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Speight's Coast to Coast Sold
Posted: May 13th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
The original, longest running multisport event in the world, the Speight's Coast to Coast, has been sold, signaling a new era for the ultimate challenge.
Rotorua Marathon 2013 wins to Wreford and Furness
Posted: May 4th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Sam Wreford dominated the 49th Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon today, while Erin Furness won the women's race.
Rotorua Marathon Field Shaping Up Four Weeks Out
Posted: April 10th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Sam Wreford is the owner of the fastest marathon time in New Zealand on a certified course for the past 20 years and is hoping for victory at the Rotorua Marathon.
Entries open for Tough Guy and Gal 2013
Posted: April 2nd 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Entries for the original mud run in New Zealand, the Burgen Tough Guy & Gal Challenge are now open.
Wellington's biggest Fun Run sold out once again
Posted: February 1st 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
With just two weeks before the big day, AMI Round the Bays has sold out for a second year in a row.
Running Events Acquires Rotorua Ekiden
Posted: January 6th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Auckland-based Running Events, owner of the Skechers Coatesville Classic and Westfield Albany Lake Summer Series, has acquired the rights to the Rotorua Ekiden.
Sport Wellington Wins Award for 2012 AMI Round the Bays
Posted: November 27th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
Sport Wellington has won an Outstanding Event Award at the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards Dinner held in Auckland.
Peak Trail Blazer 2012 Report
Posted: November 18th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
A Scottish import living in Napier smashed the Peak Trail Blazer course record this morning taking home the title of 1/4 Acre Wines King of the Peak.
Blue Light 500kms/0hrs Sleep for New Zealand Spinal Trust and CatWalk
Posted: November 12th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
Starting on Thursday 22 November 2012, Kim Allan will attempt to run/walk for 500km continuously, without sleep around Auckland Domain.
Taniwha provides a little bit of trail magic
Posted: November 11th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
On Saturday 10th November 2012, 800 entrants tackled the inaugural Taniwha event, a trail walking, trail running and mountain biking race on the Waikato River Trails.
Fundraising focus runs strong for local Peak Trail Blazer event
Posted: October 23rd 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
Having supported Sumner School to build a fully equipped, on site emergency shed, the Peak Trail Blazer now turns its support to Kaiapoi Borough School.
Running Events takes 1,000 low-decile school kids to Tiritiri Matangi
Posted: October 15th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
Auckland events management company Running Events is going non-profit for 2013 to guarantee trips for at least 1,000 kids to Tiritiri Matangi island reserve.
Fast Cash up for Grabs at the Peak Trail Blazer 2012
Posted: September 26th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
The ability to make a quick $400 cash by morning smoko should be enough to tempt some of the region's fastest runners out of bed on Sunday November 18th 2012.
Ultra Marathon Champion takes on the golden trails of Waihi
Posted: September 20th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
Next month the XTERRA Trail Challenge is back in the trail running goldmine of Waihi. Over 600 entrants are expected to take to the trails on Saturday 13th October 2012.
Marathon Legend knocks up 150 at Legend Marathon
Posted: September 9th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
Among the starters at The Legend Marathon on September 15th 2012 will be Ingrid Frost who will be notching up her 150th marathon.
Mizuno Kinloch Off Road Challenge 2012 Report
Posted: September 3rd 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
Over 750 runners and walkers hit the off-road tracks for the Marathon, Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon events at the Mizuno Kinloch Offroad Challenge.
Mizuno Taupo Half Marathon 2012 Report
Posted: August 6th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
Contrary to poor weather predictions, the sun was shining on the two thousand runners and walkers who took part in the 19th Mizuno Taupo Half Marathon yesterday.
Free entry into Legend event up for grabs to everyone
Posted: July 26th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
The eighth annual Lydiard Legend running and walking event will be held on Saturday 15th September 2012; buy a pair of Inov8 shoes and get a free entry.
Great prizes up for grabs at the Taupo Half Marathon next month
Posted: July 9th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
The 19th annual Taupo Half Marathon is being held on Sunday 5 August and over 3,000 participants are expected to enter.
The Taniwha Waikato River Trails Event is Open
Posted: July 4th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
Planning is underway and entries open today for one of the first events to be held on the Waikato River Trails: "The Taniwha" on Saturday November 10th 2012.
