Sunday 26th May

The Historic Village

  • Buggy Run/Walk - 3km
  • Family Run/Walk - 6km
  • The #fitspo – 24km completed solo or as a relay team of 4

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

The Tauranga leg of the Plunket Fun Run is happening at in Kopurererua Valley on Sunday 26th of 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:
• 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 for those who are keen to do solo, or in a group/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 particpate, 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. (funruntga.plunket.org.nz)

This event is a non-competitive FUN run or walk! The event is open for all ages, fitness levels...open 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! #plunketfunruntga

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

What parking is available?

Limited event parking will be available on 17th Avenue by the Historic Village and surrounding streets. We suggest car-pooling with friends and family or walking, good way to warm up!

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?

The Kopurererua Valley is a family friendly venue suitable for all ages and buggies. The track is gravel throughout so may get muddy if rain occurs. The Historic Village 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?

Turn into 17th Avenue off Cameron Road and make your way down the hill. You will see the Historic Village on your right and at the end of the cul-de-sac is the Kopurererua Valley.

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

The Historic Village, Village Green. 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 parked on the Village Green 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 toilets are available at all times at The Historic Village however there are no toilets available throughout the track itself. There are no showers or changing rooms so please come ready.

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.

Have another question? Contact us at raiseabundle@plunket.org.nz