Jan

16

2019

Auckland (New Zealand) - "The Rat Race". The Takapuna Harriers 5km Rat Race runs throughout the year, except Christmas, from the Milford Cruising Club.

Jan

18

2019

Welcome Rock, Central Otago (New Zealand) - "Revenant Ultra Adventure Run". Venue: Welcome Rock Southland. 45 minutes south of Queenstown on Kingston Garston Highway #6. Unsupported race for either individual or two person team competitors. 4 laps with a total race distance of more than 190km &16,000m (ish) of vertical ascent. Totals are taken from what we think is the fastest navigated route. Any navigational alternatives may increase overall distance and vertical climb, probably decreasing your chance of success. Total allowable time of 60 hours. The first cut off is enforced after the completion of lap 2 which must be completed by 30 hours. The second cut off is enforced at the end of lap 3 which must be completed by 45 hours. Competitors unable to meet the lap cut off times will not be allowed to continue and will be withdrawn from the race. Unmarked course between a number of checkpoints that MUST be navigated and reached in sequence. There is route choice between checkpoints. www.revenant.co.nz

Feb

06

2019

Rotorua (New Zealand) - "Tarawera Ultramarathon". Haere mai! Welcome to the 11th annual Tarawera Ultramarathon, New Zealand's most prestigious trail ultra. Part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour. Runners can complete the 102, 50km, 20km distances, or the 100 Mile Endurance Run. The event is based in Rotorua New Zealand. There are seven lakes, forests, waterfalls and the most stunning scenery imaginable. The spectacular course runs through places of cultural significance to local Maori people. Around 2000 participants with more than 800 international athletes will compete. Some of the world's best elite trail ultra runners take part. A great first-time challenge, some will run for the personal challenge, train like never before and enjoy that medal at the finish-line. Join us in Rotorua and experience this special land and its people. Welcome to the Tarawera Ultramarathon. Entries open Saturday 1 September at 11 am NZ time. Race week is held from 6-10 February 2019. www.taraweraultra.co.nz

Mar

03

2019

Wanaka (New Zealand) - "RacingThePlanet: New Zealand". RacingThePlanet: New Zealand 2019 is a 250 kilometer / 155 mile, 7-day, 6-stage, self-supported foot race which will take place on the South Island of New Zealand starting on 3 March 2019. The host towns are Wanaka (pre-race) and Queenstown (post-race) which are appropriately famous for their stunning vistas and adventure sports. The course features the great variety of iconic scenery and terrain of this beautiful region. Some highlights include clear still lakes, rugged hills, vast plains, rolling farmland where you will see local farm life (and lots of sheep), subtropical forests, open valleys with picturesque rivers running through, and ice-age glaciers, all with spectacular views of surrounding peaks and dramatic scenery. www.4deserts.com/beyond/newzealand

Mar

16

2019

Paihia (New Zealand) - "Colour Bonanza". This is not a race, so no one need stress - it is just a chance to walk or run along with your family and friends get a bit messy and have a laugh while our team douses you with lots and lots of colour and water. Entries will include a pair of snazzy shades for eye protection, a colourful headband, some temporary tattoos and of course a medal at the end. Registration will be from 8.30am at the venue Horotutu Park central Paihia with a start time of 10.30am so plenty of time to come and grab your goodies. Please bring a copy of your entry ticket with you to registration to be scanned so you can get your event pack - we are expecting big numbers so will try to push you all through as fast as we can. We will have water available at the finish line to wash off any powder and sand so suggest you bring a change of clothes and a towel with you too. We will have a small prize giving afterwards in the park with an iPad to be drawn to some lucky winner and prizes for the best dressed team and individual voted by YOU. You will have plenty of time in the afternoon to hit Paihia's amazing restaurants and cafes for lunch its going to be a fun fun day. The event will be held rain hail or shine however in the case of a major emergency (i.e. tsunami warning, strong dangerous winds, or something called by our Safety team) we will be forced to to cancel.

Mar

19

2019

Auckland (New Zealand) - "Maraetai Half Marathon". Join us on Sunday, March 17th, 2019 in beautiful Maraetai for the first ever Maraetai Half Marathon. 99.5% flat, 100% jaw-droppingly beautiful. The course hugs the highlights of the Pohutukawa Coast and offers unsurpassed views of the stunning Waitemata Harbour. The event is based in the heart of Maraetai – a 40 minute drive from the centre of Auckland city – at Maraetai Park. All events will enjoy a beautiful flat run along Maraetai Coast Road, passing the famous Maraetai Wharf and hidden beaches lined with Pohutukawas. We have reserved the very best for our Half Marathoners, who will run through the dual jewels of Duders and Omana regional parks. The finsh line is a stone’s throw from the sparkling Waitemata Harbour, where you can cool off in the summer sunshine. All finishers will receive a beautiful commemorative medal and those in the 21k and 10k will accumulate points towards the season-long, Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series. www.maraetaihalfmarathon.co.nz

Mar

25

2019

Aitutaki, Cook Islands (New Zealand) - "Pursuit In Paradise Aitutaki Marathon". This is the second year of this exciting new Marathon which will be held from 25 March to 28 March 2019 on the stunning tropical island of Aitutaki. The event is open to everyone to participate, from local and international runners, corporate groups to families and individuals. Whatever your level of fitness or motivation there is something for you at the Pursuit In Paradise Aitutaki Marathon. So come join us in the Cook Islands for this amazing marathon event and experience a 4 day program of serious running while taking in the panoramic scenery and lush tropical outdoors, followed by a relaxing holiday. www.aitutakimarathon.com

Apr

06

2019

Wanaka (New Zealand) - "Southern Lakes Half Marathon". If you are wanting a personal best, this is the ideal event. This may well be the fastest and most scenic Half Marathon in the country. The last kilometre opens up to the dramatic scenery of Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountainous sky scape, often snow capped this time of year. www.highlandevents.co.nz/product-page/mt-outdoors-southern-lakes-half-marathon-10k-run

Apr

07

2019

Porirua (New Zealand) - "Porirua Grand Traverse". An 18k mountain run & 9k Fun Run that are part of a festival of fitness that also include kayaking and mountain biking. The 18k Mountain Run is an epic tour over Porirua's highest peak with native bush, farmland and beaches along the way. The 9k Fun Run is a tour of the coastline with 3k of it on the road. Both fun events in awesome surroundings and social scene. www.pgt.org.nz

Apr

19

2019

Frankton (New Zealand) - "Lake Hayes Run". The Lake Hayes Run is an off road running event held during the Easter Holidays each year in spectacular Queenstown, New Zealand – the adventure capital of the world! The event offers challenges for all abilities including a Half Marathon, 10km and 5km Trail Runs – something for everyone!


 
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