28 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Plunket Fun Run still going ahead

4:18 pm on 28 March 2020

Covid-19 has not stopped this weekend's Plunket Fun Run, which is going virtual.

Woman runner showing feet and running shoes on track or road.

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Instead of meeting at designated starting points in cities, registered runners and walkers will cover the kilometres in their own neighbourhoods today and tomorrow.

Plunket's Nin Roberts said they've had hundreds of people sign up for the event, which offers a three, six or 10km run or walk.

"There's an overwhelming need for people to be able to engage within their community whether it be virtual or within their own bubble," she said.

"We also understand the restrictions around people being in their bubble, it doesn't mean you have to go out."

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Roberts said they plan to hold similar events over coming weeks.

Anyone can register for the fun run via Plunket's Facebook page.

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