Web Genius Run 4 Youth 2020

Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth 2020 is on in March.

Planning is well underway for this year’s Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) to raise funds and fitness for Kāpiti’s youth while having great fun strolling or running along the beautiful Kāpiti coastline.

Richard Calkin, Founder of Web Genius says last year’s event raised $20,698 for Kāpiti Youth.

“We are motivated to challenge that amount through a massive collective effort of individuals and groups participating in 2020. “Just imagine if 500 people registered and they all raised $50 each, that would be $25,000,” says Mr Calkin.

Since inception in 2011, KR4Y has raised more than $120,000 to support youth in Kāpiti.

Event organiser Helene Judge says there is a large crew of Web Genius staff and local business folk who plan and help to run the event, and 2020 will be no exception to this.

“Every Fundraising Partner that is approved to participate will receive 70% of the total funds raised by participants who choose to support their organisation at the time of registration. The other 30% is applied to the logistics of running the event.”

KR4Y is now open for free registration and organisers are seeking individuals and groups to get together to walk or run from Paraparaumu Beach at Maclean Park to Raumati Beach and back. For those choosing the 12km walk or run, they will do two circuits of the course. Registration will take place Sunday 29 March from 8.45am to 10am with all walkers and runners starting together at 10.15am.

KR4Y is a family friendly event baby buggies and crowd friendly dogs on leads are welcome and there are sponsored prizes, treats for kids and certificates for everyone participating.

Later this month, business sponsorship will also open. “For the last two years we have easily achieved 50+ sponsors in three categories: Gold $500, Silver $250 and Bronze $125,” says Ms Judge.

Fundraising Partners include: Challenge for Change, Kāpiti Basketball Association, Kāpiti College, Kāpiti Youth Support, Paraparaumu College, The Shed Project Kāpiti, ZEAL Kāpiti, 49 Squadron Air Cadets.