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Councillors Call for Independent Audit of Mudtopia

It seems the Mudtopia fiasco continues, as the media have reported that the final cost of Mudtopia to Rotorua ratepayers was more than $30,000 higher than previously thought. Under a Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act request, the Rotorua Lakes Council has revealed it spent a

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Spartan in New Zealand: Are the Rumours True!

The rumours are true… proclaims a video recently posted on social media, by Spartan Race Australia to the Spartans of Australia facebook group. You can watch the video embedded below, or on facebook. Part of the video’s description states, “The rumours are true – Paul’s

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Tough Guy and Gal Hamilton 2018 Results

The 2018 Tough Guy and Gal series, New Zealand’s largest mud run series, is underway! Obstacle Racers NZ brings you the qualifier results as well as a link to where you can find the full event results. Qualifier Results With an established history in the New


Thank You for Making Obstacle Racing in New Zealand Happen

Obstacle Racers New Zealand would like to issue a public thank you to those volunteering at obstacle events throughout New Zealand! There were about 61 obstacle events around New Zealand last year. These events are organised by a range of different groups: event management companies, regional sport

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Mud a Magnet for Youngsters at Whitestone Wipeout

The Whitestone Wipeout at Oamaru Racecourse, described as loosely based on the Mud, Sweat and Tears event in Dunedin, was created by St Joseph’s School home and school committee chairwoman Rebecca Heffernan and committee member Rebecca Meek as a way to raise funds for the school.

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Crawled, Climbed and Slid Through Muddy Good Run

About 1800 people took part in the Muddy Good Run at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on Sunday. Organiser John Moore said more than 1000 children aged 4 to 13 competed in the fun run, setting an attendance record for the event. “They love it, it’s

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Wairua Warrior 2018 Race Results & World Championship Qualifiers

The results from the Wairua Warrior are in! A massive congratulations to all those who participated! Including those who ran elite and those who qualified for the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships in London, England. As an accredited qualifying event for the Obstacle Course Racing

MatakanaXrun First to Partner with Obstacle Racers NZ

Obstacle Racers NZ will be partnering with select events to bring you the best obstacle racing experiences in New Zealand! The first event to be added is the MatakanaXrun. MatakanaXrun The MatakanaXrun is a two person team event held over a permanent purpose-built OCR course