Avis Budget Group Cure Kids 1000

A fun-filled 1000km fundraising car rally for Cure Kid's Red Nose Day

Join teams from around the country for the first Avis Budget Cure Kids 1000 for Red Nose Day!


Avis Budget Group has created a fun-filled 1000km charity car rally. You’ll drive in convoy through the stunning North Canterbury back roads, taking in the spectacular scenery and stay overnight in Hanmer Springs.


You’ll hit the road on Red Nose Day, the 27th of September 2019 from Peppers Clearwater Resort in Christchurch and circle back on September 28th.

Major sponsors of this event, Peppers Clearwater Resort will host the event awards and charity auction where you, your team and guests can celebrate your fantastic achievement for Cure Kids.


A one off entry fee of $100 per person (maximum four people per team) secures your spot in the event. The entry fee will cover your accommodation, meals, and activities during the rally.


The fundraising target per person, per team is $500. Setting up your team Everyday Hero page, and getting your car sponsored will help you smash your goal.

All funds raised through the event will go towards vital child mental health research in the Canterbury region aimed at enabling our young people and their families to thrive.


For full FAQs on the event, please click here.

Supporting Cure Kids Child Mental Health Research

The devastating earthquake that occurred in Christchurch, eight years ago, resulted in significant social and financial disruptions for many families.

In 2016, 36% of parents reported that they are ‘still seeing the effects of the earthquakes on their children’s wellbeing’ and 30% report that children are ‘anxious and clingy’.

Given these findings, money raised through the Avis Budget Group Cure Kids 1000 will help fund an innovative new project led by Professor Sally Merry (Cure Kids Chair of Child and Adolescent Mental Health). Kakano is a digital resource designed in consultation with Christchurch parents and key community stakeholders.

It is an online programme to support parents of 5 to 12-year olds to use best evidence interventions to manage children’s stressful emotions and provides parents with engaging information and skills to support their children.

Professor Sally Merry and her team, by creating digital apps are helping to democratise access to therapies and treatment. This could have profound and far reaching impacts for young children who are struggling every day.

Click here to read more about Professor Sally Merry’s work.


Secure your spot for 27th September 2019 now! Use the registration and secure credit card payment box to the right.

For further information please email Jordan from Cure Kids