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.

Full details and entry information can be found on the Sport Northland Run/Walk Series website.
> Sport Northland Run/Walk Series Website

2017 Event

820 people, representing 89 teams, took part in the Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge on Thursday 7 December 2017. Congratulations to all the participants, and winners:

Top Overall Team

  1. Robinson Asphalts
  2. Spee-D-O (BDO)
  3. Bad Assets (Sumpter Baughen Chartered Accountants)

Top Male / Female Overall

  1. Sean Paget (Bad Assets) / Caris Teo (Mill Road Vet Clinic)
  2. Ben Hawkins (KAT Attack – Keith Andrewes) / Fiona Southorn (A’fare)
  3. James Hand (McKay) / Adelle Allbon (Spee-D-O BDO)

‘Big Boss’ Top Male / Female

  1. Jeremy Browne (Henderson Reeves Lawyers) / Adelle Allbon (Spee-D-O BDO)
  2. Scott Kennedy (Spee D O BDO Northland) / Mandy Edge (A’Fare)
  3. Ed Roberts (Russell Turner) / Chantal Gilmore (Gilmore Taylor Associates)

Team Industry Winner

  • Agriculture/Recreational Services: Maungaturoto Milkyway – Fonterra
  • Real Estate: Ray White
  • Government/Health/Education: Mill Road Vet Clinic
  • Sport and Leisure/Tourism: Whangarei House of Travel Hotties
  • Construction/Building/Transport: Robinsons Asphalts
  • Retail/Hospitality: A’fare
  • Communications/IT: Spark Business
  • Volunteer Services: Kamo Volunteer Fire Brigade

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