The Auckland leg of the Plunket Fun Run is happening at in Western Springs Park on Sunday 5th May.
We want you to run or walk up to 24km, alongside or ‘in the shoes of’ the mums, dads, grandparents, aunties, uncles and caregivers who give their all, 24 hours a day, to raise future generations.
There are three distances you can register to run or walk:
• 3km for new families with younger children in prams, carriers and buggies
• 6km for families with older children (buggies/prams allowed in this distance also)
• 24km in teams of 4 only, completed as a relay.
Every registration goes in the draw to win some amazing spot prizes from ASICS New Zealand, Huggies New Zealand, Colgate Australia and New Zealand, Blue Dinosaur, Pic's Peanut Butter, Lisa's Hummus & Dips and MORE!
If you’re not wanting to participate, but are still into supporting the good work that Plunket does, please you can make an instant donation of $3 by texting FUNRUN to 2448 or you can support someone running by donating online to their Raise a Bundle page (funrunakl.plunket.org.nz)
This event is a non-competitive FUN run or walk! The event is open for all ages, fitness levels...open to anyone!
A great event for anyone training for a big run they have coming up - or simply a fun day out with friends and/or family! #plunketfunrunakl
Parking is available in and around Western Springs. We suggest using public transport or car-pooling with friends and family given the parking will be limited.
No. This event will go ahead no matter the weather. This being said, it is entirely your call as to whether you still want to attend the event. We will send out regular weather updates coming up to the event date.
No. As this is a 100% fundraiser event all tickets are non-refundable and will be put towards our total amount fundraiser – which is supporting our Community Services.
3km Distance - Adult ($15) Child Under 16 ($5), Under 5's (FREE all distances)
6km Distance - Adult ($15), Child Under 16 ($5)
24km Relay Team - $60 team of 4
You must register for this event and purchase your ticket online pre-event. This event will be a staggered start for each distance. Once all distances are complete we will have a small gathering to give away spot-prizes, interact with the attendees and have food and drink available onsite.
Yes, we have qualified first-aiders available throughout the day.
No. You must purchase your tickets online. Ticket sales for each event will end 24 hours before the event starts.
No this is not a race. This event is a non-competitive, fun event for all ages and all fitness types. In saying that, you’re welcome to time yourself and try and beat your personal best!
Western Springs Park is a family friendly venue suitable for all ages and buggies. The track is sealed throughout and shapes around a small lake. Please keep a close eye on your children around the water. The base provides a safe site with plenty of space for post-event picnics and family fun.
There will be a photographer on the day and all photos taken will be added to Plunket New Zealand Facebook page and each event page. If you wish to NOT have your photo taken please let the photographer know.
If, post-event, you see your photograph on our website or external social media channels and you wish for it to be removed please message or email us and we will remove it immediately.
From the city take State Highway 16 towards Helensville, then exit 6 for St Lukes Rd. Turn right onto St Lukes Rd, then left onto Great North Rd. Turn right onto Motions right and your next right will be the Auckland Zoo entrance.
As you enter the car park, to your right is the entry to the park. The event base and start/finish line should be visible from the car park. All meeting point information will be communicated both via email and on our social media channels pre-event. The start and finish line are in the same place.
We advise you leave your valuables at home, if you do bring them along we would recommend keeping them on you at all times. There is no storage available.
No you do not need to print your ticket – as long as you can access it via your emails on your phone or mobile device. You will not receive a hard-copy ticket. You will be emailed your ticket.
Yes! We have an awesome variety of Product Sponsors who have a huge amount of product to giveaway throughout the day as spot-prizes. There will not be competitive prizes as this event is not competitive. Be sure to come and say hi to the team wearing Plunket T-shirts as we have lots of goodies to giveaway and win!
Yes! There will be a coffee cart and food trucks at the event base pre/post-race.
Unfortunately you will not be allowed to bring your dog along to this event. Bikes and scooter are allowed. No motor vehicles allowed.
Yes public toilets are available at all times although limited, nor are there changing rooms or showers. Please come prepared.
Plunket is a charity and although we have a government contract to deliver our Plunket nursing service (the WellChild Tamariki Ora Programme), everything we do above and beyond our nursing service such as parenting programmes, support groups, injury prevention education, toy libraries etc., is funded through the efforts of our fundraising teams through donations, grants, partnerships and fundraising events.
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