The ATAWHAI Charitable Trust is running the Gisborne Marathon in 2017 on Saturday, 21 October, the first marathon to see the sunrise.
The event will be used as a platform to promote their strong cultural base within the region. They have some of the most scenic beaches in New Zealand, one of a kind natural resources in their back yard with the Rere rock falls. The event will help promote the newly developed Oneroa walkway.
The ATAWHAI Charitable Trust aspires to work with local, regional, central government and other providers to ensure that this event will enhance the social, economic, cultural and environmental development of the Tairawhiti region.