An invitation from ITU Executive Board Member: Kris Gemmell

An invitation from ITU Executive Board Member: Kris Gemmell

By OTU Coordinator on 03/03/11 at 9:38 pm


Hi Ladies and Gents,

A group of us are currently training at the Snowfarm in the Cardrona Valley we have been here since the race in Takapuna. It was always meant to be a small group but of course with everything in Christchurch the group has swelled down here.

They are all doing their best with all that is going on in Christchurch, and to try and make them feel less helpless and to show our own support we have decided to orginise a small fun run for everyone in and around central Otago, with them, and all the olympic athletes currently training here.

The hope of course, is to raise some much needed funds for the people of Canterbury. I’ve attached a basic press release below, and if you all could help spread the word at such short notice it would be really helpful. You can contact me on 021 264 6369 or Steve Gould who’s details are below for any more information in the days ahead.

Kind regards, Kris


We heart Christchurch 14k relief fun run and walk

Come and show your love for Christchurch in this fun participation event, get alongside Olympians and top elite athletes from all over the world as we combine to raise as much as we can to help those in Christchurch who have lost more than we can imagine.

Emphasis of the race is to complete the 2 laps of Pembroke Park, starting at 6pm and finishing under the finish line gantry soon after. Our Olympians will be running and walking alongside you all as we complete the 4 (ish) km to show our support and respect for those in Christchurch.

We heart Christchurch – so can you!

Entry: $10 per adult and $5 per school child (including high school)
Date: Friday 4th March Where: Pembroke Park, Wanaka
Registration: 5pm onwards in the ‘Summer send off’ registration tent
Event start: 6pm 

Athletes attending so far: New Zealand elite team:
Kris Gemmell, Andrea Hewitt, Nicky Samuels, Tony Dodds, Dylan Mcniece,
Sophie Pascoe – NZ Para Olympic medallist, Anja Dittmer (Germany), Laurent Vidal (France),
John Hellemans, Members of the Dutch elite Triathlon Team, Olympian Lisa Mensik,
Maaike Caelers, Sarissa de vries, Neskie Becks, Rachel Klamer.

Any further info please contact me or Kris as below
Cheers, Steve 

Steve Gould Southern Hemisphere
Proving Grounds Southern Snow and Ice Driving Experience
Snow Farm Lodge PO
Box 350 Wanaka 9305 New Zealand
+64 21 228 2644  +64 3 443 0399 (during winter) +64 3 443 0344 (during summer)
Kris: +64 212 646 369
Kris Gemmell