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Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2020 is much more than a fun event, it is also a chance to give back to our community by raising funds and awareness for charities that need our support.

Our principal and affiliated charities are looking for keen participants to get involved with their Round the Bays teams. By signing up to a charity team you have the option to represent them on the course and raise funds for the organisation. On this website you can find out more information about each of the charities and register by clicking the yellow button to join your charity of choice.

Mental Health Foundation NZ

Get your sweat on and raise funds for mental health at Round the Bays 2020. Choose to run/walk and raise money to show your support and aroha for Kiwis living with mental health problems right now.

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works through nationwide campaigns and services to promote what we know makes and keeps people mentally well.

Money raised from Wellington Round the Bays will go towards creating free mental health resources and providing up-to-date information for everyone across Aotearoa. With over 500,000 free resources distributed every year, your fundraising efforts will help Kiwis support their friends, hoamahi/colleagues and whānau, as well equipping communities with the tools to maintain hauora/health.

Run for Mental Health at Wellington Round the Bays 2020 and receive:

  • A fundraising how-to guide for beginners, and motivational emails and wellbeing tips from our team.
  • Kai! While you’re running we’ll be on BBQ duty. High fives, warm fuzzies, sausages (or vegan patties) and a cold non-alcoholic beverage await you at the finish line.
  • Raise $200 and receive a special ‘I’m sweating for mental health’ running t-shirt as a reminder that what you’re doing is also good for your own wellbeing.
  • Or – if you are a workplace team – received sweatbands for the whole team.
  • Actual stickers you can stick around the house and on your clothing to remind you how awesome you are or give away to the people who donate to your efforts


Help end food poverty and food waste in Greater Wellington! Get moving for Kaibosh Food Rescue and raise funds to help rescue quality surplus food and provide healthy food to local people in need.

1 in 5 Kiwi kids don’t get enough healthy food, whilst globally one third of all food is wasted.

Kaibosh Food Rescue is based in the Wellington region and is New Zealand’s first food rescue organisation. The charity links the food industry and charities supporting people in need, making sure quality surplus food reaches those who are struggling, rather than being needlessly discarded. Each month Kaibosh rescues up to 30,000kg of food, which provides the equivalent of 85,000 meals to local people in need.

Money raised from Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2020 will help Kaibosh to rescue and redistribute quality surplus food in Wellington and the Hutt, benefiting your local community and environment.


Healthy Futures

Healthy Futures is thrilled to have been chosen as an affiliated charity for the Brendan Foot Super Site Round the Bays 2020!

Healthy Futures is a Wellington-based registered charity, established in 2013 by a group of health professionals concerned about the number of children seen in clinical practice with serious, yet preventable, diet and physical activity-related health issues.

The Healthy Futures team is on a mission to support individuals, families and whanau to eat well and be active through initiatives such as our Garden to Table Schools Programme, Wai Water and Health Steps

Whether you choose to run or walk, or complete the half marathon or the buggy walk (or something in between!), every dollar you raise for Healthy Futures will support our work creating communities where children are thriving, free from preventable health issues.


Special Olympics New Zealand

Special Olympics New Zealand offers a year-round programme of sports training and competition for children and adults with an intellectual disability. We have over 6000 athletes and 2500 volunteers across the country that participate in 13 Olympic type sports

One aspect of the Special Olympics is Unified Sports. Unified Sports join people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

For the 2020 Brendan Supersite Round the Bays Special Olympics NZ are entering a super inclusive Unified race team, and we want you to be a part of it!

Choose to Include and join the Special Olympics Unified Race Team:

  • Fundraise $200 for Special Olympics NZ and receive a I #Choosetoinclude Tee Shirt
  • You’ll have the opportunity to sign up to our team training runs held weekly from Thursday Jan 16
  • Join us at the Special Olympics tent after the race
  • Build friendships in our inclusive team!

Three charities were selected for the 2020 event to be the official Affiliated Charities in addition to the Principal Charity partner. This is a new concept that we’ve introduced so that the event can benefit more charities (particularly Wellington-based ones) and to provide our participants with more choice as to who they might like to support.

Charities that are interested in being considered for the 2021 event can email Kirsten Kilmister on