The Nugget MultiSport Festival

Important Announcement: Nugget Multisport Festival 2024.

We regret to inform everyone that the Nugget Multisport Festival scheduled for May 2024 will not be going ahead.
Due to unresolvable issues regarding our Department of Conservation concession and ongoing Treaty of Waitangi settlement processes over the Orokawa Reserve area, we have been unable to re-secure a concession in time for the 2024 event.
The concession covers the entire Waihi Beach to Homunga Bay section of the Full Nugget, Half Nugget and 24 km run events.
After extensive efforts to resolve these matters, it has become clear that we are unable to proceed with the 2024 event. The decision to cancel was not made lightly, and we understand the disappointment this news will bring to you as a valued participant.
The challenges we are facing are beyond our control, and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Our team is committed to ensuring the safety, integrity, and compliance of our events, and unfortunately, the current circumstances prevent us from meeting these standards for 2024.
We understand that you have been looking forward to participating in this event, and we share your disappointment.

Our team is already working on addressing the issues at hand to ensure the event's future from 2025 and beyond. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this.

We would like to express our gratitude for your ongoing support and enthusiasm for the Nugget Multisport Festival. We remain committed to delivering exceptional events, and we look forward to your participation in our future endeavours.
Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.
Thank you for being a part of the Nugget Multisport Festival community.

Mark, Ali, Darren,
And the rest of the Nugget Multisport Festival Organising 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; they are all kindly offered by our generous sponsors and supporters, and usually reach a total value of over $15,000.

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 over $12,000) to local charities and community organisations.

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Our Main Sponsor

Maurice Trapp Group

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Major Sponsors

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Bularangi Ruahine Kayaks Diamonds onSeddon Alitech Elevate Waihi Hire Harcourts Salming Sportify Speights Ginny McArthur

And a big thanks to:

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

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