About Running Events
Our secret is simple ... We're Runners Too
Running Events are one of the largest independent mass-participation event organisers in New Zealand. We own and produce the Auckland Half Marathon Series - with events in Devonport, Omaha, Coatesville, Maraetai and the Auckland Waterfront - the North Shore Run Series - with events in Orewa, Hobsonville Point, Devonport and Albany - and the Corporate Challenge Series - with events in The Auckland Domain, Waitangi Park, Wellington and Hagley Park, Christchurch. We also launched the new Mighty Totara event in 2023. Combined, these add up to a dozen events each year attracting in excess of 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, which takes place on New Zealand's most iconic running location, Tamaki Drive. We guess you must agree because the series now attracts over 12,000 entrants each year.
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 12 to choose from, we hope to see you on the road sometime soon!
2023/24 Season Dates
Find your next Running Events' running event right here.
Devonport Half Marathon
01 October 2023
15 October 2023
Corporate Challenge Christchurch
08 November 2023
Corporate Challenge Wellington
15 November 2023
Corporate Challenge Auckland
22 November 2023
Run The Point
26 November 2023
Omaha Half Marathon
03 December 2023
9-10 December 2023
21 January 2024
Coatesville Half Marathon
11 February 2024
Maraetai Half Marathon
10 March 2024
17 March 2024
Waterfront Half Marathon
07 April 2024
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!
$39.00Size 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.
Our latest medal hanger not only provides a great way to show off those hard-earned medals ... it even has a place for your race bibs. What a great way to remember a great day! Hanger supplied with full mounting kit. Hole-punch your bib or - for the fully profesh look - our bibs are a perfect fit for A5 clear pockets.
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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.
$34.00Size 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 Pickup/Delivery
AHMS and NSRS Series Pass holders usually get their race packs sent by courier. For everyone else, your race number and other items will have to be collected in-person pre-race or on race morning ....
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 ...