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The Ring of Fire Challenge - Wild Challenges

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The Ring of Fire Challenge

1st July 2021 to 31st December 2021
The Ring of Fire Challenge

Challenge Type: Custom Challenge

Challenge Goal: Total Challenge Points

About the Challenge:

The Ring of Fire (which next year incorporates the Tussock Traverse) is a classic big wild loop run around the North Island's biggest mountain, Mt Ruapehu.

This Challenge is inspired by the event and sets you the goal of doing as many big loop trail runs of 21.1km or longer from the Wild Things Directory as you can.

Taking part will get you Ring of Fire and Tussock Traverse fit for the race in March and could also win you a reimbursement of your entry fee!

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 #rof2022trailchallenge to be in to win bonus prizes.

TAKE CARE OUT THERE: These are committing runs and it's winter for at least the first half of the Challenge. 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 Ring of Fire or Tussock Traverse race before the end of the Challenge (31st December 2021)

At the end of the Challenge we will draw 4 winners, each of whom will receive reimbursement of the cost of their race entry - there will be one winner for each of the 73k & 50k Ring of Fire events and for the Tussock Traverse 32k & 21k events.

The total value of the prize pool is over $1,100!

INSTAGRAM PRIZES

During the Challenge we will periodically award prizes to Challengers who post pics to their Instagram account using #rof2022trailchallenge  - 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 RoF long sleeve merino and beanie combo valued at $135 each!

Trail criteria:

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

21.11 - 42.2.k, >42.2k

Loop, Combo

View all 190 qualifying trails

Challenge Leaderboard

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Wild Explorer Challenge Points Trails Bagged
1 Joe Benbow 398 8
2 Mike McManaway 291 8
3 Sarah Coxon 264 6
4 Magnus Hammarsal 220 3
5 Gavin Dale 193 3
6 June Hart 185 3
7 Sam Mowat 150 4
8 Laura Crossan 142 2
9 Phil Gerard 132 4
10 Matt Halverson 122 4
11 Bartosz Morawiec 116 2
12 Brook van Reenen 115 3
13 Don Laing 113 2
=14 Corey Woodward 104 3
=14 Matt Andrews 104 2
16 Sarah Bauer 100 3
17 Scott Ferguson 94 2
18 Geoffrey Smith 74 2
19 Oren Ellery 71 2
=20 Jasmine MNijel 69 1
=20 Richele McKenzie 69 2
=20 Tony Sharpe 69 2
23 Emma Rogers 65 1
24 Kat Webber 60 1
25 Jonathan Drake 56 2
26 Karl Zimmerman 54 1
27 Steve Tripp 43 1
=28 Anne-Louise Robertson 37 1
=28 Jayne Tankersley 37 1
=28 Keri Devine 37 1
31 Holly Barclay 36 1
32 chris atkinson 34 1
=33 Steve Anderson 33 1
=33 Derek Mc goldrick 33 1
35 Daniel Mudgway 26 1
=36 Andrew Harvey 25 1
=36 Victoria Gallagher 25 1
=38 Malcolm Law 24 1
=38 Adam Clifford 24 1
=40 Andrew Tolley 22 1
=40 Andy Crosland 22 1
42 Heidi Su 17 1
=43 Amy Whitehead 0 0
=43 Nick Pharo 0 0
=43 Gerald Masters 0 0
=43 Tim Morton 0 0
=43 Olivia Harris 0 0
=43 Bill Emmens 0 0
=43 Fa Niemi 0 0
=43 Helen Brunner 0 0
=43 Sean McWilliams 0 0
=43 Adam Forwood 0 0
=43 Conor Keena 0 0
=43 Matt Barton 0 0
=43 Robyn Lesh 0 0
=43 Penny Carroll 0 0
=43 Tim Carpenter 0 0
=43 Callum Templeton 0 0
=43 Tracey McKay 0 0
=43 Tracey Imrie 0 0
=43 Denise Limby 0 0
=43 Murray Taylor 0 0
=43 Matt Bixley 0 0
=43 James Goodwill 0 0
=43 Tasha Trussell 0 0
=43 Mat Barton 0 0
=43 Penny Oxley 0 0
=43 Jacqui Haggland 0 0
=43 Kyle Malone 0 0
=43 Neil Trimboy 0 0
=43 Taye Pugh 0 0
=43 Naomi Brand 0 0
=43 Carys John 0 0
=43 Stephen Bates 0 0

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