Created in partnership with Whānau Āwhina Plunket
Whānau Āwhina Plunket is Aotearoa’s largest support service for the health and wellbeing of tamariki under-five and their whānau. As a charity, they rely on fundraising to help them continue to make the difference of a lifetime as they support whānau and their tamariki in the important first 1000 days.
This year, Whānau Āwhina Plunket’s main fundraiser is a reincarnation of their original fun run series – but with an important difference – you get to choose if you will complete one, two, three, or four weekends, and where and how far you run or walk. Plus you can complete your chosen distance at any time during the weekend.
The 2021 Virtual Fun Run series runs every weekend in April and is designed to ensure that everyone gets a chance to connect with friends and family, either virtually or physically, while doing something meaningful for whānau across the country.
How it works
First up, choose whether you will run or walk 3km, 5km or 10km. Then sign up yourself and immediate family or whānau, to one, two, three, or all four of the weekends, for just one registration fee. It’s that simple!
To raise even more money you could create your own fundraising page and share this with your own networks.
Part of the action
Each of the four fun run weekends has a unique theme to keep you motivated, with amazing spot prizes from Move it Mama and other supporting partners.
When you sign up you will have access to some awesome discounts and vouchers, training tips, workouts and social media images for you to share your involvement. Plus, you will be sent personalised bibs to wear when completing your walk or run – one for everyone you have registered – just like a real fun run!
Each weekend you are registered for, you will receive a Virtual Race Pack that contains goodies, discounts, training tips, and activities to complete on your own or with whānau or friends.
You can complete your walk or run anytime between Friday night and Sunday night.
How you are helping
To become part of the Whānau Āwhina Plunket Virtual Fun Run Series costs just $15 per individual or family per weekend, or $50 for the series (four weekends). This combined with any other sponsorship or fundraising you organise, goes directly to Whānau Āwhina Plunket.
Register now to be part of the fun, and to help Whānau Āwhina Plunket continue to visit and support more than 85% of all newborn babies in Aotearoa and support whānau and their tamariki.
So, from New Zealand’s littlest people – thank you for helping to give them the best start.
Written by Kidspot New Zealand with information provided by Whānau Āwhina Plunket.