If you’re keen to give back, make a difference, AND push yourself to new limits, this is the perfect way to support St John. Whether participating in a marathon, cycling country roads or walking the length of New Zealand, challenges are a win-win way to fundraise. 

Do something amazing and life-affirming for yourself, while helping to save lives by asking friends and family to support your efforts.  It doesn’t get any better than that.

Examples of how people have fundraised for us:

ASB Auckland Marathon

Our St John ‘Lifesavers’ have been clocking up miles and raising life-saving funds for the last few years, and in 2017, they raised a massive total of around $50000. 

Whether walking the half or running the whole, we’re grateful to anyone who gives it a go and gives to St John!  On turning 30, Satvir Sen decided to challenge himself by aiming to run five marathons before turning 35, and he ran his last one for St John. 

As part of my job as a Police Officer, I work with St John staff all the time, and I never questioned running for any other charity.  When my friends, family and colleagues found out I was running for St John, they were happy to donate and I exceeded my personal fundraising target, raising more than $750, said Satvir.

ASB Auckland Marathon

Mark Walks for Life

A fine example of a man on a mission, for both himself and the greater good, Mark Kerr walked over 3000km in 2017 – from the tip to the top of New Zealand.  Warmly welcomed by our crews along the way, and raising more than $8000 through his fundraising page, Mark’s journey inspired the nation and earned him a legion of fans.

Rescue Run 2018


Not just a mud run! Teams of six competitors tackle obstacle disaster zones across a 15km high-intensity obstacle course with points awarded for a variety of team challenges.


Each disaster zones is insane; designed by disaster relief & emergency service professionals including St John, Civil Defence, Land Search & Rescue Auckland and so many more... In 2018 there was a patient rescue zone; flood zone; mudslide; car pile-up; an earthquake zone.

St John

All around New Zealand, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,
St John members care for people, helping in medical emergencies and enhancing their health and well-being.

St John is a charity that has been serving people and saving lives in New Zealand for more than 125 years. St John is a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005, registration number CC35255.

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