Kids Fun Run 16th December

Hundreds expected at children’s waterfront fun run

Hundreds of children are expected  at a fun run Athletics Wellington is running in partnership with Cigna and Sport Wellington on the waterfront in December, with the chance for competitors to receive a personalised race bib and certificate on the day and be in with the chance to win spot prizes.

The annual Cigna Kids Waterfront Fun Run, in its third year.  This year’s event, on Wednesday 16 December, starts and finishes at Frank Kitts Park. Races will be held for pre-schoolers through students in Year 8 with the younger ones running 500m, others 1km, with the older ones running 2km.

Those who enter online before December 8 will receive a personalised race bib and certificate on the day and be in with the chance to win spot prizes.

Athletics Wellington Sport Development Manager Jo Murray says Cigna Life Insurance staff will be volunteering on the day as course marshalls and running a Cigna Carnival at Frank Kitts Park, with face painting, BBQ, ice cream and other goodies. The carnival is a fundraiser for Achilles International.

“The Cigna staff are awesome getting out there along the waterfront course encouraging the kids along the way.  Parents are also welcome to run alongside their kids.”

Former World mountain running champion Melissa Moon, will be presenting medals for the top three place getters in each grade.

Murray says the fun run has increased in popularity each year, with 350 competing last year.
“Numbers have increased by more than 150 each year.  With 130 registered to date it promises to be the biggest event yet – it will be a festival atmosphere.”

Cigna and Sport Wellington are partners in the hugely successful Cigna Round the Bays event that is held in February each year. Next year’s event is on February 21.

Entries for the Cigna Kids Round The Bays Fun Run can be made online at https://www.athleticshub.co.nz/events  and also on the day, with the first event starting at 4.30pm on Wednesday December 16. The entry fee is $7.
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