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Tuesday evening 5km fun run/walk

Waitakere Triathlon & Multisport Club

Proudly brought to you by

Waitakere Triathlon & Multisport Club

!!!NEW FOR 2020!!!

10 MILE DISTANCE RACE

Waitakere Triathlon & Multisport Club was founded in 1992 buy a few multiport enthusiasts who saw a need for a multisport club in West Auckland.  The club grew quickly and as with many sports clubs, has had its fair share of ups and downs since then.

 

The club has always had a community focus, and since 2005 has been running a public 5km fun run/walk every Tuesday evening, rain or shine - except for short break over the Christmas/New Year period.  This regular event has a loyal following and has always been free, and that is not going to change.  The run/walk meets at the Waitakere City Rugby and Athletic Club rooms (under the Trust Arena, overlooking the athletic track) for a 6:15pm start.

 

WTMC has also been involved with a number of annual events over the years, both multisport events and events that involve only one of the three disciplines.  But we have never had one that we could claim as ours.

 

Until now.  Run Out West is brought to you by the Waitakere Triathlon & Multisport Club, the original (and of course, the longest running) West Auckland Traithlon club.  Our first Run Out West event was in 2016, and was a great success. Because of the success and due to popular demand, this is now an annual event.  In addition to the original 10km distance, we now include a 5km distance, and 2km race for kids (3 to 12 years old).  The kids course will be entirely on the stadium grounds, and will not go out on to public footpaths or roads.

Entries for 2020 now open - click here to register, also keep a watch on our Facebook page for updates and information.

A Community run/walk event for anyone.

Billed as a "Fun Run", the event is primarily for fun, but entrants will wear electronic transponders so that their time for the event is accurately captured, and will be posted to the website shortly after the event wraps up for the day.

 

Every finisher, run or walk, receives a finisher's medal, and there will be trophies for first place in all categories, run and walk.

Event details for 2020 are below

When

Sunday 29th March 2020, 8:00am



Where:

Waitakere City Rugby & Athletic Club rooms, under the Trust Stadium, overlooking the athletic track

 

Entry Fees:

(NEW!) 10 miler run (no walk) $40

10km run or walk 19yrs+ $35

10km run or walk 10-18yrs $30

5km run or walk 19yrs+ $30

5km run or walk 10-18yrs $25

2km kids run 3-12yrs $10

Online entries close at midnight Friday 27th March.

Early bird entries available until midnight 31st December for a $5 discount.

Entries are still available on site at the below times, but have an additional $5 late entry fee.

To view the full course, click here

 

Event Schedule

Saturday 28th 12pm-4pm - Pick up race numbers and timing transponders at race venue (above). Late entries taken.  (EFTPOS will be available)

Sunday 29th

6:30am - Venue opens.  Pick up race numbers and timing transponders, and late entries until 7:45am. (EFTPOS will be available)

7:50am - Race briefing for all 10 mile, 10km and 5km entrants, both run and walk.

8:00am - 10 miler runner start

 

8:05am - 5 and 10km runners start

8:10am - 5 & 10km walkers start

8:15am - Kids 1.9km

10:15am - Prize giving.  Trophies, and spot prizes

11:00am - Venue close, pack up and go home!

 

We have taken the difficult decision to cancel Run Out West 2020. Whilst we do not expect our numbers to go over the 500 threshold set by the Government, we recognise that the intent of the message is as significant as the number, as well as the fact that we are a non-essential gathering.  Therefore, we want to support the health and welfare of our community by reducing any risk of transmission, and working to #flattenthecurve, by cancelling Run Out West.

 

At the moment we are unable to predict a time when these restrictions will be lifted, so have decided not to simply postpone.  However, the running calendar in Auckland currently looks light at the end of August/early September, so if possible we may reschedule for then.  Keep your eyes on our Facebook page as we may not be able to afford another roadside advertising campaign!

 

We will be working with our online entries system One Sport to organise refunds for all athletes who have already entered.  Please bear with us whilst we work through this as we’ve never had to do it before!

 

Many thanks for your understanding and support.

 

Kia kaha,

Rob Eyre

Waitakere Triathlon and Multisport Club President

On behalf of the Run Out West Committee.