Tough Guy/Gal

So you’re tough, but are you tough enough to take on the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge?

If you want to get down and dirty and have a whole lot of fun, then these unique off-road running events are for you.  The junior events are open to both male and female competitors who are 7 to 12 years of age.  This is a chance for primary and intermediate aged kids to get involved in New Zealand’s biggest mud run series in a version tailored especially for them!

  • Tuesday and Wednesday 21st and 22nd May – 10am -individuals
  • Thursday 23rd May – 10am - OUR SCHOOL GROUP

Venue:  Camp Wainui, 203 Coast Road, Wainuiomata, Wellington 5373

Registrations for the 2024 Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge are now open! 

We had a few students from Oxford Crescent School last year who attended and came back to school buzzing with each of them reporting having a great time participating!  We have registered our school group for 2024.  

Who can compete?

Kiwi kids of all sporting abilities who are Year 3 to Year 6 

  • 1.5km Course Option – For school years 3 – 4

  • 3km Course Option – For school years 5 – 6

Due to the nature of this event as a school we offer support with Tania Lister being there at the event for the day, but we will not be supervising students at the event.  Parents are expected to register and make arrangements for their children and will need to transport and supervise their children at this event which is during the school day. 

At the event, we plan to have the school marquee set up as a base for students. Parents will need to be onsite to organise their child getting to their race and clean up afterwards!

We are registered as a school for the Thursday 23rd May event, simply follow this link and instructions below to join the Oxford Crescent School group:


Registrations close as soon as sold out!
*If you cannot attend on the Thursday as the school group you can still enter as an individual for the Tuesday or Wednesday 

To be a part of the Oxford School Group you need to:

  • select the correct entry type/day and venue - Thursday 23rd May, Wellington and age group

  • write school name in FULL when asked - Oxford Crescent School

  • select Teacher for bib collection

Every participant who enters receives a medal and downloadable certificate of achievement.  Tania will collect race numbers, medals, sponsors goodies on the day ready for collection. Merchandise is still available to purchase independently.