The Ashley River Ramble is a fun event for all to walk, run or bike.

The Ramble follows an 11km course along the southern stopbanks of the Ashley River, starting at Waikuku and finishing at the Ashley Picnic Grounds, Rangiora. And when you buy your ticket, you’ll be supporting a worthy local cause – in 2019 this was the Ashley Rakahuri Rivercare Group.

The Ramble has finished for another year – thanks to all those who participated and helped and see you again next year for the 2020 Ashley River Ramble

See pictures from the 2019 Ramble



Sunday 3rd March 2019. Cyclists start at 9am and walkers / runners at 9.10am

Start at Waikuku Beach North Oval (90 Park Terrace) near the river estuary.
Finish at Ashley River Picnic Grounds (off Milton Ave) near the BMX Track, Rangiora

* Transport back to Waikuku Beach will be available after the final ceremony at midday. People only (sorry, no space for bikes) and gold coin donation please.


$20 each adult, $10 each school age child … OR $40 total for a team or family of 4 !

Online ticket sales are now closed – BUT you can still register! Come along to Waikuku North Oval on Sunday 3rd March at 8.00am and buy your tickets (cash only.) See you there!


This year your entry ticket will go towards supporting the Ashley Rakahuri Rivercare Group, a volunteer group which protects endangered birds while recognising recreational use and river control works.

Buy your ticket and support this worthy local cause.


Buy your ticket, get your wristband on the day and you’ll be in with a chance to win:

Spot prizes – check the whiteboard at the Ashley Picnic Ground for your wristband number to see if you’re one of the lucky spot prize winners. These prizes have been kindly donated by our local sponsors.

Major prizes – be in to win one of two night’s accommodation at Hanmer Springs or Christchurch, courtesy of the Heritage Hotel Group:
– 1 bedroom suite at Heritage Christchurch (prize #1)
– deluxe room at Heritage Hanmer Springs incl. breakfast for two (prize #2)

* Please note – you will need to be present at the final ceremony at midday to be eligible to win a major prize.

Every entrant completing the event will also receive a participation certificate.


Come along to the start of the event at Waikuku Beach at 8am in your craziest costume – could be bird-related, beach fun or river themed … your choice! – and be in to win a gift hamper. Three hampers in total, one awarded to ‘best adult’, ‘best child’ and ‘best group.’

The winners will be announced at the final ceremony, midday, at the Ashley River Picnic Grounds.


View maps here >>
The 11km route follows the river stop banks from Waikuku [A] to Rangiora [B] with its changing vistas of farm and river.

Map showing Waikuku Beach to Ashley Picnic Grounds
Waikuku Beach to Ashley River Picnic Grounds, with kilometres shown


The Ashley River Ramble is being run by Rangiora Lions, Rangiora Lionesses and Woodend Lions Clubs.


The Organisers would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity in supporting the event.

Major sponsors
Heritage Hotel Group
Wilsons Print
Hortons Signs

Spot prize Sponsors
Paper Plus
Town Hall Cinemas
SNAP Fitness
Rangiora Fitness Centre

Warehouse Stationery
Noel Leeming
Christchurch Casino
The Little Book Company

Stirling Sports
The Warehouse
Push Bikes
Dudley Park Aquatic Centre

Aaron Clark-Property Brokers

Other Supporters
Artisan / Rangiora Bakery
Lamb & Hayward

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