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Kāpiti Run for Youth is OPEN for Registration by Individuals and Groups

Kāpiti Coast, Wellington, New Zealand Friday 24th, 2023: The Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth is actively planning and activating its campaign to take place in-person on the beach on Sunday 26 March 2023.  “We can’t wait to see many happy people again, says Campaign Manager, Helene Judge.

Kāpiti Run for Youth takes place annually to raise funds and fitness for Kāpiti rangatahi youth while having fun walking or running along the beautiful Kāpiti coastline.  “There are four options to choose from: 12 or 6km walk and the 12 or 6km run,” says Richard Calkin, the Founder of Web Genius.  He goes on to say, “registration is from 8.45am to 10am with all walkers and runners starting together at 10.15am.  Once their profile is set-up, we ask everyone to let their whānau, friends and work mates know so they can sponsor their efforts.” 

“There is no entry fee to participate in Kāpiti Run for Youth as we use a sponsorship model and we encourage everyone to raise $20 or more,” says Steve Jandrell, Web Genius CEO.  All entrants receive regular campaigns to motivate their sponsorship efforts along the way.

“We are fully committed to operating within the Event Sector Voluntary Code when it comes to Covid,” says Helene.  If circumstances were to change and Covid prevented us from operating, we would go virtual like what we did in 2020 and 2022.  We encourage being fully boosted for you, your whānau, your community, and please don’t attend if you are feeling unwell.  It’s quick, easy and free to register as an individual or group, so just head over to our website now >>

When registering you choose a Fundraising Partner – Partners for 2023 are: Challenge for Change Kāpiti, Kāpiti Basketball Association, Kāpiti College, Kāpiti Kindness Trust, Kāpiti Youth Support, No 49 Squadron Air Cadets Kāpiti, Ōtaki College, Paraparaumu College, The Shed Project Kāpiti, Whirlwind Kāpiti, Work Ready Kāpiti and ZEAL Kāpiti.  All funds raised are split 70% to the official Fundraising Partner chosen by the participant at the time of registration and 30% is retained towards running and promotion of the event.  You can check-out more about our Fundraising Partners here >>

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“The 2023 Business Sponsorship campaign is open to give an opportunity to support the underlying work of this event,” says Helene.  Sponsorship categories are: Platinum $1,000+, Gold $500, Silver $250 or Bronze $125m.  In 2022 we were hugely grateful to 67 local business sponsors to the value of $17,050.  Our campaign is well underway to reach and maybe pass that amount in 2023 – you can view 2023 Business Sponsors so far here >>

We cannot run Kāpiti Run for Youth without event sponsors and we acknowledge the ongoing support from: Beach FM, Café Lane, Captured By Friday Photography, City Fitness Kāpiti, Kāpiti Business Projects, Kāpiti Candy Co, Kāpiti Law, Kāpiti Party Hire, Kāpiti Pure Water, Kāpiti News, Paekākāriki Pops, Peter Jackson Plumbing, R-Line, Shoe Clinic, SignCraft Kāpiti, Speedy Signs Kāpiti-Porirua and Founder, Web Genius.

Kāpiti Run for Youth prides itself on being a sustainable and family friendly event with baby buggies and crowd friendly dogs on leads participating on the day with their humans.  There are sponsored prizes, treats for the kids, certificates and free Paekākāriki Mini Pops for everyone at the end.  We can’t wait to see everyone and to raise as much money as we can in 2023 for youth in Kāpiti!

For further information, contact:

Richard Calkin | 021 396 184 or contact >>

Steve Jandrell | 022 038 8995 or contact >>

Helene Judge | 027 244 9585 or contact >>

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MEDIA RELEASE Kāpiti Run for Youth is OPEN for Registration by Individuals and Groups 24-02-23

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