Katie Mitchell, right, completed the 14km ‘mini monty’ this year with friend Ann Milne, and has accepted the challenge to enter a team next year and raise funds for hospice.
The Tawharanui coastline will challenge runners, waders and rock-hoppers on April 2, when the Coastal Challenge returns for the second year.
The event is run by Total Sport, with Warkworth Wellsford Hospice as the charity partner. Hospice is encouraging runners and walkers to enter teams of four and accept the challenge to fundraise $250 each for the charity. Teams can start their own fundraising page on givealittle.co.nz and share the page via social media, and post updates, photos and videos of their progress.
The Tawharanui Coastal Challenge features a range of distances for all fitness levels – 7km, 10km, 14km, 23km and the ‘full monty’ 30km, which can also be run as a relay. The ‘full monty’ starts from Snells Beach and all distances finish at Omaha’s Fraser Reserve, where entrants can celebrate their achievements with music, entertainment, food and drinks.
See coastalchallengeseries.co.nz for details and talk to hospice fundraising coordinator Lesley Ingham on 425 9535 about being a fundraiser.