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Ara Harakeke Parkrun

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  • Free Admission


  • Sat 9 Dec 2023, 7:45am–9:00am
  • Sat 16 Dec 2023, 7:45am–9:00am
  • Sat 23 Dec 2023, 7:45am–9:00am
  • Sat 30 Dec 2023, 7:45am–9:00am
  • Sat 6 Jan 2024, 7:45am–9:00am

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Porirua parkrun will be suspended at Bothamley Park for a couple of years due to the sewer upgrade. As a result from the 10th of December the event will relocated to the Ara Harakeke pathway, Porirua.

To get to the start, travel along SH59 and turn off at Ulric Street, Plimmerton, by the Palmers Garden Centre. Access to the pathway is from 2 Northpoint Street which is off the end of Ulric Street.
Then walk 400 metres north along pathway towards Airlie Road to get to the start next to Taupo swamp.

We have a new name for this new parkrun course in Porirua - it is called "Ara Harakeke parkrun".

What is Ara Harakeke parkrun? It is a 5km run or walk - It’s not about coming first or winning. You can go at your own pace and just enjoy being with other people. It is inclusive and the perfect way to start your weekend in the outdoors chatting to people.

The track is 3 meters wide dedicated off road shared pathway, with a gentle gradient. It has an all weather chip seal surface that follows along the top edge of Taupo swamp.
The pathway runs north-south with semi-mature native vegetation in most locations.

What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run or walk, so you can get your timing results.

Go to to find out more or to register.

You only need to register with parkrun once, to participate at any of the parkrun events around the world. Don't forget to bring a copy of your barcode. If you forget them, you won't get a time.

How fast do I have to be? Walking is fine as long as you can finish the 5km within an hour. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Note the closest public toilets are in Plimmerton Domain near the subway underpass.

We're friendly! Every week we grab a post park run/walk coffee in the Backyard Cafe within Palmers Garden Centre to mix exercise with socialising

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