G.J. Gardner. Homes ‘Active Kids’

What’s important to G.J. Gardner. Homes Rodney? That’s easy, it’s community, families, and healthy living. This season G.J. Gardner. Homes have committed to these values by launching the ‘Active Kids’ giveaway. That’s a FREE 6 event pass for the first 100 kids (12 & under) to enter the G.J. Gardner. Homes Orewa Beach Series!

How to claim your ‘Active Kids’ free 6 event pass

It’s easy! If your child is 12 or under (as at 4 November 2018) and would like to take part in the 2.5km Kids Run or the 250m Kids Ocean Swim then simply register by clicking the ‘Sign Up Here’ button below.

Here’s a few key things you need know about the ‘Active Kids’ free 6 event pass:
  • The ‘Active Kids’ pass will give your child 6 entries into the Orewa Beach Series 2018/19 season. These are not date specific and can be used at any time during the 14 event series.
  • The ‘Active Kids’ pass can only be used for the 2.5km Run or the 250m Ocean Swim events. The event base opens at 5pm and the kids races start at 5.50pm.
  • Children under 5 must have a parent participate with them. There is no charge for you to run or swim with your child during their event.
  • Only one ‘Active Kids ‘ pass per child, per season. If required, additional event passes can be purchased later in the season by topping up here.
  • All other standard entry Terms, Conditions and Waivers apply.
Need to know more?

Below are some pointers to bring you up to speed with how the Orewa Beach Series works!

Enter Event

Other Event Entry Passes

You choose how many times to participate within a season – the more events you enter at a time, the cheaper the price per event and if you purchase a 6, 10 or 14 event series pass you’ll receive some free goodies too!

Additionally, we offer discounts to corporate teams, families, local club members and participants wanting to take part in both the Orewa and Takapuna Beach series.

For full details on the entry options, prices and series pass discounts click HERE


Family Discount

Register at least 4 immediate family members (minimum of 1 adult) and receive 30% off your 6, 10 or 14 passes. Send us your names and chosen pass types to receive your unique discount code


Takapuna & Orewa Series Discount

Want to race Tuesdays and Thursdays? Join us for BOTH series and receive 15% off your 6, 10 or 14 passes. Send through your chosen pass types to receive your discount codes


Local Clubs

To be eligible for a 20% Club discount a minimum of 5 people are required to register from your club. Contact us to register, or to check if your club is already registered

Series Competition

Medal Requirements

To be eligible for end of season medals you must have participated in a minimum of 7 of the possible 14 events in the same event option / distance. If you participate in more than 7 events in one event option / distance, your best 7 results will be included in your final points tally.

If participants complete 7 events in two separate event options / distances then they will be eligible for overall and age category medals in BOTH events!

The Beach Series is conducted in such a way so as to give an equal placing to transgender participants with the individuals in the event category. Please click HERE to read our guidelines.

To see the full list of overall and age group medal categories, click HERE

Primary School’s Competition

Each time the little ones participate, not only will they be swimming and running with their friends and parents, they’ll also be accruing points that go towards the end of season Primary Schools’ Trophies!

Click HERE to find out how to get your child involved!

Timing Transponders

Every G.J. Gardner Homes Orewa Beach Series participant must wear a timing transponder on their ankle at every event – no timer, no race!

Temporary timing transponders

All ‘single pass’ participants will be provided a temporary timing transponder. This will need to be collected from the registration tent before each event. Please allow plenty of time to pick up your timer, registration can get busy at times. This timer will record your completion time and must be returned to the timing transponder bins (at the finish chute) after each event.

Permanent timing transponders

When purchasing a 6, 10 or 14 Event Pass, you will be provided a permanent timing transponder for the duration of your season, saving you valuable time by not having to queue up for a temporary timing transponder before each event. At the end of the season (or the final event you choose to take part in) you will have to return it back to event officials, leaving it in the timing transponder bucket within the finish chute.

Loss/failure to return a timing transponder will incur a $30 fee so please ensure you return the timer after your final event.


Your safety is always top of mind for us. All Ocean Swim and Stand-up Paddle participants are guarded by professional lifeguards.

Before the event each week there is a compulsory Safety Briefing which all participants must attend. Please click HERE for more detailed information on our safety and rules.