Sunday 22 March 2020

We are aware this has been postponed due to COVID-19 and MOH guidelines around public gatherings. We will update the event when a new date is announced. If you are in the area and would like to support Mental Health Foundation, please get in touch.

Get your sweat on and raise funds for mental health!

Join our team running City2Surf to show support and aroha for Kiwis living with mental health problems right now.  Run or walk the 6km or 14km distance in the City2Surf funrun. The route is fast, flat, and fun!

If you have a race entry already, set up a fundraising page and we will be in touch with more info. If you don't already have your race entry, set up your fundraising page then head over to the official event page to purchase your entry. 

What's in it for you!

If this is your first time fundraising or running, we'll give you heaps of aroha along the way and help you reach your goals! We will give you:

  • An 'I'm sweating for mental health' running t-shirt when you raise $200 as a reminder that what you're doing is also benefitting your own mental health and wellbeing. 
  • A fundraising how-to-guide for first timers.
  • A whole lot of accolades, compliments and good vibes.

Get your sweat on and set up your fundraising page today! Then head to the City2Surf website to select your distance and purchase your ticket.

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"


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Our goal