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Pumpkin Fun Run Series in Wanganui

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March 2, 2017

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Kowhai Street, Wanganui, New Zealand
39 Miro Street Whanganui Manawatu-Wanganui 4501 NZ

The Pumpkin Series is an annual fun run and walk series over several weeks in the summer on Thursday evenings, organised by the Wanganui Harrier Club.

Entry fees are $3.00 per race.

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The Pumpkin Series is an annual fun run and walk series over several weeks in the summer on Thursday evenings, organised by the Wanganui Harrier Club.

Entry fees are $3.00 per race.

wanganui-pumpkin.jpg

The Pumpkin Series is an annual fun run and walk series over several weeks in the summer on Thursday evenings, organised by the Wanganui Harrier Club.

Entry fees are $3.00 per race.

wanganui-pumpkin.jpg

The Pumpkin Series is an annual fun run and walk series over several weeks in the summer on Thursday evenings, organised by the Wanganui Harrier Club.

Entry fees are $3.00 per race.

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The Brine to Wine is a 16km road race in Wanganui, organised by the Wanganui Harrier Club.

Run or walk solo or in a relay team of 2 to 4 people. Teams can also do a composite with a walk on legs 1 and 3 and run on legs 2 and 4.

There is a prize giving and sausage sizzle after the event. All entrants receive a free sausage and soft drink.

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The Feilding Fives is a five week series of 5km fun run or walks, organised by the Fielding Moa Harrier Club, on a “kid safe” course that includes quiet roads and parklands.

This event uses a two-lap course with laps of 2.5km so you can run 2.5km or 5km. There are spot prizes at the finish. Times are recorded each week so you can see how much you can improve over the five week series.

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The Feilding Fives is a five week series of 5km fun run or walks, organised by the Fielding Moa Harrier Club, on a “kid safe” course that includes quiet roads and parklands.

This event uses a two-lap course with laps of 2.5km so you can run 2.5km or 5km. There are spot prizes at the finish. Times are recorded each week so you can see how much you can improve over the five week series.

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The Feilding Fives is a five week series of 5km fun run or walks, organised by the Fielding Moa Harrier Club, on a “kid safe” course that includes quiet roads and parklands.

This event uses a two-lap course with laps of 2.5km so you can run 2.5km or 5km. There are spot prizes at the finish. Times are recorded each week so you can see how much you can improve over the five week series.

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The Feilding Fives is a five week series of 5km fun run or walks, organised by the Fielding Moa Harrier Club, on a “kid safe” course that includes quiet roads and parklands.

This event uses a two-lap course with laps of 2.5km so you can run 2.5km or 5km. There are spot prizes at the finish. Times are recorded each week so you can see how much you can improve over the five week series.

feilding-moa-runners-walkers.jpg

The Feilding Fives is a five week series of 5km fun run or walks, organised by the Fielding Moa Harrier Club, on a “kid safe” course that includes quiet roads and parklands.

This event uses a two-lap course with laps of 2.5km so you can run 2.5km or 5km. There are spot prizes at the finish. Times are recorded each week so you can see how much you can improve over the five week series.

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The Raetihi Gutbuster is a fun way to experience the scenery and history of the Raetihi-Pipiriki road that lies between the Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks. There are 18km running and bike ride events, a 25km downhill ride and a 50km ride.

This event starts from the Waimarino Museum and follows an out and back course along the historic Raetihi-Pipiriki road. There’s a 5km downhill section from the start followed by a steep 2km climb to the Waipuna turnoff; then turn around and run back again.

Great Spot Prizes include Mt Ruapehu Season Passes, and jet boat trips to the Bridge to Nowhere. The start and finish area at the Museum has a market day atmosphere with cake stalls, BBQs and coffee vendors.

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The annual Great Forest Events is in the scenic Matariki Forest at Waitere Beach near Levin and is run on forest roads with no vehicles to worry about. Great Forest Events has 42km marathon, 21km half marathon and 10km and 5km fun runs.

The course is a half marathon circuit and a two circuit marathon course giving views of the scenic Manawatu River. 10km and 5km Events are fun run/walks and families and schools are encouraged to enter. There are water stations and marshals along each route and plenty of shade.

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Great Forest Events is recognised as New Zealand’s number one off road marathon and the event is growing in popularity each year with the total number of participants reaching over 3200 in 2016.

The event held at Waitarere Beach, Levin provides the ideal opportunity for everyone to enjoy the scenery whilst getting active. The event consists of a marathon run and walk, a half marathon run and walk, a 10km fun run and walk, and a 5km fun run and walk. There is a race to suit every fitness and age level.

