Christchurch Marathon 2020

Sunday 31st May 2020

Join our Christchurch Marathon 2020 team to raise funds for mental health!

Register to join our Wellington Marathon 2020 team! With more than half of us experiencing a mental health problem in our lifetime, every dollar raised will help us boost the wellbeing of people across Aotearoa and make sure no one has to face tough times alone.  You can run or walk whatever distance best suits you, with a full marathon, half marathon, 10km and Kids 'Mara' Fun course on offer. The event welcomes all ages and abilities with a flat, fun and scenic route through Hagley Park, the Avon River and the Red Zone. 

Fill in the form below to register your interest

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 full marathon. They dedicate their race to a cause that is close to them. That being mental health. 

"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"


"This cause is one dear to my heart. Everyone knows someone impacted someway or another by mental illness and I, personally, have seen far too many people close to me affected by it” 


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


Show your sweat for mental health! 

Raise $200 and we'll post you out a 'I'm sweating for mental health' t-shirt to rock in the marathon. If you see another person with one on, slap em' a high five or wave hello. 

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.