Teams Challenge

Important Teams Information

The teams challenge is back again for 2015! This has really gathered great momentum over the last few years and adds an extra dimension to an already awesome series! Open to any group of people (Corporate, mates, training group, school, family...etc...) as long as you have a minimum of five people running at each event of the series.

New to the Team Challenge this year, we no longer have an upper limit of 10 people in a team, the more the merrier! (perfect for you teams that have had to split yourselves into two teams in the past!). Also new this year, team members will no longer be able to transfer there entry to another person if they cannot make an event. (Sorry, but this was just getting out of control!)


Too cold and dark for early morning boot camps?.. Too painful pounding the streets inhaling car fumes?... 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 2015 Blackmores XTERRA Auckland Trail Run/Walk Series TEAMS CHALLENGE is where it's 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. It's 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 sausage and SPEIGHTs at each event - how good is that?

How the Team Challenge works

  • Enter your team of 5 or more 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
  • Awesome spot prize for a Team-only competitor at each race
  • Prize giving and trophy
  • A winter's worth of fitness and fun with your mates!

How the Points System Works

What we have done is applied a factor to individual results to make them fair when used as team results. The multiplication factor will depend on what distance option you did, and this will make the team points much fairer, and will no longer favour the short courses.

The following factors will be used to work out your team points:

  • 1/4 for Super Long run (based on average winning time approx. 2 hours)
  • 1/3 for Long run and Mid walk (based on average winning time approx. 1.5 hours)
  • 1/2 for the Mid run and short walk (based on average winning time approx. 1 hour)
  • 1 for the Short run (based on average winning time of approx. 30 mins)

(i.e. this is what your individual points will be multiplied by to give you your team's points. So, in the example above. Short course runner: 3.00 X 1 =3.00. Super long runner: 12.00 x ¼ = 3.00)

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

Following the completion of the 2015 Blackmores XTERRA Series we will have a very relaxed prize giving night at a local bar, where everyone will be welcome to have a drink to celebrate another great series and to acknowledge the winners in each category of the series with a cool prize.

Note: If you are running as part of a team, you are still eligible for individual placings for the series, providing you stay in the same distance option over at least 5 events.


How to Register Your Team

It is super easy! Once you have gathered your team together (5+ 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 15th May and due Friday 22rd 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 and this year includes an awesome KIDS SERIES PACK. You can run whichever distance option you want to again, and remember you need a minimum of 5 people.



Dave Franks
p. 09 415 1535