parkrun New Zealand
parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all.
Using the events page, select the event you are most interested in and review all the information about the course, local news items, the photo gallery and information about volunteering. Also, take a look at the extensive results page where you will find an incredible amount of information about your past performance.
If you’re interested in signing up to run at an existing parkrun event, or you fancy starting an event where you live, click the buttons below to find out more...
Our official sponsorship deals make it possible for parkrun events to be free. Without our sponsors, parkrun could not survive.
Each of the sponsors has spent a considerable amount of time at a parkrun event and in meeting with us before deciding to become partners with us. Why? Because we believe that they have to feel the same way that we do about parkrun before we allow them to be a part of parkrun.
So successful have we been, that our sponsors' representatives can often be found running a parkrun. The way that these companies interact with the parkrunner is testament to their passion for and knowledge of what it is we do.
We like to celebrate our runners, but we also want to celebrate our sponsors! We would urge you to support them whenever you can.
parkrun aims to have an event in every community that wants one. Want your own parkrun event in your backyard? Read on.
We'd be delighted to work with you to set up and manage a parkrun event in your own backyard. All that you need to start this wonderful journey is some determination and drive. We will help you with the rest of the process offering a step by step guide, assistance and support.
Don't believe us? Why not ask any of the existing events for a reference? Each event is independently managed and controlled by the event director and so their reference is very important. If you wish to talk to them directly, go to the event website, find the event directors email address and write to them directly.
However, if you would like to hear from us then send us an enquiry and we'll get back to you very quickly.