The Get Moving Festival began last month, encouraging residents of the Hibiscus Coast and Rodney to get moving – and it is not too late to join in.
This is the third year that this walk/run series has been held.
It consists of four run/walks, suitable for the whole family, on courses in Warkworth and on the Hibiscus Coast (Orewa, Millwater and Stanmore Bay) between January and March.
The event was created by locals David Kayes and Maree Leith who are keen runners. Maree says the events are the opposite of ‘elite’, focusing on the last finishers and supporting participants’ ‘just give it a go’ attitudes.
Each event offers a fun 1km kids’ dash, as well as 2.5km, 5km, 10km options, while the Millwater Grand Finale offers a 15km.
A Sunday training group runs right through so that entrants can connect, share tips and support each other.
All distances have a free training plan and local businesses sponsor spot prizes and support the entrants.
This year entrants will have an opportunity to donate to the Youth In Transition Trust, and the proceeds of a sausage sizzle will also go to the charitable organsation.
Info and entries: www.getmovingfestival.co.nz