Worldwide Runs for Christchurch

In Uncategorized on March 1, 2011 at 8:12 am

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We’ve had a great response to Run for Christchurch, with people from all over the world planning all sorts of different ways to Run for Christchurch.  On this page, we’ll keep you posted on what people are up to so you can get in touch, join in, or just get inspired!

  • Organisers Kate, Pip, Phil and Lucinda are running from Freyberg pool in Wellington at 9am on 13 March.  Please email us if you’d like to come along, so we can keep an eye on numbers
  • Welly runners will also be hitting the Botanic gardens on the 12th.  Meet Chan at 10am at the main gate
  • The Tauranga Boys’ College Cross Country team are running an 8k on the 9th March at 3:30pm. Meet on main field. All are welcome to join in. Gold coin donation. Organiser Mike will be running with them.
  • The legendary Sas has organised a fun run in Richmond Park in London on Sunday 13 March at 10am, with room for 300+ red and black clad runners.  Details are at her blog.
  • Caroline and Dianne are meeting in Sydney for an iconic 6km run, taking in the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.  Meet at the Kirribilli Steps at 7:30am on Saturday 12 March.
  • The Rotorua Association of Triathletes is planning a Club run in the Redwoods for the evening of 17 March.
  • Suzette is running the St Patrick’s day 8k in Washington DC at on Sunday 13 March. She’d love other Kiwi expats (and others) to join her- just enter the race as usual, wear your red and black and email her (suzette dot bradbury at gmail dot com) if you’d like to meet up.
  • March 13th is Round the Bays in Auckland–  run the race in your red and black if you want to Run for Christchurch at the same time as enjoying this iconic Auckland event!
  • Ange and her mates are heading out for an evening run, followed by a picnic and wine at the beach
  • Tem is running the Frankfurt Half Marathon!
  • Kris, Michael and Action Asia Events are turning their 13 March race in Hong Kong into another Canterbury fundraiser, with donations going to the Red Cross earthquake fund
  • MAD Crossfit in Lower Hutt are doing their usual weekend run on March 13th along the waterfront in Petone
  • The Hamilton Hawks will be donating proceeds from their 8 March 5k race to the Red Cross earthquake fund
  • Lisa’s organising a group run in Seattle

  • Penny is running in LA.  Meeting at Hermosa Beach Pier for a 5:30pm start.  She’s even created a daily mile event!
  • Steve is running along the river in Minneapolis at 1pm on Saturday 12 March- check out his facebook event for more details
  • In Dubai, Helen and friends are  meeting on Saturday 12 March at Safa
    Park, at the entrance closest to Sheikh Zayed Rd (not the Al Wasl Rd entrance, but the  one on the opposite side of the park, halfway around the jogging track).  They’ll run the 3.4km track – twice for those who want a longer run!
  • The Ballina junior rugby team in Ireland is doing their 5km run on 12 March
  • Sarah’s set up a companion facebook page to help Brisbane runners network, and bring local events to their attention.
  • The “Monster Milers” are running together in Philly (email themonstermilers @ gmail dot com)

We also have people running in Dorset, Perth, Portland OR, Alabama, Phoenix AZ, Dallas TX, Florida, Canada, Chelmsford- and more!  Check out our facebook page to see what runners in your area are planning!

Let us know what your plans are, and we’ll keep the page updated.

And don’t forget to send us your photos and race reports afterwards!

  1. putting together a run on March 12th around 5:30pm in Hermosa Beach, CA.

  2. Do you know where I can get info on the run in Alabama?

  3. Run4chch – in Sydney. Caroline & Dianne will depart from the Kirribilli Steps of the Harbour Bridge at around 7.30am on Saturday morning. We’ll run over the bridge, down the Cahill walkway, around the Opera House then back again. Its just over 6kms. Come join us.

  4. I’ll be running at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. If there are any other Tokyo runners who want to join me, I’ll post a meeting time/place.

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