The 100km relay run seeks to raise awareness among the public of the high levels of critical incident exposure emergency workers face daily and how this can affect their psychological wellbeing. The money raised went to STAROS, a Hawke’s Bay trust that supports those bereaved by suicide. The event is organised to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. 

Erin said the Blue Watch team, made up of Hamilton and Auckland firefighters, came second with a time of 513 minutes and two firefighters ran for the CrossFit Napier team which came third with a time of 515 minutes. The Blue Watch team was also the top fundraiser with the amount of $6,775.00. 

“There were 37 teams registered, mostly made up of 14 runners. Apart from Hawkes Bay, people came from Auckland, Wellington, and Gisborne. 

“It was a fantastic day, with lots of energy, positive feedback, and all teams talking about coming back next year.”

 Blue watch Top fundraising team and 2nd overall Copy

Blue Watch - top fundraising team and second overall

SFF Waka Petera from Napier whos team won 3rd place

Senior Firefighter Waka Petera from Napier whose team came third

FF Jared Jones Batman running the finish chute with his Hawkes Bay Fire team

Firefighter Jared Jones/Batman running the Hawkes Bay Hundy

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