Auckland Round the Bays

Sunday 8 March 2020

Get 30% off your entry if you fundraise for mental health!

Join our team to show your support and aroha for Kiwis living with mental health problems right now. With more than half of us experiencing a mental health problem in our lifetimes, every dollar raised helps us to boost the wellbeing of people across Aotearoa and makes sure no one has to face tough times alone. Being active is also a great way to boost your own wellbeing! 

The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event is an iconic run or walk over a flat course. The course follows Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour starting in the city at Quay Street and finishing on the waterfront at St Heliers Bay. The course distance is 8.4 km and you can walk, jog, skip, hop or run it! 

How to redeem your 30% discount.

Start an online fundraising page for the Mental Health Foundation of NZ, and we will email you a discount code to redeem when your purchase your entry.

  • Be in the first 100 people to sign up and get a discount code to receive 30% off your entry. 
  • Sign up before December 10th and score a free 'running for mental health' sweatband.
  • Raise $200 and recieve a 'sweating for mental health' running shirt to wear on the day.
  • Join us for a post race BBQ and cold beverage.

Set up your fundraising page today! If you want to enter a team or find out more about fundraising for mental health, please use the contact form below and we will be in touch.

If you have a fundraising enquiry fill out this form or call 09 623 4810 ext 826

If your enquiry is regarding the event itself, please visit

Help us improve the wellbeing of Kiwis

With your generosity, we can tautoko/support more Kiwis to enjoy good mental health and wellbeing. By supporting our māhī you can be part of creating an Aotearoa where people, their whānau, employers and communities have the know-how to talk about mental health openly and where everyone is supported through tough times with the kindness they deserve.

Around 1 in 5 of us will experience a mental health problem this year

Nearly 50% of us will experience a mental illness
in our lifetime

Our youth suicide rate
is the highest of 41
OECD countries

The money you fundraise will allow us to provide people with free information, resources and campaigns covering the A-Z of mental health and wellbeing topics. It will also help us advocate for helpful and hopeful policies and services for people living with mental illness.

Meet some of our fundraisers

We have hundreds of people every year set themselves a goal of running their first quarter-marathon, half-marathon or marathon and dedicating their race to a cause that is close to them.

"Mental health is a major issue in New Zealand, with 1 in 5 kiwis suffering. I'm inspired by the work of The Mental Health Foundation of NZ and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in the Half Marathon."


“We believe that almost everyone has been affected by mental health disorders. We are inspired by the work of The Mental Health Foundation of NZ and wanted to support them by raising money as part of our participation in Dunedin Marathon 2019.”


"I am passionate about improving the awareness around Mental Health and in turn encouraging those who find themselves in need of help to ask for it"