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 off road duathlon with the run leg on sand!

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Enjoy this relaxing fast run as you see vehicles racing past on the motorway.

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The Sanitarium Weet-Bix TRYathlon is about kids getting out there, giving it a TRY, and improving confidence and self esteem.

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Join this fun day for all the family in North Canterbury.

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Join this series of fun evening sprint orienteering events on Tuesday nights in February and March.

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This three-race series on Friday evenings uses Lake Crichton - the perfect venue for an entry level duathlon or triathlon. It's a fantastic way to round out your working week!

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XRACE is like a giant board game brought to life for a parent and child aged 6 to 13, racing as a team.

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Compete a team of 2 to 4 riders or solo in this 6-hour mountain bike event in North Canterbury.

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Join this fun community-run event for the whole family.

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Finish your summer in style with this unique sports challenge starting on Scarborough Beach.

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