2013 was the sixth year we have hosted the MEGAWALK and it was an absolutely brillinat day with 1034 participants taking part with 183 taking on the 28km MEGA, 467 in the 15km HB Today Half MEGA, 304 6.5km MoreFM Short MEGA and 80 in the MEGA Meander.
The event would not be possible without the partnership with CanTeen who put in a huge amount of work in helping us to the organise of the event. HB Today and MoreFM are vital in getting the word out in the community. And many local businesses who provide goods, services and sponsorship so we can put the event together as cheaply as possible and maximise the funds going to CanTeen. We also have many volunteers who give up their valuable time on the day keeping everyone safe and hydrated along the way. So to the many many people involved in this event
THANK YOU! WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU
If you participated in the Hogs Breath Challenge check your time here
This is a social event designed to get people out for a walk along the Rotary Pathway, there will be prizes for each man and woman who comes first and second in The MEGA and HB Today HALF MEGA who enter The Hogs Breath Cafe Challenge. Only participants who enter The Challenge will be timed.
All proceeds raised will again go to CanTeen and be put towards the wonderful activities and camps they provide for their members. In the last 3 years we have been supporting CanTeen with this event we have raised over $35,000! These funds have gone into the vital services that CanTeen offers young people living with cancer and their families
Highlights from 2013
There are four events to cater to all levels of fitness and ability.
The MEGA is a 28km run or walk. The event starts at Mitre 10 MEGA, Hastings at 7.30am. Participants will follow a clearly defined route through Hastings to the Showgrounds. The course then heads towards Whakatu before joining the Rotary Pathway at Pakowhai Park, adjacent to the Chesterhope Bridge. It then follows the Pathway to Ahuriri. The finishline is at Mitre 10 MEGA Napier. To be professionally timed you must register in the Hogs Breath Cafe Challenge.
The HB Today Half MEGA is a 15km run or walk that starts at Awatoto- opposite the southern end of the Fertiliser Works- at 9.00am. This event also follows the Rotary Pathway and finishes at Mitre 10 MEGA Napier. To be professionally timed you must register in the Shoe Clinic Challenge
The MoreFM Short MEGA is a 6.5km version which starts behind Ocean Spa on the Marine Parade at 10.00am.
The MEGA Meander is a 3.5km walk or meander starting at 10.00am at Perfume Point,Ahuriri.
The Hogs Breath Cafe Challenge. All entrants in The Challenge will be professionally timed and eligible for fantastic prizes for 1st and 2nd Man and Woman in The MEGA and HB Today HALF MEGA. You will also recieve the standard event pack.
The Hogs Breath Cafe Challenge $25
Adult (16+) $15
Child (5-15) $10
Senior (65+) $10
Under 5s Free
Family of four $30
(2 adults & 2 children)
Teams 10+ Participants
>Event Pack. All entrants will receive a Hi-Vis vest and a CanTeen bandanna as part of the entry fee. These will be available to pick up from your nomiated store from Friday 1st November.
For those requiring transport Nimons are providing buses to and from the start points
6.45am Napier Mega to Hastings Mega
8.00am Napier Mega to Awatoto
9.00am Napier Mega to Ocean Spa
9.00am Napier Mega to Perfume Point
Post Event 12.30 & 1.30 only.
Napier to Hastings
Napier to Perfume Point, Ocean Spa then Awatoto
A $2 coin charge is payable when registering. Available on the day but first priority is given to pre-paid passengers. If you think you won't finish before 1.30 please make sure to get the bus to the start point and leave your car at MEGA. Please park in the designated areas next to Napier MEGA so the carpark is free for customers to shop at MEGA & Hunting and Fishing (Marshalls will be onsite directing traffic).Entry also available from Ford Road.
We recommend a suitable level of fitness and quality footware (not jandles!) for entrants in the MEGA. The 28km walk can take 4.5 to 5.5 hours to complete, depending on your level of fitness, so start your training program now! The team at The Shoe Clinic can help you organise the right shoes for the event.
You need to bring your own drink bottle. There will be refreshment stops with water filling facilities and toilets at regular intervals.
Due to the large number of people on the walkway we request no dogs or bikes on the course.
Contact us here for more information or general enquiries.
COMPETITIONS & PRIZES
The Hogs Breath Cafe Challenge
The first man & woman in the MEGA & Half MEGA will recieve meal vouchers from The Hogs Breath Cafe & a commemorative medal. The second man & woman in the MEGA and Half MEGA will receive a prize & a commemorative medal.
1st Place 28km MEGA $120 meal voucher 2nd Place $70 meal voucher
1st Place 15km Half MEGA $80 meal voucher 2nd Place $50 meal voucher
Only entrants who have registered into The Challenge are eleigible for prizes so check your registration form carefully.
Show Your Sign Of Support
A family pass to Splash Planet is up for grabs for the best most creative sign. Pick up your blank sign at MEGA Napier or Hastings for only a $2 donation to CanTeen, available from 1st October. Take it home and decorate it with your supporter message to family and friends participating in the Megawalk, bring it back to either branch and on Sunday morning we will display them along the roadside of Prebensen Drive so your family and friends will see them as they approach the finish. We will present the winner with the Splash Planet family pass at the prize giving.
Corporate & School Teams
Prizes will be awarded for the largest team from a business and a school.
(Entrants must be registered using the team registration forms at the same time so the team total is accurate)
Prizes will be awarded to the best individual and the best team fancy dress.
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