Rainbow Rage Mountain Bike Raceis a 106 km
mountain race from Nelson Lakes to Hanmer Springs through the
Rainbow valley. Over 1000 riders take part in this event each
Hawarden A&P Show - a traditional North
Canterbury A&P show at the Gateway to the Hurunui Lakes.
Ground Effect 12 Hour Day/Nighter Mountain Bike Race - a 12 hour race over a 9km course in the hills behind Hanmer Springs. This is usually a team event, but a small number of racers do compete as a solo rider.
Hanmer Springs Four Square Half Marathon & 10km 'Fun' Run - Half marathon and 10km Fun Run. One of the most scenic half marathons in New Zealand with mens, womens, veteran mens and veteran womens grades.
Molesworth Muster Bike Race- The Molesworth
Muster is a 80 km mountain race through the Molesworth Station
to Hanmer Springs.