Event: 21st Great Forest events
A record number of more than 3000 people took part in 21st Great Forest events in the Waitarere Forest near Levin last month. The events include a marathon, a half marathon, a 10km and a 5km. The 5km is popular for families and the older generation. The tracks goes over varied surfaces through forests on forest single roads, sandy paths and ends over grassy slopes.
The annual event started in 1997 when around 150 walked or ran in the forest towards the Manawatu River. That event and some future events was organised by Renee Steele. Right: The advertisment promoting the first event.