Supported by MAS

Run and Become is a programme that supports our tamariki and their whānau to participate in Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2022. Piloted in 2019, the team at Nuku Ora (formally Sport Wellington) initiated Run and Become to enable more young people to get active and inspired at Wellington's most iconic community, fun run/walk. 

The programme works with schools and the wider community in the lead-up to and on the day of the event, receiving a free entry for themselves and one guardian into the 6.5km Fun Run/Walk. Additional benefits in the programme include:

  • Free transport to and from the event

  • Pre and post-event kai

  • A Run and Become T-shirt, finishers certificate and event medal

  • Healthy lifestyle and training guidance from qualified staff at Nuku Ora

Since the pilot the programme has developed into an annual addition to the wider Wellington Round the Bays event. In 2020/21 the programme had 713 tamariki involved from across the wider Wellington region; Wairarapa to Mirimar, Porirua and the Hutt Valley. For 2021/22 we are excited to have MAS on board as the supporting sponsor for the Run and Become programme. This support ensures that this opportunity continues to grow for our region. 

Learn more about the programme in the clips below or read the latest news article from MAS here

Thank you to our supporting funders for 2022: Hutt City Council, Upper Hutt City Council. 

Programme Sponsor - Medical Assurance Society


The Medical Assurance Society (MAS) is a membership-based insurance and investment company for New Zealand professionals.


MAS are the category sponsor for the 6.5km Fun Run/Walk.

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