Anchor your calendar now to take part in the 2022 Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) on Sunday 27 March 2022 to raise funds and fitness for Kāpiti youth while having fun strolling or running along the beautiful Kāpiti coastline.
KR4Y has raised $175K for youth of Kāpiti since inception in 2011. In 2021 the event raised a record amount of $24,619 which is a remarkable outcome as New Zealand and the world is still in the grips of COVID-19. In 2020 we had to run KR4Y virtually with everyone doing it alone or within their bubble in own neighbourhood. It was a huge success, raising $20,583, yet nothing beats a big crowd being active and having fun together like what we were able to achieve in 2021.
Funding streams like what KR4Y can offer is even more necessary in a COVID driven world as fundraising becomes more difficult during tougher financial times. In the beginning, KR4Y was created by Web Genius as their way as a local business to ‘give back’ to the community so, more than 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.
KR4Y will open for registration early in January 2022. At that time, we will be seeking individuals and groups 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 options to choose from: 12 or 6km walk and the 12 or 6km run. Registration takes place from 8.45 am to 10 am with all walkers and runners starting together at 10.15 am. Once your profile is set up online, let your family, friends and workmates know so they can sponsor your efforts. There is a $20 qualifying fee that we encourage every participant to raise through sponsorship instead of an entry fee. All entrants will receive regular campaigns to motivate their sponsorship efforts along the way.
We are a 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 and free Paekakariki Mini Pops for everyone at the end. Closer to the time, go to the website to register or sponsor someone that you know who is participating – all registrations and sponsorship are handled securely and confidentially on the KR4Y website.
Business sponsorship (Platinum $1,000+, Gold $500, Silver $250, Bronze $125) is available for businesses who want to support the underlying work of this event and the youth of Kāpiti. In 2021 we are grateful to 71 local business sponsors to the value of $18,000 that can be viewed on the KR4Y website. Sponsorship for the 2022 campaign will open late in January 2022.
Our fundraising model focuses on returning as much money as we can back to the Kāpiti community to those working with youth. 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. View 2022 Fundraising Partners on our website (Challenge for Change Kāpiti, Kāpiti Basketball Association, Kāpiti College, Kāpiti Kindness Trust, Kāpiti Youth Support, No 49 Squadron Air Cadets Kāpiti, Otaki College, Paraparaumu College, The Shed Project Kāpiti, Whirlwind Kāpiti, Work Ready Kāpiti, ZEAL Kāpiti).
Beach FM, Café Lane, Captured By Friday, City Fitness, Kāpiti Business Projects, Kāpiti Candy Co, Kāpiti Law, Kāpiti Party Hire, Kāpiti Pure Water, Kāpiti News, Paekakariki Pops, Peter Jackson Plumbing, R-Line, Shoe Clinic, SignCraft Kāpiti, Web Genius.
Campaign Manager: Helene Judge | 027 244 9585 | firstname.lastname@example.org