Auckland Round the Bays

06-13 March 2022 - Virtual Event

Get your sweat on and raise funds for mental health at Auckland Round the Bays!

Make your run or walk matter at Auckland Round the Bays. Sweat for charity and let the thousands of Kiwis struggling with mental health issues know that they are not alone. The more money you raise, the more Kiwis in distress we can reach with our life changing resources. So, please, go hard with your fundraising, knowing that every cent raised will make a serious difference. We'll be here to support you every step of the way.

You don't need to be a runner to sign up! There's something for everyone!

We still need you moving for mental health, so feel free to reach out to - please let us know how we can help!

*Event listed is not organised or facilitated by the Mental Health Foundation.

How it works

  1. Set up an online fundraising page and set your fundraising goal.
  2. Share your page link far and wide to tell the world you're running for mental health and why.
  3. Don't forget to buy your entry ticket to the event.
  4. Update your page regularly to keep your friend's and whānau updated with your progress. Their donations are receipted automatically. No hassle, no worries!

Score a free T-shirt

Raise $200 and we'll send you a FREE "I'm sweating for mental health" running T-shirt.


Fundraise with friends

Fundraising is heaps of fun with your friends so set up a team fundraising page and invite your friends to join you.


Let's get started

Set up your fundraising page then head to the event website to purchase your ticket.


 Start fundraising


Have you got questions about this event or fundraising for mental health? Check out these frequently asked questions or get in touch with the contact form below. We'd love to hear from you. 

How do I enter Auckland Round the Bays?

Head on over to the event website. You'll be asked to register for the event, select your entry option, and pay your entry fee. Please note that setting up your fundraising page on our website does not enter you in the event. 

How do I get fundraising supplies?

Head on over to our Fundraising Store where you'll find a range of free downloadable resources to help promote your fundraising event. We also have a small stock of physical resources available on request. Check it out.

Fundraising store

How will the fundraising money be spent?

Your donations help support communities care for each other by contributing to all the work the MHF does. This work covers:

  • Suicide prevention and bereavement
  • Resource and information services
  • Positive mental health promotion
  • Policy and advocacy
  • The MHF website
  • Māori Development

Our Key Messages Document provides information on these areas, as well as other key facts and tips on how to talk about fundraising for mental health in a safe and supportive way.

Fundraising tips

For loads of great ideas to help you fundraise check out our Fundraising Toolkit.

Boost your fundraising by asking others to guess your finish time for a koha. Download our Guess My Time chart and start your sweepstake.

Fundraising toolkit

Fundraising toolkit

Guess my time

Guess my time


Help us improve the wellbeing of Kiwis

Thanks to 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

Get in touch

Fill out this contact form or email our friendly fundraising team directly at