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 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 the change in COVID-19 Alert Level. Please check with the organiser for the latest updates.

Upcoming Events

This series of night rogaine events for cyclists, walkers and runners will be held in local forested areas.

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

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This off road event is a chance to run or walk with your best friend!

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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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Run, walk, crawl, climb, and slide around during this all-ages event, and finish a different colour than you started.

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This is part of a worldwide series of walks to help in the global fight against suicide and self-harm.

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Come out and play at Tennis Canterbury's Love Tennis free regional open days.

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Come and run, walk or bike along the historic Little River Rail Trail.

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Come along to Miscarriage Matters NZ's first annual Butterfly Fun Run!

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Join this Rakaia Lions fundraiser event around the Rakaia River and its riverbed. There is something for everyone - competitive and non-competitive, individual or teams.

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