Speed Freaks Takahe 2 Akaroa Journey. Help our runners to the start line.

$1,000 of $10,000 goal
Given by 15 generous donors in 10 weeks

Running for recovery, running for connection, running for community. Takahe2Akaroa, getting to the start line with your support.


Speed Freaks runners and coaches have taken part in this iconic race for the last two years.

It has become a special part of our story. The experience was pivotal in sharing our mahi and the impact that running and the running community have in supporting recovery from addiction and growing wellbeing.

This year we want to share this experience with more participants. To achieve this we need your help.

We intend to enter two teams, Ōtautahi and Tāmaki Makaurau. Each runner supported by their community coach. We are seeking donations to make this possible.

Two teams from two cities - Speed Freaks Magic indeed.

Addiction impacts many people, and the commitment to treatment is just the start, recovery and inclusion happens in our communities, thank you for being part of that journey.

About us

Our Kaupapa. To increase health, wellbeing and connection. Supporting recovery from addiction and mental distress through the vehicle of running and walking.

Use of funds

Money raised supports the participation costs for our runners and coaches, including transport

and accommodation.

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Latest donations

Kate 1 day ago
Go the Speed Freaks
Tillmans 3 days ago
Great work Jamie
Angela on 10 May 2022
One of Jamie’s ‘Port Hills Athletics’ pupil
One of Jamie’s ‘Port Hills Athletics’ pupil on 10 May 2022
Great work Jamie and crew
Stephen on 16 Apr 2022
Thanks for the Speed Freaks support in my 100th 5km race today at Park Run!

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This page was created on 7 Mar 2022 and closes on 1 Oct 2022.