The Kiwi Walk and Run Series
Subaru has signed a fitting new partnership with the Aramex Kiwi Walk & Run Series, where the Kiwi adventure vehicle brand is the official vehicle partner.
The recently launched series is a trail walk and run event with a fun, Kiwi twist. Hosted in seven locations throughout New Zealand, it runs from March to May 2022. Entrants can pick their distance from the courses at each location and be fuelled on course by iconic Kiwi tastes and flavours, including jaffas, L&P, pineapple lumps, and Cookie Time cookies. To top off the whole experience, a free Kiwi barbecue will greet them at the finish area.
Subaru is the 2022 presenting sponsor and the Aramex Kiwi Walk & Run team will be driving a Subaru Forester X Sport as they head around all the courses.
Subaru of New Zealand’s National Marketing Manager Daile Stephens says there are direct comparisons between Subaru’s get out and ‘do’ philosophy and the Kiwi Walk & Run Series.
“We know Subaru owners love to get out and explore our magnificent back yard, and walking is something people of all ages can get involved in. We think it’s fantastic that there’s different distances for walkers or runners and love the fact that the Kiwiana pitstops are dotted throughout the courses.”
We may not be born here but our Subarus feel right at home in Aotearoa and our All-Wheel Drive range are the perfect vehicles to get Kiwis out and about to enjoy the amazing scenery New Zealand has to offer. To get the team around to all these amazing spots, they are driving a Subaru Forester X Sport as the official event vehicle as it’s our model with that special X-factor. This sleek, high specification SUV goes the extra mile with all the technology to get them there safely.” Mrs Stephens says.
Series Director Lauren Watson says her team excited about the new partnership.: “The team is so thrilled that Subaru have partnered with us to deliver our Kiwi Walk & Run Series. Subaru’s brand image in steeped in adventure and the outdoors. It’s all about getting out and exploring our beautiful country – it's a perfect partnership!” she says.
The series’ staff had a chance to drive the Subaru Forester X Sport earlier this year and they enjoyed its off the beaten track capabilities.
“Subaru’s Forester X Sport is the ideal car to help us find the best Kiwi Walk & Run Series courses. Up and down hills, over streams and mountains, the Forester X Sport has taken us off road to some seriously cool locations.” Ms Watson says.
With a distance for everyone, the Aramex Kiwi Walk & Run Series is a ‘must add’ to your 2022 calendar. It promises awesome finishers’ medals, special scenery, a friendly atmosphere and an ultimate Kiwi experience.
Participants can also walk or run on behalf of the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and raise funds and awareness. They can wear purple and help start conversations that matter.
The 2022 Series:
Subaru are proud to be the official vehicle partner this year, getting the event team around New Zealand in safety and style. Head over to the Subaru tent on event to snap some pre-event photos with your friends and take some time to chill out and see which of the All-Wheel Drive Subaru SUV range on display would suit your lifestyle.
While you’re out on the trail, don’t forget to look out for the Subaru photographer on course who will capture you taking part in the 2022 series, with downloadable photos available at the end! Simply upload your photo and tag Subaru on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win a weekend away to Queenstown with Subaru! Terms and Conditions apply, read them here.
It's not too late to sign up, check out the trails for 2022 and enter here:
- Queenstown - 26th March
- Hawkes Bay - 9th April
- Bay of Islands - 23rd April
- Taupo - 30th April
- Auckland - 7th May
- Hamilton - 14th May
- Tauranga - 21st May
- Rotorua - 1st October