From 2018, Bowel Cancer sufferers in Tairāwhiti will each receive a kete of gas vouchers and specialist information, to provide support in their time of need. The initiative, driven by Fiona Shivnan, was made possible by the generous donations of participants in the 2017 Titirangi Mt. Everest Challenge. Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti Events Advisor Debbie Hutchings says, “we are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Titirangi Challenge community. Their donations have made a truly special initiative possible.”
Significant contributions were made by Gisborne Pak N’ Save, and Ovation, which drove the total funds raised close to $5,000.
Each kete will contain $250 in petrol vouchers, to assist in the expensive travel costs for patients travelling for treatment, as well as a range of support resources for both the patient and their whānau, created by The Cancer Society.
At the start of this year, we asked you how we could improve the Titirangi Mt. Everest Challenge, and you gave us a heap of great ideas, many of which led this year to being the biggest and best yet. We’d like to ask you once again how we could improve the challenge, in hope that we can improve even further for next year.
At the end of the survey, you can order your customised certificate!
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We made it! Congratulations to everyone who took on the challenge, pushed themselves and achieved their own goals. We have heard countless inspiring stories throughout the challenge and to say that we’re sad it’s finishing is an understatement.
We broke every record in the book over the last seven weeks. Over 1,400 of you joined 200 teams, and together climbed 1.6 million vertical metres. 191 of you have made it to Everest, double that of past years.
Thank you for making this the greatest Titirangi Mt. Everest Challenge yet. Enjoy the rest this week, and we’ll see you Sunday, at the Quarter Marathon and Fun Run.
4:30pm – Meet at the marae
To celebrate what’s been the biggest and best year yet, we’re holding a ‘closing night’ climb, prize-giving and one final catch-up.
The plan is to meet at the marae at 4:30pm and walk in what will no doubt be the largest group that’s ever climbed the maunga.
At the top we’ll have games, activities, a giant ‘mystery’ inflatable, prizes, music and more.
See you there!
It’s been another huge week on Titirangi, with events, news teams and the usually highway of foot traffic. Over the course of the week we were lucky to spend a lot of time on the maunga, and heard some incredible, inspiring stories of your success.
With the end of the challenge rapidly approaching (Sunday October 29th), we’re having to turn our attention to celebrating the completion of the 2017 challenge.
Make a note in your diary for Sunday October 29th. We will hold a celebratory walk to the top with as many of you as possible. We will be giving certificates to all the individuals and teams who have made it to the top of Everest and will have a few more spot prizes to give away.
Top 10 Individuals:
kel t (Whanaufit) – 232 Climbs
Allan (No team) – 205 Climbs
Coppo (Graham and Dobson) – 204 Climbs
Marie (No team) – 201 Climbs
Monarus (No team) – 165 Climbs
Karen (No team) – 163 Climbs
Kat (Hullkfit)- 156 Climbs
shaunie t (Whanaufit) – 150 Climbs
Bobbie (Maringi) (Huringa Pai Whanau) – 140 Climbs
Tutira (Freedom Fitness) – 134 Climbs
Top 10 Teams:
Huringa Pai – Whanau living healthy longer (members:40) Climbs – 1458
Whānaufit (members:29) Climbs – 1393
HULLKFIT (members:26) Climbs – 1041
Turanga Health Kaimahi (members:45) Climbs – 690
Cheetahs (members:17) Climbs – 564
Ngatis (members:15) Climbs – 455
PAK’nSAVE GG Grocery Army (members:27) Climbs – 442
Graham & Dobson (members:14) Climbs – 361
The Hillbillies (members:14) Climbs – 328
Eastland Community Trust Eastland Community Trekkers (members:10) Climbs – 301
20 lucky people have won a spot prize this week! To collect, drop in to Sean Shivnan Pharmacy, 578 Gladstone Rd
Te aroha Tuhou-Smith
50 of you have already made it to Everest, and many are well on their way! Between us all, we’ve climbed the maunga 9,016 times, and made it to space 11 times.
This week’s challenge – see if you can motivate someone to join you on one of your climbs this week so that they too can be inspired by awesome buzz on the hill.
There are a heap of exciting things happening on Titirangi this week, including a whanau fitness session and a visit from TVNZ 1 on Wednesday.
TVNZ want to share the inspiring story of this challenge with the rest of the country! They’ll be on the maunga filming from 4pm onward tomorrow afternoon and we want it to be packed!
Make sure you bring as many people as you can with you on your afternoon walk, and if you have an inspiring story to tell about your journey, stop and have a chat!
Top 10 individuals:
kel t (Whanaufit) – 204 Climbs
Marie (No team) – 172 Climbs
Allan (No team) – 157 Climbs
Robert (No team) – 134 Climbs
shaunie t (Whanaufit) – 131 Climbs
Karen (No team) – 131 Climbs
Coppo (Graham and Dobson) – 122 Climbs
Kat (Hullkfit)- 120 Climbs
Bobbie (Maringi) (Huringa Pai Whanau) – 120 Climbs
Monarus (No team) – 120 Climbs
Top 10 teams:
Whānaufit (members:29) Climbs – 1238
Huringa Pai – Whanau living healthy longer (members:40) Climbs – 1230
HULLKFIT (members:26) Climbs – 860
Turanga Health Kaimahi (members:45) Climbs – 580
Cheetahs (members:17) Climbs – 514
PAK’nSAVE GG Grocery Army (members:26) Climbs – 410
Ngatis (members:15) Climbs – 404
The Hillbillies (members:14) Climbs – 293
Graham & Dobson (members:14) Climbs – 266
Kimihia Te Kupu Kohanga Reo (members:29) Climbs – 261