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A Look Back at the Best Articles on Obstacle Racers NZ

Obstacle Racers NZ has surpassed 100 posts published to the Obstacle Racers NZ website. That’s 100 (and counting!) news stories, articles, race reviews and more on obstacle course racing and mud running in New Zealand! We’ve posted breaking news, original reporting, and curated content from

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Run Alongside Richie McCaw at Tough Mudder!

There are a strictly limited number of tickets available for the public to join Richie McCaw’s starting wave at Tough Mudder this November, with entry fees going towards supporting the work of the iSPORT Foundation. The iSPORT Foundation was set up to help kids in

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Low Turnout at CBD Stampede Didn’t Hamper Enjoyment

Organisers of the CBD Stampede are baffled by this year’s low turnout. The 5-kilometre obstacle course race around central Christchurch, run by about 150 people on Sunday, was held three weeks later than usual, organiser John Moore said. “We were a bit surprised really. The

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Hundreds Get Dirty at Annual Muddy Good Run

A fun run event at the Rakaia Domain where people tackle a course full of obstacles like mud pits to clamber through, slippery slides, hay bales to climb over, and mud-covered bouncy castles, this year’s event attracted around 680 participants, organiser John Moore said. It

Upcoming Spartan Show Confirmed for TVNZ 2 and OnDemand

The upcoming Spartan TV show, inspired by the global fitness phenomenon Spartan Race and based on the US TV show Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge will see contestants join forces to race across a specially-designed course engineered to challenge their determination, endurance and will. Spartan is being


Spartan Race Casting Upcoming TV Show in New Zealand!

Spartan Race Producing Upcoming Australian/New Zealand TV Show A new TV show from Spartan Race is currently seeking New Zealand contestants. The new Spartan TV show is currently casting. Applications are open to Australian or New Zealand Residents or Citizens only. The show will be based on

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Children Love Challenge of Tough Guy and Gal

Huge grins beamed from muddy faces after about 1500 children tackled an off-road run with attitude – the Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge. Kids from 7 to 12 years old ran either a 1.5-kilometre or a 3km course on Friday at the Linton Military

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Obstacle Racers Take Over Linton Army Camp

The Tough Guy and Gal Challenge is run nationally but Manawatu’s event has a special twist as civilians have the chance to take over the army camp. Mud and shoulder-high freezing water is no match for 77-year-old Colleen Sloane who aced the Tough Guy and

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Your Guide to the 2017 OCR World Championships

New Zealand at the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships 2017 The Obstacle Course Racing World Championships 2017 take place October 13-15 in Ontario, Canada. Weaving your way to the start brings a new torrent of nerves. You stop to hug a loved one and can’t be