Māori participation in endurance sports is increasing every year. It is not new to our culture, in fact our tupuna were doing these things on a daily, from arriving here by waka, sailing and navigating their way from Hawaiki, hiking and walking to and from all different parts of Aotearoa, crossing rivers and seas, living off the land and so on. Therefore it is our Whakapapa.

With almost two decades of multisport association the likes of Ironman, The Nugget and his preferred event "Coast 2 Coast", both as a fierce competitor and facilitating the experience through Time2Train, Frank is passionate about introducing people to the sport. 



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There has been a call for an event of this nature up in Te Tai Tokerau and the idea for the event originally came about from Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hine - to commemorate the New Zealand land wars. While there is only one true Coast to Coast [the South Island event] - Te Rima has its own unique scenery and flavour to it. The Far North event is "outstandingly beautiful" and takes in a number of historic sites. ​​​​​​​

Te Rima Multisport Challenge has been running since 2016, in the early years, the event started in Opua and finished in Rawene. A 101km course that will test you, and let you go from the Pacific to the Tasman ocean. After a course change, the event now starts in Horeke and finishes in Waitangi and still 'tai ki tai', from the Tasman to the Pacific.

RACE SCANNING POINTS

​​​​​Horeke Marae

​​​​​​​Mangataraire Road

Harrison's Farm

​​​​​​​Macadamia Farm

​​​​​​​Toia Road

​​​​​​​Kaikohe & the start of E Whā

Forestry Gates

​​​​​​​Otiria Marae

​​​​​​​Taumarere

Opua

​​​​​​​Top 10 Holiday Park

​​​​​​​Te Haumi

​​​​​​​Paihia South Beach

​​​​​​​Te Tii Marae - Waka Start

​​​​​​​Haruru Falls

​​​​​​​Te Tii Marae - Waka Finish

Te Tii Marae - Race Finish Shutte

Our Time2Train team, with support from local communities and the Far North District Council still organise the event, which passes by sites of significance for the land wars. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​