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 Framework ("traffic light") Level. Please check with the organiser for the latest updates.

Upcoming Events

Run, walk, mountain bike, road bike or swim from 21st to 28th each month. Submit your time and see your results compared to others.

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This summer swim race series provides an opportunity to practice and gain confidence in a safe open water environment.

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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This event is suitable for all ages and abilities with a challenging course - previously known as the Corsair Bay Classic.

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This three-race series on Friday evenings uses Lake Crichton - the perfect venue for an entry level duathlon or triathlon.

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Come along to this series of fun evening sprint orienteering events.

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Create a team in your workplace for this 5km run or walk in Hagley Park.

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Join this new trail running series covering three Port Hills peaks in three weeks.

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Relay For Life is a fun fundraising event for the Cancer Society that brings communities together to celebrate and remember the lives of those who have been affected by cancer.

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The event is part of the Banana Boat NZ Ocean Swim Series.

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Here are some other websites to help you find a suitable opportunity: