Cigna Round the Bays in New Zealand’s vibrant capital city has something for all capabilities to enjoy.

 

The hugely popular 6.5km event offers participants run, walk or wheelchair options. Kids in buggy’s are most welcome, even encouraged as part of the organisers plan to get as many involved and excited about fitness as possible.

 

There’s the Bluebridge 10km for those who want to step up the challenge.

 

And for those who want to take in as much of the bay as possible the Cigna Achilles Half Marathon promises hours of fun! All three distances start at Frank Kitts Park in Wellington Central. The route winds its way around the picturesque waterfront taking in the beautiful inner harbour bays before congregating on Kilbirnie Park to cross the finish line.

Along the course runners will be met with an array of motivating entertainment including drumming groups, a brass band, balloons, bubbles and cheer groups. The finish line promises to continue the party with food stalls, live bands, BBQ sites, entertainment and activities for all ages.

 

February is creeping up fast and this event sells out far before the entrants take to the start line. Enter online now, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

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It’s a once in a lifetime experience for most – but many keep returning to the Australian Outback Marathon.

 

It’s not every day you can run in Australia’s Red Centre, with stunning views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) as the kilometres tick by. You’ll be amazed at the vegetation in what you thought was a desert. And the course is almost entirely off-road.

 

Couple the race with a range of additional sight-seeing experiences, not to mention sunrises and sunsets and you have a race you don’t want to miss in a holiday you’ll never forget.

There are events for all running levels – full and half marathon, 11km and 6km. In addition to its beauty, the course is relatively flat on unsealed roads, bush tracks and soft-sand trails, with only a couple of inclines and sand dunes.

 

Entry is in a package tour, with itineraries designed to suit all budgets and travel plans. Each package includes shuttle services, first class accommodation, and guaranteed race entry. Whichever event you intend to enter, do it today so you don’t miss out!

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