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The Goat Challenge - Wild Challenges

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The Goat Challenge

5th June 2021 to 19th September 2021
The Goat Challenge

Challenge Type: Custom Challenge

Challenge Goal: Total Challenge Points

About the Challenge:

The Goat Tongariro is the stuff of legends - a truly gnarly run across the slopes of the North Island's tallest mountain.

This Challenge sets you the goal of doing as many gnarly runs from the Wild Things Directory (those with a Gnarl Factor of 60+) as you can.

Taking part will get you Goat fit for the race in January and could also win you a reimbursement of your entry fee + more!

How to earn Challenge Points:

  • Each time you complete a qualifying run you will earn points equivalent to the Grunt Factor of that run e.g. complete a run with a Grunt Factor of 27 and you earn 27 points
  • Repeat runs over the same trail are all good - e.g. completing that same Grunt Factor 27 run three times during the Challenge will earn you 27 x 3 = 81 Challenge Pts

Track your progress and standing on the Challenge Leaderboard.

The more Challenge Points you earn the better your chances of winning one of the Major Prizes.

Post pics from your runs to your Instagram account using the hashtag #thegoattrailchallenge to be in to win bonus prizes.

TAKE CARE OUT THERE: These runs are gnarly and it's winter. Please go properly prepared (see the Suggested Gear List under 'Staying Safe' on trail guides) and always let somebody know where you are going and when you expect to be back.

Challenge Prizes:

MAJOR PRIZES

NB Anyone can take part in this Challenge but to be in to win one of these you will need to enter The Goat Tongariro 2022 race before the end of the Challenge (19th Sept 2021)

At the end of the Challenge we will draw 3 winners. Each will receive:

  • Reimbursement of the cost of their race entry to The Goat Tongariro 2022
  • A FREE place on The Goat training camp in November 2021 (details TBC)

The total value of each prize is around $750!

INSTAGRAM PRIZES

During the Challenge we will periodically award  prizes to Challengers who post pics to their Instagram account using #thegoattrailchallenge  - quality pics that are in keeping with the theme of the Challenge have the best chance of being selected.

Each prize will consist of a Goat-branded cap and Thir headwear.

Trail criteria:

Trails within the Trail Directory, meeting this criteria, are included in this challenge:

60+ (Goat qualifier)

View all 263 qualifying trails

Challenge Leaderboard

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Wild Explorer Challenge Points Trails Bagged
1 Sam Mowat 604 10
2 Sarah Bauer 330 9
3 Sarah Coxon 299 11
4 Jonathan Drake 224 11
5 Mike McManaway 208 10
=6 Robyn Lesh 174 3
=6 Theodore Eyster 174 3
8 Ben Mcdrury 151 3
9 Laura Crossan 105 4
10 Gavin Dale 95 3
11 Joe Benbow 92 4
12 Holly Barclay 85 4
13 Carys John 73 2
14 Tony Sharpe 72 6
15 Tracy Elley 71 2
16 Richele McKenzie 66 5
17 Chrissy Schreiber 59 2
18 Liv Flett 58 2
19 Murray Taylor 46 2
20 Shonagh North 43 1
21 Geoffrey Smith 39 2
=22 Denise Limby 33 2
=22 Oren Ellery 33 2
=24 Keri Devine 31 1
=24 Tamsen Walker 31 1
=24 Rob Stent 31 1
=27 Lynda Watson 29 1
=27 Steve Anderson 29 1
29 Emma Rogers 28 1
30 Matt Halverson 27 2
31 Amy Whitehead 26 1
32 Adam Clifford 24 1
33 Scott Ferguson 21 2
=34 Sandi Cooper 15 1
=34 Petra Hnykova 15 1
36 Kirstine Collins 14 1
=37 Corey Woodward 13 1
=37 Conor Keena 13 1
=37 Callum Templeton 13 1
=40 Paul Parsonage 0 0
=40 Richard Jackson 0 0
=40 Neil Trimboy 0 0
=40 Eleanor Arnst 0 0
=40 Adam Keen 0 0
=40 Michael Whitehead 0 0
=40 Richard Jebb 0 0
=40 Eleri Clissold 0 0
=40 Rob Bathgate 0 0
=40 Ricky Hull 0 0
=40 Penny Oxley 0 0
=40 Malcolm Law 0 0
=40 Matt Bixley 0 0
=40 Nick Pharo 0 0
=40 Stephen Bates 0 0
=40 Victoria Gallagher 0 0
=40 Ben Brown 0 0
=40 Olivia Harris 0 0
=40 Gerald Masters 0 0
=40 Steve Tripp 0 0
=40 Elspeth Knewstubb 0 0
=40 Kerry Williams 0 0
=40 Zack Reimer 0 0
=40 Brad Spiers 0 0
=40 Pete Connole 0 0
=40 Taye Pugh 0 0
=40 Daniel Mudgway 0 0
=40 James Goodwill 0 0
=40 Andrew Tolley 0 0
=40 Tim Carpenter 0 0
=40 Samuel Grave 0 0
=40 Stephen Steddy 0 0
=40 Andrew Harvey 0 0
=40 Juliet Iremonger 0 0
=40 Max Stenhouse Burgess 0 0
=40 Andy Crosland 0 0
=40 Derek Mc goldrick 0 0

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