A great social event for anyone, from world champion runners to weekend walkers, including schools, work places, clubs and families. Expected times 30min to 2hrs. Early bird entry fee until 26 March ($15 per person) and great group entry rates for 4 or more people (see below)!
Sponsored by Arena Fitness Centre in Porirua, and organised on race day by the Titahi Bay Community Church, the Fun Run/Walk event is a stunning and achievable 7.5km run or walk from Titahi Bay over the Whitireia Park headlands and coastline. It’s open to anybody and includes the “Schools Challenge”. With Best Dressed prizes why not dress up to make it more FUN than run!
Race Pack pickup (1st April) – details here
Race Day timetable (2nd April) – details here (10:30am: Fun Run race briefing; 11am: Start. Note that Fun Runners using the FREE BUS service to Titahi Bay beach must be at HQ at 9:15am)
The Fun Run/Walk event is open to anyone over age 7 and/or School Year 3; parents must sign the waiver for any child under age 16. We ask that all children and/or school teams under Year 6 and/or Age 10 are accompanied by an adult. There is a mass start – so please line children up appropriately so they don’t impede the fastest runners. This is to ensure the safety of all involved!
Dogs on short leashes allowed – they must be kept under control and you must bring a pooper scooper! Good etiquette requested so that other participants are not held up or put at risk of tripping or being threatened by dogs.
The Fun Run / Walk (including Schools Challenge) starts on the beach in Titahi Bay – outside the Surf Club (limited parking on Toms Rd – so factor on walking to the start from either end of the beach, or parking on Tireti Road).
There is a FREE SHUTTLE BUS service to Titahi Bay must be at HQ – please arrive at Whitireia Polytech by 9:15am to grab your ride! But if you are bringing a dog – please arrange your own transport to the race start.
There are two drink stations on the Fun Run course – approximately at the 1/4 and half way points – these are run by Titahi Bay Community Church and Arena Fitness.
The event finishes in the central courtyard at Race HQ, which is Whitireia Campus, Wineera Dve, Porirua.
Fun Run/Walk – Group Discounts
Groups of more than 5… are eligible for a $5 discount per person. Just Email Us for a discount code and instructions. The group can be entered all at same time or each individual can enter themselves, just let us know which.
Large groups such as schools and workplaces… are also eligible for the discount and can pay via invoice if they choose. Just Email Us for a discount code and instructions.
Best Dressed prize
This year’s event will once again feature the “Best Dressed” prize. The Fun Run/Walk is organised in association with Arena Fitness. and Titahi Bay Community Church. They do a great job with a warm-up at the start line, cheering you along the way, organising a free shuttle bus from the finish to the start, providing two drink stops on the course, plus a bun and a certificate at the finish – and staging a special Fun Run/Walk prizegiving.