The Nugget MultiSport Festival


Given the timing of the Omicron outbreak and the associated public gathering restrictions for events and their likely duration, we have made the tough decision NOT TO PROCEED with the 2022 Nugget.

We also appreciate our duty of care responsibilities regarding the health and safety of our event staff, volunteers, local community, and of course you, the athletes.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but feel it's better to make the call now to give everybody involved some certainty, rather than open entries, cross our fingers, and then probably have to go through the entry refund/roll-over procedure down the track.

We also want to let you know that our team is 100% committed to the Nugget in the long term, and we're hopeful that come May 2023 we'll be in a position to deliver the fantastic event that we've all come to love so much.

Nga mihi. Kia Kaha.
Mark, Ali, Darren and The Nugget Waihi Team.


Waihi and Waihi Beach in the southern Coromandel are the impressive setting for the spectacular Nugget Multisport Festival.

The Full Nugget Multisport race will take you on an unforgettable adventure from Waihi's charming town centre to the spectacular northern Tauranga Harbour and the white sands of Waihi Beach, before returning to Waihi via breathtaking coastal trails and lush farmland, to the edge of the mighty Martha Gold Mine and our unique finish line under the shadow of the iconic Cornish Pumphouse.

The Nugget MultiSport Festival began in 2010. It brings you all that's great about being outdoors and active in New Zealand, and rolls it into an event that anyone can be part of.

The festival includes five event options;

  • Full Nugget MultiSport Race — Road Bike + Kayak + Trail Run + MTB, for individuals or teams.
  • Half Nugget Duathlon — Trail Run + MTB, for individuals or teams.
  • 23 km Trail Run/Walk.
  • 10 km Trail Run/Walk.
  • 6 km Trail Run/Walk.

Our Friday night race briefing and Saturday night major prize giving are must-do functions to complete your Nugget Waihi experience.

Combine all this with the carnival atmosphere at the unique finishing arena in front of Waihi's iconic Cornish Pumphouse and you're set for an awesome weekend. So come along and discover gold at The Nugget Multisport Festival, Waihi and Waihi Beach.

OUR SPOT PRIZES ARE Something Special

Our event has become well-known for its amazing spot prizes; with a total value that's usually over $15,000. These are all kindly offered by our generous sponsors and supporters.

As our major spot prize, our very loyal supporters Bularangi, offer seven nights accommodation at their magnificent Bularangi Villa, Fiji, for up to six guests. Huge thanks to Bularangi, what an amazing prize.

There is also a Ruahine Kayak, a gold and diamond running shoe pendant, sports watches and much, much more...


the nugget is A CHARITY EVENT

Our committed organising team are all volunteers, and local community members donate many hours and their services for free, so that each year we're able to give away all our event proceeds (usually around $10,000) to local charities and community organisations.

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Our Main Sponsor

Maurice Trapp Group

Exceptional expertise and experience in Group and Employee Benefits, Business and Owners Insurance and Personal Insurance.

Major Sponsors

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Bularangi Ruahine Kayaks Diamonds onSeddon Alitech Waihi Hire Earshots Spectrum Harcourts Salming Elevate Sportify Speights Hammer Nutrition Ginny McArthur

And a big thanks to:

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Waihi Plumbers Designshed Lumina Web Solutions Waihi Auto Services Waihihi Bullion Company Waihi Health Centre Waihi Sports & Cycles Bay Technology Chesters Waihi RSA OceanaGold Waihi Triathlon Tauranga Sport'n'Action Waihi

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