World Masters Games 2017

​​​​​​​World Masters Games in Waipa​Welcome to the biggest multi-sport event in the world!

Waipa is proud to host two key sports, rowing and track cycling, as New Zealand becomes the destination for 25,000 people from 100 countries, participating in the World Masters Games 2017.

Around 1,300 athletes will be coming to the 'Home of Champions' in April to compete at Mighty River Domain on Lake Karā​piro for rowing and at the Avantidrome for track cycling.

Plus, their supporters, family and friends will be with them too – that’s a huge opportunity for our communities to showcase Waipa on the world stage!

Be part of the action

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Saturday 22 - Friday 28 April 2017, various venues around Waipa

A free fitness week celebrating World Masters Games in Waipa. Pilates, cycling, walking, yoga, cross-fit, a fun run - we've got it all!

Friday FinaleWorld-Masters-Games-in-Waipa_Friday-Finale_620x240.pngFrom 4pm Friday 28 April 2017, Lake Street Cambridge

We're saving the best 'til last with a street party in true Home Of Champions style. Live music, food trucks, street entertainers! Free ice-cream and free face painting!​

Local groups and businesses

Want to get your business or organisation involved? We're planning some fun activities and events for locals in celebration of the Games and would love to have you on board.

Email us at or call 0800 924 723 and ask to speak to the Council events team.


The World Masters Games is a global festival of sport for amateur athletes of all ages and capabilities. Registrations for 2017 have now closed.

Waipa venues

Avantidrome - track cycling

This world-class facility is centered around its purpose built 250m wooden cycling velodrome, and host to a range of other high performance sport and community facilities.

Read more about the Avantidrome.

Mighty River Domain Lake Karapiro - rowing

The Mighty River Domain on the shores of Lake Karapiro is one of New Zealand's premier event venues, showcasing a variety of sports and cultural events and many international sporting occasions.

Read more about Lake Karapiro.

Sports schedule

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The track cycling events for the World Masters Games 2017 are being held at the Avantidrome, Cambridge.

  • Wednesday 26 April 2017
  • Thursday 27 April 2017
  • Friday 28 April 2017


The rowing events for the World Masters Games 2017 are being held at Lake Karapiro in Waipa.

  • Monday 24 April 2017
  • Tuesday 25 April 2017
  • Wednesday 26 April 2017
  • Thursday 27 April 2017
  • Friday 28 April 2017

Other sports

Other sports events are being held at various venues in Auckland.

View the full sports schedule on the World Masters Games 2017 website.

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