This is a social event now in its 10th year! 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 abilities. 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 go to CanTeen Hawke's Bay and are put towards the wonderful activities and camps they provide for their members. In the last 7 years, we have been supporting CanTeen with this event and we have raised over $120,000! These funds have gone into the vital services that CanTeen offer young people living with cancer and their families. Learn more about CanTeen here.

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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. From here it follows the Pathway to Ahuriri. The finish line is at Mitre 10 MEGA Napier. Average time to complete is 5 hours. Due to course management, there is a cut-off point at the 15km point at Awatoto and participants should have passed this point by 9.30am. The course and finish line will officially close at 1.30pm.

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 Pathway and finishes at Mitre 10 MEGA Napier. Average time to complete is 2.5 hours.

The SHORT MEGA is a 6.5km walk or run which starts behind Ocean Spa on the Marine Parade at 10.00am. Average time to complete is 1.5hours

The MEGA MEANDER is a 3.5km walk or meander starting at 10.00am at Perfume Point Ahuriri. Average time to complete is 1 hour.



Adult (16+) $20

Child (<15), Senior (65+) $10

Family (2 adults & 2 Children) $40

Team of 4 $60

Under 5s Free

Bus Pass $3ea

All proceeds go directly to CanTeen Hawke's Bay. Registrations open early September 2017


As part of the entry fee all entrants receive an event pack containing a Hi-Vis Vest, CanTeen Bandana & other goodies that have been provided by local businesses.

You can bring along your own drink bottle. There will be refreshment stops with water filling facilities and toilets at regular intervals (see course map).

Race packs will be given out at the time of registration in-store.

For online registrations, you can collect your race pack and/or bus pass from in-store anytime up until the event or on the morning of. Please bring your Trident email confirmation receipt along for collection.


Nimons kindly subsidise buses for the day to get participants between start points and Mitre 10 MEGA.  Bus passes are $3 each which is payable when registering. 

To the start points

1: Pre-Event departing 6.45am Napier to Hastings – MEGA WALK starting point

2: Pre-Event departing 8.15am Napier to Awatoto – HALF MEGA starting point

3: Pre-Event departing 9.15am Napier to Perfume Point & Ocean Spa – SHORT and MEANDER starting points

Buses will depart from Severn Street, Napier. Please park along Severn St. No parking permitted in the Mitre 10 Carpark.

Post Event return to start points 12.30 & 1.30 ONLY

4: Post Event Napier to Hastings Mitre 10 Mega carpark

5: Post Event Napier to Perfume Point, Ocean Spa & Awatoto

Bus will depart from beside the finish line at Mitre 10 MEGA Napier.

If you think you may not be able to complete the event before 1.30pm when the last bus departs, it is suggested that you only take the morning bus to your start point.



Help raise more money for CanTeen. Ask family and friends to sponsor you in your chosen event. Just tick the box on your registration form and you will receive an official fundraising form. After the event just drop off your funds to the service desk at MEGA Napier or Hastings. Last year’s fundraisers added over $1200 to the kitty!


We want everyone involved in this awesome event and we don't care how you do it, so bring along the kids with their scooters or bikes, Grandma on her mobility scooter and even the dog (if he is good on the leash and doesn't mind crowds). One year we even had a pony come along!


Join in the fun at the finish line. There will be a lot going on! For the kids there will be face painting, pot painting, balloon twisting, big bubble fun. There will be spot prizes galore to be given out! The girls from Bay Cheer will be cheering you as you cross the finish line. Enjoy a massage. Chill out listening to live music, grab a drink, ice cream and sausage or two and enjoy the satisfaction of completing your event as well as supporting a great local charity. Finish Line activities will run from 9.30-1.30pm.


To add a bit more fun to the event we are running some extra competitions on the day. We will be adding to these as we get closer to the event. All prizes are still to be confirmed. Prizes will be presented at the Prize Giving at 12.30pm at the finish line. If you win a prize but haven't completed your event by then, don't worry we will track you down!

Fancy Dress - Prize for the wackiest costume worn on the course.

Most Funds Raised - The person who raises the most money for CanTeen by getting the friends and family to sponsor them on their chosen event will be rewarded.

Largest School - The school who has the largest number of students participating on the day will win the VIP experience to enjoy at the finish line. Extra special snacks will be provided while resting in your own private gazebo.

Largest Corporate Team - The local business with the largest number of participants on the day will also be rewarded.

Council of the Year - The Council who enters the highest percentage of entrants from their organisation will win the coveted Council of the Year trophy.

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