About the Omokoroa Coastal Challenge
We are a group of locals who are passionate about helping our community get access to great facilities and resources.
We initially organised this event as a one-off to raise money towards the Omokoroa Skate Path in 2015.
However, due to the success of that event and all the positive feedback we received, we decided to keep doing it!
Our team has grown each year – we started with 2 and now we have 7 people.
All money raised is donated to our chosen charities. This year we are raising money for
1/ Awhina House – Āwhina connects anyone facing homelessness to the people who can help. We can help you find emergency housing, meals, health services, counselling, legal help and more, all in one place.
2/ Omokoroa Community Patrol and;
3/ Omokoroa Community Garden – A community garden to educate, bring people together and provide fresh food for the community.
We are hugely grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and all those businesses who donate prizes and give us discounted services – without them, this event would not be possible (or would cost participants a lot more!!). Thank you for being part of our event – we look forward to seeing you at the start line!.
Money Donated to the Community so far:
2015 – Omokoroa Community Skate Group $5800
2016 – Omokoroa Sports Pavilion $6500
2017 – Omokoroa Sports Pavilion $8700
2018 – Waihi Beach Surf Life Saving Club $4000 and Tauranga Community Foodbank $4000.
We also donated over $1000 to Omokoroa Community groups who helped us Marshall – Omokoroa Sea Scouts, Omokoroa Playcentre and the Omokoroa Fire Brigade and First Responders. The Omokoroa Sports Pavilliopn also raised over $1000 from the food stall.