It’s not too late to get involved
A massive kapa haka performance on the main street of Te Aroha and a community walk in Morrinsville are just some of things people will be getting involved in as their contribution to the TAFISA World Challenge Day 2018.
So far, thousands of people throughout the Matamata-Piako District have registered to take part in 15 minutes of physical activity on Wednesday May 30.
But the question is, will it be enough to achieve the ultimate objective of the district’s participants - victory over the Kitikami district in Japan.
With the likes of Olympic gold medallist Eric Murray and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern throwing their support behind the challenge, the main focus of this event is to bring people from all walks of life, and all ages together for one common cause - to have fun while keeping fit.
World Challenge Day is huge overseas, with 50 million people competing in 40 countries.
This is the first time any New Zealand district has been nominated and Matamata-Piako is the only district in the country to compete this year.
While the aim was to get 20,000 participants from throughout the Matamata-Piako district, World Challenge Day coordinator Anna McLoughlin said there is still time to get people registered and excited about the challenge, which she believes Matamata-Piako could even possibly win.
The 15 minutes of physical activity can take place at any time of the day in either small groups, one large group, or a single person.
So what will be happening and what are some of the activities you can take part in throughout Piako?
8-8.30am: Flex Fitness class or circuit
9-11am: Westpac Events Centre Pickle Ball display
11-11.30am: Toddler Morrinsville Library
1.35-2pm: Morrinsville Intermediate Flex Fitness and Morrinsville Fitness training
4pm: Morrinsville Community House - Community Walk Time
World Challenge Day co-ordinator Anna McLoughlin and MatamataPiako Mayor Jan Barnes.