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Waitomo Trail Challenge

12th September 2022 to 30th September 2022
Waitomo Trail Challenge

Challenge Type: Flash Challenge

Challenge Goal: Number of runs

About the Challenge:

The Waitomo Trail Run on 5th November is a true New Zealand underground overground adventure. Explorers will run or walk over and under 6, 11, 21 or 35km of landscape that has to be seen to be believed - caves, native bush, canyons and glowworms. With courses to suit every appetite for adventure, Waitomo Trail Run is guaranteed to have something for everyone.

Any run or walk you record on Strava between 12th and 30th September will count towards this challenge, but...

...plan carefully...

6km, 11km, 21km and 35km - These are the distances you can run at the Waitomo Trail Run, so if your run is within 10% of one of the distances, you'll get double challenge points for that run! 

Each point gets you an entry into the spot prize draw!

Photo Bingo!

As well as the challenge spot prizes, take a photo of different things you see on your run that use the letters from ‘Waitomo Trail Run’, share them to Instagram using #wildwaitomobingo and tagging @wildthingsnz and @waitomotrailrun and you're in with a chance to win the photo prize!

For example, your run along the beach might feature a photo of Water.

Challenge Prizes:

We have an epic stash of prizes worth over $900!

Spot Prizes:

  • 1 x Free Waitomo Trail Run entry and 1 x Black Water Rafting experience worth up to $425
  • 1 x Free Waitomo Trail Run Entry worth up to $160
  • 1 x 50% off for Waitomo Trail Run Entry worth up to $80

Photo Prize

This will be awarded to the person who we judge posts the best picture in keeping with the photo bingo theme!

  • 1 x Waitomo Trail Run Entry and x 1 Most Popular Combo trip (includes Ruakuri Cave and Waitomo Glowworm Cave) worth up to $250

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Wild Explorer Challenge Total
1 Debbi Bamfield 53
2 James Goodwill 49
3 Sarah Lee 27
4 Steve Tripp 24
5 Rachael Tobeck 20
=6 Tony Sharpe 19
=6 Rachel Hart 19
=8 Michael Loftus 18
=8 Joe Benbow 18
=10 Jon Culley 16
=10 Brad Geen 16
=12 Mark Craig 15
=12 James Brewer 15
=14 Jonathan Drake 14
=14 Petra Hnykova 14
=14 Ellan Young 14
=14 Ryan Hattle 14
=14 Brook van Reenen 14
=14 Stephen Bates 14
=20 Heather Leslie 13
=20 Kyle Malone 13
=22 Rob Bathgate 12
=22 June Hart 12
=24 Jasmine MNijel 11
=24 Emma Rogers 11
=26 Dianne Rawson 10
=26 Andrew Harvey 10
28 Andy Crosland 9
29 Magnus Hammarsal 8
=30 Tim Purchase 7
=30 Paul Parsonage 7
32 Adam Clifford 6
33 Angela Ruegger 5
34 Matt Rowbotham 4
35 Holly Barclay 1

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