Businesses from Horowhenua and further a field also join in on the fun and register workplace teams. For the past few years New World Levin have been involved as a key sponsors and also enter their staff in the event. We sat down with them to find out why they are involved!
Tell us bit about Levin New World?
New World Levin is a local family run business operated by siblings Matthew Rollinson & Gwen Bailey.
Why does New World Levin Sponsor Great Forest Events?
Since taking part in the Great Forest Events years ago as a participant it has been exciting to see it grow year on year. New World wanted to be apart of this event as it is fantastic for Waitarere to host a National Event in its natural surroundings. It caters for all age groups and fitness levels. Also a great team opportunity for our staff to be apart of.
Have you or your team experienced any funny moments from Great Forest Events?
We had a staff member decide on a whim he was going to run the Marathon, which he did and surprised us all!! He had never run in a race before!
Another team member pushed her granddaughter in a push chair and still got a better time than a lot of us!
Would you encourage other people sign up and take part in the event?
Yes, definitely we promote the event to all of our staff and customers. It is fun for the family, or a group of friends, or socially with workmates. It only takes a few hours out of your busy day and the satisfaction and pride you will have in yourself for competing and completing is price less!
What do you enjoy most from being a part of the event?
Feeling that we are contributing to a worthwhile community event that puts Horowhenua on the map.
Are you taking part? If so what event? How is the training going?
Ha!! Hoping to take part – training?? Um, what’s that??
If you or your workplace would like to enter the Great Forest Events visit the Great Forest Events website www.greatforest.org.nz for more information or to register. What are you waiting for? Just imagine yourself running through the forest and feeling a great sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, sign up today!