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Round the Bays fun run, Auckland, 1980s

Round the Bays fun run, Auckland, 1980s

In the 1970s and 1980s New Zealanders enthusiastically participated in an international running boom. The annual Round the Bays fun run in Auckland, which began in 1973, became one of the largest in the world. Here the participants are running along Tāmaki Drive – the field stretches back all the way around the point in the distance.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 1021-78
Photograph by Eric W. Young

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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David Colquhoun, 'Athletics - The golden era continues, 1970 to 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39964/round-the-bays-fun-run-auckland-1980s (accessed 23 May 2017)

Story by David Colquhoun, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 20 Sep 2016