Major donation for Motu Trails projects

4 July 2018

“The best news ever,” is how Motu Trails Charitable Trust Chairwoman Kathy Sheldrake describes a major donation from Auckland’s Garth Barfoot.

Mr Barfoot has donated $100,000 for the trust to pursue several projects linked to the Motu Trails.

“For a long time the trust has had things we’d like to achieve, but without funding, they have been beyond reach for us. This incredible donation from Garth opens new possibilities for us to help make the trails even better,” Mrs Sheldrake said.

Mr Barfoot is legendary in the world of triathlon, both as a competitor and for support of events and teams over many years, through Barfoot & Thompson.

He raced his first triathlon over 25 years ago, at 56 years of age. He has over 200 triathlons, 14 full IRONMAN triathlons, and countless single-discipline event finishes to his name.

 “Garth has been an inspiration. He demonstrates that it’s possible to get enormous pleasure from staying active well into older age. Supporting the trails ultimately does the same thing, because it’s helping to get people out and active, achieving personal challenges, overcoming obstacles, and having fun in the great outdoors,” said Mrs Sheldrake.