In 2010 a group of passionate parents approached Matakana Primary School with their vision to hold a fun run/walk on beautiful Omaha Beach. It would be a fundraiser for the school, as well as a way of promoting ‘fitness, family and fun’. Over the last few years, the Omaha Classic has won the hearts and minds of the local community and is now a mainstay on the annual fitness calendar. The race now attracts a field of over 500 competitors. There are 5km and 10km options for runners and walkers, and a fantastic 2km dash for the kids.
In late 2015 Matakana School Board of Trustees reviewed the logistics of the race and decided it would be better for the event to continue under the guidance of a professional event management company. So Matakana School has teamed up with Running Events, organisers of other classics in Coatesville and Devonport – to bring you the Omaha Classic 2016: bigger and better than ever.
Magic Matakana Primary School is the major beneficiary of the event and you can expect to see many of the kids running in the dash whilst parents help out on course or at the food stalls. A great community spirit is guaranteed. Join us for another spectacular day on one of New Zealand's finest beaches!
Omaha Classic | Sunday April 3 | www.omahaclassic.co.nz |