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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

Gymnastics Launches Obstacle Course Sprint (OCS)

Obstacle Course Sprint (OCS) Premieres as the Latest Obstacle Sport Although earlier this week Mud Run Guide posted an opinion piece musing that the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) set their signs on taking on OCR, FIG has instead come forward with a new obstacle course race format of

Mud Runs vs Obstacle Course Races: What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between a Mud Run and an Obstacle Course Race? As a genre of running-based events, obstacle course racing is wild. There’s a massive amount of variety from one event to the next… Distances of races differ, and terrain and obstacles used in races vary

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$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

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Faces at the Races: Katrina Evans and Campbell Ingram

We’re starting a new series titled Faces at the Races. Not as in-depth as ORNZ’s full interviews, Faces at the Races aims to provide snapshots of the runners out-there participating in “the fastest growing sport in history”. The first post in the series brings two snippets from runners at

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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