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The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth 2020

The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth 2020


  • Sun 29 Mar, 8:45am – 12:45pm


Paraparaumu Beach, Marine Parade, Paraparaumu


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Planning is underway so note your calendar now for Sunday 29 March 2020 to be part of the Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) to raise funds and fitness for Kapiti’s youth while having great fun strolling or running along the beautiful Kapiti coastline.

Make a start today to get your team together to be part of a wonderful community event so we can raise as much money as we can collectively.

KR4Y has raised more than $120,000 for youth of Kapiti since inception in 2011. In 2019 the event raised $20,698. In the beginning KR4Y was created by Web Genius as their way as a local business to ‘give back’ to the community so, nearly a decade on we can proudly say the event is sustainable and is popular with all sorts, young and old, the fit and not so fit.

In 2018 KR4Y won the Kapiti Sports & Leisure Category in the Wellington Airport Community Trust Awards and received $1,000 from the Wellington Community Trust. It went on to be a finalist in the Wellington Regional Awards in the Sports & Leisure Category.

KR4Y will open for registration closer to the event and at that time will be seeking individuals and groups (businesses, schools, teams, clubs, organisations etc) to get together to walk or run from Paraparaumu Beach (Maclean Park) to Raumati Beach and back. For those choosing the 12km walk or run, they will do two circuits of the course.

There are four great options to choose from:
- 12 km walk
- 6km walk
- 12km run
- 6km run

Registration takes place from 8.45am to 10am with all walkers and runners starting together at 10.15am.

Once your profile is set-up online, let your family, friends and work mates know so they can sponsor your efforts. There is a $20 qualifying fee that can be raised through sponsorship and all entrants will receive regular campaigns to motivate your sponsorship efforts along the way.

We are family friendly event – baby buggies and crowd friendly dogs on leads are welcome.

Bring your sunhat, sunscreen and water on the day. There are sponsored prizes, treats for the kids, certificates for everyone participating.

Go to the website to register or sponsor someone.

All registrations and sponsorship are handled securely and confidentially on the KR4Y website.

Business Sponsorship
Business sponsorship (Gold $500, Silver $250, Bronze $125) is also available which works for many businesses who want to support the underlying work of this event and the youth of Kapiti. In 2019 we achieved 51 local business sponsorships to value of $11,625 which can be viewed on the KR4Y website. Sponsorship for the 2020 campaign will start late in January 2020.

Fundraising Model
Our fundraising model focuses on returning as much money as we can back to the Kapiti community to those working with youth. This means that all funds raised are split 70% to the official Fundraising Partner chosen by the participant at the time of registration and 30% is retained towards running and promotion of the event.

To be a registered Fundraising Partner you need to be working in the ‘youth space’ in Kapiti – view 2019 Fundraising Partners on our website.

2020 Fundraising Partners include: Challenge for Change, Kapiti Basketball Association, Kapiti College, Kapiti Youth Support, Otaki College, Paraparaumu College, The Shed Project Kapiti, ZEAL Kapiti, 49 Squadron Air Cadets.

KR4Y is Proudly Sponsored by:
Beach FM, City Fitness, Kapiti Business Projects, Kapiti Candy Co, Kapiti Hire, Kapiti Law, Kapiti Pure Water, Kapiti News, Peter Jackson Plumbing, R-Line, Shoe Clinic, SignCraft Kapiti, 16Nine Photography, Web Genius

Campaign Manager: Helene Judge 027 244 9585 or

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