours drive of Christchurch.

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2021 Huttcross Season Round 5 - Grand Finale
image descriptionHutt Valley Wellington

The 2021 Huttcross Season Round 5 will take place on the 29th of August 2021. This is the final event in the Huttcross Series and will go on with a fancy dress. Cyclocross is a great way to stay active outdoors over winter.

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U18 Cross Country Races
image descriptionHansen Park, Ōpāwa Canterbury

The U18 Junior Cross Country Race will take place on the 4th of September at Hansen Park, Ōpāwa. Every August, several hundred youth runners meet to enjoy the flat fast course around Hansen Park.

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Skoda Northern Tour
image descriptionMt Wellington Auckland

The Skoda Northern Tour will take place on the 4th and 5th of September 2021. The event includes 3 stages; an Individual Time Trial, Hill Climb and Criterium. Saturday 4th September
Stage 1. Individual Time Trial
Stage 2. Hill ClimbSunday 5th September
Stage 3. Criterium 

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Tarras Spring Rogaine
image descriptionCentral Otago Otago

The Spring Rogaine will take place on the 4th of September 2021. The event involves teams of two to five reaching as many checkpoints as possible in the time allocated to the event.

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Canterbury MTB Series Race 2
image descriptionBottle Lake Canterbury

Canterbury Mountain Bike Series – is a 3 Race Series staged at Bottle Lake in Christchurch. This event is staged every 2 weeks in August and September and competitors will receive points toward the Series in every race.

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Xterra Auckland Trail Run Series Race 6 Riverhead Forest
image descriptionRiverhead Forest Auckland

Race Six of the Xterra Auckland Trail Run Series will to take place on the 5th of September.  

The Xterra Auckland Trail Run Series is a series of six trail runs that take place in and around Auckland during the winter months.

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Christchurch 10km Series Race Four Park Night
image descriptionChristchurch Canterbury

Race 4 of the Christchurch 10km Series will take place at Hagley Park on the 10th of September 2021. The Series will take place across the year with 2 day and 2 night events. In 2021 the series will be taking participants across the world with themed races.

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Kinloch Off-Road Challenge
image descriptionTaupo Waikato

The Kinloch Off-Road Challenge is the finale in the Run Taupō Trail Series. Taking place on the 11th of September 2021, the event offers a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km as well as a Kids Dash. The courses utilize the excellent trail network in and around Kinloch, Taupō.

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NorthCloud Whangarei Run/Walk Festival 2021
image descriptionWhangarei Northland

The NorthCloud Whangarei Run/Walk Festival is a perfect day out for the whole family with a choice of three distances, a Half Marathon, 9km and 4km.

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Trail Trilogy 2021
image descriptionWaihi Waikato

Trail Trilogy is a trail running event held along the Hauraki Rail Trail with all distances finishing in Waihi. The event will return on the 12th of September 2021 after the 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid-19 uncertainties.

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National Track Series Round #3
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

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Each round to offer Endurance and Sprint options. Riders can choose to enter one of these options. Endurance option will include (but not limited to)
• Points, Scratch, Tempo, Elimination, Madison, Omnium
Sprint option will include (but not limited to) 
• Derby, Keirin, Sprints, Team Sprint

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Queen Charlotte Relay
image descriptionPicton School, Kent Street, Picton Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The Queen Charlotte Relay is one of the oldest road relays held in New Zealand and still running on a State Highway. Taking place on the 18th of September 2021, the event is a 5 leg relay from Picton to Havelock and is open to runners and walkers.

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Peak to Pub
image descriptionMount Hutt Canterbury

Save the date for the Peak to Pub multisport event at Mount Hutt on the 18th of September 2021. The event takes participants from the summit of Mount Hutt to the Blue Pub in Methven, a descent of 1,786m.

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Cambridge Half Marathon 2021
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

The annual Cambridge Half Marathon will return on the 19th of September 2021. In addition to the half marathon the event also includes a 10km, 5km as well as a 2km Kids Run.

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Canterbury MTB Series Race 3
image descriptionBottle Lake Canterbury

Canterbury Mountain Bike Series – is a 3 Race Series staged at Bottle Lake in Christchurch. This event is staged every 2 weeks in August and September and competitors will receive points toward the Series in every race.

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Garmin Tauranga Marathon 2021
image descriptionTauranga Bay of Plenty

The Tauranga Marathon will take place on the 19th of September 2021. The Tauranga Marathon incorporates an Ultra Marathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, a flat and fast 10k as well as a 5km and 2km kids dash.

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4 Paws Marathon 2021
image descriptionBottle Lake Forest, Christchurch Canterbury

Finally, a chance to run with your best friend! An off road walking/running event set in the beautiful Bottle Lake Forest and beaches of Christchurch. The 4 Paws Marathon is a dream inspired by a passionate Sport & Exercise Doctor who loves running with his dogs.

