5kms a day for May - hitting the pavement again (feet first)

By Mars & Nic

My Activity Tracking


My target 310 kms

Supporting the Mental Health Foundation - 5kms a day for May

Kia ora awesome people,

We will be running 5km min a day for the month of May to help support the work of the Mental Health Foundation. We first undertook this challenge in May 2017, to raise funds in support of the Mental Health Foundation, My May Challenge.

This year will be another challenge for us - but every day can be a challenge for people who may not have the resources they need to maintain a positive well-being and function well in their everyday lives.

Now the important stuff, the why:

Nearly 50% of New Zealanders will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, and we dont want them to face it on their own. Your donation will help the Mental Health Foundation of Aotearoa provide people, workplaces, schools and communities with the tools they need to build positive mental health and well-being.

We have already donated our target of $500, but any donation from you would be amazing for the Foundation.You could also join us and set an exercise challenge during May for your own health and well being like some of our fabulous colleagues have - if you are also keen to join, let us know and we can add you to this page.?

Kia ora whanau, thank you in advance,

Nic and Mars


Event Information

Saturday 01st May 00:00 - 23:59

My Achievements

Added profile pic

Shared page

First five donations

Half way to goal

Added blog post

Reached goal

My updates

Day 31 - final 5km for May in Tāmaki Makaurau

Monday 31st May
Yass! We made it!

Day 31 - Nic braving the wild weather for her final 5km for May!

Monday 31st May
Amazing commitment, you beauty! Xx

Day 30 - Herron Park rainbow 🌈

Sunday 30th May

Day 29 - another blistering run around the Garden City

Saturday 29th May
Nic smashes out 13kms while most folk are still in bed - legend 🏃🏼‍♀️💫🔥

Day 28 Not far now..

Saturday 29th May

Day 27 - morning Marama/moon

Thursday 27th May
Didnt get a run photo today, this is in its place. The 60 millionth pic taken in the last 24hrs in NZ of the moon! 😀

Day 26 - Nic up early and running in -3

Wednesday 26th May

Day 25 - sun angels and another cycle path run

Wednesday 26th May

Day 24 — Ata Mārie Sky Tower

Tuesday 25th May
Morning run around Ōwairaka

Day 23 - cracking 12kms smashed out by Nic in Chch

Sunday 23rd May
You beauty 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️💪🏽

Day 23 - my 5km pace today in Tāmaki Makaurau

Sunday 23rd May

Day 22 - Hiatts hit the streets 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏽

Saturday 22nd May

Day 21 - Tāmaki Herenga Waka, Westhaven

Friday 21st May
Westhaven lunch run

Day 20 - cracker of a day in the Capital

Friday 21st May
Nic hitting the waterfront in Wellies

Day 20 another BFF run 🥰

Thursday 20th May

Day 19 - go the Blues. From Nic 🤣

Wednesday 19th May
Actually, its Counties we love

Day 17 - 🏃🏽‍♀️ between the rain

Tuesday 18th May

I’m pretty tired. I think I’ll go home now.

Sunday 16th May

Chilly Friday start for a 🏃🏼‍♀️in Ōtautahi!

Sunday 16th May

Go team! 😂

Sunday 16th May

Day 16 - we’ve made it halfway!

Sunday 16th May
Surfdale to Kennedy Point run

Day 15 - view from Ōwairaka to Rangitoto

Saturday 15th May

Day 14 - Friday sky 🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️

Saturday 15th May

Day 11 - soggy waterfront run

Wednesday 12th May

Day 10 - morning run motorway lights

Tuesday 11th May

Ōtautahi Autumn magic

Saturday 8th May
Hagley Park 😍🏃🏼‍♀️- week 1, done!

Day 7

Friday 7th May
Tank Farm lunch run

Day 6 running with a BFF 🥰

Thursday 6th May

Day 5

Wednesday 5th May
The South West cycle path ☀️

Day 3 Starry Sky

Wednesday 5th May

Day 5 Going strong

Wednesday 5th May
Loving the team support

Day 1 Done

Saturday 1st May
Running the streets of Otautahi and Owairaka

Thank you to my Sponsors



Well done team! as promised, Jarden's matched donation!


Murray Graham

Brillliant total Mars and Nic


Matthew Rose

Awesome effort to lead well done!


Johnnt Cochrane

Mission accomplished. 155 kms over 31 days . Thanks for leading this great initiative - it’s been a blast.


Robert Stewart

Dear Nic I had finger trouble with last $100 donation so wish to add $500 to round it up to $600. Robert


Sue James

Amazing effort, well done xx.


Fitts Family

Super effort ladies…almost there!


Ross Hutton

Phenomenal effort!


Barb Chapman

Well done team.. hope you stay warm for the rest of the month!


Hilary Marett

This is such a great thing you’re doing! 💕



Well done. Great effort. Great cause


Paris Family

Go Nicks! From Team Paris


Anna Shipley

Nice work!


Sheree Newsome

Well done Rachael, such a good cause 🥰


Ross Mitchell


Anna H

Great effort . Not long to go now . Well done


Jonathan Wong

Go Manu go!


G&d Glengarry

Awesome guys xxxx


Nic & Rich Sandford

Great work ladies! 👍



Well done ladies 👏👏👏


Jo Turner

Great work ladies. Impressive effort & awesome charity to support


Annabel Wallis

Well done to you both, great effort!


Paul Turnbull


Anna Wildman


Scott St John



Go, go, go your u good things!


Ari & Will

Well Done Mum and Nic, we are super proud of you both!


Luke Procter



Kate, Mikey & Peggy Mclellan

Good on you Mars!! We’re proud of you. Kate & Mikey & Peggy G xx


Richard Bodman

Great effort for a great cause, keep on running...







Go girls - good on you


Nick & Sarah

Keep those knees up for the end of month knees up.


Sean Keane

Well done guys - great job with the running and the fund raising!


Alice P

Awesome ladies 👏 😊😍


Ms Of St Heliers


Ali Huxford

Awesome work ladies! Fabulous cause xx




Gina Satterthwaite

great cause !


Hamish C Osborne


Eve Hiatt

Good luck to you both


Katie And Moax

Great work ladies. Xxxx


Vicki Morrison-shaw

Kia haere taha tonu e hoa! Arohanui ki a koe i te whānau o Morrison / Shaw. xx


Kerry Vance

Well done ladies!!


Kate Livingston

Awesome Nic!


Kate Livingston

Onya Mars


Gina Meo


Ranyi Chung


Henry And Louis Hiatt

Run Mum and Mars run 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️


Marama Watana