The Ruawai Promotions and Development Group is hosting its inaugural Stopbank Walkway Fun Run Walk or Cycle on December 16 and invites all members of the community to join in.
The family-friendly event will begin with registrations from 8am at the Ruawai reserve next to the boat ramp. Cyclists will set off at 9am on the 7.4km walkway with walkers, runners and buggies starting at 10am.
Participants are strongly encouraged to be a part of the fun environment by dressing in Christmas theme, including a quiz for those interested in an extra challenge — prizes will be drawn from correct entries. There will also be spot prizes, musical entertainment and refreshments. The return walkway stretches along a picturesque length of the Ruawai stopbank network and is a major project for the Ruawai Promotions and Development Group.
“Ruawai’s stopbanks are a vital part of protecting and managing our productive land,” said RPDG chair, Bruce Crompton.
“We are delighted to be able to open a section up to the public as a permanent walkway and look forward to Ruawai’s residents and visitors alike enjoying and learning about our area.”
The group are grateful to community volunteers, Kaipara District Council, Lotteries Community Grants, Raupo Drainage Committee and the local suppliers who gave their services at a discounted rate to make the project possible.
For event enquiries contact Anna Curnow 021 667 124.