Set yourself an event goal!

Feeling keen to try a tri? Ready to run a fun run? Signing up for an event is a great way to stay on track with your activity goals! It puts in place a powerful personal pact that can be hugely motivating - helping you get out of bed on those cold mornings, or fit in a session after work when you don’t feel like it.

Group of friends or family happy after completing an event together.Doing an event as part of a team or with a friend, work colleague, neighbour or your whānau can create an even stronger level of accountability. Having a bunch of cheerleaders saying "Come on, let’s go!" can help keep you motivated and stick with it.

Another helpful strategy is to get active for a cause if you are motivated by supporting others. Active community events - like the Pink Ribbon Walk or Relay for Life - are a great way to do something healthy while giving back. Some events also offer training programmes to get you ready, and prizes!

There is a huge range of events to choose from in Canterbury - whether you're just starting out or looking for something more challenging. Check out the listings and links below to find upcoming events over the next few months.

Note: Some events listed may be affected with changes in COVID-19 Alert Level. Please check with the organiser for the latest updates.

Upcoming Events

Join this event in the Mt Oxford Conservation Area. Spectacular views and a true adventure awaits.

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Walk! Hikoi! Savali! Get ready to stride into autumn at The Walking Festival.

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Get your yellow gear on and join this fundraising event for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NZ Trust (GRG).

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Join this team adventure race that includes mountain biking, trekking and navigation.

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Join this memorial relay race for runners or walkers - a team bonding experience you won't forget and a family-friendly event.

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Join this mountain bike challenge in the Burwood Red Zone as an individual or part of a team.

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This is a unique annual event through Hanmer Forest amongst some amazing mountain scenery.

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6-hour, 4-hour, 2-hour and 1-hour options are available for this autumn rogaine.

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Grab a few team mates and join this off-road relay at Woodend Beach Holiday Park.

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Each event in Christchurch 10km Walk/ Run Series will be set on a different terrain bringing a new challenge to each course and competitor.

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