Wellington, NZ

Join us on Sunday 16th October at Waitangi Park, Herd St, Wellington

Day commences from 3.00pm and begins with the opening ceremony. The 1km event start time will be 5.10 pm on Sunday 16th October.

6-14 Children only. One parent / guardian may accompany a child for free if they deem this necessary.  All ages must be as on the day of the event.

Kids aged 5 and under may join the 1KM run for free with a parent or guardian accompanying them – we want as many kids as possible to join in and #runasone. No need to register as your timing will not be tracked. Please allow for the registered older kids to start ahead of you, their timing will count!

Open to boys, girls and parents may accompany their child for free. Children running with parents will start behind single child entrants.

Registration $29.50

5.05 pm                    Event Briefing

5.10 pm                    Event Start

5.30 pm                    Event Finish

5.35 pm                    Event Presentations 1st, 2nd, and 3rd M & F

Gold / Silver and Bronze Medallions M & F

8.25 pm                    Presentation of the run4reef Major Prize, please enter your run4reef timing tag in the barrel to be eligible to WIN

Day commences from 3.00pm and begins with the opening ceremony. The 5km event start time will be 4.00 pm Sunday 16th October 2022.

All ages and abilities. Male, Female & Non-Binary are all encouraged to participate. 

Running with a jogging pram is permitted – you will be asked to start at the back of the field to ensure everyone’s safety.

Registration $67.50

3.55 pm                    Event Briefing

4.00 pm                    Event Start

4.50 pm                    Event Finish

4.55 pm                    Event Presentations 1st, 2nd, and 3rd M & F

Gold / Silver and Bronze Medallions M & F

8.25 pm                    Presentation of the run4reef Major Prize, please enter your run4reef timing tag in the barrel to be eligible to WIN

Day commences from 3.00pm and begins with the opening ceremony. The 10km event will begin at 6:55 pm on Sunday 16th October 2022. All ages and abilities. Male, Female & Non-Binary are all encouraged to participate.             

Registration $87.50

6.50 pm                     Event Briefing

6.55 pm                     Event Start

8.05 pm                     Take your time, but don’t finish after 8.10 pm, as you must get your timing tag in the barrel asap to WIN the run4reef Major Prize

8.25 pm                    Event Presentations 1st, 2nd, and 3rd M & F

Male & Female Champions win the Great Barrier Reef Prize – 3 nights’ accommodation for 2 people at the run4reef Finale in May 2023 staying at the Marriott Sheraton Grand Resort and Port Douglas and touring the Great Barrier Reef with including flights and transfers

                                   Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medallions

7.55 pm                    Presentation of the run4reef Major Prize, please enter your run4reef timing tag in the barrel to be eligible to WIN

Day commences from 3.00pm and begins with the opening ceremony. The Race2Zero 10km event will begin at 5.45 pm on Sunday 16th October 2022. 

Time Eligibility Rules Apply – there is a 45 minute time limit for this event.

Male, Female & Non-Binary are all encouraged to participate. 

Registration $87.50

5.40 pm                    Race Briefing

5.45 pm                    Race Start

6.35 pm                    Event finish

6.40 pm                    Event Presentations 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

$1000 Prize Male & Female Champions

Gold / Silver and Bronze Medallions

8.25 pm                    Presentation of the run4reef Major Prize – enter your run4reef timing tag in the barrel to be eligible to WIN

23 EVENTS. ONE START TIME. ACROSS AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND.

Welcome to run4reef, a synchronised race event taking part across 21 cities in Australia & New Zealand.
Races will start simultaneously with a global leaderboard where you will not only compete against your local runners, but runners from across two continents. Register for your preferred distance with races at 1km, 5km, 10km, or the elite 10km race2zero.

run4reef isn’t all about the competition – it’s about raising awareness and funds for various projects working to maintain and restore our very own natural wonder of the world, the Great Barrier Reef.

Join run4reef in Wellington, NZ on Sunday 16th October 2022.

Event Summary

There’s plenty of reasons to enter your run4reef event NOW. It’s a world’s first, the Great Barrier Reef needs your support, you could win a BYD electric car, there are limited registrations available, you can run against family and friends across Australia and NZ and it’s going to be FUN.

And don’t forget we are announcing some fantastic musicians playing for your entertainment!

10% of your registration fee goes to our reef charity partners – the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, WWF Australia & WWF New Zealand.
5% of your registration fee goes to local charities.

There are limited number of registrations available in each separate host city.

The run4reef formula means that events are contained in a restricted area to minimize disruption and depending on the course width only a certain number of runners can participate. But the beauty is you can watch it all happening right in front of you.

Get in early.
run4reef is unique. Runners will start each event simultaneously across every event. Runners will not only be running with participants in their own city, but against all runners across Australia and New Zealand in real time.

As runners cross the timing mats on each lap they will be able to see their ranking across the 22 events.

One of the first 40,000 entries in all events across Australia and New Zealand will win a magnificent BYD Atto 3 electric vehicle valued at $50,000. What an amazing prize!

We will all be running as ONE. Sure it’s a race, but please remember your time only starts when you cross the starting mat and finally once you’ve finished all laps – across the finish ONETIME mat.

Apart from the race2zero all events are for all ages and abilities.

The run4reef 1km is for all boys and girls over 5 years of age and under 14 on the day of the event.

Parents may also enter the 1km to accompany their children in this event and start at the rear of the field. Parents will receive a timing tag and be eligible for entry into the prize draw for the BYD electric vehicle.

One of the best features of run4reef is that we are all running together. Cheers on your city’s best as they strive to become the first ever run4reef Champions. Cheer on your city’s best as they strive to become the first ever run4reef Champions.

race2zero Champions

race2zero entrants are competing to be host City Champions.

Urge them on – they are representing your City.

The male and female Champions at each event will each win a cash prize of $1,000 and the fastest Champions across all events will also win the Great Barrier Reef prize of 3 nights accommodation for 2 people at the run4reef Finale in May 2023 staying at the Sheraton Grand Resort, Port Douglas and touring the Great Barrier Reef including flights and transfers.

Yes – there’s more.

Our huge thanks to the run4reef musicians and bands.

What acts we have for you.

Musicians will be playing in a centralised location and broadcast across the various events via the big screens.

You can’t be late. We are all running as ONE.

However, your time only starts when you cross the start mat so please respect all participants and keep to the outside – let your City Champions through. They are racing.

Yes, we want as many of you as possible to be involved in this amazing simultaneous movement.

BUT please be advised if you have not finished your distance within the times provided below you will be asked to step off the course in readiness of the next event. As you can imagine all events across the 23 host cities must start on time.

Walkers will also be asked to start at the back of the field.

Event time allocations

  • 1KM Warriors (6-14 y/o) – 15 minutes
  • 5KM (All Abilities) – 40 minutes
  • 10KM (All Abilities) – 70 minutes
  • 10KM Race2Zero (Elite) – No walkers, sorry

Please use public transport, bring your water bottle, pack some snacks or support the local coffee shop and cafes, deposit any rubbish and of course return your timing tag to win the BYD. We really want to be a zero footprint event.

Wellington, NZ - The Place of the Possible