Iconic Road Running Relay

Saturday 19th September 2020

The Takahe to Akaroa Relay is an historic New Zealand road relay running for nearly 80 years. The event brings together teams of all ages from across the country to compete over a 67 kilometre course from the Sign of the Takahe to the town of Akaroa on Christchurch’s spectacular Banks Peninsula.

Browse the site for more information about the history of the event, photos, past results, and more.


Is this your first time running the iconic Takahē to Akaroa or the Allandale to Cooptown relays? If you haven't been an athletics member before, you will automatically go in the draw to win a kayak tour for two with Pohatu Penguin Eco Tours. It is our way to reward someone who is obviously not afraid of joining in outdoor adventures.

Competition info here

Event History

Read all about the fascinating history of the Takahe to Akaroa Road Relay, from its beginnings in 1935 to today.

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View results and records sorted by year.

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View photos, videos, and read articles and commentary from the event, and add your own.

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