Ports of Auckland Round the Bays

Round the Bays - Subaru are the official vehicle partner

The iconic fun run along Auckland’s waterfront is New Zealand’s largest mass participation sporting event, attracting more than 26,000 participants annually. The 2020 event was held on March 8th with more than 34,000 people getting involved in the country's biggest fun run. The 2021 event is planned for Sunday 28th February 2021, so lock it in your diaries!

Subaru of New Zealand's Marketing Manager Daile Stephens says there are obvious synergies between this event and Subaru.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with one of the world's largest fun runs. The spirit of Subaru is ‘do’ and it summarises our desire to see Kiwi families get out and enjoy all the adventures our country has to offer, enabled by our All-Wheel Drive vehicles. We see the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays as a fun, family-friendly event for people to get involved in and to train for in the New Year. Whether you’re new to running or returning to exercise, looking to improve on your current running capability, or want to get your kids more active, this event is ideal for runners or walkers of all abilities. The appeal of the event is how accessible it is, and it encourages everyone to be active, regardless of their level of fitness,” Mrs Stephens says.

For people gearing up for Round the Bays, Subaru have created an 8-week Subaru training programme that has options for Walkers, Beginner Runners and Intermediate Runners. 

The Subaru team will be hanging out at the Subaru stand at the finish line in Vellenoweth Green, St Heliers to celebrate with everyone including Subaru brand ambassadors, Art Green and Matilda Green who will be a part of Team Subaru. The latest line-up of Subaru SUVs are on display for participants to check out at their leisure over the day.

The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays fun run involves an 8.4km flat course from the Auckland CBD to St Heliers Bay. The start is located at Quay Street and the course continues along Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour to a spectacular finish along St Heliers Bay.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit: www.roundthebays.co.nz 


Subaru 8 week training programmes:









Check out our Subaru Training videos below as well!

Subaru Training Tips #1 - How to approach a training programme


Subaru Training Tips #2 - Preparing for the event 2021

Subaru Training Tips #3 - What to expect on the day 2021

Subaru Training Tips #4 - Extra for Experts 2021




  • Team Subaru at Round the Bays 2020 celebrating at the finish line Subaru stand.
  • Subaru of New Zealand is the latest member to join the family of sponsors for the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays running event.
  • Art and Matilda Green with baby Milo at Round the Bays 2020.
  • Subarus official vehicle supplier
  • Team Subaru entrants at Round the Bays
  • Subaru at Round the Bays
  • Subaru stand at Round the Bays 2020 with Hybrids coming soon.
  • Subaru of New Zealand's Marketing Manager Daile Stephens and Stuff Event Manager Henry McIernon with the Subaru XV.
  • Art Green and Matilda Green with friend David at the Subaru stand for Round the Bays 2019.