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K2 turns 20 in 2020

Keith Stephenson receiving his Community Services Award with Thames-Coromandel District Mayor Sandra Goudie, Andy Reid and Rita Stephenson. Image: Supplied.

Next year will be their 20th anniversary of the K2 cycle event.

It's one of the most popular sporting events in the Coromandel, travelling through sub-tropical forest, pacific coastlines, rural farmland and the pohutakawa coastline of the Hauraki Gulf.

Keith and Rita Stephenson have been running the K2, along with other sporting events, for over 30 years. The couple joined up with Andy Reid in 2000, to form ARC Events, hosting over 70 events attracting over 30,000 competitors.

"The K2 is a team effort and it's also down to our volunteers, sponsors and of course all our supporters," says Keith.

"We want to thank MitoQ for their support to the K2 and commitment to getting behind an iconic Coromandel event - this is a brilliant partnership for us which we have signed into for 3 years," he says.

The Thames-Coromandel District Council also supports the K2 with funding of $5000 this year, through the Major Events Fund, for St Johns ambulance to be involved.

“It's fantastic to see people's faces once they've finished their race, the sense of achievement both physically and mentally to push through these boundaries," says Keith.

"So even if you're a first-timer, or a veteran of this event, we look forward to seeing you in November."

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And here's me...

Posted on 25-09-2019 10:45 | By morepork

...thinking that K2 is Mount Godwin Austen, the second highest peak in the world... :-) Congrats to the cyclists.