Run to Raise

We run for a reason and encourage everybody to do the same! Support a deserving charity to fundraise for or jump on our bandwagon and share the love towards our four charity partners. This year we’re aiming to help raise over $180,000 for all charities involved, so go ahead, choose a cause close to your heart and get fundraising.

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Make your run count in 2020, and make sure you register for the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event!

You can choose to run for a reason and support a deserving charity close to your heart. There are three ways you or your team can raise money for your chosen charity:

  • Start fundraising - Be a hero for your favourite charity or cause, and create your own personal fundraising page now by selecting a charity below! Or sign up during the registration process!
  • Sponsor a friend - If you are not participating you can still show your support by sponsoring anyone in the event.
  • Donate to a Cause - Make a one-off donation when completing your event entry.

The John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable trust, aimed at encouraging the young people of Auckland’s areas of greatest need to pursue a more active lifestyle through sport and physical recreation that would lead to a fitter, healthier and more caring community.

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Youthline operates a free 24/7 national Helpline supporting young people in need. They are growing up in a rapidly changing world and dealing with many challenges which often leave them feeling shut off from the world and believing that there is no way out of their situation.

RASNZ provides specialist support for former refugees and has been doing so for more than 25 years. RASNZ works to address the impact of trauma by providing holistic mental health and wellbeing support throughout each person’s journey.

The primary purpose of Abilities is to provide work for people with disabilities. The main area that we operate in now is in the form of recycling. Abilities Incorporated has become a leading recycler in the fields of e-waste and document destruction.

Run with the Stroke Foundation, the only national organisation in New Zealand dedicated to reducing the incidence of stroke, improving outcomes, and supporting those affected by stroke.

GCF's vision is a world where Gut Cancers are no longer a life threatening disease. LoveYerGuts at Round the Bays and increase survival, life expectancy and quality of life for Gut Cancer patients.

Run for the Mental Health Foundation to show your support and aroha for Kiwis living with mental health problems. Raise $200 and score a free 'sweating for mental health' running shirt.

The National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing draws the community together to prevent hearing loss and to improve the lives and futures of people who are deaf or have a hearing loss.

Spirit of Adventure Trust is an organisation dedicated to the development of youth.

Our mission is to empower young New Zealanders to reach their full potential through the challenge of the sea. Every year, 1,200 young New Zealanders take part in a life-changing experience aboard Spirit of New Zealand partially funded by generous donations.

Lifeline has been listening to kiwis’, empathising with their pain and providing unconditional care for over 50 years. Our Auckland and Christchurch call centres receive calls from 0800 LIFELINE (0800 543 354) and 0508 TAUTOKO (0508 828 865) and texts from HELP (4357). Your donations make hope and connection a reality for struggling kiwis. Together we can show New Zealand how every life matters.

With every step you take you'll be raising funds for neurological research. Only with your help will the Neurological Foundation be one step closer to funding research into the 700 neurological conditions that affect 1 in 5 Kiwis. Join us on the pathway to hope!

Shine helps adult and child victims of domestic violence get safe and stay safe through frontline services, including national helpline. We train police, social workers, and people in hospitals, schools and workplaces to safely support victims. Please help us run domestic violence out of town by joining Team Shine.

Sign up to fundraise for the Cancer Society and help us beat cancer! Your generosity enables the Cancer Society to support those living with cancer, fund research and advocate for cancer prevention. Call us on 09 930 7172 or email for further information.

Join us in the fight against diabetes. We are a not-for-profit organisation that doesn't receive government funding. The money you raise will fund our diabetes prevention, education and support programmes in Auckland. We want every person affected by or at risk of diabetes in Auckland to have access to the support needed to live a full and active life.

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