Fullers Wharf2Wharf Fun Run & Walking event, Waiheke Island
The Silver Anniversary of the Fullers Wharf2Wharf Fun Run & Walking Event
SATURDAY 16 JANUARY 2016
Early Bird entry fees close at midnight on Monday 30th November
According to the locals, the challenging 25K run from Orapiu to Matiatia started in 1992 with around 200 runners and walkers. That’s 25 years and lots of feet pounding the roads. Now that’s something to celebrate!
With all the changes that have happened with new courses, new distances and activities, here’s a number to think about – 8085. That’s the number of entrants in this fantastic community event since we began collecting stats 12 years ago. Give or take a proportion of repeat visits, that’s still a lot of families, friends, runners and walkers who have joined in the fun and supported the volunteer efforts of Waiheke Rotary Club and Dolphins Netball to deliver an exceptional event in January every year.
From the good old days of paper entry forms and a stop watch to time finishers to now with online entries and tagged timing bibs, we shouldn’t forget that every year the wider Waiheke community supply around 150 volunteers at registration, as marshalls, at water stations, to set up signs, remove the road cones, take photos, hand out bananas, and generally take care of participants. Our sponsors and spot prize donors have also added to the memories with their long term support for community efforts.
All those people means there’s a lot of shared history and a strong desire to be a part of this fun event. The organisers hope that many of those who have grown up with the event will return for our 25th Anniversary event – and bring along their children and grandchildren or their friends to come experience the fun of the run in the sun on Saturday 16th January 2016.
We look forward to celebrating all this and another fantastic year of personal achievements.