A FAMILY FUN DAY OUT ON WAIHEKE ISLAND
Onetangi Beach Races         

Horse Racing

Sealegs Racing

Kidz Karts

Tractor Racing

Onetangi Beach Races is...

A family fun day out

There’s something for everyone at the Onetangi Beach races. A host of activities for children (don’t miss the sandcastle competition), our annual Fullers Fashion on the Foreshore event, a Silent Auction, a beachside market plus much more…

A chance to win at the Tote

A race day just isn’t the same without the excitement of a flutter on the horses. To do that, you’ll need to buy one of our race packs. It contains a full race programme and tickets for the Tote. Be in to win.

All the excitement of the races

The sound of thundering hooves down the beach, the intense rivalry of the sealegs crews, the roar of the tractor engines, Onetangi Beach Races is a thrill for everyone

A key fundraiser for charity and community projects

Rotary Waiheke supports local and national charities and community organisations. In the last year we have helped: • Spirit of Adventure • Dictionaries in Schools • The Waiheke Hoispice • Christchurch Mosque appeal • Many more local and national projects

Race schedule 2021 (updated)

10:00am

28 Mar 2021

Silent Auction

Bidding opens

10:00am - Silent Auction

Bidding opens

10:30am

28 Mar 2021

Kidz Karts

Tote race #1

10:30am - Kidz Karts

Tote race #1

10:30am

28 Mar 2021

Kids in the sand

Competition begins

10:30am - Kids in the sand

Competition begins

10:45am

28 Mar 2021
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Horse race

Fullers360 Cup - Tote race #2

10:45am - Horse race

Fullers360 Cup - Tote race #2

11:00am

28 Mar 2021
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Fullers Fashion on the Foreshore

Registration opens

11:00am - Fullers Fashion on the Foreshore

Registration opens

11:00am

28 Mar 2021

Thundercats race

Heats 1 & 2

11:00am - Thundercats race

Heats 1 & 2

11:20am

28 Mar 2021

Kidz Karts

Tote race #3

11:20am - Kidz Karts

Tote race #3

11:40am

28 Mar 2021
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Horse race

Placemakers Cup - Tote race #4

11:40am - Horse race

Placemakers Cup - Tote race #4

11:50am

28 Mar 2021

Waka Ama race

Heats 1 & 2

11:50am Waka Ama race

Heats 1 & 2

12:30pm

28 Mar 2021

Horse race

Tote race #5

12:30pm - Horse race

Tote race #5

12:40pm

28 Mar 2021
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Horse race

Sealink Cup - Tote race #6

12:40pm - Horse race

Sealink Cup - Tote race #6

12:50pm

28 Mar 2021

Thundercats race

Heats 3 & 4

12:50pm - Thundercats race

Heats 3 & 4

1:00pm

28 Mar 2021
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Fullers Fashion on the Foreshore

Registration closes

1:00pm - Fullers Fashion on the Foreshore

Registration closes

1:00pm

28 Mar 2021
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Tractor race - heat 1

Sponsored by I-MECH

1:00pm Tractor race - heat 1

Sponsored by I-MECH

1:10pm

28 Mar 2021
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Tractor race - heat 2

Sponsored by I-MECH

1:10pm Tractor race - heat 2

Sponsored by I-MECH

1:20pm

28 Mar 2021
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Tractor race - heat 3

Sponsored by I-MECH

1:20pm Tractor race - heat 3

Sponsored by I-MECH

1:40pm

28 Mar 2021
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Sealegs exhibition race

Sponsored by Sealegs International

1:40pm Sealegs exhibition race

Sponsored by Sealegs international

2:00pm

28 Mar 2021

Silent Auction

Closes. Items must be paid for and collected

2:00pm - Silent Auction

Closes. Items must be paid for and collected

2:10pm

28 Mar 2021
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Fullers Fashion on the Foreshore

Judging

2:10pm - Fullers Fashion on the Foreshore

Judging

2:30pm

28 Mar 2021

Kidz Karts

Tote race #7

2:30pm - Kidz Karts

Tote race #7

2:40pm

28 Mar 2021

Horse race

Tote race #8

2:40pm - Horse race

Tote race #8

2:50pm

28 Mar 2021
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Horse race

Harcourts Cooper & Co Tote race #9

2:50pm - Horse race

Harcourts Cooper & Co Tote race #9

3:10pm

28 Mar 2021

Thundercats race

Heats 5 & 6

3:10pm - Thundercats

Heats 5 & 6

3:30pm

28 Mar 2021

Uniformed Services challenge

Sponsored by Rotary Waiheke

3:30pm - Uniformed Services challenge

Sponsored by Rotary Waiheke

3:40pm

28 Mar 2021

Major Prize raffle draw

3:40pm -Major Prize raffle draw

Sponsored by Rotary Waiheke

Important Information

Stall Holders

Please register your stall here

With 5000+ visitors to the Onetangi Beach Races, there’s never been a better opportunity to put your business in front of a relaxed and happy crowd.
Please ensure that you are aware of the council requirements for stall holders before registering.

For more information including site sizes, prices, electrical arrangements etc, please check out our Stall Holders page

Kauri Dieback

Kauri Dieback is a fungus-like disease specific to Kauri trees. It is spread through soil movement on footwear and equipment.
The disease is currently incurable and nearly all infected Kauri will die.
We don’t have this disease on Waiheke and we want to keep it that way.

  • Please ensure all equipment and footwear brought from off-island is throughly cleaned
  • Horses need to be brushed and hooves cleaned before departing for Waiheke

Please see the Kauri Dieback website for more information

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Entry Forms

Tractor Races

You can bring and race your own tractor (subject to available space).
You will need to send us a completed declaration and entry form.

Tractor Race Entry Form

Horse Races

If you are an experienced horse rider, you can bring and race your own horse (subject to available space).
You will need to send us a completed declaration and entry form.

Horse Race Entry Form

Waka Ama Crews wanted!

The Waka Ama teams are opening two race events to the public. There will be an Open race and a Juniors (age 7-13) race. Each Waka will be helmed by a Waka Ama club member.
Can you get a team of 5 people together to paddle a Waka?
No training needed for the Open race, but Juniors will need a training session prior to race day. Your team of 5 (no individual entries please) needs to contact Heike Sonnenshien before March 28th.

Naming Rights Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

 

Silver Sponsors

 

Bronze Sponsors

Official Charities

The Onetangi Beach Races is organised and run by Rotary Waiheke. All funds raised are used to support local and national charities and community organisations