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Hatuma Half Marathon
image descriptionWaipukurau Racecourse, Waipukurau Hawkes Bay

The full 21. 1km course takes in the entire circumference of Lake Hatuma with the start and finish at the Waipukurau Racecourse allowing for a relaxed and accessible base with plenty of parking.

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Blue Lake 24 Hour Challenge
image descriptionLake Tikitapu, Rotorua Bay of Plenty

The Blue Lake 24 Hour Challenge returns on the 25-26th September 2021. The course is a clockwise 5. 5km around the beautiful Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) in Rotorua. Participants can run as little or as much as they choose up to 24 hours.

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Ride Holidays Karapiro 100k Flyer
image descriptionKarapiro Waikato

The Ride Holidays Karapiro 100k Flyer will take place on the 25th of September 2021.  Formerly known as the Rotorua to Taupo 100k, the event will be held for the third year in its new home, Karapiro.

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The Mudder
image descriptionMarton Manawatu-Whanganui

The Mudder Obstacle Challenge will take place on the 25th of September 2021.  The event is held on a Rangitikei Farm with the course winding its way through a working sheep and beef farm.

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Muddy Good Run Rangiora
image descriptionMandeville Sports Centre, Rangiora Canterbury

Muddy Good Run is exactly that, a Good Muddy Run. We build mud pits, slippery slides, mud and water slides, cars to climb over, cars to crawl under, containers to scale, hay bales to get over, camo net crawls, cargo net climbs and a run and crawl in between.

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

The Aoraki Mount Cook Marathon is a road running event held in early October each year, with the next event taking place on Saturday 2nd October 2021 in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand.

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Takahē to Akaroa Relay
image descriptionTakahe Canterbury

The Takahe to Akaroa road relay will take place on the 2nd of October 2021. The event incorporates the classic 8-person relay from Takahe to Akaroa domain. Eight people each run a single lap in the 8-lap 76km course. Distances of each leg range from 6. 8km to 10.

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SRAM Tour de Ranges 2021
image descriptionClevedon Auckland

SRAM Tour de Ranges returns on the 2nd of October 2021.

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Skoda National School Road Championships 2021
image descriptionTimaru Canterbury

The National School Road Championships will take place from the 2nd of October 2021 - 4th of October 2021. Individual Races:

U20, U17, U16, U15, U14, U13 boys and girls 

Teams Race: 
Senior (U20), Junior (U16) and Year 7 & 8

 

Refer to website for more information.  

 

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Marina 2 Marina 2021
image descriptionPicton Nelson Marlborough Tasman

Now in its 8th year, the Marina 2 Marina is an annual running event that takes place in stunning Picton and Waikawa. With 4 event distances to choose from there is a distance for all abilities.

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Abel Tasman Coastal Classic
image descriptionAbel Tasman Nelson Marlborough Tasman

If there's one event to put on the list for the run of a lifetime, it's the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic. Come stride into paradise. The Abel Tasman Coastal Classic first began in 1994 and quickly became one of New Zealand's most popular Trail Runs.

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Southland Festival of Running
image descriptionInvercargill Southland

The Southland Festival of Running will return on the 10th of October 2021. All events start and finish at the Stead Street Wharf in Invercargill and distances offered include a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km. The half marathon course heads past Pleasure Bay lagoon towards Bluff.

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Dargaville Veterinary Centre Run/Walk
image descriptionDargaville Northland

Join us in the Dargaville Veterinary Centre - Dargaville Run/Walk event taking place in the heart of Dargaville. Take your pick on either a 10. 5km or a 5km run/walk through the main streets of Dargaville along and over the Northern Wairoa.

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National School MTB Championships 2021
image descriptionBlenheim Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The National School MTB 2021 Championships will be held in Blenheim, Marlborough from the 11 - 14 October and will include Cross Country (XC), Cross Country Relay (XCR), Downhill and Enduro options.

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Crater Rim Ultra incorporating the NZ 2021 Trail Running Championships
image descriptionChristchurch Canterbury

The Crater Rim Ultra incorporating the NZ 2020 Trail Running Championships will take place on the 17th of October 2021 in Christchurch.

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Whaka 100
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

The 15th edition of Emerson's Whaka100 proudly holds the reputation of one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the Southern Hemisphere. Challenge yourself on either the 160, 100, 50, 25 or 10km course in the ​world famous trails of Rotorua.

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Kaikōura Mountains to the Sea
image descriptionKaikoura Canterbury

The Kaikōura Mountains to the Sea will take place on the 23 of October 2021.  The Kaikōura Mountains to the Sea run is a joint fundraising event for Kaikoura High School and the Kaikoura Lions. The event offers a marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km fun run.

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Dunlop Builders Bike Wanaka 10hr
image descriptionWanaka Otago

The Dunlop Builders Bike Wanaka 10hr returns on the 24th of October 2021. This 10 hour mountain bike race is open to teams and Individuals (U18, Schools, Open, 50+). In addition there is a 5 Hour Race open to individuals (U18, Open 50+) as well as a Kids Race.

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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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