Warrior Dash hits Queen Elizabeth Park
Organisers of the Warrior Dash, staged at QE Park, Paekakariki on the weekend say they were well pleased with the turnout and expect even bigger competitor numbers and cheering crowds for next year's event.
The Kapiti version of the Warrior Dash featured over 750 competitors which adds to the over a million global competitors which makes the dash the world's largest running series.
There was a constant flow of competitors from all age ranges who set off throughout the day around the arduous 6.5Km course at Queen Elizabeth Park, which was packed. The athletes came in all shapes and sizes and many dressed up (bit like the Sevens)as they raced their way into ultimate warrior status.
The start and finish lines were in the party zone and a nine-metre-long barbed-wire enclosed mudpool provided plenty of thrills for spectators soaking up the festival atmosphere.
The highly successful event looks certain to return to Kapiti next year and could become a permanent fixture. Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Nigel Wilson who chairs the committee overseeing the region's parks said Greater Wellington was very happy to have hosted the event.
"It was clear from the faces of the competitors and the crowds that this was a fun-filled day and we want to see them all back for 2014."
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