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Why run with us?

Why go to all the trouble of hauling yourself out of bed at 7 o’clock on a Sunday morning to come down to Kilbirnie?

  • Running or walking by yourself is boring Two hours seem to last forever. In the pack it always comes as a surprise to see how quickly time passes.
  • You deserve some ‘me time’! Running or walking improves wellbeing, especially in good company.
  • Knowing that you will be going for a run come Sunday motivates you to go running during the week.
  • Running club people are fascinating and enthusiastic. You find yourself accepting challenges you would never have dreamed of previously – running the Abel Tasman, the Rimutaka run, entering a Triathalon, going Skydiving, doing the London, New York, or Hawaii Marathons. The enthusiasm is contagious.
  • You make great friends at the running club. In some cases people have paired up permanently!
  • You learn heaps about training, the need to hydrate (drinking water), avoiding or coping with injury, the best type of running shoe, stretching, running in cold weather, road safety and nutrition.
  • Pack running is a great way of seeing scenic Wellington. There’s no city in the world that can give you such a variety of running and walking tracks so close to the city centre. The Southern Walkway, Eastern Walkway, Ataturk Memorial, Mt Victoria walking tracks, Mt Lowry, a Capital City, the Botanic Gardens, the harbour and bays, Colonial Knob, the Skyline, the Brooklyn wind turbine, Roller Coaster, around Zealandia, Tinakori Hill, Massey Memorial, Otari Bush, Kaiwharawhara Gorge, Belmont Trig, Red Rocks and many more tracks.
  • The running club organises social events and runs.
  • We have a host of social events planned, not the least of which will be our subsidised formal dinner and at least one trip to the movies.
  • It is cost effective. Do the maths. For your low annual fee you get juice, tea and biscuits each Sunday, free shower, free parking, planned bus trips to other run/walk destinations around the Wellington region, planned social events and a subsidy to the mid-year dinner. Not a bad investment!