Trail runners turn kilometres into cash
The Rocky Road Runners don’t mind rain and mud – and every kilometre logged is a few more dollars for IHC.
Five Auckland-based runners (from left), Michelle Sang, Kelly Walsh, Nick Garner, Rob Smith and Amon Jones, did plenty of slipping and sliding on a recent trail run event in the Waitawa Regional Park on Auckland’s south coast.
“It rained for days before the event, creating a lot of mud and fun,” says Rocky Road member Karl van den Brink. He says the Rocky Road Runners are a team of 26 people who support others facing bigger challenges through walking/running events on great New Zealand trails.
“This year we are raising money for IHC, so each runner donates or raises sponsorship dollars for every event they participate in. So far they have raised over $5500. We chose to support the IHC this year because we love the work you do helping support people to live satisfying lives in the community. We are trying to complete an event each month and our goal is to raise over $10,000 for IHC.”