10 January 2023

Whānau Run

The Whānau Run is a chance for families to run together over a fun, scenic course where the goal isn’t about paces or places, but purely smiles on faces! 

Bring your kids to run a lap (or four!) together of a stunning, traffic-free local park.

We hand out spot prizes and give certificates to kids for completing their run.

Upcoming Whānau Runs:

  • 9am Monday 6 February – Matekai Park (1.1km per lap), Oakura, Taranaki (meeting at the Messenger Terrace end of the park)

How long is a Whānau Run?

The courses we choose are only ever 1-2km in length, meaning even the littlest of legs can complete a lap. Families can choose how many laps to complete and kids receive a stamp for each lap they finish. We have a time limit of 45 minutes to complete your run.

Is it a timed race?

No. We’re all about smiles on faces rather than what pace you run or what place you finish. So you can feel free to walk, run, walk/run, or sprint Dad to the finish—whatever pace makes it most fun for you and whānau!

Who is Whānau Run for?

We’ve designed these runs for parents with kids aged from two to teens. Many courses may not be suitable for buggies as we try to make the courses scenic and interesting underfoot.

Do I need to register?

No. But RSVPing to the Facebook Event helps us a lot and will mean we can communicate any changes due to course or weather.

Safety & Parent Supervision

All children must run with a parent or guardian. While all Whānau Run courses are held in traffic-free public parks, this is a non-ticketed, not-for-profit event, so all families participate at their own risk and by attending agree to hold no liability for damage or loss of person or property towards TempoFit or any Whānau Run volunteers.