The Mitre 10 MEGA Tough Kid® is a fun and challenging obstacle course designed for primary (Yr3-6) school children. The aim of the day is participation and fun in a “challenge by choice” philosophy that promotes confidence-building and personal achievement. Students compete for a place on the ‘Toughest Kid’ podium in each age category, with team medals up for grabs as well for senior students. 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. Races are split into years so kids are competing against others of the same age.
Wednesday 27th March 2019
Hawke’s Bay Sports Park, Percival Road, Hastings
9.45am – 1.15pm (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.
10am – Year 3
10.45am – Year 4
11.30am – Year 5
12.15pm - Year 6
1pm - Parent & Teacher Race
There is no placing prize’s this year due to the large number of entrants expected. Each child will receive a Tough Kids participation wrist band.
This year there will be 2x overall Toughest School Trophies who will each also receive $250 to go towards their school edible garden. This will be awarded to 1x rural and 1x urban school with the highest percentage/per school role, of students attending the event. Only registrations received before close off are eligible. We will award the Toughest School Awards at the beginning of the event during the race briefing and introductions approx. 9.50am.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have any further questions, please contact:
Lyndal– Event Manager SportHB
Phone: 8459336 ext 719