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Mother's Day fun run to promote heart health

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Jennian Homes fun run

New Zealand's biggest Mother's Day event, the Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk, is returning to the Bay on May 13 – with tickets now on sale.

The annual event supports Heart Foundation for Women, in what is the Heart Foundation's 50th anniversary year.

This year is expected to be the biggest yet, with events at 10 new locations, including Cambridge, Taupo, Napier, Blenheim and Wanaka.

The Bay of Plenty is hosting fun runs/walks in Tauranga, Rotorua and Whakatane.

All participants will receive an official event t-shirt designed by iconic New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell that features the word ‘fifty' in the shape of a love heart to acknowledge the anniversary year.

“Heart disease is the single biggest killer of women in New Zealand, claiming the lives of more than 55 women each week,” says Heart Foundation Medical Director Gerry Devlin.

“The Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk is a great way to raise much-needed funds and awareness for heart health and encourage women to look after themselves by being fit and active."

While the event is enthusiastically embraced by women the length and breadth of the country, Jennian Homes is this year appealing for more men to get out and show their support.

“This event brings women and their health to the forefront and it would be great to see the men in their lives taking an active support role - whether that's looking after the kids so mum can get some training in, cheering her on from the side lines or even lacing up their running shoes and joining in.”

Click here for a full list of locations and to register for the 5km event.

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