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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 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.

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 from your nomiated store from Friday 1st November.

Registrations will open early-mid August. 

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.

Contact us here for more information or general enquiries