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Kaikōura’s location and great weather lends itself to events orientated around the outdoors, fun and the wonderful landscape. We have a number of signature annual events like the 24Hour photography event in August, the Kaikōura Whale Run (half marathon walk/run) and the Kaikōura Hop (cars, cruising, carshow) event in September. Put Kaikōura on your event schedule this season or keep an eye on the calendar when you’re travelling through to discover many interesting things to do in Kaikōura.
aikōura 5km Fun run/walk. Bring your prams, dogs on a leash – 9dogs that is not prams) and join the Pool Fundraising team.
Cost $15 Adults and $10 for children under the age of 13.
Registrations via Kaikōura sports events FB page or www.kaikourasportsevents.co.nz.
Back by popular demand it’s Poetry at the Museum! Listen, share, enjoy as we join the Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day celebrations with Kaikoura’s very own poetry talent. With an open mic session and readings by poets Jenny Wards, Te Awhina Arahanga and Amy Leigh Wicks it is a night celebrating all things poetry. Bring your creations along and unleash the power of poetry! http://www.nzbookawards.nz/national-poetry-day/
Photo Exhibition open from Saturday 24th August to Saturday 17th September at the Kaikōura Library
Now into it’s 13th year, the Kaikōura Whale Run began life in the school grounds of Kaikōura Suburban School as the Kaikōura Suburban Half Marathon. The idea was to create a fun event fund raiser that could encourage folk to have a get fit project over winter to feel great for the summer.
Please check out their website to Enter for the race or for more info about the event.
Registration Pack Pickup: 9.00 am – 9.00 pm Friday 6 Sept or 7.00 am – 8.00 am Saturday 7 Sept at Kaikōura Suburban School, Schoolhouse Road
Race Brief: 8.30 am Saturday 7 Sept at Kaikōura Suburban School, Schoolhouse Road
1/2 Marathon start time: 9.15 am
10 km start time: 9.30 am
2 km Marafun start time: 9.45 am
Prize giving: 2.30 pm at Donegal House, Schoolhouse Road
Kaikoura’s annual classic car show. The beautiful South Bay in Kaikoura becomes the central meeting place for hundreds of cars, cruising, fun, food and entertainment.
Adventure Racing is a sport combining multiple disciplines including trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, and navigation, into a complete journey. Teams race together to overcome challenges and complete the stages back-to-back in the shortest time possible.
The Kaikoura Adventure Race is a traditional adventure race with 12, 6 and 3 hour course lengths on offer. All courses will be designed to ensure that the strongest teams are challenged while still being achievable for all. There will be short course options available to those teams unable to complete the full course in the allotted time.
Located in the Kaikoura District, just 2 hours drive north from Christchurch and 2 hours south from Blenheim, the exact location and course will be kept secret until closer to the event. At the pre-event briefing teams will be provided with marked maps and course notes which will provide valuable insight into the course ahead.
The event is hosted as a fundraiser for adventure racing groups and Kaikoura High School.
Kaikoura Weekend of Racing
Sun 3rd & Mon 4th November 2019
Bring a picnic and enjoy two action-packed days at one of the most scenic race tracks in New Zealand, it’s a great weekend out for all of the family.
Donation entry (For the new St Johns building)
Start time 3:00 pm
$10 per person, kids under 18 free!
Start time 12:15 pm
$50,000 Alabar Kaikoura Cup
$30,000 Majestic Son South Bay Trotters Cup
$50,000 PGG 4yo Race
Rockgas Kaikoura Most Appropriate Raceday Attire Competition
Peninsula Beachfront Resort Punter’s Club
(win accommodation for 7 days in Mooloolaba in a 3 bedroom ocean view apartment)