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Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge

Entries are now open for the 2019 Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge (with a splash of colour) which is being held on Thursday 5 December 2019.

Whangarei’s favourite workplace run/walk event, the Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge, is an annual event run by Sport Northland Events​ and celebrates the Hatea Loop Walk/Cycleway (Huarahi o te Whai) and Workplace Health.

The 4.8km run/walk event is designed for workplaces to have fun, participate and challenge one another in a fun, festive and social atmosphere. Following the event teams gather for a relaxing barbecue to celebrate their achievements and socialise with live entertainment.

To participate in the Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge you have to enter as part of a workplace team. There are a range of industry categories in which you can enter to challenge fellow workplaces and departments – plus a special category for the ‘Big Bosses’.  To be eligible for entry you must enter through a registered workplace/organisation. Participants must be employed or volunteer for the workplace/organisation, be an immediate family of an employee, or for the 2019 Challenge, be invited by the workplace/organisation to join their team (provided the person is either: not able to represent their workplace/organisation because: the workplace/organisation is not entering a team; they work in a team of two people or less or as independent contractors; or are currently employed).  Teams can be made up of 3 or more people, who must be aged 14 years or older. The total team price is the total of all individual entries for that workplace team. Each participant must fill out a separate entry form.  (If the event is not sold out for the 2019 event, individuals may be invited to enter – keep an eye on the Sport Northland/Hatea Loop Challenge website for more information.)

Full details and entry information can be found on the Sport Northland Run/Walk Series website, or by visiting the event website below.
> Sport Northland Run/Walk Series Website
> Hatea Loop Challenge Website

2018 Event

Over 700 participants representing 75 workplaces from across Northland, hit the pavement in the fourth annual Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge on Thursday 6 December 2018. Congratulations to all our competitors who battled each other, and the elements, at this, the fourth annual Hatea Loop Challenge! Trophies were handed out for both the Industry Award winners and for the Fastest Individual and Team division. The years’ winners were:

Top Overall Team

  • Mill Road Vet Clinics

Top Male / Female Overall

  • Shiloh Rumbal  (Hunting & Fishing Whangarei) in 18.22 min
  • Caris Teo (Mill Road Vet Clinic) in19.35 min

‘Big Boss’ Top Male / Female

  • Jeremy Browne (Henderson Reeves Lawyers) in 19.37 min
  • Adelle Allbon (Spee-D-O BDO) in 23.36 min

Team Industry Winner

  • Accounting/Finance/Legal: BDO – Spee d o
  • Agriculture/Recreational Services: North Power – Tree Monkeys
  • Real Estate: Ray White Whangarei & Tutukaka
  • Government/Health/Education: Mill Road Vet Clinic
  • Sport and Leisure/Tourism: Whangarei House of Travel
  • Construction/Building/Transport: McKay Electrical
  • Retail/Hospitality: Kat Attack
  • Communications/IT: North Power – 8 Bad Knees
  • Volunteer Services: Kamo Volunteer Fire Brigade

Best Dressed

  • Rad Car Hire

Check out all the photos on our Facebook Page.
> Ray White Facebook Page