Marathon walk $60
Marathon run  $60
Half marathon walk  $40
Half marathon run $40
10km run and walk  $20
5km run and walk  $12.50

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The Manawatu Striders Super Seven Series is an annual 7km run/walk series over 7 weeks, on Tuesday nights at 6:15pm. $3 cash entry on the night.

The event starts and finishes at YMCA, Park Road (adjacent Ongley Park), Palmerston North.

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The Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run and Walk at the Ashburton Domain is one several events across New Zealand, supporting the Heart Foundation.

Why not hit the streets and run, walk or have a leisurely stroll with your mum, daughter, sister or a group of girlfriends this Mother’s Day? It will be a wonderful way to start the day and you’ll be doing your bit to beat heart disease and keep more families together.

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The Mt Linton Muster has mountain bike and running / walking events at Mt Linton Station in Southland. It is organised by the Lions Club of Ohai / Nightcaps and the Takitimu Primary School P.T.A.

One day a year access has been granted by Mt Linton Station so that entrants may ride, run and walk these farm tracks and forestry roads. This is an off road event over private land and a unique opportunity to experience the incredible vistas of Western Southland and the Takitimu Mountains.

The running events are the “The Linton Hill” 21km half marathon and “The Loch” recreational walk and “The Loch” fun run.

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The Massey Child Care Centre Urban Fundraiser Rogaine is a 90 minute urban rogaine at the Massey University Campus in Palmerston North.

This family event will explore the known and unknown spots of the University and its surroundings. Teams of two or three are given a map of the area to complete with circles indicating the location of checkpoints. Teams visit as many checkpoints as they can within the 90 minute period. Checkpoints are described by clues and have different values points ascribed to them. After 90 minutes, everyone converges at the start/finish point to compare notes and maybe collect a spot prize.

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The Ruapehu EXPRESS returns in 2017, once again bringing you an opportunity for an epic adventure in a stunning landscape!

Event types: Run/Walk | Bike/Duathlon

The event involves a mountain bike event and a separate running/walking event in the foothills of Mount Ruapehu. Each event has a different course and start line, but they share a finish in the mountain side township of Ohakune. Yes it’s a race, but you are welcome to just cruise if you want and take in the spectacular scenery.

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The Nexans Olex Fun Run/Walk Series at Eltham in Taranaki is part of an annual series in the New Plymouth area every few weeks on Sundays over the summer.

This is a fun, all-age event for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you walk, run, stroll or plod, this series caters for all ages and fitness levels, with three to four distances from 2km to 16km at each event. It’s also a great way to experience the beautiful Taranaki region.

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Based around the 42 Traverse, an old logging road that gets its name from the original ‘State Forest 42′. The T42 is a classic NZ event that has a variety of run/walk distances as well as the ‘whole hog’ 48km MTB.

All events come to a climax in the comfort of the Park Hotel (event HQ) in Nation Park Village with a post event prizegiving, dinner & party that has quite a history.

For the many of you who have been to the Central Plateau area, I’m sure you’ll agree that it is full of off-road delights and is one of the most magical and unique places in NZ. Based around the famous and iconic 42 Traverse track, the T42 Central Plateau offers the following event options;

– 48km Mountain Bike
– 42.2km Trail Marathon Run
– 24km Trail Adventure Run/Walk
– 11km Trail Run/Walk
– 6.5km Trail Run/Walk

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The Great PukeokaHu man v Horse Race is a marathon is an event over steep hill country terrain in the back blocks of Taihape, with a slight twist – it’s a race between two legs and four!

The race is a figure of eight course where runners run concurrently with horses, with a staggered start time which will be adjusted for the results. Good sportmanship between runners and riders is expected at all times to make it an enjoyable event for runners, riders and volunteers!

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The Tararua Mountain Race is one of New Zealand’s oldest mountain races in the Tararua Ranges. The race traverses the Southern Crossing tramping route from Kaitoke to Otaki Forks, transforming this three-day hard tramp into a one-day trail run of epic proportions.

The 35km event is defined by the weather conditions. The Tararua Mountain Range is a notoriously changeable environment, with high winds and low cloud being common for a ten km section of the race when above the bush line. Extreme care is required.

Participants start the Southern Crossing in waves, depending on their estimated finish time, those aiming for a faster time start later in the morning.

In distance, the track is 35.4km and the total ascent is 2,250m. The total descent is 2,475m.

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