This month Invercargill and Wanaka will celebrate their first anniversary and Whangarei their third!
Invercargill - 9th February
Whangarei - 16th February
Wanaka - 23rd February
This is Achilles NZ’s first event for 2019 where we all come together as an Achilles family by participating in Wellington on Sunday February 17. Please make contact with your nearest Chapter leader for further details of how you can participate as we have received great support from Cigna NZ to make sure we get all of you there.
Achilles NZ – Our Vision is to provide New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied to be able to participate with able-bodied athletes in local, national and international events.
XRACE starts this month:
NZHL XRACE Cambridge - Friday, 15 February 2019
NZHL XRACE Tauranga – Sunday, 17 February 2019
NZHL XRACE Whangarei – Friday, 22 February 2019
NZHL XRACE Devonport – Sunday, 24 February 2019
Dates and information for the 2019 season see: http://www.xrace.co.nz/
2019 Rotorua Marathon – Register & Save - 10% Discount on all events with parkrun
Join thousands of runners and walkers on Saturday, 4th May 2019 to compete in the 55th Rotorua Marathon, Half, Quarter or 5.5k fun run.
Use the code: parkrun19 to receive a 10% discount on your registration fee.
The Rotorua Marathon courses are designed to suit all; whether you are a keen marathoner or want to run (or walk) the 5.5km event with friends or family.
* Take on the Lake and compete in the “People’s Marathon” (42km) – The iconic Rotorua Marathon is Australasia’s oldest major marathon event and on a course like no other.
* The Half Marathon (21km) – run or walk this beautiful scenic course that winds through the stunning Whakarewarewa Forest and magnificent Redwoods. Introduced last year, this new mainly off-road course has a combination of forest tracks, hills, uneven surfaces and smooth gravel roads, to make for a stunning course.
* Make it a family affair – the Quarter Marathon (10.5km) and 5.5km run or walk designed for people of all abilities. The minimum age for the quarter marathon is 12 years old and 10 years old for the 5.5km run (or walk), perfect for family groups
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