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04 May 2018

Kapiti Run for Youth Raised $19,786.80 for Local Youth

Kapiti Run for Youth took place on Sunday 25 March with just under 300 participants has now completed the final reconciliation and has raised $19,786.80 for local Kapiti youth.

“We are really delighted with this result,” says Richard Calkin, Founder of Web Genius, “as much time is invested with a dedicated group of people who plan and run the event with the aim of returning as much money as possible back to our community via official Fundraising Partners working in the youth space.”

Helene Judge, Campaign Manager goes on to say, “every Fundraising Partner has benefited from this event as they have received 70% of the funds raised by participants who choose their organisation to support at the time of registration.  The largest recipient is Kapiti Youth Support as a decision was made in the early stages to direct 70% of business sponsorship raised to their organisation so they can continue running their at-risk youth mentoring programme that was done by Youth Quest before their demise.  $13,000 was committed by local businesses so we are very grateful to all of them including:

GOLD: Geethal's Data Systems, Kapiti Rest Home & Kena Kena Rest Home, Lodge Waikanae No. 433 – Kapiti Freemasons, Moneymax, Paraparaumu Medical Centre, Peter Jackson Plumbing, Salvation Army Paraparaumu, Steve Rose Electrical, Thai Lagoon Restaurant, Tuatara Brewing Co, Westpac Bank.

SILVER: Adrenalin Kapiti Coast, allROOF Solutions, Capital Chemdry, Coastal Medical Rooms, Davis & Co Chartered Accountants, Deans & Associates (Kapiti), Fix It Roofing, Gold Coast Mechanical, Kapiti Island Nature Tours, Kapiti Kennels, LowTax, New World Waikanae, Proline Engineering, Scope Financial, Sone's Sauces.

BRONZE: A Grade Automotive, Allan Gray Motors, An Extra Pair of Hands, Autocrash Repairs Kapiti, Banana Leaf, Bays Brasserie, CD van der Meer Builders, Coast to Coast Blinds, Columbus Coffee Kapiti, Compass Health, Crombie Lockwood, D4 Raumati, Delaney Mitsubishi, Dutchy's Burger Joint, Glassfit, Inspiration+Co Interior Designers, Kapiti Power Tools, Mainfreight Kapiti, Melectra Management, Nikau Foundation, Ocean Motel, PartyPerfect Catering, Paula's Furniture & Beds, Rimu Chiropractic Studio, Robert Harris Café Coastlands, Roofing Direct, Spectrum Collision Repairs, Team Medical, Vanzeal, YOURTravel.

“To be transparent with payments made to Fundraising Partners, this is how it panned out,” says Richard.

Kapiti College


Kapiti Youth Achievement Trust


Kapiti Youth Support


Paraparaumu College


Raumati Swimming Club Inc.


ZEAL Kapiti


“Our minds are now turning to setting the next date for Kapiti Run for Youth so watch this space to either be a Fundraising Partner or participant, so you can anchor the date in your calendar,” says Helene.

To view the official photos taken by Lee Frampton of 16Nine Photography, go to the Kapiti Run for Youth Facebook page >> 

For further information, contact:

Richard Calkin, Web Genius, 021 396 184 or

Helene Judge, Kapiti Business Projects, 027 244 9585 or contact Helene

Photos by 16Nine Photography

12km walkers

6km walkers & 12km runners

6km runners

Kapiti Run for Youth Raised $19,786.80 for Local Youth

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