The Great NZ Santa Run

The Great New Zealand Santa Run, a 2-3km fun run/walk will be held at Waitemata Plaza, in the Viaduct Basin on December 5th at 6:30pm.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the community and family focused event, where kids and parents are encouraged to run through their local town, displaying as much festive spirit as possible.

Participants over 13 years of age receive a Santa Suit as part of their entry fee, while younger kids will receive a free Santa hat. Other festive decorations and dress ups are encouraged and spot prizes are also up for grabs!

Jenny Stiles, CEO of the Graeme Dingle Foundation, says the Great NZ Santa Run is not only a fun filled way to bring the community together but all those who participate will help our young people build inner strength and resilience to set them on the right path to achieve their goals.

The Foundation’s amazing Kiwi Can leaders, who help transform the lives of thousands of Kiwi kids across the country every year, will be the cheerleaders / MC’s for races in their region.

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 11 June 2019