Big Bays race raises big money for char­i­ties

Central Leader - - NEWS -

There are six weeks to go un­til this year’s Ports of Auck­land Round the Bays fun run.

And that means it’s time to get train­ing.

The March 10 event is coowned by Fairfax Me­dia, owner of the Cen­tral Leader, and its par­ent com­pany Sub­ur­ban News­pa­pers.

Reg­is­tra­tion fees will be do­nated to a raft of nom­i­nated char­i­ties in­clud­ing YMCA Camp Adair, Auck­land Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis, Choice Foun­da­tion Stand Tall Pro­gramme, Va­ri­ety – The Chil­dren’s Char­ity, Make a Wish NZ and Fairfax First Books.

An es­ti­mated 70,000 par­tic­i­pants are ex­pected to take part in the event and or­gan­is­ers are en­cour­ag­ing them all to reg­is­ter on­line at roundthe­ where a train­ing sched­ule is also avail­able.

Of­fi­cial en­trants can se­lect the char­i­ties they wish their fees to go to and are in­vited to set their own fundrais­ing tar­gets through FundRaiseOn­line.

‘‘Adding Fundraise On­line op­tion gives us a chance to raise even more, and is a great way for busi­ness teams or branches to com­pete against each other to fundraise,’’ Fairfax Me­dia mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager Ni­cola Igusa says.

The run starts at 9.30am and the en­try fee is $10 for chil­dren (16 and un­der) and $15 for adults.



Get set: The 2013 Ports of Auck­land Round the Bays fun run is hap­pen­ing on March 10.

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