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Run with Kim - world record attempt
Posted: December 12th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
New Zealand ultra-distance runner Kim Allan will attempt a women's World Record-breaking run between December 19th and 22nd 2014.
13th Annual Colville Connection
Posted: December 9th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
On Saturday February 22nd 2014 the spectacular Coromandel Peninsula will see the 13th annual Colville Connection. Walkers, runner and mountain bikers alike will descend upon this extraordinary landscape.
Simon Mardon is the Run Mahana King
Posted: December 1st 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Simon Mardon has a penchance for the Classic Hits RunMahana half marathon course.
Queenstown International Marathon
Posted: November 26th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
One of the world's most stunning locations will play host to one of the worlds most scenic marathons with the launch today of the Queenstown International Marathon, set for November 2014.
New King & Queen of the Peak crowned
Posted: November 19th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
With a record 720 people taking part, a new King & Queen of the Peak reign supreme after the fourth annual Peak Trail Blazer on the slopes of Te Mata Peak.
Run Mahana 2013 Preview
Posted: November 19th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Woollaston Estates is the December 1st destination for 700 runners, walkers or some doing a bit of both in this year's Classic Hits RunMahana.
Speight's West Coaster 2013
Posted: November 8th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
On Saturday November 23rd 2013 Bethells Beach on the West Coast of Auckland will be transformed into a trail runners and walker paradise.
Sam Wreford to tackle the adidas Auckland Marathon
Posted: November 1st 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Sam Wreford, the fastest marathon runner in the country at the moment will be keen to add a win in Sunday's adidas Auckland marathon to his list of marathon successes achieved throughout the rest of the country.
RunMahana is a Month Away
Posted: October 29th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Sunday December 1st 2013 is RunMahana time and this year's event is shaping up towards another "biggie".
Eye Care Charity Joins Forces with Waiheke Wharf2Wharf
Posted: October 25th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is today calling the New Zealand public to get their sneakers out, pull their racing shirts on and get running for a great cause.
Hamilton Chace'em Fun Run 2013
Posted: October 22nd 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
The Dream Chaser Foundation is gearing up for this years "Hamilton Chace'em Fun Run 2013". A sea of yellow will once again brighten the boardwalk of the Hamilton Lake as supporters take part in this fun and relaxed event.
The Toughest Race in the North is back for April 2014
Posted: October 15th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Northland's toughest running event - the Cape Brett Challenge - will be back again in April 2014.
Waihi Offers Up More Trail Magic
Posted: October 10th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
The Blackmores XTERRA Trail Challenge - Waihi is fast approaching again. Set in the Karangahake Gorge and Kaimai Ranges, the event has 7.8, 13, 19, 42.2 and 60km options.
Ultra-Distance World Record attempt in Auckland
Posted: October 8th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
New Zealand ultra-distance runner, Kim Allan, will attempt a women's World Record-breaking run this December.
Peak Trail Blazer 2013 Opens For Entries
Posted: October 4th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Entries opened this week for the fourth annual Peak Trail Blazer and the popular off-road event will see the return of the hotly contested King and Queen of the Peak.
Wind and Trains No Obstacle For City to Surf Event
Posted: October 1st 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
1900 runners and walkers took part in the 12km Mainfreight City to Surf with 600 taking part in the shorter 5km Bay of Plenty Times Surf to Surf Fun Run/Walk at Mount Maunganui Sunday September 30th 2013.
Abel Tasman Coastal Classic 20th Anniversary
Posted: September 30th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Two decades of trail running was celebrated in style in Saturday's 20th Anniversary Abel Tasman Coastal Classic. The day could not have been better, capturing the complete essence and the words inscribed into the event's banner... The Sea. The Sky, The Sand, The Run.
Record Fields for City to Surf Tauranga
Posted: September 27th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Over 2000 runners and walkers will take on the 12km Mainfreight City to Surf Fun Run/Walk and another 500 are expected to complete the shorter 5km Bay of Plenty Times Surf to Surf event.
Two Decades on the Abel Tasman Trail
Posted: September 23rd 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
This year sees the 20th running of the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic. Back in the early 1990's trail running was in its infancy with the amount of events happening in New Zealand being able to be counted on a few fingers. Nelson Events look back at the first running 20 years ago, and this year's run on Saturday.
City to Surf Tauranga - Last Chance for Early Bird Entry
Posted: September 12th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
The late fee for the 2013 Mainfreight City to Surf 12km and Bay of Plenty Times Surf to Surf 5km Fun Run/Walk kicks in at the end of this week.
Entries open for 50th Rotorua Marathon
Posted: September 9th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Entries have opened for the 50th running of the iconic Rotorua Marathon, to be held on Saturday May 3rd 2014.
Time for Tough Kids to join in on the Mud Run Craze
Posted: August 28th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Event Promotions are excited to announce the new Tough Kids series for 2014 as part of the original Tough Guy & Gal Challenge.
Sanctuary Run captures 249 predators
Posted: August 18th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Off road is where it's at… that's the opinion of 249 trail runners and walkers who have entered this Saturday's Haven Realty Sanctuary Run.
Challenge to find the Fastest Club in the Country
Posted: August 8th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
A new Club Challenge Trophy has been introduced to this year's Mainfreight City to Surf 12km Fun Run/Walk in Tauranga, being held on September 29th 2013.
Running Events Acquires Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge
Posted: July 24th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Running Events have acquired the Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge, a 5km run and walk event held on Wednesday evenings in November.
Running Returns to Western Springs
Posted: June 26th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
Almost 50 years after Peter Snell set two Worlds Records at Western Springs Stadium, running is heading back to Western Springs with Run Auckland.
Trail Runners Get Reprieve
Posted: June 16th 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
The Haven Realty Sanctuary Run is sold out but trailrunners and walkers can still get onto the August 24th startline.
2013 Nauti Travel Huntly Half Marathon Preview
Posted: May 23rd 2013 Filed under: Press Releases
The 2013 Nauti Travel Huntly Half Marathon is once again taking place this Sunday for the 33rd time in what has become a race rich in history.
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.