The Aitutaki Liftoff
Aitutaki's biggest fitness festival is held every August in Aitutaki.
Aitutaki's biggest fitness festival, featuring two highlight events, an individual weightlifting competition and a 4 person Team Challenge - the ultimate test of strength, endurance, functional fitness and teamwork!
Established in 2021, the Aitutaki Liftoff is a fitness event for everyone, no matter your age, background or fitness level. It's aimed to get the local community active, and acts as an opportunity for our international visitors to experience Aitutaki in a unique and unforgettable way. Running over the course of two days, the event is a weekend of fun and fitness, kicking off with the individual weightlifting event, sponsored by the Cook Islands Weightlifting Federation. Open to weightlifters of all levels, this event will be hosted at the Aitutaki Fishing club on Friday evening, the 26th of August 2022.
The Saturday shall see teams of 4, (2x men & 2x women) gather at the pristine Ootu beach, and go head to head to conquer a variety of events throughout the day, all of which will test their endurance and determination. From a team triathlon and a vaka sprint race to functional fitness challenges involving anything from logs & sandbags to tyres. The Prizegiving event on Saturday evening shall feature a traditional buffet spread and a spectacular Island Night performance, hosted at the Aitutaki Village restaurant on the water's edge in Ootu.
Participants have the option to join the Sunday wrap up on the lagoon, featuring a trip out to the motu and a beach bbq to unwind and celebrate a weekend of challenges and unforgettable memories. All proceeds from the event go towards supporting the local gym in Aitutaki - FuncFit Araura - who work closely with the community to improve the health and wellness of the local people, including the youth, with school-based programs which they run.
Registration for the Individual weightlifting competition is $50.00 per person, whilst the Team Challenge is $350.00 per team of 4. This includes 4x competitors packs, which include a branded bag, tee, hat and bottle, as well 4x tickets to the Prize giving buffet dinner and Island Night show.