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

This event along the Waimakariri River is suitable to bikers from age 7 upwards, on this scenic but challenging course.

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Winter Worlds is an iconic road racing series held on the outskirts of Christchurch. It provides all riders with a simple, safe and fun opportunity to race during winter and have a blast doing it.

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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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Bring along your family, your friends and your light bling to the annual Christchurch NZ Solstice Night Light bike ride.

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Take part in this cross-country event on a 2km course around Motukarara Racecourse. Suitable for runners of all ages and abilites.

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

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This Duathlon Series caters for everyone and you can compete as an individual or a team - including as a family.

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This is a morning for all levels of walkers and runners to get out there, compete and breathe in the frosty forest air with your family and friends.

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Join this fundraising rogaine in the varied North Canterbury countryside.

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Join this scenic trail run that is part of the Hanmer Springs Winter Festival.

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