A feast of fun in East Papamoa

Golden Sands Kids training for the 5km fun run. Photo by Alan Ure.

It’s Golden Sands School’s key fundraiser for 2017 - the Papamoa East school’s annual fun, run and walk on Saturday, 28 October, from 8.45am until 2.30pm.

The event, featuring a 10km and 5km fun run and walk and a kids’ dash, starts and finishes at Golden Sands School, while the Golden Sands Festival features food stalls and entertainment for the whole family.

Runners also get a chance to win spot prize, such as a $1000 Papamoa House of Travel voucher, a $1000 Freedom Furniture voucher, a $750 Dental Plus Teeth Whitening voucher, a $500 Tauranga Mega Mitre 10 voucher plus much more.

The event takes runners and walkers through the new subdivisions of Papamoa East and Wairakei Reserve waterways and will suit runners and walkers of all abilities and fitness.

Organisers Lesley Park and Elle Reid have tried to make the 2017 event bigger and better. “It not only brings the Papamoa community together, but creates a significant event focusing on family, fun and fitness,” they say.

Each participant receives a race pack, personalised race number and finishers medal. There are over 250 spot prizes up for grabs.

The Golden Sands Festival is a full day of affordable family fun with a variety of quality food and entertainment including a ‘Super Hero Training Academy’ show, live music, food stalls, rides, and activities.

Last year the event raised over $29,000 for Golden Sands. This year proceeds go towards sports equipment. For more information and to enter the fun run go to: www.gssfunrun.co.nz/enter-here

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