What we’re doing

As you may know, New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch, was devastated by a 6.3 earthquake at lunchtime on Tuesday 22 February 2011. There have been at least 145 fatalities and three days later over 200 people are still missing.

Kiwis out of Christchurch and people around the world want to know how they can help, and the answer’s short. With money. But we all want to feel like we’re doing more than just typing our credit card numbers into a box and clicking submit. So we thought we’d go for a run. Wearing red and black, to show the people of Canterbury we love them. And we’d like you to join us for a virtual run. Wherever you are.

If you’d like to participate, just follow these easy steps:

* make a donation to the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Fund of as little as $5 here at our fundraising page

*follow us on twitter!

*email us

*listen to our podcast

* tell the world you’re in. Share the love on Twitter, Facebook, your blog, whatever.  Use the #run4chch hashtag.

* on the 12th or 13th of March, pop your red and black on, and hit the streets, or the pavements, or the trails, or wherever it is you run.

* then send us a link to your race report, and we’ll post it here.
We’re hoping to get 100 runners, so please share this with everyone you know!


The Run for Christchurch Team

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