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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 167 qualifying trails

Challenge Leaderboard

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Wild Explorer Challenge Points Trails Bagged
1 Mike McManaway 219 6
2 Sarah Coxon 176 5
3 Sam Mowat 150 4
4 Phil Gerard 132 4
5 Joe Benbow 114 3
6 Geoffrey Smith 74 2
=7 Oren Ellery 71 2
=7 June Hart 71 2
9 Matt Andrews 67 2
10 Emma Rogers 65 1
11 Magnus Hammarsal 62 1
12 Christine Borland 60 1
13 Don Laing 44 1
14 Corey Woodward 40 1
=15 Laura Crossan 37 1
=15 Jayne Tankersley 37 1
=15 Keri Devine 37 1
18 Holly Barclay 36 1
19 Tony Sharpe 34 1
20 Steve Anderson 33 1
21 Matt Halverson 30 1
=22 Andrew Harvey 25 1
=22 Victoria Gallagher 25 1
=22 Jonathan Drake 25 1
=25 Adam Clifford 24 1
=25 Malcolm Law 24 1
27 Andrew Tolley 22 1
=28 Andy Crosland 0 0
=28 Tim Carpenter 0 0
=28 Tracey Imrie 0 0
=28 Denise Limby 0 0
=28 Murray Taylor 0 0
=28 Nick Pharo 0 0
=28 Amy Whitehead 0 0
=28 Gerald Masters 0 0
=28 Tim Morton 0 0
=28 Olivia Harris 0 0
=28 Bill Emmens 0 0
=28 Sean McWilliams 0 0
=28 Adam Forwood 0 0
=28 Conor Keena 0 0
=28 Robyn Lesh 0 0
=28 Simon Dunlop 0 0
=28 Sarah Bauer 0 0
=28 Hadani Woodruff 0 0
=28 James Goodwill 0 0
=28 Matt Bixley 0 0
=28 Tasha Trussell 0 0
=28 Derek Mc goldrick 0 0
=28 Mat Barton 0 0
=28 Heidi Su 0 0
=28 Karl Zimmerman 0 0
=28 Jacqui Haggland 0 0
=28 chris atkinson 0 0
=28 Sharon Sharpe 0 0
=28 Gavin Dale 0 0
=28 Kyle Malone 0 0
=28 Lauren Mai Anderson 0 0
=28 Murray Sparks 0 0
=28 Naomi Brand 0 0
=28 Carys John 0 0
=28 Steve Tripp 0 0
=28 Tracey McKay 0 0
=28 Neil Trimboy 0 0
=28 Lisa Parnell 0 0
=28 Anne-Louise Robertson 0 0
=28 Penny Oxley 0 0
=28 Daniel Mudgway 0 0
=28 Callum Templeton 0 0
=28 Taye Pugh 0 0
=28 Stephen Bates 0 0

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