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December 2021

Around the Mountains Down River Dash

12 December 2021

Down River Dash

The Down River Dash is a 23km flat, fast and furious time-trial ride along the Centre Hill to Mossburn section of the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail. Finish is at Mossburn Golf Club to enjoy a BBQ, bar and prize giving. Family groups and e-bikers just in it for fun are also welcome, plus there's a 16km running event for the traditionalists!

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Taupo Ultra Marathon

18 December 2021

Taupō Ultra Marathon

Held on Taupō's beautiful Great Lake Trail, this event of a lifetime winds its way through native bush and farmland with panoramic views across New Zealand's largest lake. Options range from a 24km run/walk to the full monty 100 km epic, with plenty of pretty places to cheer on competitors.

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January 2022

Race The Train ATM

15 January 2022

Race The Train

This unique running and mountain biking event is back on track! Race alongside the historic Kingston Flyer steam locomotive in one of four events – a 5km, 12km or 24km run, or a 24km bike ride. Registrations open on October 5th.

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22 — 30 January 2022

Kōpiko Aotearoa

The Kōpiko cuts a 1070km track along some of the North Island's best cycle routes through remote hill country between East Cape in Tairāwhiti and Cape Egmont in Taranaki. This bikepacking brevet, designed by the Kennett Brothers, is super-scenic, 'technically' easy but very arduous with over 17,000m of climbing. Ride it in 4 to 14 days – no more no less!

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February 2022

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19 February 2022

Old Ghost Ultra

Love to explore your mental and physical limits? This could be the event for you. Traversing the stunning 85km Old Ghost Road and with more than 2,600 metres of ascent, the Old Ghost Ultra is the ultimate test in backcountry running. The 2022 event is full, but you can still join the waitlist or start plotting your run-up to 2023!

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25 February — 1 March 2022

Tour Aotearoa

The brainchild of the Kennett Brothers, the TA is one of the world’s greatest bikepacking trips – a 3000km odyssey stretching the length of New Zealand. This epic, self-supported brevet takes in many of the country’s top trails, including nine Great Rides and 11 Heartland Rides, linked with other memorable cycle routes. You have between 10 and 30 days to finish – no more no less!

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March 2022

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5 March 2022

Macpac Motatapu

For one day only each year, the trails of the Motatapu in the stunning Wānaka–Queenstown high country welcome thousands of competitors to one of New Zealand’s favourite off-road sporting events. Run or ride this iconic event, choosing from the 47km MTB Race, 15km Miners Trail, 42km Marathon and the 52.5km Ultra Run.

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Queenstown Marathon

19 March 2022

Queenstown Marathon

Arguably New Zealand's most beautiful marathon, this eye-popping course follows sections of the Queenstown Trail, including the Arrow River Bridges Trail, the Lake Hayes Circuit and Lake Wakatipu Trail. Choose from the full marathon, half-marathon, 10km, and a 2.2km course to get the kids on track.

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May 2022

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14 May 2022

Hawke's Bay Marathon

Run away on the New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Hawke’s Bay Marathon, taking in the region’s best highlights, with flat, easy running along the Hawke's Bay Trails cycle network, quiet country roads and past vineyards and orchards. Cross the finish-line at the iconic Elephant Hill Estate & Winery where you can celebrate in style.

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November 2022

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12 — 13 November 2022

Cyclorama

Taking place on the Queenstown Trail and other regional trails, New Zealand's first e-bike festival has rides themed around wine, beer, food, art or birdwatching. Choose from nine different events including family-friendly options and rides for fit types looking to push their limits. All rides start and finish in historic Arrowtown village.

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