Teams Challenge

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Too cold and dark for early morning bootcamps?.. Too painful pounding the streets inhaling carfumes?... Too annoying when you get the 9pm court time at indoor netball?... We say ditch it. Come and find out what's really getting teams off the couch this winter - because they LOVE IT!!! The 2014 Blackmores XTERRA Auckland Trail Run/Walk Series TEAMS CHALLENGE is where its at. Tick all the boxes: get fit and stay fit over winter, get out of the concrete jungle and discover some of Auckland's most stunning trail-running spots, hang out with your mates and build staff morale and loyalty. Its as social or competitive as you want it to be and distance options cater for all levels or offer the chance to step up or down over the series AAAAAND a FREE sausie and SPEIGHTs at each event - how good is that?

How the Team Challenge works

  • Enter your team of 5 to 10 people into the series
  • Team members can run (all distance options) or walk (short or mid) whichever distance option they want to
  • No matter how many of the team compete on the day, your top 5 points across all distance options will be put towards your leader board score
  • A trophy will be awarded for the winning team

What each team gets

  • 'Series Pack' goodie bag of very cool stuff worth over $160 for the first 150 team members to register
  • Leader board on the website with enews updates after each event
  • Awesome spot prize for a Team-only competitor at each race
  • Prizegiving and trophy
  • A winter's worth of fitness and fun with your mates!

How the Points System Works

No matter how many (5 to 10) in your team are running, the top 5 placing's count towards your total for that round (event).

After some slight confusion and varying feedback around last year's points system, we have puts our heads together and had quite a think about the best way to do it, so it's easy to follow, you know what you have to do to beat someone and it's as fair as possible.

So this year (and hopefully for many more years if people are happy with it), the points system will be simply done on your time behind winner (in you distance/gender/age group). So in any given event, the winner in each age category will score zero, and then everyone else will ‘score' the time they were behind the winner.

The team's points for each of the 7 rounds will be calculated by adding up the lowest 5 individual scores from the team members in each team. The overall winning team will then be the team with the lowest total score come the end of the series, when all 7 rounds scores are added together.

Following the series we will have a very relaxed prize giving night at a local bar someone, where everyone is welcome to have a drink to celebrate another great series, and to acknowledge the winners in each individual category and the overall teams winner of the series with a cool prize.

NB. If you are running as part of a team, you are still eligible for individual placing's for the series, as long as you stay in the same distance option over all races.


How to Register Your Team

It is super easy! Once you have gathered your team together (5 to 10 people), get them to enter the series, and make sure they enter your TEAM NAME in the supplied text box while entering online. 

Payment options for teams below.


And now it's time to ...



Payment Options

Team members can pay individually when they register or, we can invoice you for the full amount. (Invoice sent out Friday 16th May and due Friday 23rd May) Please get in touch if you would like more info around this.

School Teams

Yes, you can enter a School Team into the Challenge! As long as you are aged 17 or under the cost is $105 per person for the series. Please note, this super duper junior price means you are NOT ELLIGIBLE FOR THE SERIES RACE PACK. You can however, run whichever distance option you want to Again, you need a minimum of 5 people.



Tessa Darwin
p. 09 415 1535