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Running 4 Rights Event

Join Our Team and Take Part in the Auckland Marathon .

Team of runners or walking groups, youth advocates fundraising, register for the Auckland marathon, 5k and 11K runs, people running a half marathon for Leprosy Mission. Whatever your level of fitness there is something for you.

Running 4 Rights

You will be part of a team of runners and walkers, known as the Leprosy Mission Running 4 Rights team, who participate in the Auckland Marathon and events around New Zealand. Each year they raise awareness and project funding for people affected by leprosy.

Team participants include supporters, volunteers, Youth advocates, Board members, and staff who all have varying degrees of fitness from experienced marathon runners to casual walkers.

Everyone is welcome to join the team and get involved!

"I'm participating in Running 4 Rights to help those affected by leprosy - very simple really! This was the first time I did any form of running for over 8 years! So training and the running was a huge personal milestone and the motivation to help those less fortunate made sure I kept going with the training," says Odele Habets, Board member

"Having met people affected by leprosy who have had their lives change for the better because of the Leprosy Mission NZ gives me a strong assurance that Running 4 Rights is more than worth it!"  

The Leprosy Mission Running 4 Rights team has had huge success in the past.

Over the past few years, we have raised over $90,000 to cure, care for and restore people affected by leprosy. We would like to thank everyone who took part in their commitment to the Mission, and to every one of their supporters.

Information on registration for events Click here.

R4R Team member support

As a member of the Leprosy Mission's Running 4 Rights Team,  you will receive:

  • A Running 4 Rights t-shirt
  • Help to get sponsorship 
  • Support on the event day
  • The wonderful feeling of satisfaction has raised awareness and project funding for individuals and families affected by leprosy!

Youth Advocate Scholarships

If you are under 24 years old, you can combine your participation in the Leprosy Mission Running 4 Rights Team with your application for the Youth Advocate Scholarship to Nepal. Find out more.

"Running 4 Rights is a really cool experience... to get out there, do some exercise and actually make an impact on the people around the world we live in. By raising money we can make a difference in the world." - Stefan van Woerden, Youth Advocate

"If people knew about this cause it would be pretty easy to get behind it and running is a great way to fundraise and get into it at the same time... People who know and really believe in what you are doing love to support you." - Miriam Whitton, Youth Advocate

Running 4 Rights

Are you a member of a running or walking group?

Gillian would be keen to hear from you and partner with your group for an event or activity.


Here are links to run/walk events in New Zealand in 2023: