Stepping it up for Multiple Sclerosis
Nicola Brown and Robyn Coyle, Hawkes Bay Multiple Sclerosis Society staff members can’t believe they are about to run their seventh annual Multiple Steps for Multiple Sclerosis event to be held on Wednesday, October 24.
What started as a small trek up and down the Napier hill has grown to a three course event catering for everyone.
Along with a 5km course up and over Bluff Hill, there is also the 10km course up and over Bluff Hill and Hospital Hill plus a 5km flat course along Marine Parade’s Rotary Pathway.
Funds raised from the $10 entry fee remain in Hawke’s Bay to benefit people with multiple sclerosis and their families.
Newly capped Black Fern Krysten Cottrell is bringing her Hawke’s Bay Tui team mates to participate in this year’s event. Multiple Sclerosis is dear to Krysten’s heart as her grandfather John has had multiple sclerosis for 33 years.
“John is an incredibly proud grandfather to his sporty granddaughter and Krysten is a doting granddaughter and a great source of support to her Pop,” event organiser Nicola says.
A couple of days after this event Krysten is flying overseas for the Black Ferns end of year tour.
Pre-registration is preferred via website www.hawkesbaymultiplesclerosis.org (which will put you in the draw to win a prize) or register on the night at the Sound Shell from 5pm.
The 10km event starts at 5.45pm, the 5km hill at 6pm and the flat course at 6.05pm.
Ahuriri Sunrise Rotary Club is providing a complimentary sausage sizzle at the finish line. There is also a raft of spot prizes up for grabs.
Black Fern Krysten Cottrel with her grandfather John Matheson who has had MS for 33 years.