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Saturday 4th May

North Hagley 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 #plunketfunrunchch

The Christchurch leg of the Plunket Fun Run is happening around the perimeter in North Hagley Park on the Saturday 4th May, 24km Relay Teams will start at 10am,  with shorter distances starting soon after. All participants should sign in by 9:15am and be ready for a Health and Safety Brief at 9:30am. 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:
• 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, Harraways and MORE!
Thank you to our AWESOME 'Supply Partner' Happyhire for supporting this event.

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! #plunketfunrunchch

Click here for the Christchurch Facebook event page for all the updates!

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What parking is available?

There is off-street parking off Riccarton Ave and Armagh Street in the Botanic Gardens Car Park and off street parking around the whole of North and South Hagley Park perimeter.

If you don’t mind a wee bit of a walk before to warm up, there are also thousands of car parks available in the central city - find one using the Council’s interactive map at To access one of five multi-level parking buildings, drive in using the one-way streets and look out for the blue parking signs.

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. This is a fundraising event, so all ticket sales are final and are non-refundable. Every cent from your ticket is put toward supporting our free community services for parents and whānau across the Canterbury region.

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 before the event starts.

Please arrive at the registration tent by 9:15am to sign in, there will be a Health and Safety Briefing at 9:30am for all event participants.

This event will be a staggered start for each distance with the 24km relay and group runners starting first at 10am.

There will be a BBQ and food and coffee trucks at the end of the course. Spot prizes will also be handed out in this area so stick around after to refuel, rehydrate and spend some time with other event attendees.

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

Yes, we have qualified first-aiders available throughout the day. The tent will be located near the start line.

Can I purchase tickets on the day?

No. You must purchase your tickets online before the event. 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, stages and fitness levels. But, you are welcome to time yourself and try and beat your personal best!

What are the site conditions?

The perimeter of North Hagley is paved in most places. Some parts run adjacent to main roads so keep your children within a close distance at all times.

Is this event accessibility friendly?



There are four disability car parks in the Riccarton car park and five disability car parks in the Armagh car park. Mobility cards must be displayed in vehicles.


There are accessible toilets at the front of the Gardens towards the back of the Museum building and in the Visitor Centre.

Loan mobility scooters and wheelchairs

For those with limited mobility, the Council in conjunction with TSB Bank provide three mobility scooters for use within the Gardens and Hagley Park during Visitor Centre opening hours at no charge. Bookings can be made prior to the event through the Council Visitor Centre, phone (03) 941 7590.

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 Zeeland Facebook page and each event page. If you DO NOT wish to have your photo taken please let the photographer know.

In the unlikely event that 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?

Hagley Park is located close to the CBD and is accessible using major thoroughfares, such as Harper Avenue and Bealey Avenue, as well as the Uni-Cycle cycle route and the No. 17 bus. Please check the Christchurch City Council and Metro Bus websites for more information. Where are the meeting points, and start/finish lines?

The initial meeting point is at the grassy area near Armagh Street Bridge. If this changes we will communicate with you both via email and on our social media channels pre-event. The start and finish line are around this grassy area also.

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. When you register you will be sent a PDF ticket, as long as you can access it via your phone or mobile device you do not need to print it. 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. Food vendors and coffee cart to be advised soon.

What’s not allowed on course?

The perimeter of the park is a public and shared space so you can bring dogs, bikes, scooters if you wish. Dogs must be on leash when walking on paths and you must take full responsibility for all equipment you bring with you.

Are there toilets and other facilities available?

Toilets are located at the Armagh Street car park and on Deans Avenue. There are no showers or changing rooms on site so please come ready to go.

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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