2023 Titirangi Mt. Everest Challenge

It’s that time of year again! Registrations for the Titirangi Mt. Everest Challenge open on Monday 25 September. 

The event starts Monday 2 October and ends on Sunday 19 November.  

To celebrate the opening of the challenge, Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti are running a group hikoi to the summit on Monday 2 October at 6.15am. This will be followed by a karakia, sunrise yoga or bodyweight cardio workout, weather dependent, and a free breakfast. Coffee will also be available to purchase. 

The iconic event of Tairāwhiti gets participants of all ages and abilities taking part in the seven-week challenge where individuals or teams walk, run or cycle up Titirangi 68 times, which is the equivalent to the height of Mount Everest. Participants can use alternative peaks wherever they are located around Aotearoa and convert the climbs using the Strava app or Topographic online. 

Throughout the challenge, there will be pop up events and prizes to giveaway. Keep an eye out for the Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti Facebook page for more details. 

“This is the eleventh year that the event has been held.  This event is a personal journey to challenge yourself to reach a goal.  Year on year the stories of people doing more than they ever believed possible is what makes this challenge so special” said Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti Events Advisor Debbie Hutchings. 

Thank you to Ngāti Oneone, Sean and Fiona Shivnan, Gisborne District Council, and ProTraffic for Traffic Management for the ongoing support so that the event can go ahead for the community. 

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.   

For more information and to register for the free event, click here.