Date Confirmed for 2017
Friday, 2 December, 2016
Sport Canterbury has confirmed that the Mitre 10 MEGA – A Run to Remember will return to the Port Hills in February, after the Regional Sports Trust purchased the event early in 2016 to guarantee its future.
The date has been set – Sunday 19 February 2017.
“We welcome back New Zealand Red Cross as our event partner,” says Sport Canterbury Chief Executive Julyan Falloon. “Given recent events, we are reminded what an important role New Zealand Red Cross will always play in our communities. They were amongst the first to respond when the Canterbury earthquakes struck as well, over five years ago.”
Sport Canterbury invited participants in the 2016 Mitre 10 MEGA – A Run to Remember to share candid feedback on their experience – to have a voice in how the event is delivered in the future.
“We have a number of positive changes to introduce in 2017,” says Falloon. “This event truly belongs to the community – and we see that in the feedback, that participants feel a sense of ownership, which is key to successful events.”
Improvements to the Mitre 10 MEGA – A Run to Remember in 2017 will include:
- The 10km course remains the same as in 2016 event, however two aid stations will be available, alongside the water stations – and toilets! – halfway along the course.
Mitre 10 MEGA has sponsored the event since 2013.
“Shane and the team at Mitre 10 MEGA have been outstanding and loyal supporters, helping to establish this event as a fixture on the Canterbury calendar. It continues to be an important opportunity for reflection, for communities that will always remember the events of February 2011.”
In 2017, Sport Canterbury is grateful for the additional support of a number of local partners, including Shine Lawyers, Media Works, Hire King, Athlete’s Foot, ThermaTech and Pro Med.
Mitre 10 MEGA – A Run to Remember
Sunday 19 February 2017
On-line registration is open until 10am Friday 17 February 2017.
Starts in Victoria Park and finishes in Hansen Park
Runners and walkers start at 9am
Everyone who pre-registers on-line will have the option to take the bus from Hansen Park to the start line at Victoria Park (one way only)
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