Run NZ Run is a range of Virtual Runs held throughout the year. Many of the Virtual runs will be held on Specific Days of the year, or challenges over a period of time or kilometers.
The aim is to have as many people throughout New Zealand out running and walking for the benefit of their health.
We have ongoing events to keep you motivated with Run the South, Run the North and Run NZ. There is no time limit for these. Take as long as you want. The goal is to run the length of New Zealand. When you've run the South Island - 920km, you can receive the South Island Medal. Run the North Island - 1062km, you can receive the North Island Medal. When you've run both - 1982km you can then receive the New Zealand Medal.
We have ongoing events to keep you motivated on your way to the big goal of Run NZ, with Specific Run NZ Run runs every 3-4 weeks. Some of our ongoing Runs are Run Stewart Island, Run Lake Taupo, Run Waiheke Island and Run 90 Mile Beach, check out the Runs TAB to see the full list.
The Entry Fee to all runs is FREE unless we have a specific fundraiser happening. You have the choice of purchasing a medal, a t-shirt or both is optional as a combo.
You have to register for the runs, complete it on, or within the specific period and then send in your results. We'll publish the results so you can see how you compare with other runners and walkers. Entries to some runs will be limited so don't delay your entries.
We will have a platform for you to record your distances and times you've run. You can down load the spreadsheet to keep these recorded. Once you have completed the distance you can then upload your results. Once you've uploaded the results we will forward your medal and/or t-shirt and add you to the results.
Our next Specfic Run is Summer 5km on 1st December. We will let you do it fromTuesday 1st December through to Sunday 6th December. Entries won't close until Midnight Sunday 6th December, as we know a lot of people leave it to the last minute. I Survived 2020 will start from 14th September and continue on through to 1 February 2021. Merry Christmas 5km will run from 24th - 27th December and Happy New Year 2021 will be 1st - 4th January 2021.
Happy Birthday Run:
Go for a Run/Walk on your birthday - any distance - and buy yourself a medal. This is backdated until 1st May for those that have already had a Birthday since we started and wish to purchase this awesome medal.
List of Runs:
Our full list of runs are now on the Runs page and all events are open for entry.
You can Run or Walk the events, this is solely up to you. Fantastic medals and t-shirts for all runs.
Plus; you can donate to the New Zealand Heart Foundation when you enter any of our events. The Heart Foundation NZ is our chosen Charity for Run NZ Run and all donations go direct to the foundation.
Heart On Your Sleeve:
This is Run NZ Run’s major Fundraiser for the Heart Foundation and we are selling Sleeves with the Heart Foundation of New Zealand’s logo on them. The sleeves are now available to be purchased at $19.95 for a pair and will be delivered to you straight away.
Please be patient with the delivery of your medals. The courier/postal service worldwide is under significant strain with the pandemic and some items may take a little longer than usual for delivery due to this. Many thanks