Run Journey Te Araroa

By Jules Watts

Starting at the end of December 2018, I will be embarking on a solo running journey from Bluff to Cape Reinga on the Te Araroa trail. I'm pretty sure there will be plenty of walking and a dash of cycling too. I call it a journey as that is what it will be and what it has taken to get to this point.

“A journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step”.

It takes many steps to achieve a journey and it all starts with a single step, whatever our journey is, small steps have big impacts. This is one of my steps. I find it challenging to tell others what I’m doing and what I have done, but one of my goals is to help others achieve theirs. So how can I ask that without first challenging myself. Mental health is a journey and I'm doing this because I believe that Mental Health is a strength, and I want to encourage others to take steps towards their potential. Being a teacher, I have a particular interest in youth education and funding to support these amazing individuals to believe in themselves and build strategies to survive and thrive in our world.

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Your donation will help the Mental Health Foundation of NZ provide individuals, workplaces, schools and communities with the tools they need to build positive mental health and wellbeing. I want to raise $3000 for 3000km, so please donate to me today! Every little bit counts!

Thank you to my Supporters

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Brian & Jan Watts

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Margie And Mal Silich

One Step Ahead Jules will get you there. Wishing you tail winds, cool temps and great experiences! Good luck!

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Caryl And Deryck Watts

Brilliant Julia! A very worthy cause.

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Lisa And Michael Middleditch

Run Jules run

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Jane & Stew Pittaway

Looking forward to hearing of your progress up the island. All the best.

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Miriam Houliston

Good luck on your journey! You're a woman of strength! I'm so inspired by your grit and determination and loving heart!

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Lotte Marshall

Good luck! Looking forward to following your blog x

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Oakley Jenneth

All the best with your amazing adventure!

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Gretchen Bristed

Good luck to the Watts family in their next adventure!

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Renate & Uwe Paschke

Good luck, all the best- a very impressive goal to achieve.

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Kate Parker

Such a worthy cause - well done!

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Andrew Wood

Let's get these miles sponsored!

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Jody Boulding

Good luck Jules! We will be watching your journey at school.

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Emma Denne

Good luck Jules on your epic adventure! You can do it! You got this!

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Chris & Sharon Denne

Safe travels on your vertical run 🏃‍♀️ of New Zealand 🇳🇿.

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Andrew Watts

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Christine Marks

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Janelle Trounson

Good luck Jules!!! Enjoy your journey!!! x

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Margy Crosby

Ka pai Jules! Kia kaha.

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Suzanne Campbell

What a great challenge for you and your folks! Look forward to seeing you in the North next year xx

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Natalie Taft-boddy

Good luck - hope the weather gods are kind to you

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Jess Gummer

Good luck Jules. It will be an amazing journey. Kia kaha!