The POWERADE Challenge consists of three separate running courses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. See below for more details.

What are the courses?

The POWERADE Challenge consists of three interactive running courses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The Auckland course is 9km, Wellington is 8km and Christchurch is 9km. Each course has checkpoints; you will need to tag your band on all checkpoints to complete your run.

How will I know where the courses are?

Check out the Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland maps to see the courses.

What are the checkpoints & why are they important?

You need to have swiped your POWERADE wristband at all checkpoints to track your time, log your run times to the POWERADE Challenge leaderboard and access your individual time and statistics. If you don’t swipe your wristband at all checkpoints, your time will not be recorded. Check out Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland checkpoints.


Auckland and Wellington will be open 24 hours. For safety reasons the Christchurch course will be open between 7am - 7pm every day during the POWERADE Challenge.

How do I enter the challenge?

To enter the Challenge you must first register on the website or mobile app. Once you have registered, you can either use your phone to start your run or we will send you a FREE POWERADE RFID wristband in the post (if you don’t already have one), along with the details of your selected course. We need all the details requested on the registration page to send you your RFID wristband and so you can access your individual running times and statistics online. All of your personal information is kept private as per our privacy policy.

How do I enter a team into the challenge?

Do you want to start a team and compete against other teams in your area? Maybe there’s a local rivalry you want to resolve once and for all!

Once you register as an individual in the Challenge, you also have the opportunity to start a team and take part in the Team Challenge. To do this, you need to login and visit the My Runs area of the Challenge website. There you will able to invite people to join your team by email.

A few rules for the Team Challenge:

  • You must have at least 3 people in your team, but there is no limit to the number of members
  • Once you join a team you can't leave that team
  • You can only join one team
  • Your average team run time will be posted to the Team Challenge leaderboard where the average run times of all participating teams, in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, will be displayed
  • So it’s a true Team Challenge, we ask that at least 3 team members complete the course before your average team time gets its place on the leaderboard
  • To get set up, you need to register as an individual runner first. Then get talking to your friends, work colleagues or family members and invite them via the website.

As a Team Challenge member, your individual run times would still have been logged and posted to the POWERADE Challenge leaderboard.

Read our full Team Challenge Terms & Conditions.

Safety on the course

Read about the safety instructions and course etiquette.

What prizes can I win?

Every time you run in the 2017 POWERADE Challenge, you also go into the draw for a chance to win a POWERADE prize pack each week. Check out the prizes here.