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Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Key Information

When: 1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Where: Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Hawke’s Bay, Palmerston North, Wellington

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Cure Kids is proud to once again be the official charity partner for the Loaded Tough Guy & Gal Challenge events in 2018.

Want to get muddy and have a whole lot of fun while helping improve the health of New Zealand children? Then these unique off-road running events are for you.

Entries for the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge are open now!

The Tough Guy & Gal Challenge is New Zealand’s biggest mud run series. The 1.5km, 3km (for kids), 6km or 12km courses are designed to get participants muddy while completing awesome obstacles including mud pits, net climbs, barb wire crawls, swamp crossings, climbing frames and tunnels.

How you can get involved

  1. Become a Golden Runner for Cure Kids (adults)
    Apply below to be a Golden Runner for the Tough Guy & Gal 2017 series. Participants get a free entry to the event of their choice, a special pack, and fundraising support in return for fundraising $500 or more for Cure Kids.
  2. Fundraise for fun
    Enter any Tough Guy or Gal event and get your friends and family on board to support you. You can set up an online fundraising page on Everyday Hero, set your own fundraising target, and then spread the word with your friends and family. 
  3. Fill out a pledge form
    It’s easy for kids to fundraise using this simple pledge form. All you need to do is collect donations from your family and friends, fill in the form, and then bring the money raised (as well as the form) to the event that you’re taking part in.
  4. Donate!
    You can donate to Cure Kids when you register in your Tough Guy or Gal event, or donate on the Cure Kids website anytime!

With endless dates and locations throughout the year to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

Event location and dates – adults: 
27th May: Wellington
10th and 11th June: Hamilton
1st and 2nd July: Auckland
30th July: Hawke’s Bay
5th August: Palmerston North
19th and 26th August: Rotorua

25th May: Wellington
8th and 9th June: Hamilton
27th and 28th June: Auckland
31st July: Hawke’s Bay
4th August: Palmerston North
18th August: Rotorua

Secondary schools:
Friday 26th May 10am start – Wellington
Thursday 29th June 10am start – Auckland
Thursday 29th June 12pm start – Auckland
Friday 30th June 10am start – Auckland
Sunday 30th July 11am start – Hawke’s Bay
Friday 25th August 10am start – Rotorua

Register to become a Golden Runner

More information on how to get involved in the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge events for Cure Kids is coming soon, but please get in touch with storm@curekids.org.nz if you have any questions.