The Ultimate Virtual Race of New Zealand

RUN | BIKE | SOLO | TEAMS

JOIN THE ULTIMATE VIRTUAL RACE OF 2021

Run, walk, crawl or bike the length of New Zealand and be in to win amazing travel prizes courtesy of NZ Tourism Industry operators.

Entry Fee $49USD

Virtual Race of New Zealand 2021 medal

Let's face it, 2020 was a rough year, and in 2021 connection to and support from other amazing human beings will be just as important.

The race aims to be more than just a virtual event. You will find community and connection with people from all over the world.

We will be fostering positivity and rewarding amazing members of our community with prizes along the way.

We are not just giving you a unique Virtual Event. We will also be showcasing some of New Zealand's greatest attractions and experiences.

We will be giving four people the best present ever and giving away the Ultimate NZ Travel Experience

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A virtual race is a race that can be run, walked or cycled from any location you choose. You can ride, run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on the track (or even at another race).

You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. You log your miles into our system and get to virtually see your progress along the route.

The length of New Zealand if you travel by foot or bike is a stunningly beautiful 2,099 km (1,304 miles) from Cape Reinga in the north to Bluff in the south.

You can take on this incredible challenge yourself or team up and combine forces with your friends (or we can find friends for you) and your combined mileage will count towards the final tally.

You can start anytime you want from 30 April 2021 onwards and complete the distance at your own pace. (You can take up to 12 months, if you want). 

The main prizes are drawn 31 December and you don't have to have completed the distance to be eligible for these or great spot prizes awarded throughout the race.

Note: You do not have to travel the entire distance in one outing! As you accumulate the mileage you enter it into our system and it calculates your total distance travelled and remaining distance to completion. All mileage has to be logged by 29 April 2022.

Virtual Race of NZ medal

Your medal will be shipped directly to you. There is no prize for fastest times!

All prizes will be randomly drawn as we have no "course marshals" or global time-keeping system to keep things 100% transparent and fair. Anyone cheating is therefore only cheating themselves and we will be looking for participants that are actively engaging in our Facebook community to award additional spot prizes and rewards for being great race ambassadors.

Each participant will be able to join the Facebook Group where an entire community of incredible human beings will be to share stories, support each other and where we will give you updates and announce prize winners along the journey.

Race Categories

Solo - You can take on this challenge as a solo participant and complete the entire 2,099 km yourself.

Team - Create a team of up to 10 people and combine your total distances to knock off the challenge together

Check out the FAQ section for more details

SOLO RUN

Run at your own pace at your own location and accumulate the miles

TEAM RUN

Build a team of up to 10 people to complete the challenge. Your cumulative total counts!

SOLO BIKE

Ride solo at your own pace to complete the 2099 km

TEAM BIKE

Create a team of up to 10 people to complete the 2099 km challenge together.

SOLO MULTISPORT

Any human power you want to accumulate the miles (Run/Bike/Swim)

TEAM MULTISPORT

Any human power you want to accumulate the miles (Run/Bike/Swim). Create a team of up to 10 people

It's Not Too Late To Enter!

Race starts 30 April 2021 but entries don’t close then.

You can start any time up to 30 Dec 2021, after which entries close.

That’s because the main prize draw is on 31 Dec and ALL entrants are eligible, irrespective of whether or not they’ve completed the full distance by that date.

You have up until 29 April 2022 to complete the race.

Win The Ultimate NZ Travel Experience

We will be giving away 2 x travel experiences for 2 to tour New Zealand and experience this amazing country in real life.

The Tourism Industry in New Zealand has been dramatically affected by border closures and yet they are coming together to support this event and help promote our beautiful country around the world.

The randomly drawn prize winners will receive vouchers to experience some of New Zealand's most iconic attractions from the top of the North Island Right down to the bottom of the South Island. Current valuation of the travel packages are in excess of $15,000 and this is growing day by day.

Every day we are adding to the prize pool as sponsors and race supporters come on and if we hit 10,000 entrants we will also pay for return flights for any winners, from anywhere in the world!

Follow our Facebook Page to get more information. as new sponsors and tourist attractions are added to the prize pool and also win great spot prizes.

This Virtual Race is backed by General Travel NZ (Supporting NZ tourism operators for over 40 years) and Konnector.

While you may not be able to be here today... Imagine being able to come and experience all this when borders open back up!

Travel to New Zealand - Plan your New Zealand travel at the official site of Tourism New Zealand

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