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Basketball Star to Step Out For Charity

Basketball Star to Step Out For Charity

Well Foundation ambassador and top New Zealand basketball player, Tom Abercrombie will join renowned athlete, Allison Roe as a special guest walker in the inaugural Long Bay Spring Step Out next month.

The Tall Blacks player will take part in the fun family walking event on 12 October and will be around to meet fans at the completion of the walk.

Tom joins former New York Marathon winner, Allison Roe as one of the special guests walking to show support for the Well Foundation, the official recipient charity of the event.

Organisers of the event, Browns Bay Rotary are excited to have Tom sign up to take part as another special guest walker.

“We’re thrilled Tom is joining us,” says club president, Tony Hooks. “With him and Allison on board, we’re expecting a great turnout to support this first-time event and a great local cause.”

The Long Bay Spring Step Out will begin at Long Bay College, taking participants on an outstanding scenic walking route through the Long Bay Regional Park. Four different distances will be marked on the course giving participants the opportunity to walk 6km, 8.5km, 11km or the full distance up to Piripiri Point and back of 13km.

Walkers will not only enjoy the stunning Regional Park, nature trails and various picturesque bays, they will also be afforded impressive views as they stroll past Auckland’s latest multi-million dollar housing development at Long Bay.

“This is a stand-out walking route that we feel has been kept a pretty good secret,” says Hooks. “The Spring Step Out is a chance to gather your friends and family while taking advantage of one of Auckland’s most beautiful walking tracks.”

Browns Bay Rotary are pleased to announce the Long Bay College Concert Band will be playing from 11am at the school to keep people entertained as they return from the walk and enjoy a cold drink and sausage sizzle. From 11.30am, $1,000 worth of Mitre 10 Mega vouchers will be given out as spot prizes to lucky participants.

The walk will kick off from 8.30am. Discounted early bird entry prices are available now for all entrants who register online at before the event. Cash/eftpos registrations are also available on the day from 7.30am.

The Long Bay Spring Step Out is proudly supported by principal sponsors Todd Property Group and Bayleys Real Estate who are kindly covering the general running costs of the event. Universal Homes has also come on board as another sponsor to assist with costs for the day.

To register or find out more information about the Long Bay Spring Step Out, please visit To keep up with the latest news and updates, follow the event on Facebook at

Long Bay Spring Step Out
Where: Long Bay College, Ashley Avenue, Long Bay (starting point)
When: 8.30am, Sunday 12 October
Cost: Pre-registration online: Adults: $20, Children/Students: $10, Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $50
Registration on the day: Adults: $30, Children/Students: $15, Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $75
Parking: Car parking available at Long Bay College for a gold coin donation to the Long Bay College student trip to Cambodia & Vietnam.


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