The first Kerikeri Half Marathon was held in 1990
and was organised by the Kerikeri Striders.
Sport Northland has organised the event since 2001.
60% of participants entered online but …
Without the help of those 2 open minded ladies
we wouldn’t have been able to run Kerikeri Half Marathon
we had past the due registration date and had no way of register
we talked and they come to realize that we will run it anyway ! …
Then they acknowledged that coming from that far
and not allowing us to run would have been a pitiful shame ..
we agreed a fee, they provided us a BIb, a Shuttle bus bracelet without Chip.
… Done deal …
W were glad we ran it
Kerikeri is a well organized event …
We enjoyed every bit …
Sure even if since km 5 I have been helped and supported ..
I felt short of breaking my 2010 Personal best on the distance
but Hey … It was fun.
The weather was ideal
The street party later being a plus …
with the beautifully landscaped main street in Kerikeri was closed to traffic and filled with food and beverage stalls.
All the restaurants, bars and shops were open.
Music for all with three bands, and a magician for the kids –
all in all a fantastic party atmosphere