Southern Cross Round the Bays isn’t your average fun run - it’s New Zealand’s largest! Our home is the vibrant city of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, and the 8.4km course follows the Waitematā Harbour’s picturesque coastline. Participants start on Quay Street and make their way along the bays, finishing in St Heliers. Every year, tens of thousands of people come together to get active, celebrate and raise money for a charity close to their heart.
We are FUN
We don’t take ourselves too seriously and neither should you! We supply the backdrop and entertainment; you bring the colour and life, and we create one fantastic day together.
We are Iconic!
Since 1972, we have been the ultimate fun run! Don’t get FOMO - make sure you are part of this historical event.
We bring people together
We bring people from different cultures, workplaces and abilities together in one spectacular mass of colour and pride.
We care about Hauora
We are excited for a healthier, happier NZ, and if we can help people get active, then we count that as a win. It’s easier done together, so let us help put the fun into your exercise.
We have charitable spirit
We run for a reason and encourage everybody to do the same! Support a deserving charity by fundraising for them or jump on our bandwagon and share the love towards our official Charity Partner. Make your steps count!