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There will be no excuses for early morning sleepiness when Kuia, Lady Morrison joins other entrants on the starting line of the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Fun Run and Walk, at 7am on March 16.
The 74-year-old great-grandmother's contagious enthusiasm for walking motivates others, and the people of her home town, Rotorua, where the event is being held, will support the Queenstown-based trust, running and walking to highlight the importance of rural general practice.
The event will be held in association with the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network's annual conference in Rotorua, which runs from March 13 to 17.
Fun Run and Walk organiser Sarah Swale, of Queenstown, said she hoped the participation of Lady Morrison, the widow of New Zealand entertainer Howard Morrison, will encourage others to join the annual event in Rotorua on March 16.
Entry details and forms are available on the Pat Farry Trust website. Late entries will be taken until March 15.