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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 $50,000! These funds have gone into the vital services that CanTeen offers young people living with cancer and their families. Learn more about CanTeen here.

We have designed 4 events to cater to all fitness levels and physical abilties. We have a varied array of participants from the very young to the young at heart and the finely tuned athletes to those with physical challenges who have inspired us and shown great determination in completing the event.

The Events

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 Hogs Breath Challenge

The Shoe Clinic Short MEGA is a 6.5km version which starts behind Ocean Spa on the Marine Parade at 10.00am.

The MoreFM 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.

Transport Options

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.

Event Pack. All entrants will receive a Hi-Vis vest and a CanTeen bandanna as part of the entry fee. If you already have a vest from previous years please reuse, this helps keep costs down and more funds go to CanTeen.  These will be available to pick up when you register instore from 1st October or for online entrants from your nomiated store from Friday 1st November.

This year we are adding a fundraising element to the event based on feedback we recieved last year. You can get your family and friends to sponsor you in your chosen event. The person who raises the most money will recieve a 18volt Black and Decker Cordless Drill. Winner will be presented at the Prize Giving. 
There are two options available. 

Register on our Givealittle fundraising page. Click here. Just click on the fundraising tab, enter your details and start getting people to support you. 100% of the funds you raise will be automatically deposited to CanTeen Hawkes Bay after the event. Even if you can't paricipate in the event your donation is much appreciated. 

Or there is a paper form available.
All you have to do is tick the box on the registration form. We will email you an official fundraising form and then you can start signing up supporters. 100% of the funds you raise will go to CanTeen Hawkes Bay. To be eligible for the prize you must drop off your form and money to either Service desk on or before Sunday 9th November. 
We will follow up with fundraisers following the event or you can drop your collection into the service desk of either MEGA. 

School Fundraising
We also have an option for schools to raise valuable funds. If your school enters a team in the Megawalk and also chooses the fundraising option CanTeen will split the funds with you. 60% will go to CanTeen and 40% will go back to your school. This option is only available to school teams with 10+ members who register together as one team. If your school is interested in this option we can send you out a promotioanl pack with flyers and regisration forms. Contact Kerry for more information on 8729410.

We are now a Maraefit sanctioned event. MaraeFit Series is a new initiative created by Sport Hawke’s Bay.  It is about increasing Maori participation in events and workshops, encouranging whanau to re-connect to their marae. Points will be accumulated; marae with most points will be announced at the Ngati Kahungunu Sports Awards as ‘The most active marae in Ngati Kahungunu'. 

Points System

  • Tamariki 5-12 years   = 15 points
  • Rangatahi 13-20 years = 20 points
  • Matua 21-49 years = 30 points
  • Pakeke/Kaumatua 50+ years = 50 points

To have your participation in our event recorded you must use the Maraefit registration form and register instore. (sorry not available online this year)
For more information on the Maraefit Series click here


For team entries online form only allows for 10 entrants. For large teams you will need to complete mutliple registrations or print form and pay in store. 




The Hogs Breath Cafe Challenge

The first man & woman in the MEGA & Half MEGA will recieve:

28km MEGA 1st Place $120 meal voucher 2nd Place $70 meal voucher

15km HB Today Half MEGA 1st Place $80 meal voucher 2nd Place $50 meal voucher

Only entrants who have registered into The Challenge are eligible for prizes so check your registration form carefully.

Shoe Clinic & New Balance Voucher
Shoe Clinic and New Balance are providing 4 spot prizes of a $270 shoe voucher for those who enter and complete the 28km MEGA.

Biggest Team

A Prize will be awarded for the largest team, it may be a school, business, sports team etc. Mainfreight have won the last 3 years with over 30 entrants, can they make it 3 in a row?

(Entrants must be registered using the team registration forms at the same time so the team total is accurate)

Fancy Dress

Prizes will be awarded to the best individual and the best team fancy dress.

MGP Bike

We have an awesome spot prize of an MGP Bike & 2 helmets up for grabs for entrants in The MEGA 14 years of age and under. Collect a tag at the start and hand it in at the caravan at the finish line to be in the draw. Winner will be notified in the week following the event.
(Please make sure you train, it’s a long way!)

CanTeen’s Council of the Year 2014

The council with the largest team of entrants who complete any stage of the event will win CanTeen’s Council of the Year award.

The Fittest & Fastest Gym Award

Gym teams who enter the Hogs Breath Challenge are also competing for title of The Fittest & Fastest in the Bay

What you need to know

  • We recommend a suitable level of fitness and quality footware (not jandals!) 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.
  • Parking for people parking at MEGA Napier will be on the new road extension to Ford Road. Please do not park in MEGA carpark. 

Contact us here for more information or general enquiries

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