This is a social event designed to get people out for a walk along the Rotary Pathway. 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.

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 4 years we have been supporting CanTeen with this event we have raised over $75,000! These funds have gone into the vital services that CanTeen offers young people living with cancer and their families. Learn more about CanTeen here.


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. Average time to complete is 5-6 hours

The 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. Average time to complete is 1.5-2.5 hours

The Short MEGA is a 6.5km version which starts behind Ocean Spa on the Marine Parade at 10.00am. Average time to complete is 1-2 hours

The MEGA Meander is a 3.5km walk or meander starting at 10.00am at Perfume Point,Ahuriri. Average time to complete is 1-1.5 hours

Entry Fees

Adults (16+) $20ea
Senior (65+) & Children (5-15) $10ea
Unders 5s Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children <16) $40
Teams of 4 $60

Registrations open August

Transport Options

Nimons busses will be available to drop you to the start point or return you after the event. Bus passes are available to purchase when you register for $3ea. 

Before the event busses will depart Mitre 10 MEGA Napier
6.45am to Hastings for MEGA Start
8am to Awatoto for Half MEGA Start
9am to Ocean Spa for Short MEGA Start
9am to Perfume Point for MEGA Meander Start
Please arrive and be ready to board busses 10 minutes before departure. Marshalls will direct on site parking. Bus pass is non refundable if you are late & miss it. 

After the event busses will return to the start points
12.30pm MEGA Napier to MEGA Hastings
12.30pm MEGA Napier to Awatoto, Ocean Spa & Perfume Point
If you don't think you will finish before 12.30 please take the bus to the start point in the morning. 


Highlights from 2014