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Events in New Zealand

All the active and wellness events in NZ, all in one place!

Looking for a challenge? Perhaps wanting to take on a 5km run, a half marathon or a swim event to put your fitness to the test? Maybe it's attending a wellness event to grow and support your health & wellbeing?

You'll find all the events specifically around fitness, health and wellness in one place at LiveFit.

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Running
Auckland
Tamaki River Half Marathon
12 September 2021 - POSTPONED

NEW DATE STILL TBA.
The Tamaki River is a new addition to the Run21 Series and just the event to focus on heading into spring with a 10km and 5km course option.

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Running
Tauranga
Tauranga Marathon
23-24 October 2021 - NOW VIRTUAL

Running Events and the City of Tauranga are thrilled to welcome you to the 2021 Tauranga Marathon! Take part in one of New Zealand’s top city marathons - virtually!

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Obstacle
Rotorua
Loaded Tough Guy & Gal Challenge Rotorua
23 October 2021 - CANCELLED

The Loaded Tough Guy & Gal Challenge Rotorua features swamp crossings, a spiders web net climb, a crawl under barb wire and much more with your choice of a 6km or 12km muddy obstacle course to conquer!

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Obstacle
Rotorua
Glow Lab Tough Gal Teams Challenge
23 October 2021 - CANCELLED

If you want to get down and dirty and have a whole lot of fun with your gals, then the Glow Lab Tough Gal Teams Challenge is for you! Take on a 6km course full of man-made and natural obstacles – competing, conquering and finishing together.

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Running
Taupo
Kinloch Offroad Challenge
30 October 2021 - CANCELLED

A must-do trail event in this very special part of the country. The Kinloch Offroad Challenge offers 7km, 12km or 21km options with guaranteed to enjoy stunning views and top notch trails

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Cycling / Biking
Rotorua
Crankworx Rotorua
01-07 November 2021

Crankworx Rotorua is back for 2021 and for the first time ever, Rotorua will be the final stop on the Crankworx World Tour!

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Running
Auckland
Hunua Hillbilly Ultramarathon
06 November 2021 - CANCELLED

60km of good old fashion single trail through absolutely stunning native bush, in the Hunua Ranges!

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Running
Auckland
Walking Stars Auckland
13 November 2021 - NOW VIRTUAL

Walking Stars is a night-time half marathon and 12km walk to raise vital funds in support of local people living with cancer.

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CrossFit
Tauranga
Taurus Trios
13 November 2021 - POSTPONED

The second round of the 2021 TaurusTRIO's invites teams of either three males or three females to compete in their choice of either Rx or Scaled, in a ONE day competition held at Mount CrossFit.

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Multi-sport/Adventure
Waikato
The Taniwha
13 November 2021 - CANCELLED

Wind your way through native bush, exotic forest, historic landmarks, open reserves, geological formations, boardwalks over wetlands, and stunning single track - taking in expansive lake and river views throughout.

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Running
Waikato
Macpac XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi
20 November 2021

The Macpac Xterra Trail Run Series Waihi takes place alongside the Karangahake Gorge with courses that take you through old railway tunnels and along the river ranging from 8.2km to 42.2 Marathon distance plus a 1km kids dash.

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Running
Queenstown
NZ Sotheby's Queenstown Marathon
20 November 2021

The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon. Set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region on hard packed cycle trails, this is truly a flat out beautiful course.

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Running
Wellington
Walking Stars Wellington
20 November 2021

Walking Stars is a night-time half marathon and 12km walk right through the heart of Wellington's city centre.

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Running
Tauranga
Walking Stars Tauranga
20 November 2021

Walking Stars is a night-time half marathon and 12km walk right through the heart of Tauranga

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Running
New Plymouth
Coastal Five
20-21 November 2021

Run a marathon over 5 events and two days against the backdrop of the stunning Mount Taranaki. Run all 5 events to complete a marathon distance of choose one or more of the distances on offer.

