Chace’em Up The Mount 2015












Join us for one of our favorite events of the year!

Chace’em Up the Mount 2015 – Sunday November 8th

Enter a team of 4 in a relay style race to the top or take a more relaxed paces and run around the base

$10 per person

register your team by email

Whakatane Chace’em Fun Run & Boot Camp Team Challenge 2015

Take up the challenge!

Enter in this years “Chace’em Fun Run and Boot Camp Challenge”. The team at Fit Edge and MMA are busy planning a fun and fast paced boot camp obstacle course, so why not grab a team of work colleagues/mates/family members and get involved. Its only $10 per person, think of a cool team name and register today.

If boot camp isn’t for you, then why not enter in the Fun run/walk, options to suit all fitness levels: 2km/4km/8km. the track follows the beautiful Whakatane river and is suitable for child buggies too.

Everyone who enters in either the bootcamp or fun run will be in the running for our awesome spot prizes.

Enter in both events and double your chance of a spot prize (separate spot prizes for kids). There will be a tonne of activities for the kids to enjoy throughout the day e.g 4×4 displays thanks to Twin Diff Club, horse rides, face paining, bouncy castles, gala style games, competitions, food and drink and much more!

Enjoy a family day out while supporting children with cancer. See you there!


2km – $5 (kids) 2km – $10 (adults) 4km – $15 8km – $20 Register on the day or online HERE

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Chace’em up the mount 2014

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[mls_mark]Chace’em Up the Mount 2014 – Important message. Out of respect to the whanau of little Jack Dixon and the incredibly sad incident at the Mount, we have decided to postpone the “Chace’em Up the Mount” to Saturday December 13th. We have been in contact with a family representative regarding our suggestion to move the date till further in the year. She responded very kindly and insisted that the family supported us going ahead with whatever date we decided on. We send our most heartfelt condolences to them at an incredibly difficult time, our hearts are always heavy when we hear of a family who is facing such heartache. We hope that our supporters, teams and spectators will still join us for this event on Saturday 13th December. The Dream Chaser Foundation will also be donating a koha to the Dixon whanau from this event.[/mls_mark]

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Dream Chaser Spring Carnival

Looking for something to do in the Bay Of Plenty for the last weekend of the school holidays???

Well we have just the thing. Dream Chaser Foundation along with 2 Worlds Entertainment and Mahon’s amusements are proud to announce the Dream Chaser Spring Carnival . Remember the good old days of the AMP show that would come to town with all the big scary rides that we all loved to go on as kids? well they are back, bigger and better than before! Mahon’s are bringing over 40 of their rides from the big scary Superloop to the smaller carnival style rides and games. This will all be happening at Rex Morpeth park right beside the Whakatane War memorial hall. There will be live entertainment with fire dancers and clowns walking around giving this event the real old school carnival feel. There will also be a food market that will have a huge range of foods available to the public from 1pm on Friday the 10th of October  through till 10pm that night. Then back into it from 10am – 10pm Saturday the 11th October.


So if you are looking for a way to entertain the kids for the last weekend of the holidays, bring them down to the Dream Chaser Spring Carnival and let them run loose around the rides and the food stalls.


Admission is FREE so come down and have a look and get involved

For more info and to keep up to date with announcements please visit our Facebook page



See you all there

Friday 10th October 1pm – 10pm

Saturday 11th October 10am – 10pm

Mud Chaser 4 x 4 Mud Drags

Grab the kids and your gumboots and come on down to a family friendly action packed event. Watch as vehicles of all types battle it out in the mud. Awesome kids zone, hot food and even have a ride in a truck through the mud track for only $10!

Where:80 Tahuna Road, Te Teko

When: first race starts at 8.30

Cost: Adults $10, Kids $5, Family passes $20 (2 x adults / 2 x kids)

You can enter your own truck for $50 (pre registrations only). For a registration pack please email

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The Whakatane Chace’em Fun Run and Boot Camp Challenge 2014

Get the family together, grab some friends, enter a staff team – everyone’s welcome

The Dream Chaser Foundation is gearing up for the Whakatane Chace’em Fun Run  scheduled for Sunday 2nd March 2014 at Mataatua Reserve.  This year we are doing something new – we are incorporating a Boot camp challenge.

