On Sunday 21 February, over 13,800 people took part in the 2021 Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays. In our 9th year of sponsoring the event, we were delighted this year to again be the principal naming rights sponsor. It was a great day for it, and our own Brendan Foot Supersite team of over 80 were out in force.
Notable achievements this year for the event were raising $23,067 for the Mental Health Foundation NZ; 350 people being event day volunteers; and having medals made from bamboo and recycled metals, plus recyclable race bibs.
Six of our sign-written vehicles featured as kilometre markers, and were a welcome sight for many. It was wonderful to see so many people running, walking and pushing prams around the various event lengths. We’re looking forward to next year’s event already!
Phil Gibbons, CEO Sport Wellington and Matthew Foot
In its 43rd year, Round the Bays is truly an iconic Wellington event, benefiting both the participants and the city. Wellington Round the Bays is the third largest participation event in New Zealand and the largest in the lower North Island.
As a sponsor of Round the Bays for many years, as well as sponsoring the Central Pulse and the Wellington Phoenix, Matthew Foot, Dealer Principal, saw the Naming Rights opportunity as a good fit with our community support and sport focus.
“We are a local family business and we support local events. Our decision to extend our involvement of the Round the Bays was an easy one”, says Matthew Foot.
“With over 130 staff at our three locations we are one of the largest and most well-established vehicle sales and service locations in the Wellington region. We are fully aware of the importance health and wellness plays in people’s lives. The Round the Bays event is all about participation, and we encourage our team to participate every year.”
Along with being the Naming Rights sponsor we also supply vehicles to mark each kilometre for the 6.5km course which are a very popular points of interest on the course.
If you missed out this year, look out for information on the 2022 event at the Round the Bays website.