180 sports events
Xterra Rotorua Festival 2021
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

The XTERRA Rotorua Festival 2021 will take place on the 10th of April.  The XTERRA Rotorua Festival offers nine events from the Xterra Triathlons to Trail Run / Walk, a 26km mountain bike ride and a duathlon.

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Tour of New Zealand 2021
image descriptionGlenorchy (start location) Otago

The 6th Tour of New Zealand is an 8 stage 518km event that takes riders on a Tour de France style event with the difference you choose to race the course or simply ride the course. All riders are timed.

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Christchurch Marathon 2021
image descriptionChristchurch Canterbury

The Christchurch Marathon will return on the 11th of April 2021.  Inspired by the 1974 Commonwealth Games marathon, the ASB Christchurch Marathon has been the South Island’s premier marathon event since 1981.

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PWYW Tauranga Half Marathon 2021
image descriptionTauranga Bay of Plenty

Returning on the 11th of April 2021, the Pay What You Want Tauranga Half Marathon offers a Half Marathon, 15km, 10km, 5km and 1km. The Half Marathon course has been measured to IAAF standards and is a two lap course which includes Beach Road, Harbour Drive and Kulim Park.

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Contact Epic Lake Hawea 2021
image descriptionWanaka Otago

The Contact Epic Lake Hawea MTB Ride will take place on the 17th of April 2021.  The Contact Epic is NZ's longest and most scenic mountain bike race in NZ. However, this is more of an adventure than a race.

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Mt Oxford Odyssey 2021
image descriptionMt Oxford Canterbury

Mt Oxford Odyssey will return on the 17th of April 2021 following the cancellation of the 2020 event due to Covid-19.

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Arrowtown Autumn Festival Fun Run 2021
image descriptionArrowtown Otago

The Arrowtown Autumn Festival Fun Run will return in 2021 on the 18th of April.  There are two running and walking events to choose from. ‘Tobins Rush' is a 5km run to the top of Arrowtown’s popular walking track and back.

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Rangitoto Swim 2021
image descriptionRangitoto Island Auckland

Taking place on the 18th of April 2021, the Rangitoto Swim is a 4. 6km harbour crossing from Rangitoto Wharf to St Heliers.  The event is a very rare chance to complete a channel swim.

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Nutri-Grain The Pioneer - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

The Pioneer six day Mountain Bike Stage Race due to take place on the 18-23rd of April 2021 has been cancelled.  

The Pioneer is a six day Mountain Bike Stage Race taking place in the central North Island at Rotorua.

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Kaikoura Adventure Race
image descriptionKaikoura Canterbury

The Kaikoura Adventure Race due to take place on the 25th of April 2020 has been postponed until the 24 - 26th April 2021. Please refer to Facebook page for further information.  

The Kaikoura Adventure Race is a fundraiser for adventure racing groups and Kaikoura High School.

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Red Zone 6 Mountain Bike Challenge
image descriptionBurwood, Christchurch Canterbury

The Red Zone 6 Hour Mountain Bike Challenge due to take place on the 26th of April 2020 has been postponed to the 26th of April 2021.  

Red Zone 6 Hour Mountain Bike Challenge is staged in the Burwood Red Zone.

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Around Brunner Cycle Ride 2021
image descriptionGreymouth West Coast

Around Brunner Cycle Ride due to take place on the 2nd of May 2020 has been postponed to the 1st of May 2021.

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Hanmer 4 Square Half Marathon
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

The Hanmer Half Marathon due to take place on the 2nd of May 2020 has been postponed to the 1st of May 2021.  The Hanmer Half Marathon takes competitors on a unique journey through Hanmer Forest amongst amazing mountain scenery.

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T42
image descriptionTongariro National Park Manawatu-Whanganui

The T42 due to take place on the 2nd of May 2020 has been postponed to the 1st of May 2021.  

The iconic event takes place in beautiful Tongariro National Park and offers trail run and walking options as well as a mountain bike or eBike off-road adventure.

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South Island Ultra Marathon
image descriptionHokitika West Coast

The South Island Ultra Marathon will be held on Saturday 8th May 2021 on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on the West Coast of the South Island.

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Nugget Multisport Festival 2021
image descriptionWaihi Waikato

The Nugget Multisport Festival will return on the 8th of May 2021.  

The Festival includes the Full Nugget Multisport Race, Half Nugget Duathlon, 24km Adventure Run / Walk and the 12km or 6km Off-Road Run/Walk.

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Saint Clair Vineyard Half
image descriptionWairau Valley Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon due to take place on the 9th of May 2020 has been postponed until the 8th of May 2021. The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon takes place amoungst the vineyards in the gorgeous Marlborough region in New Zealand.

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Old Forest Hanmer 100
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

The Old Forest Hanmer 100 will return on the 14-15th of May 2021.  A fully achievable forest trail ultra-run, great for those wanting to try off road ultra's or step up to new distances for the first time but still enough to keep the old hands occupied.

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New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Hawke's Bay Marathon 2021
image descriptionNapier Hawkes Bay

The New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Hawke's Bay Marathon due to take place on the 19th of September 2020 has been postponed until the 15th of May 2021. Distances on offer include a marathon, half marathon, 10km and 3km kids run.

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Bivouac Outdoor Mt Isobel Challenge
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

The Bivouac Outdoor Mt Isobel Challenge will return on the 22nd of May 2021.  The Bivouac Outdoor Mt Isobel Challenge is a mountain duathlon which takes place in the picturesque village of Hanmer Springs.

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A Quickie In The Forest
image descriptionBottle Lake Forest Park, Waitikiri Drive, Bottle Lake, Christchurch 8083 Canterbury

This is where it all started! A Quickie In The Forest uses Bottle Lake Forest Park's winding tracks and 4WD roads for a super fun duathlon event.

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Nelson Airport K2M Multisport Event
image descriptionKaiteriteri Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The Nelson Airport K2M Multisport Event due to take place on the 2nd of May 2020 has been postponed to the 6th of June 2021.  

Wind your way by foot or bike on the Great Taste Trail from the famous Kaiteriteri Beach to the idyllic Mapua Estuary.

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Mt Runners and Walkers Half Marathon 2021
image descriptionMount Maunganui Bay of Plenty

The Mt Runners and Walkers Half Marathon is due to return on Queen's Birthday weekend in 2021. The event had to be cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19.  The Mt Runners and Walkers Half Marathon offers a half marathon, 10km and 5km.

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Bridge to Bridge North
image descriptionWaimakariri Gorge Bridge Canterbury

Bridge to Bridge "North" is now 3 mountain bike rides on the Northern Bank of the Waimakariri River.

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The Wuu-2k Trail Marathon, and Ultra-Marathon
image descriptionWellington Wellington

The WUU2K due to take place on the 11th of July 2020 has been postponed to the 17th of July 2021.  The WUU2K or 'Wellington Urban Ultra 2K', is a trail-running endurance event around the hills that surround New Zealand's capital city.

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Cambridge Half Marathon 2021
image descriptionCambridge Waikato

The annual Cambridge Half Marathon will not take place in 2020 and will return on the 12th 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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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 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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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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BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2021
image descriptionTaupo Waikato

The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is NZ’s premier and largest cycling event, and around 5,000 riders from across New Zealand are expected to descend on Taupo on Saturday the 27th of November 2021.

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