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Naki Run Amuck

Hundreds Run Amuck for Charity

This year the Naki Run Amuck obstacle race made about $30,000 for the Rotary Club of New Plymouth North which ran the event, the Taranaki Daily News reported. The course was 5kms long, with a 10km option consisting of two laps. In a new feature this year, a

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Team Repeats Win of $1000 at Run For Your Freak’n Life

Obstacle Racers NZ reported earlier this month on a $1000 cash prize offered at Run For Your Freak’n Life – New Zealand’s original zombie run. The team ‘The Quick and the Undead’ has won the ‘best dressed team’ award at the event which took place May 13

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Rumour Mill: Spartan Race Looking at a New Zealand Location

Obstacle Course Racing New Zealand, on a post to its Facebook page yesterday, hinted that Spartan Race is developing a New Zealand race. The post describes Spartan Race as having scouted potential locations in the country. (Update 28/8/17: The post has since been removed from OCRNZ’s

Jamzac 2017

Interview with Matt Devries on Speed and Style First Place Finishes at Jamzac

Jamzac, the first national parkour and freerunning competition in New Zealand, took place in April. Organised by Honest Parkour and hosted by Flow Academy of Motion in Auckland, the Jamzac competition consisted of practitioners of parkour competing in three formats: speed, skill and style. The event also encompassed

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Spartan Race 1km Burpee Challenge Comes to New Zealand

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

Run for your Freak'n Life

$1,000 Cash Prize at Run For Your Freak’n Life

$1,000 is up for grabs at Run For Your Freak’n Life! In what we believe is a New Zealand first for an obstacle race or mud run, Run For Your Freak’n Life is offering a cash prize. Run For Your Freak’n Life is an intense 5km obstacle

Tough Mudder anzac special

$20 Off Tough Mudder – Anzac Day Only

Save $20 off Tough Mudder New Zealand Entry In honour of the toughest of them all, Tough Mudder New Zealand will take $20 off ticket prices during Anzac Day. Don’t think twice, as the special is only open for 20 hours. The reduced price starts on 4am Anzac

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Obstacle Race Directory Now Live

There’s a new tool recently added to the ORNZ website: a full New Zealand race directory! The directory lists every single obstacle event, obstacle course race, and mud run from throughout New Zealand for easy reference. Importantly, the directory acts as an archive for easy reference of

Mudtopia

Rotorua Announces Mudtopia Mud Festival

Details have been officially announced for the southern hemisphere’s first mud and music festival. Mudtopia will be held at Rotorua’s Arawa Park Racecourse from December 1-3. In an interesting concept, the three-day festival will boast a Mud Arena with mud sports, mud pools, mud obstacle