What is Porirua park run? It is a 5km run or walk - it is not a race, it's you against the clock trying to better yourself.
The start occurs at the far end of the park's carpark, off Champion street opposite intersection with Windley Street. Head to end of carpark where the asphalt ends and there is a gate.
For location see https://goo.gl/maps/wEohfp9bRu82
You are following the original 1870's (circa) coach road established for the early farms in the area. Today this old historic road is located within a park away from cars and now used by walkers, runners and cyclists.
The track is 3 metres wide with a gentle gradient and a compacted smooth gravel surface that follows the Kenepuru Stream through a picturesque wooded wild valley.
The valley runs east-west with mature trees which means this has to be one of the most sheltered places out of the wind to exercise in Wellington.
What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run or walk, so you can get your timing results. You only need to register with park run once to participate at any of the park run events around the world. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.
How fast do I have to be? We all run or walk for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
We're friendly! Every week we grab a post park run coffee in the Porirua McCafe at McDonald's on Lyttelton Avenue to mix exercise with socialising.