Happyhire 5km Fun Run
A flat beach front fun run goes along the Petone esplanade. It’s the perfect goal if you’re looking to get in to running. Or you can join with some friends and make it a social challenge.
From when the hooter sounds on the main start line at Race HQ, you’ll have a traffic free race to enjoy along one of Lower Hutt’s most iconic shore lines. Looping behind Hikoikoi Reserve you’ll pick up the beginning of the esplanade path, before heading through the Foreshore Playground.
You’ll stay on the esplanade, going past the Petone Settlers Museum, all the way the turnaround by the Petone Wharf (this year avoiding the cars in the carpark). Then you’ll head back along the esplanade, taking a moment to cheer on your fellow entrants, before coming in to Hikoikoi Reserve to race up the chute and finish under the main gantry.
You’ll be numbered and chipped, with official results published on this website after the event.
Click on the map title to view the course in more detail.