Events

Sport Canterbury delivers events across the Canterbury West Coast region. Everything we do is about getting, and keeping, people engaged in sport and physical activity.

Our flagship events include the Marriotts Hadlee Sports Awards, Regional Sports Awards, Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember, Hellers Pegasus Fun Run, Sea2Sea Challenge and UC Education Mud Run for Secondary School Students.

July 20 - September 9

"Be Active" Term 3 Programmes
Christchurch - Various Locations, Christchurch
Eight-week "Be Active" programmes have been designed for people wanting to increase their level of activity and have fun along the way.

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September 7

Spirit of Gold - International Paralympic Day
New Zealand-wide, Christchurch, Canterbury and West Coast
Monday 7 September officially marks International Paralympic Day and the ‘1 Year To Go’ milestone until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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September 26 - October 4

NZCT South Island Masters Games
Saxton Field, Nelson
This is a nine day festival of sport, 40+ events, ages 30+, themed dance parties, social and competitive grades. Come play in Nelson!

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September 28 - November 6

Sea2Sea Challenge
South Canterbury, South Canterbury
For over a decade, South Canterbury’s annual Sea2Sea Challenge has encouraged workplaces, schools and community groups to get out and exercise every day.

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October 11

Hellers Pegasus Fun Run
Pegasus Town, North Canterbury
For the fourth year in a row, the Hellers Pegasus Fun Run offers a challenge within reach – 10km and 5.5km courses, plus a 2.5km lakeside loop, which many families choose to run together.

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November 7

The Pink Star Walk
North Hagley Park, Christchurch
The Pink Star Walk is back! You are able to choose between your walking distances and can get your family and friends involved too!

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February 1 - February 6

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships
Aorangi Park, Timaru, Timaru
The seventh World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships will be held in South Canterbury in 2016. The sport is already played in over 450 cities around the world.

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February 12 - February 14

Touch Junior National Championships
North Hagley Park, Christchurch
Touch New Zealand has confirmed North Hagley Park as the venue for both National Championships and Junior National Championships in 2016.

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February 21

Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember
Victoria Park, Christchurch
Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember is a 10km charity fun run/walk to honour those who lost their lives in the February 2011 earthquake.

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March 4 - March 6

Touch National Championships
North Hagley Park, Christchurch
Touch New Zealand has confirmed North Hagley Park as the venue for both National Championships and Junior National Championships in 2016.

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Spaces, Places & People

A shared vision for the recovery of sport and recreation across Greater Christchurch.

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