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Running
Auckland
Devonport Half Marathon
21 November 2021 - NEW DATE

The Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon is your chance to run or walk among heritage streets, past fabulous beaches and enjoy the stunning views to be had in Auckland’s most beautiful suburb!

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Swim
Auckland
Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Shore
27 November 2021

The stunning coastline of Auckland’s North Shore boasts Pohutukawa-fringed cliffs and excellent swimming conditions for the Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Shore.

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Running
Tauranga
Mount Maunganui Half Marathon
27 November 2021

Explore Mount Maunganui for a running festival including a 21km half marathon, 10km and 5km options. A flat and fast course that finishes on the beautiful beach

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Wellness
Auckland
NZ Yoga Day Auckland
27 November 2021

An event for the whole family, NZ Yoga Day invite anyone regardless of experience to immerse themselves in yoga, meditation and live music.

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Wellness
Christchurch
NZ Yoga Day Christchurch
27 November 2021

Held in Christchurch for the first time, NZ Yoga Day is an event for the whole family and for anyone regardless of experience. Immerse yourself in yoga, meditation and live music.

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Running
Auckland
Harcourts Cooper & Co Run the Point
28 November 2021

The Harcourts Cooper and Co Run the Point features a 5km loop course for adults which hugs the coastal trail around the peninsula.

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Obstacle
Auckland
Ultimate Athlete Orewa Beach
04 December 2021

Ultimate Athlete is NZ's very own obstacle race series and it's coming to Auckland's Orewa Beach in December! Run/walk, climb, swing, and crawl your way through this one-of-a-kind course!

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Multi-sport/Adventure
Taupo
The Poronui Passage
04 December 2021

Unrivalled run, walk, and MTB courses through a back-country station. A “luxury” trail event, Poronui Passage is the best way to treat trail lovers to the best in life; a challenging and insanely scenic MTB, run or walk wrapped up in all the luxury treatment you could wish for.

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Multi-sport/Adventure
Auckland
People's Triathlon Series Mission Bay Event 1
05 December 2021

The Barfoot & Thompson People's Triathlon Series is Auckland’s longest running triathlon series. Event 1 takes place at Auckland's iconic Mission Bay beach.

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CrossFit
Cambridge
NZ Nationals Individual
11-12 December 2021

The 2021 NZ Nationals Individual Finals Weekend will take place on 11-12 December at Avantidrome in Cambridge.

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Multi-sport/Adventure
Auckland
People's Triathlon Series Maraetai Event 2
9 January 2022

The Barfoot & Thompson People's Triathlon Series is Auckland’s longest running triathlon series. With 4 events in the series, event 2 is at Maraetai Beach.

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Running
Auckland
Omaha Half Marathon
12 December 2021

If the three things you are looking for in your next running or walking event are “flat”, “fast” and “stunningly beautiful” – then you’ve come to the right place with magical Omaha playing a most gracious host to the Omaha Half Marathon.

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Running
Auckland
Women's Half Marathon
16 January 2022

Join in on the fun at this first class event hosted by Villa Maria Estate in Auckland. The Women's Half Marathon 10k + 5k is more than a race. It's a celebration of women with strength and a stage to remind us that powerful is beautiful.

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Running
Auckland
Harcourts Cooper & Co Run Orewa
16 January 2022 - NEW DATE

Back in Orewa after 4 years, the Running Events team are excited to host Run Orewa. Located at the stunning Western Reserve, right on the banks of Orewa estuary and right across the road from one of Auckland’s longest beaches.

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Running
Auckland
ASB Auckland Marathon
23 January 2022 - NEW DATE

The ASB Auckland Marathon is New Zealand’s biggest, most iconic, colourful, cultural running celebration. Five race distances, from 2.2km Kids Marathon to the full Marathon.

