Run for a reason


Why not run Ports of Auckland Round the Bays and raise money for charity at the same time?

You can choose to run for a reason and support one of the charities that are looking for fundraisers! 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 clicking on the charity logo 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.


Help us reach our goal to raise an additional $150,000 for charity from the event and really make a difference!


Here are the charities we are partnering with this year:

Lifeline is New Zealand’s largest crisis support helpline, providing 24/7 support to people in distress. We receive over 10,000 calls a month and funds raised from the 2018 Ports of Auckland Round the Bays will be used to further strengthen our capacity to help more people and reduce suicide in New Zealand.  

Lifeline is New Zealand’s largest crisis support helpline, providing 24/7 support to people in distress. We receive over 10,000 calls a month and funds raised from the 2018 Ports of Auckland Round the Bays will be used to further strengthen our capacity to help more people and reduce suicide in New Zealand.  

South Auckland Riding for the Disabled is a charitable equestrian organisation.  We provide interaction with horses to develop increased ability, independence and self-esteem for children in our community with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges. As part of the partnership Ports of Auckland Round the Bays has bought two ponies to replace retiring horses. They will be fed and looked after for the year. 

South Auckland Riding for the Disabled is a charitable equestrian organisation.  We provide interaction with horses to develop increased ability, independence and self-esteem for children in our community with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges. As part of the partnership Ports of Auckland Round the Bays has bought two ponies to replace retiring horses. They will be fed and looked after for the year. 

Each year, young Kiwis get on board to experience the trip of a lifetime. They leave with a whole new set of skills, lots of new friends and a new confidence to take on the challenges in life. The whole voyage is based on learning by doing. They face all sorts of challenges and take part in lots of activities on the ship, on the water and on the shore. Leaving with a level of self-empowerment only found on the Spirit of New Zealand.

Each year, young Kiwis get on board to experience the trip of a lifetime. They leave with a whole new set of skills, lots of new friends and a new confidence to take on the challenges in life. The whole voyage is based on learning by doing. They face all sorts of challenges and take part in lots of activities on the ship, on the water and on the shore. Leaving with a level of self-empowerment only found on the Spirit of New Zealand.