Sunday 5th May

Western Springs Park

  • Buggy Run/Walk - 3km
  • Family Run/Walk - 6km
  • The #fitspo – 24km in teams of 4 only, completed as a relay.

61 days until the race | $0 raised for #plunketfunrunakl


The Auckland leg of the Plunket Fun Run is happening at in Western Springs Park on Sunday 5th May. 
We want you to run or walk up to 24km, alongside or ‘in the shoes of’ the mums, dads, grandparents, aunties, uncles and caregivers who give their all, 24 hours a day, to raise future generations.

There are three distances you can register to run or walk:
• 3km for new families with younger children in prams, carriers and buggies
• 6km for families with older children (buggies/prams allowed in this distance also)
• 24km in teams of 4 only, completed as a relay.

Every registration goes in the draw to win some amazing spot prizes from ASICS New Zealand, Huggies New Zealand, Colgate Australia and New Zealand, Blue Dinosaur, Pic's Peanut Butter, Lisa's Hummus & Dips and MORE!

If you’re not wanting to participate, but are still into supporting the good work that Plunket does, please you can make an instant donation of $3 by texting FUNRUN to 2448 or you can support someone running by donating online to their Raise a Bundle page (

This event is a non-competitive FUN run or walk! The event is open for all ages, fitness to anyone!
A great event for anyone training for a big run they have coming up - or simply a fun day out with friends and/or family! #plunketfunrunakl

Check out the Auckland Facebook event page here to keep up to date!

What parking is available?

Parking is available in and around Western Springs. We suggest using public transport or car-pooling with friends and family given the parking will be limited.

Is the event weather permitting?

No. This event will go ahead no matter the weather. This being said, it is entirely your call as to whether you still want to attend the event. We will send out regular weather updates coming up to the event date.

Can I get a refund for my ticket if I cannot attend the event?

No. As this is a 100% fundraiser event all tickets are non-refundable and will be put towards our total amount fundraiser – which is supporting our Community Services.

What is the cost to enter?

3km Distance - Adult ($15) Child Under 16 ($5), Under 5's (FREE all distances)

6km Distance - Adult ($15), Child Under 16 ($5)

24km Relay Team - $60 team of 4

How does this event work?

You must register for this event and purchase your ticket online pre-event. This event will be a staggered start for each distance. Once all distances are complete we will have a small gathering to give away spot-prizes, interact with the attendees and have food and drink available onsite.

What if I have an accident, will first-aid be available?

Yes, we have qualified first-aiders available throughout the day.

Can I purchase tickets on the day?

No. You must purchase your tickets online. Ticket sales for each event will end 24 hours before the event starts.

Is this event a race?

No this is not a race. This event is a non-competitive, fun event for all ages and all fitness types. In saying that, you’re welcome to time yourself and try and beat your personal best!

What are the site conditions?

Western Springs Park is a family friendly venue suitable for all ages and buggies. The track is sealed throughout and shapes around a small lake. Please keep a close eye on your children around the water. The base provides a safe site with plenty of space for post-event picnics and family fun.

Is this event accessibility friendly?


Will there a photographer on the event day, and will they share these photos externally?

There will be a photographer on the day and all photos taken will be added to Plunket New Zealand Facebook page and each event page. If you wish to NOT have your photo taken please let the photographer know.

If, post-event, you see your photograph on our website or external social media channels and you wish for it to be removed please message or email us and we will remove it immediately.

How do I get to the event?

From the city take State Highway 16 towards Helensville, then exit 6 for St Lukes Rd. Turn right onto St Lukes Rd, then left onto Great North Rd. Turn right onto Motions right and your next right will be the Auckland Zoo entrance.

Where are the meeting points, and start/finish lines?

As you enter the car park, to your right is the entry to the park. The event base and start/finish line should be visible from the car park. All meeting point information will be communicated both via email and on our social media channels pre-event. The start and finish line are in the same place.

What if I have valuables, do you have storage?

We advise you leave your valuables at home, if you do bring them along we would recommend keeping them on you at all times. There is no storage available.

Do I need to print my ticket? Or will I receive a hard-copy ticket?

No you do not need to print your ticket – as long as you can access it via your emails on your phone or mobile device. You will not receive a hard-copy ticket. You will be emailed your ticket.

Will there be prizes or giveaways?

Yes! We have an awesome variety of Product Sponsors who have a huge amount of product to giveaway throughout the day as spot-prizes. There will not be competitive prizes as this event is not competitive. Be sure to come and say hi to the team wearing Plunket T-shirts as we have lots of goodies to giveaway and win!

Will there be food and drink available?

Yes! There will be a coffee cart and food trucks at the event base pre/post-race.

What’s not allowed on course?

Unfortunately you will not be allowed to bring your dog along to this event. Bikes and scooter are allowed. No motor vehicles allowed.

Are there toilets and other facilities available?

Yes public toilets are available at all times although limited, nor are there changing rooms or showers. Please come prepared.

What is the money raised from this event going towards?

Plunket is a charity and although we have a government contract to deliver our Plunket nursing service (the WellChild Tamariki Ora Programme), everything we do above and beyond our nursing service such as parenting programmes, support groups, injury prevention education, toy libraries etc., is funded through the efforts of our fundraising teams through donations, grants, partnerships and fundraising events.

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