Ruapehu families will get a chance to take part in the Yeah Hard challenge next month.

A 3km course with 10 activities will be set up at Ruapehu College in Ohakune for anyone wanting to join in, free of charge.

"This event is an awesome opportunity for our community to have a whole lot of fun together to celebrate Children's Day," said Healthy Families Ruapehu health promoter Troy Brown.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing all our tamariki and their whanau participating in this event.


"Our work is about making healthy choices easier where we live, learn, work and play, and events like this are a great way to engage the whole family."

It is free to join in the challenge, which is open to 20 whanau teams of four participants.

There must be at least one adult in each team, and team members must be over age 7.
It is run by Nga Tai o Te Awa in collaboration with Health Families Whanganui, Rangitikei, Ruapehu, at Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority.

It will be held on Sunday, March 6, from 10am to 2pm.

Yeah Hard is a social media campaign for the wider Whanganui region, which encompasses a number of events and activities based around positive lifestyle choices such as the Yeah Hard 30-Second Ad Competition and Political Forum.

Teams in the Ruapehu can register to participate in the challenge at or by contacting Mr Brown by email on