About Running Events
Our secret is simple ... We're Runners Too
Running Events own and produce the Auckland Half Marathon Series, the North Shore Run Series, the Corporate Challenge Series and the Tauranga Marathon. Combined, these add up to thirteen events each year attracting over 20,000 entrants.
NZ's Biggest Run Series
In a few short years, the Auckland Half Marathon Series has grown to be the biggest run series in the country. The series brings together five of the best half marathons you will find anywhere. Iconic half marathons in Devonport, Omaha, Coatesville and Maraetai are the lead-in to the fastest half marathon in the country ... the Waterfront Half Marathon on stunning Tamaki Drive. We guess you must agree because the series now attracts over 12,000 entrants each year.
Taking on the Ultimate Challenge
Having become the undisputed market leader in half marathons, the team at Running Events were excited to take on the challenge of producing a full length marathon in Tauranga for the first time in September 2019. The event was an overwhelming success and - despite two missed years thanks to the pandemic - will be back bigger, stronger, faster, better in September 2022.
Where Did it Start?Running Events started life in 2010 at the modestly attended – but beautifully formed – Coatesville Classic. There may have only been 234 registered athletes, but it was the start of something big! Back then, we didn’t even have an arch for the start line – everyone just lined up between two cones and took off on the “classic” 8k loop. How times have changed since then and you’ll now find the big Running Events truck stuffed to the gills with fencing, flags, inflatable arches, timing gear, sound gear … whatever it takes to produce events of the very highest quality and excitement.
How did this tiny enterprise producing for 200 runners get to be one of the biggest mass participation event producers in the country?
Our secret is simple ...
We're Runners Too.
By The Numbers
This is what we do ...
Events (& Counting!)
With 13 to choose from, we hope to see you on the road sometime soon!
2022/23 Season Dates
Find your next Running Events' running event right here.
18 September 2022
Devonport Half Marathon
02 October 2022
18 October 2022
Corporate Challenge Wellington
09 November 2022
Corporate Challenge Christchurch
16 November 2022
Corporate Challenge Auckland
23 November 2022
Run The Point
27 November 2022
Omaha Half Marathon
04 December 2022
22 January 2023
Coatesville Half Marathon
12 February 2023
Maraetai Half Marathon
12 March 2023
19 March 2023
Waterfront Half Marathon
02 April 2023
Running Events' Own Running Clothing & Accessories Brand!
World Famous in New Zealand! The Run More Hoodie is our best selling item – over 1,000 sold! – and a firm favourite amongst our loyal runners and walkers. There’s no better way to stay warm in the dark early hours as you head to your latest Running Events adventure! 100% cotton with a cool grey contrast hood liner.
$49.00Size Guide | Click on an image to view full size.
The iconic Run More t-shirt is now in it’s third edition … and what an upgrade this is! A brand new, super-soft and comfortable sweat wicking fabric has been combined with a radical sublimated print to make this a true design classic. The most comfortable tee we’ve ever made, Run More v3 is your next and best training and racing partner!
$35.00Size Guide | Click on an image to view full size.
We've long been known for awarding the most amazing, collectable and unique finisher medals ... now it's time to free them from the sock drawer! Our Run More Medal Hanger is the perfect way to put your amazing achievements on display for all to see.
$25.00Click on an image to view full size.
The brand new Run More singlet is a massive upgrade on our previous versions. Featuring the same amazing sweat-wicking comfort as the Run More tee, this is sure to keep you feeling (and looking!) super-cool on your next summer training session.
$30.00Size Guide | Click on an image to view full size.
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Detailed Information for Athletes
We want everyone who takes part in our events to have a lot of fun as they smash their personal fitness goals. It's also important to be aware that this is an athletic competition and the rules for participating apply to everyone. Familiarise yourself with them here ....
Postponement & Cancellation
If the pandemic taught us anything, it's this; Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst. Here's what to expect from us in different situations - weather, pandemic, security or otherwise - where there may be a risk of the event not going ahead as planned ....
Refunds & Deferrals
To be absolutely clear and up front, we do not offer refunds or deferrals under any circumstances. We do not deviate from this policy. Ever. Why do we do this and what are your other options? It's all covered in our Refund & Deferral Policy ...
Updating your personal deets, adding bus tickets or t-shirts, even changing race distance or transferring your ticket to someone else ... it's never been easier to DIY. Find out how here ....
Race Number & Timing Tag
A valid race number (with timing tag on the reverse) must be worn on the front of your shirt whenever taking part in any of our events. Find out what it looks like, how to attach it and when you will receive it ....
Race Pack Delivery & Collection
Register early enough and your race number (and gear, in some cases) will be delivered to your door. For those who like to leave it fashionably late, you can collect at the venue. Check out all the details and important deadlines here ....
From event specific garments to our own Run More branded kit, we have some wicked-smart running gear available for purchase as part of your entry ticket (or later). Make sure you get the right fit with our size guide ....
Walkers are made very welcome at all of our events, competing for prizes or just out to smash fitness goals. Check out our walking guidelines with info on how to register as a walker and the competition rules ....
With the pandemic now hopefully in the rear view mirror, pacers are back! These wonderful people will help you smash that PB with steady pacing and frequent motivation. Find out which races you can expect, how to find them and what to expect along the way ....
We want you all to cross off your fitness goals - even if that only means crossing the finish line - but we also have rules and responsibilities to our contractors and marshals. Find out what the cut-off times are for your event (and what happens if you can't make it) ....
Love them or hate them, it seems like virtual runs are here to stay ... for a while at least. This season we will offer virtual runs at certain events and you can find out which ones and how they will work here ...
The safety of our participants, crew and the public is our number one concern. First, last and always. Find out more about our safety procedures and what to expect at our events here ...