Almost $20,000 has been raised by Kapiti Run for Youth but sponsorship is still open until Friday 6 April.
Kapiti Run for Youth is a non-competitive event held on Sunday 25 March, attracting 272 participants and helping to raise funds for their fundraising partners: Kapiti Youth Support, Kapiti College, Paraparaumu College, Kapiti Youth Achievement Trust, Raumati Swimming Club and ZEAL Kapiti.
Campaign Manager Helene Judge says it was “a truly awesome effort and once we close sponsorship we hope to tip over $20,000".
“We were delighted with the really large happy crowd that arrived on the day and for persevering with some pretty full-on showers early on," she says.
Prizes from Event Sponsors, CityFitness and Shoe Clinic, were presented to winners of each event:
12km Run – Connor Johnson who was part of the Kapiti Youth Achievement Trust team who ran an amazing 46 mins. Highly commended Daks Barton for his efforts in this run.
12km Walk – Kate Jones & Raewyn Barr jointly walked and talked very fast in the rain, completing in 1 hour 45 minutes.
6km Run – 10-year-old Ethan Russell from the ANZ Paraparaumu team sprinted home in 29 minutes.
6km Walk – Matthew Johnson and Leila Phipps from the Raumati Swimming Club and Sophie Handford from Kapiti College all passed the line together in 50 minutes.
Their Facebook page features a short video and photos by official photographer Lee Frampton of 16Nine Photography that captures participants in the 6km walk and 12km run www.facebook.com/KapitiRunForYouth/