Corporate Challenge 5k
Team Work makes the Dream Work
Team Work makes the Dream Work at the Corporate Challenge 5k! Join us in three of New Zealand's most beautiful inner-city parks for a summer evening of fun, fitness and team building. There's never been a more important time for New Zealand's premier businesses to engage with their employees and build strong, successful teams. The Corporate Challenge 5k is the ultimate "team night out" with a chance to engage in friendly competition, enjoy New Zealand's magnificent outdoors and build enduring team relationships.
It's Never Been More Relevant
With so much upheaval in the workplace over the last few years, it has never been more important to connect and engage with staff on a personal level and demonstrate how important they are to the success of the business. The Corporate Challenge offers a unique opportunity for businesses to reward their staff for their hard work and loyalty, encourage healthy lifestyles and engender strong team bonds and improved communications.
The Corporate Challenge provides a fitness and wellness goal for your team to work towards and brings them together outside the workplace for powerful team building and friendly competition in a beautiful New Zealand setting.
Event T-Shirt Included
All participants will receive a premium quality Corporate Challenge t-shirt. Free and awesome, the event t-shirt can be worn during the event or just saved for training days ...
Three Stunning VenuesThe Corporate Challenge takes place on three Wednesday November evenings in the most beautiful parks and venues that New Zealand’s premier cities have to offer. The series includes the lush greenery of Hagley Park, Christchurch, where participants can run on flat, wide footpaths past Victoria Lake and along the banks of the Avon River. The stunning Wellington waterfront is where it’s at for Corporate Challenge Wellington, where the event is based at Waitangi Park and follows a waterfront course along Oriental Parade and back past Te Papa. The final event is in Auckland's grand Domain, one of the most iconic venues in the country.
Friendly Competition Reigns
OK ... it's not the Olympics. But there are some serious runners taking part and old scores may be settled! Not only do you get the chance to measure yourself against all the other businesses taking part, there's also the Industry Awards where friendly rivalries can be settled. Team prizes are based on the first three finishers by gender in each team. You can do it!
Run, Walk ... BBQ!
More of a plodder than a runner? Or even prefer to take the whole thing at walking pace and catch up on the office chat along the way? Almost every team taking part has a wide range of abilities taking part, but one thing everyone can agree is that the best way to round off your run is with snags and a drink. Many teams bring their own tents and BBQs to the venue or you can even rent one of ours. Make a night of it!
The 2023 Corporate Challenge 5k Series is going to be a belter! Now it's time for you to round up your workmates and get stuck in!
By The Numbers
Team Work makes these Numbers Work
Reserve your team name (it's free) and then round up your team mates.
New to this? No drama, it's easy to get your team sorted. Just follow our step-by-step guide ...
1. Create Team
Create your team by clicking the button below corresponding to the event you will participate in.
2. Round Up Mates
Register team members individually or by uploading your team entry spreadsheet.
3. Confirm & Pay
Confirm your team members and make payment online or direct to our bank account.
4. Receive Packs
Get your race goodies by courier (or on race day for late entry) and you are ready to run (or walk)!
Create Your Team Here
It's quick, free and easy to create your team and record yourself as team manager.
You'll then be able to upload team sheets, manage team members and make payment through our online portal.
To continue, just click the button below your desired event:
Round Up Your Mates
With your team created, you have two options for adding team members ...
There are two ways to add team members to your team. Online or Spreadsheet Upload. The online method is usually best if you want all your team mates to register themselves. When you created your team, your confirmation email has a link to the online registration form. Or else you can click one of the links below
Filling out the online entry form is easiest when each team member is registering themself. Depending on the payment method chosen, the entrant will either be prompted to make payment or the registration will be saved to the team manager's queue for checkout later. Click on the link below for the desired registration form.
Spreadsheet upload is by far the easiest method where the team manager is organising all the entrants for the team. Just download the spreadsheet template below, fill in the details and then upload via the portal. Easy as!
Important! If you have any trouble with the spreadsheet upload, you can send the team sheet to us directly using the Contact Form.
Confirm & Pay
If your team was created as "Pay Now" then your team registrations will be confirmed and paid for as each is made.
Most teams, however, prefer to organise things first and "Pay Later".
Choose the method which suits you best when you create your team, but you can also change it later on.
2023 Event Registration Fees
Important! Please familiarise yourself with our T&Cs (see below) prior to registering.
When entering one of our events, you will be required to accept our Waiver, which includes vitally important information we do not want you to miss. You will also be acknowledging our Participation & Competition Rules including the important stipulation that - in all disputes - the Race Director's decision shall be final.
- Courier delivery expires three weeks prior to first event. After this time, your team race packs will be available for collection from each race venue from Noon on race day. Courier delivery is only available for teams with 4 or more members.
Please also note:
- All amounts are in NZD and exclusive of GST. Payment for your team can be made through our secure online payment partner, Windcave, or by electronic bank transfer.
- Delivery: You can expect your race packs to arrive by courier by the Friday prior to the event. We'll send you tracking information so you can keep an eye on your delivery.
Corporate Challenge Events
Three Summer Beauties in NZ's Three Biggest Cities
Run the City!
Auckland - Christchurch - Wellington
Auckland’s beautiful Domain is the venue for Corporate Challenge Auckland. The entire run takes place within the confines of the Domain on fully closed roads. The two lap course starts and finishes in front of the grandstand, includes breathtaking views of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City, and passes by the Auckland War Memorial Museum and Wintergarden.
The wide, leafy footpaths of beautiful Hagley Park play host to Corporate Challenge Christchurch. Race HQ is in the Entertainment Triangle of North Hagley Park, with easy access from the western end of Armagh St. Run or walk beside the towering trees and beautiful lakes and Avon River in the vast park, then chill with your mates. This is the Garden City at its best!
Waitangi Park provides the venue for Corporate Challenge Wellington and acts as our gateway to Wellington’s stunning waterfront. Street sculptures, fountains, pedestrian bridges, Te Papa and Waitangi Park … this is the ultimate inner-city run on a course which is the equal of anywhere in the world. The best Wellington city run ever? We think it could be.
Everything You Need to Know About the Corporate Challenge
Fees & Dates
Standard entry is $55 + gst per team member and it available until 3 weeks prior to the event. This also includes free delivery of your race packs to your business. Nice!
Don't miss a thing! Find out what's happening throughout event day as we build up to the 6:30 pm race start ....
Every participant in the Corporate Challenge scores an awesome free event t-shirt with their entry. How good is that? Check out the tees here and register early to get your desired size ....
Each participant in the event will receive; race bib, electronic timing tag and event t-shirt. Enter during the standard entry window and we'll courier these direct to your business address. Otherwise, you can collect from the race venue on race day.
We have beautiful wooden trophies to award to the top teams (and some individuals too!) at each event. Check out the full list below (including how your team time is calculated) ....
Changes & Withdrawals
It's easy for team managers to swap team members around through the team manager portal (see button above). Withdrawals are allowed until the close of standard entry (3 weeks prior to the event). Read more about them here ...
The safety of our participants, crew and the public is our number one concern. First, last and always. Find out more about our safety procedures and what to expect at our events here ...
The Corporate Challenge is one of New Zealand's longest held running events.
For all your Corporate Challenging questions ...
Fill in your details and your question below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we are able. We normally answer emails same business day so you won’t be waiting for long.
Important! Please bring any enquiries on race day to the Race Crew tents at the venue and our friendly crew will help you out there.