Mudtopia Mud Run Bought to You by Team Behind Tough Guy and Gal

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Event Promotions, organisers of the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge series, have confirmed they will be organising the Mud Run at Mudtopia.

Mudtopia is New Zealand’s first mud festival, to be held 1-3 December. Inspired by one of the world’s most unusual and immersive festivals – Korea’s Boryeong Mud Festival – Mudtopia aims to become an iconic ‘must do’ event on the global festival calendar.


The confirmation comes as Event Promotions wraps up the 2017 season of the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge series. The series, now held at six locations around the country, started 15 years ago with one location and 400 competitors and now has about 25,000 participants around the country. Event Promotions is a New Zealand-based event management company which runs obstacle events as well as running & walking, cycling and mountain biking events which attract around 45,000 participants annually.

The promotional message from Event Promotions states,

Hi Everyone,

Event Promotions are very excited to be involved in New Zealand’s first Mudtopia Festival being held from 1st to 3rd December in Rotorua, where partying, pampering and playing collide to create unforgettable experiences including world class live music performances across three days!

Our tough guy and gal team are bringing an epic Mud Run to the Mudtopia Festival – it’s going to be a slippery, obstacle-filled challenge with more mud than you’ve ever seen…..

Get as down and dirty as you want with a myriad of muddy activities

-Mud Run – An awesome challenge for all abilities
-Mud Arena – Slosh around and get thoroughly mud-logged
-Mud Games Zone – Take on your opponents in muddy battles
-Mud Day Spa – unwind with treatments from the best local health centres
Wellness morning walk – Guided yoga and stretch session
-Mud Stage – Three days of live music from Anika Moa, Jason Kerrison and more
-Mud Stage R18 Saturday Night Concert – Witness Kiwi legends Shapeshifter unleash their drum and bass beats alongside a stellar line up

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