Run 4 Christchurch Race Reports

In Uncategorized on March 13, 2011 at 8:34 am

Listen to Pip’s wonderful podcast by clicking here

or click HERE to see race updates and reports from around the world


Run 4 Christchurch Runner’s Blogs

The following are blogs containing race reports for  Run4CHCH …


… and these are some of the great photos from events all over the world.


Richmond Park, London, England

Minneapolis , USA

Kandel, Germany

Kandel, Germany



Redondo Beach, CA


Landgraaf, Netherlands

Redondo Beach, CA

Wellington, New Zealand

Philadelphia, USA

Melbourne, Australia

Beatrice Hampson


Sydney, Australia

West Sussex, England

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Katy, Texas, USA

Tauranga, New Zealand

The Hague, Netherlands

Co. Mayo, Ireland


Co. Mayo, Ireland

London, England

St Andrews, NB, Canada

Amsterdam, Netherlands

St Andrews, NB, Canada

Northamptonshire, England


Bootleg Canyon, NV


Yeah, not quite sure about that last one but you’ll have to check out her blog below to find out why it’s there

Tauranga Boys’ College Run For Christchurch

In Uncategorized on March 9, 2011 at 9:30 am

The Tauranga Boys’ College were kind enough to host a Gold Coin Donation Run for Christchurch. Students and tutors from the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic joined the school’s cross county team and ran 8k along the picturesque Daisy Hardwick Boardwalk.

Although not a race, there was some hard work put in by the runners

Others took it a bit easier

The teacher’s from the school were a bit more energetic

This was a ‘C’ for Christchurch from the runner below. You have to use your imagination a bit :)

I’d like to say this was me just holding off two fast finishers to take the win but truth is I only ran enough (maybe 5k) to be able to take some photos. I didn’t intend running at all and so wasn’t exactly dressed for the occasion!



This guy was the real winner


He was F.A.S.T !

The people we saw on the run were very supportive. Some of the people on the streets gave us money and people even threw coins from their cars. We raised just over $122.

Thanks once again to Tauranga Boys’ College for hosting the event.


Week 1: Comments from Kate

In Uncategorized on March 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm

It’s now one week (almost to the minute) since Run for Christchurch went live.  It was all set up and ready, but pressing the “go” gave me a little lump in my stomach.  I’m not sure why-  it was a win:win situation.  Even if it fell completely flat, we’d all still have been running next weekend, and we’d have still achieved our goal of doing something.

I think I can speak for all of us now when I say:


Runs are popping up all over the world.  Our team are doing podcasts, radio interviews and even appearing on TVNZ.  Wonderful bloggers from all over the place are helping our cause.  We’ve raised over $3500, and there’s no sign of donations slowing down.  

One of the things that warms the very cockles of my heart are the different ideas people are coming up with.  Runs followed by picnics and wine.  Runs with clubs.  But my favourite so far has to be a 9 month old in London, who’ll be “running” laps of a red and black playmat in his lounge.  And 6 year old Remington, who says:

My mom and me (Remington 6 years old) were talking about what I can do to help others and I she told me about this. I plan to run 1 mile for 3 days. I hope this helps. God bless you.

Gets me every time.

The other thing that’s just thrilling me is that Run for Christchurch is helping expats feeling isolated overseas feel better. The money we’re raising is such a small drop in the bucket.  The world has done so much for Christchurch already.  But knowing how many people will be running with us in spirit next weekend… Priceless.