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The Mitre 10 MEGA Tough Kid® is a fun and challenging obstacle course designed for primary (Yr 3-6) & intermediate (Yr. 7&8) school children. The aim of the day is participation and fun in a “challenge by choice” philosophy that promotes confidence-building and personal achievement. The course includes lots of running with obstacles the kids need to navigate such as cargo nets, cable reels, climbing wall, bank climb & slide as well as lots of other challenging and fun tasks. All proceeds raised from the event will be donated to Breathe Hawke's Bay Asthma and Respiratory Services.

Check out the great fun had in 2017 in the video below.

Event Date

Thursday 8th March 2018

Event Venue

Hawke’s Bay Sports Park, Percival Road, Hastings

Event Time

9.30am – 2.15pm (approx.)

A race schedule and timetable will be distributed to all participating schools closer to the event date.

Age Groups and Race Categories

The event will be split into the following race categories: Please remember that these are only approx. times, and they may vary slightly on the day.

9.45am – 12.30 Year 6 to Year 3

12.30 – 2.30 pm Year 7 to Year 8

Please note: This year we have changed the starting order. Year 6 will start off the day, followed by year 5, 4 then 3. This will give the new year 3 children attending the opportunity to observe the course being completed by the older children, and it will give the year 3 children more time to complete the course without the older children zooming past them

Race Distances

The race distance will vary depending on the year group that the participants are entered into.


There are no placing prize’s this year due to the large number of entrants expected.

There will be an overall Toughest Junior School Trophy and Toughest Intermediate School Trophy, which will be awarded to the school with the highest percentage/ per school role, of students attending the event. Only registrations received before close off are eligible to win. Trophy will be presented at race briefing before the event starts. We will award the Toughest School Awards at the beginning of the event during the race briefing and introductions.

Race Clothing

It is recommended that kids wear t-shirt and shorts, or clothes suitable for physical activity. As there is water and mud on the course it is recommended that long pants are not worn. Shoes are optional, and bare feet will be at the risk of the individual (there may be a few bee’s around at this time of year). It is a good idea for participants to bring a spare change of clothes with them, as they will get wet from their race.

Food and Drink

Food and drink will be available for purchase from Bay Espresso, Mitre 10 Mega sausage sizzle and Tip Top Ice cream caravan. Apples will be available free of charge.

It is a good idea for each child to bring a water bottle with them. Water will be available around the venue for people to fill their water bottles up.

There will not be a set lunch break as there will be plenty of time for children between the race/s they are involved in.

Sun Smart

Please ensure children have appropriate sun hats and are protected with sunblock. There will be shade available when kids are seated in the grand stand; however, when they are competing there will be limited shade.

First Aid

A registered nurse will be on site during the event, to tend to any injuries or accidents sustained on the Mitre 10 Mega Tough Kid course.  If at any stage participants are being assessed by the nurse in the 1st Aid room, an announcement will go over the stadium to ask for the Teacher in Charge to report to the unit. Please be aware of this on the day.

Entry Fee

The cost to enter the Mitre 10 Mega Tough Kid will be $3 per participant. Transport costs are the responsibility of the school. Please note there is a 5% service fee and $1 transaction fee for online registrations.

How to Enter Online or Instore

In-store registrations can be made instore Napier and Hastings at the Customer Service Desk. Please bring in completed registration form along with payment. Please note we do accept Cheque as payment instore only.

Registrations are open until 5pm Monday 5th March 2018, or maybe shut off earlier if at full capacity. No on the day entries.

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Lyndal – Event Manager, Sport HB

Phone: DDI: 06 845 9336 ext. 719

Email: [email protected]

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