For the fitter among us, the 25K run is our signature event. Running from Orapiu wharf to Matiatia wharf, the course is hilly, particularly at the start, but that adds to the challenge of this longstanding favourite.
Best dressed team (entrants): $200
Best dressed person (entrants): $100
Best instagram post (anyone): $100
Other spot prizes include ferry tickets and family passes.
Spot prizes to be drawn from the spot prize barrell at event prizegiving – you have to be there to win!
Finish line entertainment at Matiatia
This year we have a line up of 3 stella DJs who will be familiar to listeners of George FM and radio BFM.
Auckland DJ from the 1980s onwards. Half of platinum selling Nice ‘n’ Urlich CD series, compiler of the Key to The Groove compilation series and host, since 2001, of the 4 hour Friday morning show of the same name on Auckland’s George FM
The Fullers Special charter sailing will depart Auckland early on the morning of the event, stopping at Matiatia to pick up Waiheke based competitors, then travel on to Orapiu. Discounted fares are available.
nib Marathon, 12Km or 5km event Fullers offer discounts on normal scheduled sailings, with tickets valid from the Friday before the event, until the Monday after the event.
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"Hello. I’m Rob Hennin and I’m the CEO of nib New Zealand. I’m a Kiwi from Oamaru originally but I’ve spent a large part of my life working overseas, especially in Asia, for large multi-nationals. It’s great to be working back in New Zealand for a corporate with real New Zealand values – I’ve been with nib for six years now and I love it.
I’ve always been a bit of a health nut. In recent years I’ve done more cycling than running (although I’ve run two half marathons in 2019) but I’m pretty motivated to keep fit and I find a bit of running on a regular basis is an excellent way to do that.
I have a pretty long association with Waiheke – I’ve had a home there for a number of years and while I’ve never done the Wharf2Wharf, I’ve seen it being run over the years. I know it’s a really popular local event but it’ll be a tough one with all the Waiheke hills – probably tougher than the other halves I’ve done, including Australia, Singapore and India.
My work life is pretty busy with 180 staff to keep in touch with, so to keep fit, I try to cycle or run to and from work whenever I can. Occasionally on weekends, I can get out for a long ride or a decent run – there might be a few more of those in the next couple of months!
I’m looking forward to finishing in a respectable time with a smile on my face – that’s if I survive Maunganui hill. It seems endless when you are driving it so I am sure it will be even worse when I have to run it!" ...
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