24th Annual Fullers Wharf2Wharf Fun Run & Walking event, Waiheke Island
The 24th Annual Wharf2Wharf Fun Run & Walking event is on
SATURDAY 17 JANUARY 2015
Early Bird registrations will open in October
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NEW THIS YEAR!
The age-old challenging signature event 25K, the short sharp hilly 13K, and the slightly flatter and faster 12K races return this year. We look forward to seeing our long time supporters and new friends at the Finish Line while we relax in the picnic area listening to music and maybe a swim in Matiatia Bay to refresh those legs!
The 7K race has been shortened to a 5K this year, starting at Surfdale beach. This flat start will be ideal for family groups, especially for the kids who like to get a sprint in early on. We hope Mum or Dad will keep up with them!
Even better news for families with younger children and budding athletes, is the introduction of a series of activities at Matiatia, courtesy of Sport Auckland. For the 6 to 8 year olds, there will be a Kid’s Dash race. Families with 3 to 5 year olds (and older) can join in the Family Bear Hunt looking for treasure, and joining in a Teddy Bear picnic at the end. And, just to make sure everyone stays cool and has fun – Sport Auckland are creating a Fun Fair Playground, where kids can test their balance and skills and join the line for the water slide! Look out for the banana, paw paw and pineapple who’ll be joining in the day.
For those boarding the Fullers Fun Run Ferry on race day at Downtown will find the process smoother. Everyone will receive a pineapple to take home, courtesy of Dole NZ, our newest sponsor. Lots of local sponsors, including Harrop & Hargrave, continue to support our event, and we hope you’ll support their services during you visit to Waiheke Island.
And while you’re having fun on the run, you’ll also have the opportunity to support the charities associated with our event. More news to follow!