Park to Path
Park to Path is an all ages timed 10km, 6km and kids 1km run or walk. We are aiming for this to be a fun morning out showcasing some of our great parks and trails that we have on the Kāpiti Coast. It’s not all about who is the fastest but we will also be celebrating those people who want to dress up and have a bit of fun on the day.
This is a free event although you’re welcome to bring a donation of food for the Kapiti Food Bank if you choose.
After your walk or run, grab a coffee and something from the sausage sizzle (bring cash) before enjoying a complimentary massage onsite from the Functional Bodyworks team.
When: Sunday 15th March 2020
Where: Otaraua Park, Lancelot Grove, Otaihanga
- 8.30am - 10km run and walk starts
- 9.00am - 1km kids loop starts *
- 9.30am - 6km run and walk starts
This event is open to all. If you’re not sure if you’ll do a bit of running and a bit of walking, then please sign up for the run.
* We would like to make this event has accessible as possible. If you have a child who would like to take part but doesn’t like crowds or the pressure of walking or running amongst others, you’re welcome to come anytime between 9am-10am, sign in and then do the route before receiving a finishers certificate and swim pass.
1km - The route will be around the edge of the sports fields at Otaraua Park. Every child who enters will receive a certificate and a complimentary swim pass to be used at either Coastlands Aquatic Centre, Waikanae Pool or Ōtaki pool.
10km - From Otaraua Park, take the river park and head west through to the Waikanae River Bridge. Turn left and head down the Expressway path towards Otaihanga Road to the 10km turnaround point. Return north over the Waikanae River Bridge to Kauri Road and turn left onto Puriri Road back to the Expressway track and along to Otaraua Park.
6km - Otaraua Park, take the river path and head west through to the Waikanae River Bridge. Turn left and head down the Expressway path towards Otaihanga Road to the 6km turn around point and return back to Otaraua Park.
Keeping it green
To help keep our waste to a minimum, we will not have cups at the finish line, we will instead 10 litre water containers and a table to leave your water bottle. There will be a water station with water (and cups) on route before the Waikanae Expressway bridge.
Don’t forget your keep cup for coffee before or after your walk/run.
How to get there
If coming from the south, head along the old SH1 and turn left at the Otaihanga roundabout, pass Southwards Museum and turn right into Greendale Drive, then right onto King Arthur Drive, right onto Lancelot Grove.
Or head from Paraparaumu through Otaihanga ….