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Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge

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 workpaces and departments – plus a special category for the ‘Big Bosses’. To be eligible for entry you must enter through a registered workplace. Participants must be employed by the workplace or be an immediate family of an employee. Teams can be made up of 3 or more employees/immediate family members, and must be 14 years and 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.

The 2017 Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge will be returning in December 2019. Full details and entry information will be available on the Sport Northland Run/Walk Series website closer to the time.
> Sport Northland Run/Walk Series 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. This 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