Trukai Fun Run 2024 to Support Team PNG’s Olympic Dream

Thursday, 4 July 2024, 9:57 pm

Fun Run set for Sunday (Supplied)

Papua New Guinea is gearing up for the annual Trukai Fun Run on July 7th, set to unite communities across 10 locations nationwide under the theme "Our Steps, Their Dreams."

This year’s event will be co-hosted by the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee and Trukai Industries Limited and holds special significance as it rallies its support for Team PNG ahead of their journey to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

The Trukai Fun Run serves as a platform to raise crucial funds through the sale of K20 Trukai Fun Run t-shirts, with all the proceeds directly contributing to Team PNG's Olympic preparation and participation efforts.

Desmond Kaviagu the Secretary General of the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee, expressed deep gratitude for Trukai Industries Limited’s enduring support:

"We are immensely thankful to Trukai Industries Limited for their steadfast support, which has been instrumental in empowering our athletes to strive for excellence and represent Papua New Guinea on the global stage, said Kaviagu.

Since 2000, Trukai Industries Limited has been the proud sponsor of the Trukai Fun Run, and has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to promoting sports, health, fitness, and national pride. CEO of Trukai Industries Alan Preston explained Trukai’s support for this initiative.

“The Fun Run organizing committee and host partners in each of the participating locations have done a tremendous job to sell the T-shirts and we are anticipating 40,000 people to attend this event on Sunday July 7, 2024,” Mr Preston said.

“We would like to thank the host partners and support partners who have worked together with the committee to ensure this will be another successful Trukai Fun Run event. We look forward to seeing you all there,” he concluded.

Supported by sponsors including IBS University, Air Niugini, Theodist, Coral Sea Hotels, Enzo’s Pizza, Trophy Haus, The National, CPL Group and Vodafone, the Trukai Fun Run is encouraging a nationwide participation.

The official Trukai Fun Run t-shirts are available for purchase at designated locations in Port Moresby, Lae, and other participating cities.

Last month’s t-shirt auctions in Port Moresby and Lae were a remarkable success, where K277,500 was raised through the sale of 11,100 t-shirts generously donated by Trukai.

Route for the 2024 Fun Run (Supplied)