Are you ready and up for the challenge?
Matamata-Piako District Mayor Jan Barnes has pledged to ride her bike to Domain House in Te Aroha, while members of the Te Aroha Fire Brigade will be hitting the treadmill.
World Challenge Day co-ordinator Anna McLoughlin said excitement is building for World Challenge Day on Wednesday May 30, with just over 6000 participants registered.
Fonterra Waitoa and UHT have signed up, and are going to be doing exercise on the day.
District councillors including Mayor Jan Barnes are going to be doing a bike ride and/or a walk on the day up to domain house, as well as the exercise they normally do on a day to day basis. Councillor James Sainsbury has been exercising and is encouraging everyone in the district to also get involved in World Challenge Day.
At approximately 1pm (NZ time) a live cross will be done, where the MatamataPiako district will cross live to a stadium of people in Kitikami, Japan.
The main focus of this event is to bring people from all walks of life, and all ages together for one common cause - to beat Kitikami.
Matamata College and Te Aroha College are doing a mufti day to raise money for certain charities.
Total Rehab Plus in Morrinsville is registered and are going to be allowing members of the public to use their all terrain Mountain Trikes that power lifter Matt Gordon used in a race recently.
Gyms around the district are also involved and are open to the public coming in on the day and doing 15 minute circuits at either beginner, intermediate or advanced levels.
For more information or to register go to: worldchallengeday.co.nz
Matamata-Piako District Mayor Jan Barnes and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.