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

These fun rogaines are suitable for gurus to newbies: 1-hour and 2-hour options are available.

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Winter doesn’t have to be dull, dark and boring when you’ve got the Mud, Sweat and Tears Challenge.

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Join this three-race series in Bottle Lake Forest Park catering for everyone.

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Join this series of SouthernCross CX events - Canterbury's answer to Cyclocross.

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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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Take part in this navigation challenge that is a fundraising event for school orienteering.

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This exciting event run is a fundraiser for Middleton Grange School.

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The JD Duathlons strive to provide a variety of race options for all levels and do so in a professional and safe manner. The events are suitable for all ages and fitness levels so long as you can run and ride a bike.

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Join this annual 10km handicap race for adult runners organised by the Christchurch Methodist Harrier Club.

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Take part in this mountain bike race for children and women for individuals and teams.

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