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

Get in and start open water swimming. All abilities are welcome.

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

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Get off the beaten track and explore parts of Banks Peninsula on these guided weekend walks.

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Join this 6-hour team mountain biking event in North Canterbury.

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

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This is a fun, positive and supportive introductory experience to a multi-sport and triathlon event for primary school aged children.

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Ride the iconic Diggler trail at Mt Hutt Bike Park.

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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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Get a team together for this North Canterbury rogaine. 2, 4 and 6 hour options available.

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

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