top of page

Fri, 24 Jun



Matariki King and Queen of the Maunga

Celebrate the Matariki Holiday by running up our Maunga with us

Tickets are not on sale
See other events
Matariki King and Queen of the Maunga
Matariki King and Queen of the Maunga

Time & Location

24 Jun 2022, 2:00 pm

Auckland, Mount Roskill, Auckland 1041, New Zealand

About the Event

Let's come together on Matariki to remember our history, celebrate our present and look to the future for the new year to come. 

This year, we're aligning our historic King and Queen of the Maunga race with the Matariki celebrations. Gather together, run our mountain Puketapapa and share soup and yummy baked kai together in the club house afterwards. There is a 5k walk option, a 5k run option and for the first time, a 2.5k run option for tamariki (Under 16s).

Aroha – Love and respect for one another 

Whakamaumaharatanga - Remembrance 

Kotahitanga – Unity 

Manaakitanga – Caring 

Tohatoha - Sharing 

Mana Taiao – Environmental awareness

Kaihaukai – Feasting 

Wānanga – Discussion 

Noho tahi – Coming together 

Ngākau Atawhai - Kindness 

Whakanui – Celebrations 

Tuakiritanga - Identity


$5 entry for the event - please register in advance.  There will be an opportunity to offer a koha on the day so bring cash with you.

Walkers, arrive at the club house at 1. Walk up and down Puketapapa Mt Roskill the shortest route you can find.

Runners, arrive at 1.30. Briefing at 2. Set off to the run start (Corner of Maioro and Richardson) for a start at 2:30. Your course goes down Maioro, along the SWestern Bike Way, up to the top of Puketapapa and back to the start.

Tamariki, arrive at the top of Puketapapa Mt Roskill at 2.00 for a warm up, briefing with Nick and a start at 2.30. Run down the maunga and along to South Western Bike Way to the finish at the corner of Maioro and Richardson. 

Prizegiving, soup and kai at the clubhouse at 3.30.

Share This Event

  • White Facebook Icon
  • Owairaka Athletics on YouTube
  • White Instagram Icon
  • Strava
bottom of page