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.

Glow Zumba

Glow in the dark Zumba is back on Friday 6 September 2019. The event will be held at Boyd Wilson Arena, Kelburn campus, from 5.30–7 pm.

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

Sign up for Glow Zumba today. Group exercise members only $5.00, non-group exercise members $10.00.

The Hunter Relay

The Hunter Relay will be back in 2019 on Friday 11 October, from 6.00 pm–8.00 pm. Registrations are now open.

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.

Composite teams

If you do not have a team and want to participate in The Hunter Relay, email your details to We will try to include you in a composite team with other individual entrants.

Australasian University Health Challenge

Join the upcoming Australasian University Health Challenge.

This challenge is for all Victoria University of Wellington students and staff. The aim is to help everyone be more active—it’s as easy as signing up on the 10,000 Steps website and recording your daily steps.

Twelve universities across Australia and New Zealand will compete in this challenge and your involvement will contribute towards Team Victoria.

The challenge begins on 19 August and runs until 29 September 2019.

Visit the 10,000 Steps website to find out more.

Courses and programmes

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

Evolution 6

Registrations for our summer programme are open now. The programme will run between 11 November and 19 December. Register for our summer programme.

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.

To register your interest, email'


Victoria Recreation regularly holds self-defence courses throughout the year. These courses are open to all self-identifying women and non-binary people.

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.

Next course date is Sunday 6 October 2019. This is a free course delivered by trained, accredited teachers and is available for students only.

Registrations open on Monday 16 September at 8 am. Spaces are limited, so only register if you are certain you can attend. Registrations can be completed at Victoria Recreation reception or by phoning 04 463 6614.

Round the Bays

Keep an eye out for sign up open dates for Round the Bays 2020, taking place around Wellington's waterfront on 16 February.

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

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

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

Outdoor Zumba

Returning in 2020. Watch this space for updates.

Come along to our free Outdoor Zumba & Strong event in the Tim Beaglehole Courtyard. Everyone is welcome, so join in and bring your friends, brothers, family—anyone.

4 peaks, 4 weeks

Returning in 2020!

Start your time at Victoria University of Wellington on the right foot and win.

We’re challenging all students to get out and explore some of the great views that Wellington has to offer. One lucky student who climbs four of Wellington’s famous peaks in the first four weeks of Trimester 1 and uploads a photo to Instagram using our hashtag—#4peaks4weeks—will win the ultimate prize. Spot prizes are also up for grabs.

When: Returning in 2020. Watch the space for updates.

If you’re up to the challenge, let us know. Join the Facebook event or for more information email Victoria Recreation.