Mangawhai came alive with the beat of soles pounding the pavement on April 3 as runners, walkers and pram pushers took on the challenge of the Heads to Hub fun run.
Participants could choose from either the 5.5km or the 8.5km distance and sprint, jog or walk the course.
The event attracted over 600 participants, with some travelling from as far away as Dunedin and Queenstown.
Northland Sports Business Development Manager, Colleen Atchison, said it was a good turnout with numbers up from last year.
“It was wonderful to see a large number of children compete on the day, many running or walking with parents and grandparents,” Atchison says. “It is great to be active from an early age so physical activity becomes a part of everyday life as we get older.”
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1 5.5kms and still smiling. Rena Beltcher of Team J (Jennian Homes Whangarei) finishes just behind her 8-year-old daughter Lily with Lisa Philips bringing up the rear. Team J members participated in the Heads to Hub run to raise money for the SPCA, an ongoing goal for 2016.
2 Peter Pool and son ready with words of encouragement for older brother Fletcher and Mum, Ange.
3 Friends Tamsin Grant and Claire McDonald, both 11 run side by side…
4 ...but it’s a race to the finish line with Tamsin sprinting just ahead of Claire and Jordan Booth (12) at the end of the 5.5km.