New Zealand 10 March: Pukekohe - Tauranga

Auckland to Tauranga (March 9 and 10)

Parkrun One Tree Hill and on the road

Parkrun One Tree Hill gives the team a rousing send-off!

Caitlin is the race director today.

On your marks, go!

Dave in fine form

Jeff Parkinson is an engaging and energetic race organisor.

We start our road running where we left off - Pukekohe East.

Later that evening the runners are treated to delicious food and great entertainment at the Hungry Elephant, Matakana.

Live entertainment is provided by Monk Party.

A one mile course beside the Waikato River is dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile, linking it with others in New Zealand and around the world.

Running along Hamilton's Peace Mile.

The childrens' playground at the Hamilton Gardens.

These ladies from Tauranga are thrilled with the torch and the story behind it. They have recently entered a big marching event and have their own story to tell.

This marching group is from Auckland.

Deeptaksha and Daniel admiring these awesome running athletes on four legs.

Sean showing sublime running form amid the serene country roads to Tauranga.

Kerry of Pacific Park Christian Holiday Camp kindly supports the Peace Run by providing free accomodation. We enjoy the clean and luxurious rooms, plus the spa - and all a short walk from the beach.