RunMahana Opens With a Roar
Posted: June 26th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
Nelson Events have changed this years RunMahana to a Sunday and November 25th is headed towards a big field already.
Eat and Run
Posted: June 25th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
In Eat and Run, Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career as an elite athlete, and about the vegan diet that is key to his success.
Burgen Tough Guy & Gal Challenge Update
Posted: June 22nd 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
The 2012 Burgen Tough Guy & Gal Challenge kicked off in Wainuiomata on Saturday.
Mizuno Kinloch Offroad Challenge now provides marathon option
Posted: June 19th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
The Mizuno Kinloch Offroad Challenge, being held Saturday 1st September 2012, now has a full marathon option along the Great Lake Trail.
Coast Path Run
Posted: June 11th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
Mal Law is running the South West Coast Path - 1014kms - in 14 days with Tom Bland to raise money for Mental Health.
Registration open for 2012 Arthritis New Zealand Marathon
Posted: June 8th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
It's time to register for the 2012 Arthritis New Zealand Marathon, which aims to raise more than $10,000 to help people with arthritis.
You can race the Triathlon World Champs!
Posted: May 28th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
The Barfoot & Thompson World Triathlon Grand Final is coming to Auckland in October and you can be part of it!
Colville Connection 2012
Posted: January 24th 2012 Filed under: Press Releases
On Saturday 10th March, the Colville Connection will celebrate its 11th anniversary, adding 21km and 42km running events alongside the existing mountain bike events.
1st Annual K2M (Kura to Mount) hosted by Evolvo Race Events
Posted: November 8th 2011 Filed under: Press Releases
￼￼￼The K2M is an overnight running relay stretching 300+ kilometers as runners weave the Papakura to Mount Maunganui.
Race Report for the Mizuno Half Marathon, Taupo 2011
Posted: August 8th 2011 Filed under: Press Releases
Over two and a half thousand runners and walkers were keen to get underway Sunday morning for the 18th annual Mizuno Taupo Half Marathon.
Southland Marathon in its 102nd year
Posted: July 25th 2011 Filed under: Press Releases
There may be several changes to events running alongside this year's Ascot Park Hotel Southland Marathon, but the marathon will remain untouched.
Still time to register for the Taupo Half Marathon 2011
Posted: July 8th 2011 Filed under: Press Releases
There is still time to register for the Mizuno Taupo Half Marathon, one of New Zealand's most iconic half marathon events, being held on Sunday 7 August 2011.
adidas Auckland Marathon secures three more years of sponsorship
Posted: June 21st 2011 Filed under: Press Releases
adidas has extended its sponsorship deal with the adidas Auckland Marathon for another three years, making it a decade-long commitment.
Escape from Tane's Forest: Mucking in as Mates
Posted: May 30th 2011 Filed under: Press Releases
Alan & Vicki Bryson are looking forward to their early winter challenge on June 25th 2011 - Escape from Tane's Forest, Nelson Event's newest trailing run.
Taupo Half Marathons back for 2011
Posted: April 25th 2011 Filed under: Press Releases
The popular Mizuno half marathons are back in Taupo for 2011 with online entries opening today (20 April 2011).
Escape from Tane's Forest on Saturday June 25th 2011
Posted: April 25th 2011 Filed under: Press Releases
Nelson Events has chosen Brook Waimarama Sanctuary for their next trail runing event, Escape from Tane's Forest, on Saturday 25th June.
Brooks Ravenna 2
Posted: March 22nd 2011 Filed under: Press Releases
Too much or too little guidance? Welcome to your sweet spot – the Brooks Ravenna 2. Perfectly tuned to your needs with just enough support and cushioning.
Kamo Charity Case
Posted: February 2nd 2011 Filed under: Press Releases
All Black legend and Sky Sport presenter Ian Jones will join the field for a charity dash at the grand finale to the Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series.
Bride and Groom Fun Run to support Gaz Brown from GetRunning
Posted: January 6th 2011 Filed under: Press Releases
On Monday December 27th 2010 Gaz Brown from GetRunning, his beautiful Fiance Lucia, Gaz's Mum and Dad were all involved in a horrific car accident.
Sport Northland Receive Top Honour
Posted: October 21st 2010 Filed under: Press Releases
Sport Northland's Run/Walk Series was given top honour at Tuesday night's New Zealand Recreation Association's annual awards ceremony.