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The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary Open Day

This is a free event and includes guided tours; 2 Fun Runs, one for adults, one for kids; music; workshops; a guest speaker (to be announced;) great food stalls, ice cream, drinks; stalls on a conservation/environmental theme. 10am to 4pm rain or shine

Event by The Brook Sanctuary
Brook Waimarama Sanctuary 651 Brook Street Nelson

We are excited to present our Open Day at the Sanctuary on Sunday, 11 April. The event starts at 10 am and finishes at 4 pm. There is heaps on offer, including:

Free entry to the Sanctuary
Free guided tours in the Sanctuary
Two Fun Runs – see below for more details
Food stalls, coffee cart, ice creams, drinks (non-alcoholic) Please bring cash for your purchases, eftpos is unreliable at the Sanctuary!
Live acoustic music
NCC, DOC and our own volunteers will all be running stalls, talking about the conservation work they are currently doing. There will be trees for sale and trees to give away.
Free mindful Forest Bathing sessions
Kids fun activities, children’s theatre performance, face painting, make a birdhouse, join in the Redwood Kids Fun Run
Parking on the Day
Parking is free. We are expecting a lot of people and cars to come on the day, so please be aware that there will be traffic marshalls directing cars to specific areas below the actual Sanctuary precinct. As cars will be parking in the Brook Valley Holiday park, we need to be respectful of this. Only park where directed.

A big thanks to Pics Peanut Butter as our principal sponsor for the event

The Fun Runs
These Fun Runs are organised in collaboration with Waimea Harriers and Nelson Athletics. It is the first time we have included a run in our Open Days. We are very grateful to these organisations for their expertise and knowledge in making these two runs possible. The Brook Waimārama Sanctuary hopes that these will be the first of many more in the future.

The first run is the RWCA Sanctuary Fun Run

Nelson Athletics are managing this
it starts at 10.30 am
it is a total of 10 kilometres long
the run starts and ends at the Sanctuary
we encourage runners and walkers to tackle this run. It is suitable for all levels of fitness and age, although there are steep stretches that some people may have to walk
there are fabulous views to see on the way!
there will be spot prizes for some lucky people
there is an entry fee of $20 per person for the Sanctuary Fun Run, which will need to be paid prior to starting the run. Please note, cash only
come a bit early to sort your registration
you can click here for the map of the RWCA Sanctuary Fun Run: course of run
if you want to join this run click here to register

The second run is the Redwood Kids Fun Run
Waimea Harriers are managing this
it starts at 12.30pm
it is about 2 kilometres long in total
the run starts and ends at the Sanctuary
there are spot prizes for the kids
enrolment is free and you can do this on the day, so please arrive early enough for your child or children to be ready to go at 12.30pm
parents can run with their children if they choose
Any queries about either Run, please contact Hal on 027 226 0708.

A big thanks to RWCA for sponsoring our two Fun Runs

Click here to find out more…

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