Please remember the South Island parkruns of Dunedin, Balclutha, Invercargill, Queenstown and Wanaka parkruns have changed to the winter start time of 9am.
New parkrun event:
Hobsonville Point (Auckland) – 18th May 2019
Puarenga (Rotorua) – 4th May 2019
Queenstown – 22nd June (Winterfest)
Queenstown – 16th November (Queenstown Marathon)
Tauranga - April 27th 2019, 1st anniversary
Balclutha – 4th May 2019, 1st anniversary
Lower Hutt – May
Gisborne – 11th May, 2019, 1st anniversary
Barry Curtis – May
Anderson – May
The Plunket Fun Run is a series of fun runs and walks held in 4 key locations around New Zealand. All the funds raised from each event will go directly to funding their Community Services. The right care in a child’s first 1000 days means the best possible start in life. During this time Plunket makes the difference of a lifetime to New Zealand’s children. http://www.funrun.plunket.org.nz/
The last event is in Tauranga – Historic Village Sunday 28th April
Greatest Virtual Run April 2019
19 – 22 April 2019
The Greatest Virtual Run is the major fundraising event for Autism charity, Running on the Spectrum. This is a non-profit event with 100% of proceeds donated directly to the charity for children on the Autism Spectrum.
The aim and purpose of Running on the Spectrum is to encourage children on the Spectrum to experience running and all the benefits, both mentally and physically that go hand in hand with movement. parkrunners may run at a parkrun around the country on 20th April and log parkrun as their virtual run.
Running on the Spectrum was founded by ultra runner and Autistic adult, Jason Reid. Jason has lived in both Australia and New Zealand and currently resides in Taranaki where he works in schools directly helping children with ASD. He is currently developing educational programs to be offered to schools and parents and spends much of his spare time speaking with school communities about Autism acceptance and creating running programs for Autistic kids to help with anxiety and depression. Once completed his, Living with Autism program will promote understanding, acceptance and compassion.
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