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Sun 30 Mar 2008

Where: Waiatarua Reserve, 98 Abbots Way, Meadowbank, Auckland

Listed by: Dion Jelley

The RUN Auckland Series is a 6 race Fun Run & Walk road series at a variety of scenic and exciting locations throughout Auckland.

Race 1 30th March 2008 Waiatarua Reserve, Remuera 9am Start
Race 2 20th April 2008 Te Atatu Penisula, Te Atatu *NEW* 9am Start
Race 3 11th May 2008 Eastern Beach, Pakuranga 9am Start
Race 4 25th May 2008 Milford Reserve, Milford 9am Start
Race 5 22nd June 2008 Western Springs Park, Western Springs 9am Start
Race 6 13th July 2008 Takapuna Beach, Takapuna 7.30am Start

The distances for each race will be 5km & 10km except for the last race which will be a half marathon (21km) and 10km. The RUN Auckland Series starts on Sunday 30th March and finishes on Sunday 13th July.

Sandy Barwick MBEand the only New Zealander to currently hold any Athletics World Records and 1992 Barcelona Olympian Lesley Ryan have agreed to be the series ambassadors. Sandy and Lesley are here to inspire you to enjoy running, motivate you to achieve your fitness goals and promote some of the great running locations Auckland has to offer.

On offer will be the RUN Auckland Corporate Cup which will be presented to the leading company at the completion of the series. Points will be awarded for every person that enters from the same company, as well as points for your overall placing in each race.


It's For You! Everyone!
Active women seeking a more challenging series to further develop their fitness.
The general public (first timers) and corporates to initiate active lifestyles and achieve their fitness goals.
Teenagers and students in pursuit of fun, exciting and positive events.
Established recreational and semi-competitive runners.


The New Zealand Sport and Activity Survey 1997-2001 found that, Aucklanders activity levels are declining and that they are lower than the National average across all groups. Only 34% of Auckland adults complete 30 minutes of exercise five times per week.

One in five adults have been told by a doctor that they have high blood pressure.

One in six adults have been told that they have high cholesterol.

Over 50% of adults in New Zealand have gained over 10kg since they were 18!

Restaurants to book near RUN Auckland Series 2008 Fun Run & Walk