Run­ning club to mark 50 years

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The Kapiti Har­rier Club, now known as the Kapiti Run­ning & Tri Club, is cel­e­brat­ing its first 50 years on the week­end of Oc­to­ber 13-14.

The club was orig­i­nally formed by a group of run­ners from the Hutt Val­ley, Methodist and Olympic Har­rier clubs who had come to live on the coast. Mem­ber­ship for the first year num­bered 29 and this has var­ied wildly over the 50 years.

Six Olympians have be­longed to the club at dif­fer­ent times and while Kapiti has of­ten strug­gled against the stronger Welling­ton based clubs, no­table in­ter­club suc­cesses were achieved dur­ing the 1970s and 1980s.

The main event will be the an­niver­sary din­ner at the Waikanae Golf Club on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13.

There will be a run/walk/cy­cle on Satur­day af­ter­noon at 2pm in Queen El­iz­a­beth Park and on Sun­day morn­ing there will be a brunch at the Bound­ary Tap and Kitchen in Rau­mati Beach, pre­ceded by an op­tional run.

Some mem­bers from the Kapiti Run­ning & Tri Club at a club race this year.

An open­ing day Kapiti Har­rier Club run from 1976 or 1977.

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