TOUGH KID 2024 – Local leaders developing local kids

Mitre 10 MEGA Westgate & Henderson have once again partnered with the Royal New Zealand Air Force to bring you TOUGH KID 2024 at the Whenuapai Air base on 21st March 2024, starts 10.30am to approx. 1.30pm finish.

TOUGH KID is a super fun child-friendly military style combat course which will be run in age groups for kids years 3 to 6, the kids will run, walk and crawl across the gruelling course over a distance of 1-1.5km set up by the RNZAF, there is sure to be mud, plenty of water to contend with and obstacles that will challenge the agility and strength of our participants. This year the course will be similar to previous years but with new twists and turns. Each participant will receive a goody bag at the finish line. The RNZAF intend to do a flyover and a parachute demonstration (staff availability and weather dependent) and will provide different machines on display for the kids to see and learn about. More FM and Mai FM will also be on-site handing out treats and will provide a chill out areas for the kids at the end of the course.

Registrations are limited to 1500 entries and cost per child for the event is $3. We have approached many schools in the West Auckland area, and the response has been amazing so far, however if you want your school and your children to get amongst what is going to be an awesome day then we need our local schools to register their interest, collect registrations and provide teacher/parent volunteers to help on the day. All registrations must be made through the schools. Talk to your school coordinator about getting involved. Schools can email us for an information and registration pack, contact

The Tough Kid Challenge is getting more and more popular every year and is great for growing confidence in our children as well as fabulous memories that last a lifetime.

Mitre 10 MEGA Westgate and Henderson would like to thank the Royal New Zealand Air Force for helping bring this amazing activity together and we can’t wait to see everyone on the field on 21st March 2023 at Whenuapa