Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember
Important Details for Entrants - Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember
If you have entered the 2017 Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember, you are entitled to a refund of your registration fee.
Those who have entered have two options:
1. You may claim your refund by e-mailing Sport Canterbury with your registration number - firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject line, please note: "Run to Remember Refund."
2. You may transfer your registration fee into a donation to New Zealand Red Cross, by simply e-mailing Sport Canterbury with your registration number - email@example.com
In the subject line, please note: "NZ Red Cross Donation."
Please note: Merchandise purchases cannot be refunded as they are made to order. Merchandise may be picked up from Sport Canterbury, 1B Brynley Street, Hornby, from Monday 20 February.
Announcement - Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember
15 February 2017
It has been an enormous week for Christchurch residents and emergency services.
Thank you to everyone who has been working tirelessly to contain the Port Hills fires, and protect people and property.
Christchurch City Council has withdrawn the approval for the Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember to proceed this weekend due to the fires in the Port Hills.
There is currently an exclusion zone for the firefighting helicopters along the scheduled route for the run and fire fighters are expected to be committed through to at least Saturday at this stage.
The event course is part of the route providing critical access for emergency services fighting the fires.
Victoria Park, Harry Ell Track, and Summit Road are currently closed to the public with the fire currently right below these areas, which are used for this event.
These factors have made it impossible to deliver the Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember on Sunday 19 February 2017. The event has been cancelled, and participants are entitled to a refund of their registration fee (please see details below).
Participants would also be at risk of smoke inhalation; the Canterbury District Health Board issued this warning on Tuesday:
Health Warning Over Port Hills Fires
Each year, this event has been made possible through the generosity of our sponsors and event partners, in particular Mitre 10 MEGA and New Zealand Red Cross. We acknowledge the support of all of our partners and appreciate their commitment to an event that means so much to our region.
Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember
This annual event has always provided an opportunity for reflection and remembrance, for our community to come together.
Each year holds special meaning, and 2017 is no exception.
A Civic Memorial Service will be held at the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial (Oi Manawa) in our central city on Wednesday 22 February.
More Information - Civic Memorial Service - 22 February
Please follow Christchurch City Council's web site for updates on the Port Hills fires.
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Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember is a 10km charity fun run/walk to honour those who lost their lives in the February 2011 earthquake.
The course features views over Christchurch, across the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps, allowing for reflection and remembrance.
In 2016, over 1,600 runners and walkers from Canterbury and beyond took part in the fourth annual Mitre 10 MEGA – A Run to Remember.
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.
13 February, 2016 In Victoria Park for the past four Februaries, Christchurch’s iconic remembrance run has kicked off with an unmistakable sense of community.
29 January, 2016 Over the next three weeks leading up to the Mitre 10 MEGA - A Run to Remember, Sport Canterbury has some surprises in store for Rapaki Track runners and walkers.