Harbouring Partnership and Opportunity
Harbour Sport continues to provide quality opportunities and experiences for commercial partners. There is an ongoing need to generate more income through commercial partnerships to help support the extensive community programmes delivered and supported by Harbour Sport. Harbour Sports events; the Mud Rush, Shore to Shore and Sporting Excellence Awards continue to grow and engage the community consequently providing fantastic exposure for partners involved. Harbour Sport programmes including ActivAsian, Bike, Coaching, SportSPasifik and the Health and Wellbeing initiatives are having major impact in the community have created some more commercial opportunities.
Development of a Harbour Sport events team allowed Harbour Sport to extend the opportunities for partner engagement. A greater service has allowed more opportunities for partners leverage opportunities and increase their involvement.
Local boards continue to work align with Harbour Sport to shape their local communities by promoting sport and recreation to develop health, social and economic benefits, as well as providing an enhanced sense of identity and wellbeing.
Charitable Trusts and Gaming funders have provided essential funding for the many important sport and recreation programs and projects throughout the year.
Shore to Shore
Shore to Shore took place on Sunday April 9th 2017 and saw 5394 participants cross the finish line! Shore to Shore is the North Shore’s largest 5km fun run which starts at Takapuna Grammar School, heads along both the picturesque Takapuna and Milford beaches and ends at Milford Reserve.
This event brings together the North Shore community and supports local schools by providing them with an opportunity to raise funds for much needed sports gear. Everyone got their friends, parents, Aunties, Uncles and even their Grandparents together, dressed them up, and joined us for the fun!
Mud Monster Mud Rush
The Mud Monster Mud Rush is a 2.5km muddy obstacle course designed for families, parents, children and friends alike! The event takes place in September, and in 2016 a record number of 1881 participants crawled, climbed and clambered through the course. Families, children, team mates and friends rally together to take on the challenge and throw the rules out the window while getting as muddy as possible! The course has over 16 obstacles including tunnels, swings, climbing wall, tyres, haystacks, a creek run, climbing frame, bush run and slides. One of the highlights would have to be the different mud and water slides including the 20 meter finale mud slide which ended with a huge pool and great splash at the end!
Sport Excellence Awards
The Massey University Harbour Sport Excellence Awards are held annually in November. The awards recognise the exceptional performances and contribution to sport in the North Harbour region. Previous winners include Lydia Ko, Lisa Carrington, Shaun Johnson, Tom Abercrombie, Tony Woodcock and Jacko Gill. This is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the stellar sporting talent and contributions in the North Harbour Region.