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Media Release: Cigna Kids Waterfront Fun Run 2014 Hits Wellington's Waterfront

On Tuesday 16th December 2014, Athletics Wellington will host the Cigna Kids Waterfront Fun Run, in partnership with Cigna NZ and Sport Wellington.

The Cigna Kids Waterfront Fun Run offers primary, intermediate and college age students a variety of fun run distances along Wellington’s waterfront. All distances will start and finish at Frank Kitts Park where there will be food and entertainment. Participants can take part in a 500m, 1km and 2km options, catering to preschool aged children, right through to year 8. This will be followed by a 5km event in conjunction with the Wellington Scottish Waterfront Run, open to all ages.

This year will be the second instalment of the kids fun run with last year’s event attracting almost 200 participants. With nearly 200 registered for this year’s event already, Sport Development Manager of Athletics Wellington and event organiser Jo Murray says the fun run is set to be a great day out for the whole family.

“It’s great to see such an interest in the event this year. With Cigna on board there will be plenty of entertainment for both participants and their families. Those who are keen can even join in and run alongside their children” adds Jo.

Cigna staff will be running a number of stalls as part of their global volunteer day. The stalls include face painting, a prize wheel, popcorn, ice cream and a barbeque at Frank Kitts Park. A gold coin donation will be asked for each item, and all proceeds will go to Cigna Round the Bays’ official charity partner, Achilles International NZ. Achilles helps disabled athletes to participate in events like Cigna Round the Bays and the New York marathon.

Registrations are now open at athleticshub.co.nz. Those who register before 9th December 2014 will be given a personalised race bib and certificate, with medals and spot prizes available to a few lucky winners.

DETAILS

What: Cigna Kids Waterfront Fun Run

Where: Frank Kitts Park

When: Tuesday, 16 December 2014 from 4.30pm

Media are welcome and encouraged.

Race times:

4.30pm: 500m for year 0 school students (preschool and recently turned 5 year olds)

4.40pm: 1km for year 1 school students (mainly 5 year olds who will be in year 2 next year)

4.50pm: 1km for year 2 school students

5.00pm: 1km for year 3 school students

5.10pm: 2km for year 4 and 5 students

5.25pm: 2km for year 6, 7 and 8 school students (mainly 10, 11, 12 and 13 year olds)

5.30pm: 5km for all ages

For more information please contact:

Arya Franklyn

Senior Communications Advisor

arya.franklyn@cigna.com

027 836 7014 or (04) 978 9555

Ryan Hambleton

Commercial Development Manager

Sport Wellington

027 248 0535

ryanh@sportwellington.org.nz

www.sportwellington.org.nz