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Cycling / Biking
Rotorua
Whaka 100
29-30 January 2022 - NEW DATE

The Whaka 100 is the toughest, and most satisfying, one-day MTB marathon you’ll ever do. There's also distances to suit all abilities including a 50km, 25km, 10km plus a 5km or 10km distance option for the kids.

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CrossFit
Cambridge
NZ Nationals Teams
29-30 January - NEW DATE

The New Zealand Nationals provides a platform for CrossFit competitors, both as individuals and teams, at all levels from across New Zealand to compete.

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Swim
Wellington
Interislander Swim the Lighthouse
30 January 2022

The Interislander Swim the Lighthouse takes place in January 2022 along Oriental and Freyberg beaches and the Pt Jerningham Lighthouse.

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Multi-sport/Adventure
Waikato
LCW New Zealand
05-07 February 2022

LCW New Zealand is a unique sports festival that offers an unbeatable atmosphere. Over three days, athletes can choose events from three sporting disciplines (swim, bike, run) and multiple distances to create a tailor-made weekend course for their ability.

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Swim
Auckland
Interislander Bean Rock Swim
12 February 2022

The Interislander Bean Rock Swim is a swim event of various distances starting from Mission Bay, out and around the largest navigational marker in the Waitemata Harbour – the Bean Rock Lighthouse.

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CrossFit
Auckland
Metcon Madness
12 February 2022

Metcon Madness is an all inclusive outdoor CrossFit event held in Remuera with teams featuring 2 men and 2 women battle it out across 4 divisions.

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Running
Rotorua
Tarawera Ultramarathon
12 February 2022

Tarawera Ultramarathon is an iconic trail running event held in Rotorua, New Zealand’s birthplace of tourism. Their spectacular courses take in the most stunning scenery imaginable, featuring eight different lakes, waterfalls, and the lushest native New Zealand forests.

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Running
Hamilton
Lugton's Round The Bridges
13 February 2022 - NEW DATE

Round The Bridges is one of NZ's oldest runs showcasing some of Hamilton's most recognisable locations including the Hamilton Gardens and the Waikato River. With options for everyone, take on the 12km, 6km or the kids 1km or 2km Challenge.

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Running
Auckland
Cargo Plus Coastal Challenge
19 February 2022

Celebrating 20 years in 2022, the Cargo Plus Coastal Challenge will see you run, walk, wade, and rock hop your way down Auckland’s extraordinary North Shore coastline

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Running
Auckland
Coatesville Half Marathon
13 February 2021

The peaceful rural village of Coatesville, on the fringe of New Zealand’s largest city, is a tranquil oasis from the hustle and bustle of Auckland. Enjoy the very best of New Zealand’s rural scenery on a traffic free course that offers stunning views all the way back to Sky Tower.

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Running
Wellington
Round The Bays Wellington
20 February 2022

Take in the scenery as you make your way around the Round The Bays course in Wellington. You can't beat Wellington on a good day!

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Multi-sport/Adventure
Auckland
People's Triathlon Series Maraetai Event 3
20 February 2022

The Barfoot & Thompson People's Triathlon Series is Auckland’s longest running triathlon series. Event 3 of the series sees it head back to Maraetai Beach.

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Multi-sport/Adventure
Hawke's Bay
Spirited Women North
25-27 February 2022

The Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race NORTH is an event where teams of four women choose from a short, medium and long-course adventure.

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Multi-sport/Adventure
Taupo
Offside Sports & Music Festival
25-27 February 2022

Offside is NZ’s first and only Sports & Music Festival! Get your team together for three action packed days of team sports, music, entertainment and activities.

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Swim
Christchurch
Generation Homes La Grande Swim
26 February 2022

The Generation Homes La Grande Swim takes place in the picturesque seaside village of Akaroa, with an incredible line-up of swims to choose from including the 750m, 2km and 5km Wainui to Akaroa Swim.

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Running
Auckland
Harcourts Cooper & Co Run Devonport
27 February 2022

Run or walk the roads around the beautiful, historic Devonport. A 5km loop course for adults with views of Ngataringa Bay and the Harbour Bridge with 5km, 10km or 15km options to choose from.

