Kawakawa Bay Fun Run
The Kawakawa Bay Fun Run/Walk, with 5km and 10km options, hosted by Mind Body Performance is the first of many events, with the focus being around getting outside and moving, for your mind and body health. This is a family event and we encourage entire families to come along and enjoy this together - to run or walk around our very own spot of paradise here in Kawakawa Bay, as we move our bodies and motivate our minds.
This event is to raise awareness for mitochondrial disease, this is an inherited chronic illness that can be present at birth or develop later in life. It causes debilitating physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities with symptoms including poor growth; loss of muscle coordination; muscle weakness and pain; seizures; vision and/or hearing loss; gastrointestinal issues; learning disabilities; and organ failure. It is estimated that 1 in 4,000 people has Mito. It’s progressive and there is no cure.