The countdown is on till the 2022 Titirangi Mt. Everest Challenge kicks off for its tenth year!
Registrations open Monday 19 September, with the event starting Monday 26 September and ending on Sunday 13 November.
Last year, the iconic event of Tairāwhiti saw 1,600 participants take part in the seven-week challenge where people of all ages walk, run or cycle up Titirangi 68 times, which is the equivalent to the
height of Mount Everest. Participants can use alternative peaks like Titirangi in Uawa, D9 in Tikitiki and Manutahi in Ruatoria to complete the challenge.
“The event has a real uniqueness about it where the community come together regardless of age, gender or fitness ability to challenge themselves to reach as many climbs over the seven weeks. As the saying goes ‘It’s the journey not the destination that matters.’ The wairua, connection and physical activity of all those participating is something truly inspiring” said Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti Events Advisor Debbie Hutchings.
“We need to give special thanks to our event partners and supporters that ensure we can offer this to our community – Ngāti Oneone, Sean and Fiona Shivnan, Gisborne District Council, and Fulton Hogan for Traffic Management.”
The challenge aims to create awareness for bowel cancer. Donations received through the Challenge website will support patients and whānau in Tairāwhiti who have been affected by a bowel cancer diagnosis through the Gisborne East Coast Cancer Society.
Participants can register for the free event and download a climb conversion chart here.