So… What is this all about? and more importantly Why?
Winter can be a depressing time of the year. Not just because it’s cold, but because lack of going outdoors and getting Vitamin D, better know as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SADS).
NZBMA believes we as a community can get this charity rowing event (on rowing machines) going! With a heavy focus on helping educate to build awareness for young people with depression and assist with their mental health particularly those within the community for ‘Purapura Whetu‘ who is a charity that focuses on Maori Youth and Mental Health. Together we can build a strong local collective business and praise some amazing people.
September is the mark on the sand that confirms the days are getting longer. With that in mind, training over the colder months for an event sounds awesome! Participants will have a great chance and opportunity to interact, train and banter together. Gyms can have some fun with their members an mix their training up. Businesses can use this event for team building, and individuals who don’t play nice with others can be apart of an event without having a team mind-frame.
It is ultimately a competition, with the goal to win one of the 4 categories, you will also win the bragging rights for summer! Rowing a ‘marathon’ distance which is 42.2km sounds like a lot, because it is. So this means a lot of training, a lot of ass to seat, and continuously working on your technique, all needs to be had.
Hagley North Park
Saturday 7th September 2019
We are the small team behind this event. The main business group behind NZBMA, a preventative Healthcare provider, we want to help those around us. Running this event is a great chance to help a great charity.