Kapiti Run for Youth, along with other volunteer groups and individuals has been recognised for community dedication in the Kāpiti Coast Civic and Community Awards on 12 July.
Six groups received a Wellington Airport Regional Community Award and six more groups were acknowledged as highly commended. KR4Y won the Sport & Leisure Category with Ōtaki Golf Club Junior Section being Highly Commended.
The Supreme Winner on the night was Shed Project Avalanche Band who also won the Education & Child/Youth Development Category.
Mayor K Gurunathan said on the night, “that it’s a chance to sing the praises of the often-unsung heroes of our coast. Non-profit organisations contribute about $6 billion to our social economy a year, with the labour of volunteers adding another $3.5 billion.