Counting down to Hadlow to Harbour
Get your family or a bunch of friends together, find your gear and get training now for the Hadlow to Harbour Walk/ Jog/Run on March 8, 2015.
All fitness levels are catered for. You can choose a 10km walk/jog/ run or a more friendly 3km option.
Organised as a community charity event by the Rotary Club of Timaru North, Hadlow to Harbour has a long history in Timaru that stretches back at least 25 years and the number of people taking part has grown every year now attracting more than 1500 people.
The Dixieland Jazz Band will entertain at the finish and prize giving area, this year to be in front of the Sound Shell, and Mountainview High School Jazz Band will be sending you off energised at the 10km start line with some rousing tunes.
Hadlow to Harbour (H2H) is supported by the South Canterbury District Health Board, Fulton Hogan, Telecom, The TimaruHerald, and various other local firms and organisations and is known for its fun atmosphere and friendliness with people returning year after year. Participants also know they are supporting important local organisations as the event is a fabulous opportunity for community groups to raise money.
Thanks to Rotary, there is now an easy and healthy way for South Canterbury groups to fundraise while taking part in the H2H event. It’s 100 per cent self-funding – you get everything you raise.
By accumulating sponsorship for each runner you have an effective way to raise money for your sport, charity or school.
To gather sponsorship here’s what you need to do.
Gather your team and apply on line at H2H.org.nz to receive your official sponsorship forms.
Seek sponsorship pledges to participate in the H2H.
Turn up at the start line with your sponsorship forms and have them ‘completion stamped’ at the finish line. Collect your pledges. The only cost to you is the ticket entry. All funds raised go to your group.
Entry is by wearing the official H2H wrist band.
$10 for adults, $3 for primary and secondary school pupils. Under 5s free.
Official H2H wrist bands are returning as an online entry procedure. Designed to speed up the registration process, participants are encouraged to purchase wrist bands early to simplify things on the day and save time and hassle at the starting points.
Wrist bands can be picked up or purchased:
Feb 28 and March 7, 10am-3pm at New World Supermarket.
March 8 (on the day) from 8am at Caroline Bay skatepark (northern car park)
March 8 (on the day) from 8:30am-9:20am at Hadlow start location.
March 8 (on the day) from 9am9:35am at Countdown start location.
Cash sales only. Please have correct amount ready.
eTickets can also be purchased using iTICKET online or by phoning 0508 iTICKET using your credit card.
eTickets are to be presented at pickup or start locations to receive wrist bands. These may be displayed on smart phone/pad/tablet or as printouts. If preferred, physical tickets are deliverable for an optional fee. You pay nothing extra for buying H2H eTickets online, but optional delivery fees apply for physical tickets.
Please allow extra time for getting your wrist bands.
There are two starting points. For the enthusiasts, the 10km event starts at Hadlow at 9.30am. For fun, the 3km event starts at Church Street Countdown at 9.45am.
8.15am: Free bus leaves Caroline Bay to take participants to the start line at Hadlow
9.30am: 10km route starts at Hadlow Rd
9.45am: 3km route starts at Countdown Car Park, Church St.
11am: Official prize giving at Caroline Bay Sound Shell
Getting to the start lines
Ritchies Coachlines provides free bus transport from Caroline Bay to the Hadlow start line at 8.15am. Board the bus by the skateboard park before 8.15am.
If you are travelling to the start line by car:
10km start line at Hadlow: Travel west up Wai-iti Rd, right onto Gleniti Rd, join Rosebrook Rd, continue to Brockley Rd. Turn right into Brockley Rd to corner of Brockley and Hadlow roads. Participants may be dropped off and cars return via Spur Rd, Kellands Hill, Pages Rd, Selwyn St, Trafalgar St, Evans St, Te Weka St, Virtue Avenue, to the Caroline Bay carpark. There is limited parking in Hadlow Rd near the start area.
3km start line at Countdown: Please access the carpark via the Le Cren St drop-off point. Extra space is available in the car parks of Ashley Electronics and the Le Cren St Car Park of the Richard Pearce Tavern up to 10am.
Achievable: Walkers and runners of all ages and fitness levels get involved with Hadlow to Harbour.