New Outdoor Running Track Opens

19 February 2013

The action at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie moves outdoors tomorrow with the opening of a community running track around the outside of the building.

New Outdoor Running Track Opens

The ASB Sport Centre's new community track

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"The $123,000 track has been paid for by ASB as part of its sponsorship agreement for the indoor sports centre. It is a community asset that we hope will encourage people to get active. This includes everything from buggy walking to jogging to getting fit for sport," says Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

"The track will be a great complement to the newly improved track at Newtown Park, and it will be good to see family members using it while their parents, children or siblings are inside using the ASB Sports Centre," she says.

The track will be opened by the Mayor, and champion long-distance and mountain runner Melissa Moon will be MC. Students from Evans Bay Intermediate will have a chance to try out the track and there will be time trials for people who want a run. All participants will have the opportunity to win a gym membership.

The 400m two-lane track is marked out at 100m intervals and has a start/finish at the southern end. It has plenty of bounce, constructed of two layers of polyurethane with rubber granules embedded in the surface.

Come and watch a celebrity race at 10.30am and have a run on the track.