Teams Challenge (Auckland Only)

Important Teams Information

The 2018 Auckland XTERRA Trail Run/Walk Series teams challenge is open to any group of people (corporate, mates, training group, school, family etc.) as long as you have a minimum of five people (no limit) running at each event of the series.

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 and a free sausage and Speights at each event. 

How the Team Challenge works

  • Enter at least 5 team members or more (there is no limit to the number of team members) into each individual event of the series or the same team members into the full 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 over all 6 events

How the Points System Works

We apply 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. 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 (based on average winning time approx. 1.5 hours)
  • 1/2 for the Mid run/walk (based on average winning time approx. 1 hour)
  • 1 for the Short run/walk (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 6 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 6 rounds scores are added together at the end of the series.

Following the completion of the 2018 Auckland XTERRA Trail Run/Walk 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

You will need to 'Create a Group' on the first page of the registration system. Once the group has been set up, share the unique link with your group members and they will automatically be added to your team. If registering on the day of the event, please write the team name on the registration form.

If you have already registered and would like to be added to a team, please email Registrations with your first, last name and the team name.

Payment Options

Each team member can pay individually when they register or you/the school/the company pays for all registration fees. If you/the school/the company pays for all registration fees, you have the option of paying for the full amount by credit card in your group/team registration or we can invoice you for the full amount.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

School Teams

We have many schools using the series as their NZEA assessment. It is the perfect platform to assess their improvement over the 6 events (5 months) or to assess each student in the class at an individual event. Each student wears their own timing transponder. After the event, the teacher is able to look up each student on our timing website for each student's results. We can provide the NZEA guidelines of which standard your students will have achieved.