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The popular event that shows off some of Porirua’s incredible coastline views is usually run in April but will take place on Sunday 22 May after a Covid-19 postponement.
The Grand Traverse has a multisport option for the serious athlete (57km), duathlon (45km), and single paddle/mountain bike/mountain run categories, along with the Arena Fitness fun run/walk. The latter is always a huge part of the day, an achievable 9km that starts on Titahi Bay Beach and takes participants through the beautiful Whitireia Park headland.
There’s a school challenge, entrants can dress up, and even dogs (on a leash) can take part in the fun run/walk. So cajole and encourage schoolmates, work friends and whānau into what is always a fun day for everyone – there are prizes for the best dressed and school with the most entries.
Porirua Mayor Anita Baker says the “all ages, all abilities, all amazing” mantra of the Porirua Grand Traverse is the reason it’s endured since 2006.
“This is an event that’s been a fixture in our city’s calendar for all these years and, while there’s been Covid disruptions, I’m really happy to see it happening once more.
“From the dedicated multisporters to grandparents out on the fun run/walk with their grandkids, this has something we can all take part in, enjoying some of the beautiful scenery Porirua has to offer.”
Go to poriruagrandtraverse.co.nz for all the information you need. There are group rates available.
16 May 2022