Sunday 5th April

John Wilson Ocean Drive

I do it for THEM

I do it for US

I do it for ME

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days until the race | $0 raised for #plunketfunrundund

The Dunedin leg of the Plunket Fun Run is happening for the first time on and around John Wilson Ocean Drive on 5 April 2020. Join us, and the countless mums, dads, grandparents, caregivers and Plunket supporters all moving to keep vital Plunket services running in communities across the motu.

Your personal fundraising efforts genuinely help us to make the difference of a lifetime – help us do even more for kiwi families by starting a fundraising page today.

Every dollar that your friends, family and colleagues contribute, will go directly into funding groups and activities that keep parents empowered, connected with one another and building the villages that we all need to raise healthy tamariki and thriving whānau.

The first 150 people or groups to set up a fundraising page and raise $20 will get some Plunket Seeds of Change (carrots) and a Plunket Pen in their race packs. There are some more really incredible fundraising incentives up for grabs for all of the top fundraisers in each city too. Keep an eye out the Plunket Fun Run facebook page for announcements!

With thanks to our event partners

Supply Partner


3km – for families with buggies or younger children or those just starting out
Adult $15 / Child (under 16) $5 / Under 5’s FREE

6km – for families with older children, groups or individuals who have run before
Adult $20 / Child (under 16) $10 / Under 5’s $2,

10km – for established runners, or those wanting to push themselves
Adult $30 / Child (under 16) $15 / Under 5’s $5

Every registration goes in the draw to win some amazing spot prizes our incredible event partners. Keep an eye on the Plunket Fun Run facebook page for announcements.


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Late/On The Day Registrations
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM: Race Day Pack Pickup
9:45 AM: Mandatory safety briefing
10:00 AM: Race starts*
1:00 PM: Event Ends

*note, 10km runners will begin first, runners and walkers from other distances will start shortly after

Can I get a refund for my ticket?

As stated on our registration platform there is a no-refunds policy for this event.

In the event I am unable to attend, my ticket can either be:

Transferred to another person at least 72 hours before the event starts (please email raiseabundle@plunket.org.nz to arrange)


It will be considered a donation to Plunket and will be not be refunded. All proceeds for this event go directly to supporting Plunket’s work in the community.

I will be informed by the Event Organisers by email of any cancellations or changes of date. While there is a strict no refunds policy for this event, if the date or location of the event is changed by Plunket for whatever reason and I can no longer attend, the ticket price will be refunded minus any booking or merchant fees.

What about rain days?

This event will go ahead no matter the weather. 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 register on the day?

At 8am there will be half an hour allocated for on the day registrations. Payment is by cash or EFTPOS only.

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

No. When you register you will be sent a confirmation email by EventPlus with a unique registration number. The Friday before the event an email with more details will be sent to you.

Where do I get my race day pack from?

Your Race Day Pack is only available on the day from 9am. As well as some goodies from our Product Partners, this pack will contain your race day wristband, make sure you are wearing this so we know that you are registered to run and what your Race Day Number is (which will determine if you receive a spot prize!)

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.

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 or with your support people at the event base. There is no storage available.

What’s parking/toilets/accessibility at the venue like? Can we bring dogs?

The Dunedin City Council has information about John Wilson Ocean Drive on its website.

What about the people who have come to support me?

Our event base will be up and running from 9am so your friends, family and supporters can wait there with you before you run and stay there while you do the course. There will be some a coffee cart and at least one food or ice cream vendor and a sausage sizzle, so remind them to bring some money along to purchase.

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.

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!

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

There will be a Plunket staff taking photos on the day and all photos taken will be added to Plunket New Zealand Facebook page and each event page. If you DO NOT wish to have your photo taken please let someone in a Plunket t-shirt know before you leave for the day.

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 spot prizes work?

For just registering for an event and turning up on the day you’re in the draw to win some amazing spot prizes from our Event Partners and Product Partners. After you’ve run, come and visit the tents at the event base, a prize could be waiting there for you!

Keep an eye out on the facebook page for announcements about what our spot prizes are

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.

Question not answered here? Contact us at raiseabundle@plunket.org.nz