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Tough Guy and Gal Hamilton Results

The 2017 season of the Tough Guy and Gal series, New Zealand’s largest mud run series, came to Hamilton over June 10-11th for two days of  fun running through the elements. The series, comprised of the main Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge events, spans six

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Tough Guy and Gal Wellington Results

The 2017 season Tough Guy and Gal series, New Zealand’s largest mud run series, kicked off in Wellington on the 26th May.   The series, comprised of the main Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge events, spans six cities across New Zealand’s North Island. The series

Totara College Mud Run

School Mud Run Raises Funds For Vanuatu Trip

Totara College couldn’t have chosen a better day for their first mud run on Saturday, Hawke’s Bay Today reports. “It rained up until the start, ensuring there was mud, glorious mud.” The Totara College Mud Run in Dannevirke raised money for  students to travel to

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

Quick and Undead 02 2017

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

NZ’s First National Parkour Competition Results + Video

Jamzac, the first national parkour and freerunning competition in New Zealand, took place inApril. 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 the

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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