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I am the river, the river is me
E rere kau mai te Āwanui, Mai i te Kāhui maunga ki Tangaroa. Kō au te Āwa, kō te Āwa kō au.
The Colgate Games is a popular children's athletics event which has been running for more than 40 years.
The Colgate Games are held in January every year and are made up of two events, one in the North Island and one in the South Island. It’s the biggest athletics event for children, with the games attended by hundreds of athletes aged 7-14 years old.
Entry is open to any child aged 7-14 years who is a member of an athletics club that is affiliated with Athletics New Zealand, and both events present an opportunity for children to compete in a fun and encouraging environment. You don’t need to be selected or be a top athlete, though medals are awarded for 10 to 14-year-olds in each event. For 7 to 9-year-olds, the focus is on participation.