The Hobsonville Point Runway Challenge

Event Date: Sunday 15 May, 2016

Welcome to the 6th Henderson-West Auckland Lions Club Hobsonville Point Runway Challenge! This event is a fun run or walk with a difference that takes in the interesting and historic surrounds of the old Hobsonville Airbase. This is a fun run, walk and obstacle adventure designed for family fun. All profits from the event are given back to the community so that children are helping children. 

If your school, sports group, scout group or company enter a team of 10 runners in any event, you get to submit an application to the Henderson-West Auckland Lions Club for the proceeds to help children, a family or a children's charity of your choice. 

Enter a team and help those children and families around you who need help. The more who enter, the more money we have to give away to children in need around us. 

Last year we were able to give away over $7000 to a number of different groups including the Girl Guides, Kumeu Rugby Club, Hobsonville Volunteer Fire Brigade, Hobsonville Point Primary and Secondary Schools and Waimauku Primary School. 

For the entrants you will be following the trails and paths around the course and admiring the views towards the city and across to the North Shore Bays, you can also have a go at numerous obstacles challenges (if you choose to!). If getting a personal best time is your goal – then perfect!  We will time every entrant. If you’re more into a great day out with friends and family come and enjoy your Sunday with us.

We have planned entertainment from 9am until 1pm. Stalls will give the event an exciting market day feel.  If you would like to apply for a stall space or provide entertainment, please email us and we will forward you an application form.

We also have space for a few more sponsors. Do you have a club or company that is capable of designing, building, supervising and removing an obstacle that will challenge, inspire or cause lots of ahhs. This is your opportunity to test your ability and show off your skills.  We have several building companies, a car wreaking company and members of the armed forces who are showing an interest. Are you able to compete? Email us and we will send you an information sheet. 

Sponsors get first option on stall space to promote your company, sports group or school. If you can't build an obstacle but would still like to be involved, we are looking for companies to have naming rights for an event or to donate products or vouchers for the goody bags. Please contact us for a sponsorship form. Become a sponsor and add your logo to the bottom of every page on our website.

We are so looking forward to this day and we hope to have you, your family, your friends and your school or work mates to join us. 

There is an event option to suit all ages and fitness abilities. The event starts at The Hobsonville Point Primary School and follows the road down to Bomb Point along trails of the old airbase and remaining buildings of the NZ Air Force down to the water, finishing back at the Hobsonville Point Primary School where there will be entertainment and stalls for your enjoyment. This will be a fantastic day out for all the family.

You do not have to be an athlete to take part. Walk the course, have a go at the obstacles of your choice. Take part, have fun and be part of the Henderson-West Auckland Lions Club Hobsonville Point Runway Challenge.

Event options include; 3km cross country course run or walk, 5km cross country run or walk and 10km cross country run or walk. Each option includes optional obstacle courses. Proudly bought to you by Hobsonville Land Company, and The Henderson-Wset Auckland Lions Club.  You can choose to do the obstacles twice or just once or not at all.  Read more