'WhyWomenRun' Womens Event
2019 Preliminary Event Information
Sunday 12 May 2019. 5 km, 10 km & junior dash.
Why do women run? For fitness, for fun, for freedom! When you're running your time is your own and WhyWomenRun wants to help you celebrate that. This run's for you.
The 42nd annual Y Women's Event - WhyWomenRun - will be attracting both the serious competitive racer and the occasional runner/walker to participate on Sunday 12 May 2019.
WhyWomenRun provides an event that encourages women of all ages, from all walks of life and with varying levels of fitness, to enjoy the experience of completing a 5 km or 10 km race in a friendly, non-confrontational environment.
Main Events: 10 km run/walk, 5 km run/walk.
Other Activities: Junior dash (girls and boys) will be run at 10:30 AM after the women's events.
Date: Sunday 12 May 2019
Start Times: Walkers start at 9:00 AM, runners at 9:30 AM, junior dash at 10:30 AM. We recommend arriving at least half an hour before your start.
Safety: Walkers/runners must keep to the left hand footpath at all times unless otherwise directed by an Event Marshal. Failure to stay on the footpaths will result in disqualification from the event
Car parking: Car parking will be available.
Prizes: Prizes include return tickets economy class for two to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane with 2 nights accommodation, products from Asics and lots, lots more! Major spot prizes will be drawn at the Awards Ceremony which will commence at 11:00am. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO CLAIM ANY OF THESE PRIZES. The course director will collect numbers from any entrant who has not finished their event at that time.
- Women's 10 km & 5 km walk/run: $20
- Girl's (15 and under) 10 km & 5 km walk/run: $10
- Late entries will be available on the day.
- Late entry fee after Wednesday 8th May: $5
- Junior Dash: Gold coin entry on the day
Online entry TBA or
Entry form TBA (PDF, 850 KB)
(To download, right click and select "Save Target As...")
Registration: Come in early on the Sunday morning to the venue - please allow plenty of time!
For beginners who want to work up to running the event, here are two training programmes - one for the 5 km and one for the 10 km...
- Couch to 5 km training program (PDF, 57 KB - opens in new window)
- 13 weeks to 10 km program (PDF, 29 KB - opens in new window)
If you have any questions about the event, just contact us, we are happy to answer! run@ymcaMarathon.org.nz