Wellington Round the Bays 2021

21 February 2021

Join us to help New Zealanders with intellectual disabilities achieve their sporting dreams!

Special Olympics New Zealand provides sports training and competition for people with Intellectual Disabilities, creating opportunities for athletes to develop physical fitness, grow their confidence, experience the joy of sport and participate in the sharing of skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

We believe in inclusion and the ability for everyone to participate without barriers. This is one of the things we love about Round the Bays, as everyone can participate, walkers, runners, old, young and people with disabilities.

So work up a sweat with us as you make your way around the Wellington Round the Bays 2021 course, starting at Frank Kitts Park and finishing at Kilbirnie Park, and join us in bringing the joy of sports to New Zealanders with an intellectual disability across the country!

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  • Victoria just donated $20.80
  • Lisa McGrath just donated $26
  • Eileen Collinson just donated $10.40
  • Kaye Batchelor just donated $61.36
  • Lyndon and Maico just donated $208
  • Heather Lear just donated $20.80
  • Anonymous just donated $10.40
  • Erina Papp just donated $42.64
  • Eryn Makinson just donated $52
  • Sara O'Donnell just donated $26
  • Emma just donated $26
  • Mary just donated $52
  • Kerri just donated $60.32
  • Tristen Mathieson just donated $2.08
  • Martin Peak just donated $26
  • Helen Moody just donated $104
  • Kate Salmond just donated $26
  • Anonymous just donated $10.40
  • Hannah Cameron just donated $25
  • Anonymous just donated $26

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.
  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!

Where the money raised will go

In 2021 we have our National Summer Games, this event only happens once every 4 years and attracts around 1750 athletes and coaches from across New Zealand. This event provides athletes the opportunity to succeed in their sport, make lifelong connections, and raise their confidence and belief in their abilities. 

The National Summer Games is funded by our athletes and every dollar raised reduces the cost per athlete, allowing more athletes the opportunity to compete, grow and succeed. 

To learn more about our 2021 National Summer Games in Hamilton check out our website to see what we’re up to.

Get a free Special Olympics tee

Raise $200 and we’ll send you a FREE “#ChooseToInclude Special Olympics Unified Sports” running t-shirt.

Enjoy a sausage sizzle

After you’re finished your run/walk pop over to the SONZ marquee to meet our team and enjoy a sausage sizzle.

Fundraise with friends

It’s loads of fun to fundraise with 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 website to purchase your ticket.


 Start fundraising

Get in touch

Email our friendly fundraising team directly at events@specialolympics.org.nz.