Enter a team of 4 (2 males / 2 females) and compete to  take home champion bragging rights! The obstacle course will be a military style workout – hard out and lots of fun! Only $10 per person ($40 per team – limited spaces so get in quick)

To register your Boot Camp team please email – remember to come up with a cool team name.

Once again,  local Bay of Plenty and Whakatane businesses have shown their support and generosity  by donating  awesome spot prizes and we have a great line up ready to give out – remember every one who enters has a equal opportunity to win a spot prize (including kids only spot prizes).

Bouncy castle, face painting,  sausage sizzle, cake stall, drinks, Dream Chaser merchandise,  and more!

All  proceeds go towards the Dream Chaser’s projects and family services to help children and their families facing childhood cancer in Aotearoa.



When: Sunday 2nd March

Where: Mataatua Reserve, Whakatane

Time:  10am start



2km (kids) – $5

2km (adults) – $10

4km -$15

8km – $20


Time: 12.00

$10 per person – team of 4 (2 x females / 2 x male)

To register your Boot Camp team please email – remember to come up with a cool team name.



Register online before Thursday (8pm) 27th February 2014 and you will be in the draw to win extra spot prizes as well as the chance to win back your registration fee!



Outdoor Movie Night – Gold coin donation

The “Eventfinda Global Water House 2013 World Rafting Champs” presents:

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When: Friday November 22, 2013

Where: Waterhouse Street Reserve, Kawerau

Movies: “Up” at  5pm

“Footrot Flats” at 6.45pm

Cost: Gold coin donation – with all proceeds going towards the Dream Chaser Foundation’s  “Christmas Pressie Drop”

for families affected by Childhood cancer.

Check out the “Mega Inflatable City” on site and food vendors from 4 -8pm

Help us create some Christmas cheer for children with cancer and their families, the money collected from the Movie Night will go towards funding this project so that we can do something special for the very deserving and brave young kiwis that will be spending this Christmas battling cancer. Enjoy a family night out, with great entertainment and feel good knowing you are contributing to a great cause.


Precious Memories, Unseen Angels – The Dream Chaser Foundation’s Remembrance Walk 2013

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Come rain or shine, our loved ones will be on our mind.

When: Saturday 30th November, 2013

Start point: Whakatane Yacht Club 6pm

Finish Point: Te Wahi o Te Hau o te Rangi Tutua Reserve (grassy area next to the end carpark at the Heads)

Cost: Free

please feel free to bring along something to remember you loved one by e.g momento, photo, trinket, balloon etc

We invite you to join us as we stroll together along the shores of the Whakatane River to remember a loved one passed.   This is a free community event where people are invited to bring along a momento (photo, trinket, balloon etc) of a loved one passed while we take a gentle stroll from the Whakatane Yacht Club to the Whakatane Heads. We will gather for a special twilight flower raft release and remembrance service at Te Wahi o Te Hau o te Rangi Tutua Reserve (grassy area in front of the end carpark).  Please bring a rug and a picnic tea.

The Dream Chaser Foundation will have a sausage sizzle and drink stand available for a small fee and will provide hot drinks for free.

Although the Dream Chaser Foundation is a child cancer charity, we extent this invitation to anybody who would like to remember a loved one. If you would like to submit a picture to be included in the remembrance video (played via a projector on the night, weather permitting)

Please send your picture and name to:


What is a flower raft? It is a raft made out of sticks/driftwood bound by flax that can be decorated with seashells and flowers (see pic below). We will be releasing these on the outgoing tide. They are very simple to make and can make for a  beautiful tribute to your loved one.


poster_from_postermywall 5 smallKeri, Aunty Malita and Arni Jenna decorating a flower raft for Chace's 4th birthday

The finished product