In the first-time ever that Spartan Race events have come to New Zealand, Kiwis will have the chance on May 20th & 21st 2017 to complete the Spartan 1km Burpee Challenge!
The Spartan 1km Burpee Challenge, through charity partner The Unite Project, supports projects working in the areas that most often contribute to youth homelessness: domestic violence, mental health, drug and alcohol addiction, and poverty.
The challenge is simple: cover a 1km distance performing burpees. Why burpees? Because it’s “a Spartan way of representing the simple message that no matter how many times a person is knocked down, there is always something within them that finds the strength and courage to stand back up.”
Registered participants who complete the challenge will be rewarded with an exclusive Spartan 1km Burpee Patch at the finish line.
Spartan Race is an international series of obstacle course races. Perhaps the most recognisable brand in the OCR industry, it has driven OCR forward since its inception. On their website, Spartan Race describes themselves as the following, “We live to compete and compete to live, we believe you can’t have a strong body without a strong mind, we believe that obstacles make us stronger. We provide racers of all levels a proving ground to test themselves. We are the world’s best obstacle race. We are Spartan.”
New Zealand Locations
At registered gyms the following locations will be hosting official Spartan 1km Burpee Challenges on 20th or 21st May 2017.
- Mangawhai Heads – at FreeFit
- Mount Maunganui – at SPEE Training
- Nelson – at Wairua Body Coaching Systems
How to Register
Register now, as registrations close on midnight Sunday 14th May! Register here or contact individual gyms for more details.
Participants can compete either as individuals or in teams of up to 3.
All proceeds go to the charity partner The Unite Project by Cotton On Group who will be working with the Salvation Army to fund projects focused on directly helping domestic violence and youth homelessness victims.
More information can be found on the Facebook event page.