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Spartan Postpones for Sixth Time! Can I Get a Refund?

It’s Happened Again Spartan Auckland has postponed… AGAIN! Scheduled for November 25-27 2022, the event has now been postponed two weeks to December 9-11 2022. While this most recent postponement is only a two week shift in dates, it’s a last-minute change right in the


Discover Our Favourite OCR Podcasts

Obstacle course racing is an amazing activity – full of mud, challenges, and great friends – but in New Zealand we can’t be racing every weekend. If you want that OCR fix, perhaps while you’re putting in the miles or commuting to work, there’re some


Obstacle Racing for Money in New Zealand

We’ve gone through all the New Zealand obstacle races and found those that offer prize money. Here’s your guide to racing for money in New Zealand. Smaller in our country than overseas, such as North America or Europe where prize money is a larger part

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Parkour vs Freerunning? What’s the Difference?

This post was originally published on Movement Unleashed. Parkour vs Freerunning? A guide to their Definitions If you’ve done any googling on parkour or are just getting into it, you’ve likely heard both the terms “parkour” and “freerunning” being thrown around – which can understandably lead


A Look Back at the Best Articles on Obstacle Racers NZ

Obstacle Racers NZ has surpassed 100 posts published to the Obstacle Racers NZ website. That’s 100 (and counting!) news stories, articles, race reviews and more on obstacle course racing and mud running in New Zealand! We’ve posted breaking news, original reporting, and curated content from

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Paralysis No Obstacle in an Obstacle Race

This article was originally published on the Obstacle Method in April 2016. Being bound in a wheel chair did not stop David Trotter from conquering the Wairua Warrior race in Nelson on April 9th. Last year he sat on the side lines, this year he

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Enter Tough Mudder with Obstacle Racers NZ!

Run Tough Mudder with Obstacle Racers NZ, join the ORNZ community! Tough Mudder is coming to New Zealand, November 4-5th at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Auckland, and Obstacle Racers NZ is entering an open team. What Can I Expect Joining the Obstacle Racers NZ team,

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Inside the Home of the Wairua Warriors

This article has been adapted from the original published in Kiwi Trail Runner magazine Oct/Nov 2015 under the title ‘Scaling The Wall’. Wairua Warriors Something special is happening in Nelson. Walking into the Wairua Body Coaching System studio is like walking into a fitness lover’s playground.