Start your engines - the Pork Pie Charity Run is back!
60 intrepid duos are taking on a road trip like no other this Easter - the 2019 Pork Pie Charity Run. In homage to the Kiwi classic 1981 movie “Goodbye Pork Pie”, teams will drive their beloved MINIs more than 2,500km from Kaitaia to Invercargill over just 6 days.
This quintessentially Kiwi event raises money for KidsCan to help Kiwi kids in need across the country. KidsCan Founder and CEO Julie Chapman says. “The 2017 event raised over $220,000 to help ensure children get to school warm and dry, in good shoes, and with full tummies for learning. We’re really thankful to the Pork Pie Charity Run teams and the community for their incredible support.”
The Pork Pie Charity Run is a biennial event that started in 2009, attracting teams from as far away as the United Kingdom. The epic week-long journey will push the tiny MINIs and their drivers to the limit, as they climb over chilly mountain passes, navigate winding valleys, and try to keep up on long straights. They’ll be waved through our biggest cities and smallest towns, visiting KidsCan partner schools along the way. A fighting spirit, some Kiwi ingenuity and a comprehensive tool box will be key to going the distance.
The event takes place from the 19th - 24th April, 2019. Keep an eye on the KidsCan Facebook page for updates on the teams’ progress.
Find out more and support a team now at porkpiecharityrun2019.gofundraise.co.nz