Events and programmes

We offer a range of sporting and non-sporting events and programmes, as well as health and wellbeing initiatives throughout the year. Keep an eye out for dates.


Get involved in our one-off events and try something different.

The Hunter Relay

Pull together a team of four runners to take on the challenge of 'The Hunter Relay' - a 650m dash down Kelburn Parade, up past the Hunter and Student Union buildings, finishing up in the Tim Beaglehole Courtyard.

Prizes awarded for fastest laps and best dressed, so get your creative hats on!


Round the Bays

Join the Victoria University team for Round the Bays 2019, taking place around Wellingtons waterfront on 17 February.

We welcome all runners and walkers to Team Victoria, no matter age, stage or level of fitness.

Once you cross the finish line, you are welcomed at the Victoria University picnic site and can enjoy refreshments, food and spot prizes.

To find out more or register your interest, email Victoria Recreation.

Glow Zumba

Glow in the dark Zumba will be back in 2019!

Dress up in neon or white to glow, get creative with our neon paint station and enjoy this cardio-dance workout.

Courses and programmes

We offer a range of one day courses, multi-day programmes and workshops.

First Aid courses

Victoria students are eligible for a 10% discount on St John First Aid courses.

Book a course and receive the discount - you will need a valid Victoria student ID number.

Evolution 6

Our six week healthy lifestyle programme will help you make positive changes to your overall wellbeing.

Participants team up with our Fitness Advisors, setting goals, working hard and having a lot of fun along the way with the aim of cementing in healthy daily habits.

If you want to feel fitter, leaner and stronger then this is the programme for you.


Gain more confidence in your everyday life—learn ways to be strong and safe in a variety of situations. These courses teach you hits, kicks, holds and escape techniques as well as providing tips to help keep you safe.

The next female only self-defence course will be held on Sunday 21 October, 9.30am - 3pm. This is a free course delivered by trained, accredited teachers and is available for students only.

Spaces are limited so please only register below if you are certain you can attend.