News - 31st October 2017

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Christmas Day and New Year’s Day parkruns


Christmas Day – Cornwall Park and Lower Hutt -9am start

Hamilton Lake, Dunedin and  Whangarei – 8am start


New Year’s Day – Lower Hutt, Dunedin and Whangarei – 8am start



Western Springs – 18th November  (with an animal theme of course)


Change of start time

Hamilton Lake – November 18th,  7.30 am 


Upcoming Events

Rotorua Marathon – 5 May 2018

The Rotorua Marathon is the most iconic NZ Marathon and 2018 will be its 54th year!

It’s just over 6 months away and the early bird rates finish on 30 November  –


Want to participate in the ultimate team endurance challenge?



You’re in luck – registrations for Oxfam Trailwalker 2018 are open! Oxfam Trailwalker is the ultimate team challenge and is Oxfam New Zealand’s biggest fundraising event.


Teams of four walk either 50km in 18 hours or 100km in 36 hours along stunning trails in Whakatāne to raise vital funds for Oxfam’s poverty-fighting projects in the Pacific.


Beaches, farms, bush tracks, a jet boat ride, laughter, blisters, a great cause, and a whole lot of walking – you don’t want to miss this!  The distance and commitment may seem daunting for some, but anyone from anywhere with the right attitude qualifies for Oxfam Trailwalker.


Join us on March 10-11 for New Zealand’s 13th annual Oxfam Trailwalker – a global event that has raised $10 million in New Zealand alone.


For more information and to register:


Sign up by October 31 and get $50 off your team confirmation fees. Use the promo codeOctober50 or October10018.



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Hamilton Lake

Stats from the last two Saturdays

Saturday the 2nd The start point this week in the summer season needs to be in Palmerston North with another big attendance of 175 means that in just 6 weeks 949 parkrunners have completed a run/walk there.   The combined total of runners, joggers, walkers and volunteers exceeded 2,000 for the week! (150 volunteers plus…