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Running
Auckland
Ports of Auckland Round the Bays
06 March 2022

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays isn’t your average fun run - it’s New Zealand’s largest! Boasting over 34,000 participants. Round The Bays is an 8.4km course following the city’s picturesque coastline.

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Swim
Auckland
Harcourts Cooper & Co Swim the Bridge
12 March 2022

Swim one of the most recognisable landmarks in the country, the Auckland Harbour Bridge! Choose from the 2km Double Crossing or 1km Single Crossing.

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Running
Auckland
Maraetai Half Marathon
13 March 2022

The GJ Gardner Maraetai Half Marathon course hugs the coastline of this stunning part of the City of Sails and offers unsurpassed views of the vast Waitemata Harbour. Run or walk over boardwalk paths, next to stunning, serene beaches and through two hidden gem Regional Parks for a truly unique event experience.

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Swim
Rotorua
Generation Homes Legend of the Lake
19 March 2022

The Generation Homes Legend of the Lake is part of the NZ Ocean Swim Series taking place in the blue waters and native forest of Lake Tikitapu in Rotorua.

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Running
Auckland
Harcourts Cooper & Co Run Albany
20 March 2022

The Harcourts Cooper & Co Run Albany takes place at Albany Lakes Civic Park and North Harbour Stadium. A mostly flat and very fast course with distance options of 5km, 10km or 15km for runners and 5km or 10km for walkers.

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Running
Mount Maunganui
We Run The Night
26 March 2022

See NZ's most picturesque beach at night! We Run The Night is a running event like no other. An evening fun run with 5km or 10km distances. Put on your bright colours and run the night!

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Multi-sport/Adventure
Wanaka
Spirited Women South
01-03 April 2022

The Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race SOUTH is an event where teams of four women choose from a short, medium and long-course adventure in picturesque Wanaka.

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Swim
Tauranga
Generation Homes The Mount Swim
02 April 2022

The soft golden sands and rolling surf of Mount Maunganui is the location for the Generation Homes Mount Swim with distances offered from 500m to 2.8km.

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Running
Auckland
Mizuno Waterfront Half Marathon
10 April 2022

Flat, fast, traffic free and spectacularly scenic, the Mizuno Waterfront Half Marathon falls beautifully at the end of a summer of fitness with both 10km and 5km options and the 2km Kids' Dash.

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Running
Christchurch
Frontrunner HOKA Christchurch Marathon
10 April 2022

The Frontrunner HOKA Christchurch Marathon offers a scenic tour of key city landmarks including Hagley Park and the Avon River. Running distances range from the full 42km Marathon through to the Kids 1km, 2km or 3km options.

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Multi-sport/Adventure
Auckland
People's Triathlon Series Mission Bay Event 4
01 May 2022

The Barfoot & Thompson People's Triathlon Series is Auckland’s longest running triathlon series. The final event of the series heads back to the iconic Mission Bay beach.

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Running
Hawke's Bay
Hawke's Bay Marathon
14 May 2022

Take in the best highlights of the region, with flat easy running through local cycle trails, vineyards, olive groves, and quiet country roads - all finishing at the impressive Elephant Hill Winery.

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Obstacle
Auckand
Spartan Auckland
14-15 May 2022 - NEW DATE

The World’s #1 Obstacle Course race will be heading back to amazing Auckland in 2022 at Barry Curtis Park!

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Obstacle
Mount Maunganui
Ultimate Athlete Mount Maunganui
21 May 2022

Back again after the inaugural event in 2021, Ultimate Athlete Mount Maunganui will have you run/walk, climb, swing, and crawl your way through this one-of-a-kind course

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Running
Auckland
Hunua Hillbilly Ultramarathon
05 November 2022

60km of good old fashion single trail through absolutely stunning native bush, in the Hunua Ranges!

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