660km in 24 hours to smash COVID!

$3,665 of $10,000 goal
Given by 47 generous donors in 22 days

6 mates running 660km in 24 hours - raising money for those affected by COVID-19

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6 lads, 660km and just 24 hours to run it! - Proudly sponsored by Harcourts Team Gardiner, Grace & Graze and EMAC electrical

In 2020 four mates pushed ourselves to the limit to run 440km in just 23 hours, raising over $6,000 for Waipuna Hospice.

Obviously forgetting the pain of last year, the boys are back in 2021 with a more ambitious goal in mind - to run 660km between 6 of us in under 24 hours. In doing so we aim to raise $10,000 for KidsCan COVID 19 appeal, to help children and families affected by COVID and the lockdowns with staple supplies like good food and clothing.

Here’s the low down:

- We will be running as many laps of the Rotorua Blue Lake (Lake Tikitapu) as we can in a 24 hour period. This is a 5.5km loop of mostly off road trails, with a lovely set of stairs to tackle each lap. This will be run as part of The Blue Lake 24 hour Challenge on the 25th - 26th September 2021.

- Each runner will be running their own individual effort, so although there are 6 of us this isn’t a team event. Each man must attempt to run as many laps as he can over the 24 hours.

- If the event is canceled due to lockdowns, we will run our own event as soon as we are able to.

COVID has affected every one of us in one way or another. For a lot of people this has been a massive struggle financially, and KidsCan is running an awesome campaign to help those that need it. Every dollar counts, let’s band together and see how much we can raise to help!

KidsCan 19 for 19: https://19for19.org.nz/

Blue Lake 24hr Challenge: https://www.bluelake24hr.com/

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Latest update

Covid update  21 September 2021

Posted by: Jamie Kell

Because of covid restrictions we have had a bit of a change in plans...Jamie and Regan will be the only 2 running the Blue Lake Challenge this weekend. Levi, Tux and Ollie are still stuck in Auckland and will be running their part starting from 7am this morning. They have picked out circuits around their neighbourhoods and are hitting it hard! The original goal still remains 👊

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Mitch 49 mins ago
Lizard and John
Lizard and John 14 hours ago
Full send
Madeleine 22 hours ago
Amazing effort Olly!
M 23 hours ago
Much love breathers good effort
Annabel 1 day ago
Smashed it man!

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