Start Me Up 2016 – another year over

What a great day for Start Me Up 2016! Thanks to all the 114 women (and a few teens) who participated this year in marvelous weather, who celebrated their run, walk or cycle in style and encouraged each other on.

We had an awesome day, we hope you did too.  Check out Start Me Up facebook page for photos and updates of other events you can enter to keep exercising!

Women’s walk/run/cycle event   ….   Supporting the local community

Start Me Up 2016 was on Sunday 16 October.  More than 60 women walked, 20 ran, 11 cycled and 21 tried the duathlon option. They all finished with smiles!

Start Me Up is all about ‘getting started’.  It’s an encouragement to get out to do some exercise … and to keep doing it! Whether you can run or walk, stroll or cycle, Start Me Up has something for you.  So come on, get started!

Eventbrite - Start Me Up 2016

Want inspiration?  You can read an inspiring story on the Inspiration page – all about a Lower Hutt woman who ‘started up’ last year and finished the year running a marathon, overseas.

Check out the training schedule you can download from the Training page. This was set up by Steve Willis originally for Run for Relief.  Steve’s six-week programme is simple to follow – you can keep meeting the challenges through the summer. There are also exercise tips from Ragini from Rags2Fitness.

Start Me Up options

  • up to 7km WALK or RUN (Petone Foreshore); OR
  • 15km CYCLE ride (Hutt River Trail) – to Kennedy Good Bridge return; OR
  • 25km CYCLE ride (Hutt River Trail) – to Stokes Valley return; OR
  • 5km RUN and 15km CYCLE Duathlon.

2016 is our eighth Start Me Up. We began way back in 2008 (a break in 2012)!  Many women have been Starting Themselves Up every year  … perhaps cycling faster, further or walking or running quicker or for longer  … but enjoying the company of other women during a non-competitive, fun, affordable, encouraging and motivating afternoon.

 Like Start Me Up on Facebook, leave a message about your continuing exercise experiences!

Check out the pics and stories about Start Me Up 2016 on Facebook so make sure you have liked the page (below). We also post news of other events which you can enter – especially taking your friends/mates along to encourage each other!

Keep being awesome, inspirational and looking after your health by exercising.

Event coordinator