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The Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth 2024
Maclean Park, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
SUN 17 MAR 8:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
We’ve checked the tide timetable so anchor your calendar now to take part in the 2024 Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth to raise funds and fitness for Kāpiti rangatahi youth while having fun strolling or running along the beautiful Kāpiti coastline. KR4Y has raised $223.636 since inception in 2011. In 2023 the event raised a record amount of $27,010 which is a remarkable considering the uncertain financial environment.
We know KR4Y helps to support amazing community work done by local Fundraising Partners. We know with our support, all 12 Fundraising Partners can make a positive impact by continuing to do good in our community for youth which continues to motivate us.
KR4Y will open for registration early in January 2024. https://www.kapitirunforyouth.co.nz/register- At that time, we will be seeking individuals and groups to get together to walk or run from Paraparaumu Beach (Maclean Park) to Raumati Beach and back. For those choosing the 12km walk or run, they will do two circuits of the course.
There are four options to choose from: 12 or 6km walk and the 12 or 6km run. Registration takes place from 8.30am to 9.45am with a briefing at 9.45am and all walkers and runners starting together at 10am. Once your profile is set-up online, let your family, friends and work mates know so they can sponsor your efforts. There is a $20 qualifying fee that we encourage every participant to raise through sponsorship instead of an entry fee. All entrants will receive regular campaigns to motivate their sponsorship efforts along the way.
We are a family friendly event – all humans, baby buggies and crowd friendly dogs on leads are welcome. Bring your sunhat, sunscreen and water on the day. There are sponsored prizes, treats for the kids, certificates for everyone participating and free Paekākāriki Mini Pops for everyone at the end. Closer to the time, go to the website to register or sponsor someone that you know who is participating – all registrations and sponsorship are handled securely and confidentially on the KR4Y website.
Business sponsorship: Platinum $1,000+, Gold $500, Silver $250, Bronze $125 is available for businesses who want to support the underlying work of this event and rangatahi youth of Kāpiti. In 2023 we were grateful to 68 local business sponsors to the value of $18,125 that can be viewed on the KR4Y website. Sponsorship for the 2024 campaign will open late in January 2024.
Fundraising model: We focus on returning as much money as we can back to the Kāpiti community to those working with rangatahi. 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. View Fundraising Partners on our website: Birthright Kāpiti, 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, ZEAL Kāpiti.
WELLNESS UPDATE: We operate within the Event Sector Voluntary Code. Please don’t attend if you are feeling unwell.
The Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth reserves the right to use any image captured by our official photographer for promotional purposes in any media, in perpetuity without compensation, unless not consented.
Event sponsors: 24/7 Fitness, Beach FM, Café Lane, Captured By Friday Photography, 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.
Campaign Manager: Helene Judge | 027 244 9585 | [email protected]