Welcome to this year’s Caroline Boyd Memorial Walk/Run. After the success of the inaugural event in November 2017 where over 400 people participated, many people asked if we would do the event again. And so, this year, we offer a similar set of activities - a 10km run, and a 5.5 km walk or run on the same course.
All are welcome to participate in this event which celebrates the life of Caroline Boyd, a resident of both Wellington and Paekakariki, who was tragically killed in an accident on Wellington Road, Paekakariki on 19th March 2017. Caroline Boyd ran almost everyday of her life from the age of 15, and participated regularly in 10km and half-marathon events. She also ran the Auckland and London Marathons. This course follows the run that Caroline used to do through Queen Elizabeth Park.
The course map can be viewed by scrolling down and clicking on the link.
If you have Strava, you can view the course map's below:
Link to 5.5km walk/run route: https://www.strava.com/activities/1228848101
Link to 10km run route: https://www.strava.com/activities/1241259201
As a special way of remembering Caroline, who once turned up to an interview with non-matching shoes, we ask that you wear odd socks for the occasion (even the serious runners!). Participants may also want to form themed teams and dress up for the occasion (e.g. civil servants, sports teams, pop groups).
HOW TO ENTER
All entries must be made through enteronline.co.nz (if not already registered, you will need to register on this system).
Each entrant will have a unique 3 digit number: the 5.5km walk and run is BLACK, and the 10km run is RED - this attaches to your top with safety pins (provided). The registration number which can go into a prize draw for spot prizes at the end of the event. Registration numbers can be picked up prior to the event (details to be provided closer to the time) or from 9am on the day of the event.
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. All dogs must be kept on a leash and messes cleaned up (bins will be provided).
ALL FEES DONATED
Proceeds will be donated to the Caroline Boyd Memorial Fund which is an endowment fund under the registered charity, the Nikau Foundation. The fund will seek advancement of initiatives close to Caroline's heart:
-Youth - supporting young people, in particular their educational needs
-Women - addressing issues affecting women
-Local Community - supporting local community networks and activities
Last year $3000 was donated to the Paekakariki School to pay for extra curricular activities. This year, the fund stands at just over $45,000 and we aim to build the fund to $75,000 which means it can be established in perpetuity. Once again this year, the family will contribute $1 for every $1 raised through this event.
Running not your thing? Can't make it on the 18th?
Show your support by making a donation to the Caroline Boyd Memorial Fund:
Particulars: your name
Code: your mobile number
Reference: Boyd Fund
TRANSPORT and START TIME
Paekakariki is about a 40 minute drive from Wellington. Trains run every half hour from 7:14am from Wellington and the trip takes 45 minutes. There is a 10 minute walk from the station to the start of the event.
The runners start at 11:30am on the beach (at low tide) outside the Memorial Hall 98 The Parade in Paekakariki. Walkers (or runners) with their dogs will start soon after from the same location.
Wellington Free Ambulance will be on hand at the beginning and end of the event.
AT THE END
Participation certificates will be issued at the end of the event. No results or times will be posted.
After the event, there will be prizedraws and food available for purchase at the Paekakariki Memorial Hall. Spot prizes will be drawn randomly from the race numbers at the school at approximately 1:15pm.
TERMS and CONDITIONS
An accepted entry may be transferred to another person.
Neither the organisers, sponsors nor other partners associated with the event shall have any responsibility for any liability, financial or otherwise, which might arise whether sustained by the entrant or any other part directly or indirectly associated with the entrant’s intended or actual participation in the event or it’s
The entrant agrees to abide by the race rules and follow the directions of the race officials.
Entrants take part entirely at their own risk and will waive all claims against the organisers or sponsors.
Here is the link to Caroline Boyd's obituary in Stuff.
» Caroline's poster web.jpg
» CJB run map.jpg