Beat Bowel Cancer - Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon

In the past four years the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon has raised $172,000 for Bowel Cancer New Zealand.

In 2015 the money was used for a flash new BCNZ website, and since then BCNZ has been focusing on funding early symptom education and an awareness campaign every June. The more we hear about the impact of bowel cancer, and how many people could be saved by an early diagnosis, the more we want to help battle it.

This year we have 150 charity entries available, with all fundraising dollars going directly towards patient support and education. For more information about BCNZ go to

1200 New Zealanders die from bowel cancer every year — more than breast and prostate cancer combined.  As we learnt more about the disease and its terrible toll, we decided we wanted to do something to help.  It’s a terrible cancer and one that isn’t widely discussed, so we aim to raise both money and awareness.  As they say, we shouldn’t sit on our symptoms!

Bowel Cancer New Zealand and the Vineyard Half Marathon are committed to reducing the impact of bowel cancer on our community through awareness, education and support.

Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon BCNZ entrant:

We’d love you to consider running in the Vineyard Half to raise funds for Bowel Cancer New Zealand. This year we are aiming to raise $80000 to help improve awareness of this widespread disease.

There are only 150 charity entries available, so be in early to cement your place raising money for this worthy cause.

The entry fee and recommended fundraising pledge is:

Race Entry Fee: $149 – $50 of your entry fee goes directly to Bowel Cancer New Zealand.

Recommended Fundraising Pledge: $500

This is the minimum amount that we are hoping each person will raise for BCNZ through their entry in the Vineyard Half. You will get plenty of ideas and support from us as to how to achieve this.

How BCNZ will support you

  • As part of your entry you will receive a personalised Thermatech Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon “Bowel Cancer New Zealand” training singlet. This year the singlets will be the distinctive new BCNZ purple – you will be hard to miss out there!
  • BCNZ will help you set up and manage an Everyday Hero site to help you raise your Fundraising Pledge
  • BCNZ will provide regular updates and links from our newsletter, Facebook and Twitter pages promoting the Everyday Hero site
  • Awesome Incentive prizes for top fundraisers
  • Extra goodies in your race packs


So get off your bum and rise to the challenge!  

Get those running or walking shoes on and play a part in helping us to reduce New Zealand’s world worst bowel cancer statistics.