Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Fun Run/ Walk in support of women’s heart health. More than 13,000 people are expected to take part in the 5km event, which will be held on May 13th in 33 locations across the country from Paihia to Invercargill. With 2017 seeing a record number of women embrace the chance to have fun, get active and support a worthy cause, this year will see events at 10 new locations, including Cambridge, Taupo, Napier, Blenheim and Wanaka.
Each location will have up to three Commonwealth Games athletes assisting with the warm- up, and all participants will receive an official event t-shirt designed by iconic New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell that features the word ‘fifty’ in the shape of a love heart to acknowledge the event’s anniversary year.
“Heart disease is the single biggest killer of women in New Zealand, claiming the lives of more than 55 women each week,” says Heart Foundation Medical Director Gerry Devlin. “The Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk is a great way to raise much-needed funds and awareness for heart health and encourage women to look after themselves by being fit
and active. “
Where: 33 locations across the country from Paihia to Invercargill
When: Sunday, May 13th