The Wilde Whippet 1km

The Wilde Whippet 1km

Bring your wee ones along and enter the Wilde Whippet 1km kids’ running event!

Entry is FREE and you can enter on the day, there is no need to pre-register.

Starting and finishing on the beautiful sands of Ōhope Beach, the Wilde Whippet 1km is a chance for your fun-loving kids to take part in their first running event experience!

Wild Whippet 1km participants will receive:

  • A finisher certificate
  • A finish line healthy edible treat

The maximum age for Wilde Whippets is 10 years of age on event day. Under 6 years must be accompanied during the event by a parent or legal guardian.

Feel free to join your children as they run/toddle/waddle their first-ever running event, or if you’re keen to give running a go, why not try the 5km distance? You will be back in time for the children to start their race!

Kids' 1km Running Event
The Wilde Whippet - Hayden Wilde

Hayden Wilde is a New Zealand born professional triathlete who grew up in Whakatane and ran (and won) the first Sun to Surf 10km in 2019. With a number of phenomenal achievements under his belt, it is an honour and a privilege to have Hayden back in 2022 to run Sun to Surf’s flat and fast course once again!

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