Whitianga is already an iconic holiday destination for many Kiwi families and the next school holidays just got even better with the creation of the Kiwi Fun Run or Walk.
This exciting trail run and walking event will take place on Saturday the 3rd of October at Wharekaho (Simpsons Beach), just 5 minutes from Whitianga. This is a once per year opportunity not to be missed.
Spectacular Course Views
Starting and finishing at the well-known Simpsons Beach campground, the event will take participants on a fairly steep journey up to the iconic Kiwi symbol 2.5km away. The views and steep uphill will quite literally ‘take your breath away’. For those with more steam in the tank, a further 1km climb will take them right up to the Repeater tower at the very top of the hill overlooking the beautiful Mercury Bay. Then it's simply a matter of returning back to the start line on the same course.
After the success of the Night Strider night fun run we did in the July School Holidays, I think that that the Kiwi Fun Run will provide another exciting fitness challenge for locals and visitors alike.
Mercury Bay Events Trust Event Coordinator, Nick Reader
Registration starts at 10:00am with the race kicking off at 11:00am. A complimentary sausage sizzle will be on offer after the event with cold drinks or coffee available to purchase. Wharekaho Beach is adjacent to the course for participants to enjoy a swim post event.
Runners and walkers are welcome and a moderate fitness level is required for this event. Parents may carry small children in front or backpacks, but prams are not allowed.
Event and Contact information
Go to the related link below for full event information.