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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. 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. 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. 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. 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, or by visiting the event website below.
> Sport Northland Run/Walk Series Website
> Hatea Loop Challenge Website

2019 Event

Over 910 participants representing 120 workplaces from across Northland, hit the pavement in the fifth annual Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge on Thursday 5 December 2019 making it the largest to date! Featuring a splash of colour this year, the event saw a colourful array of competitors competing against each other with smiles all round!  Trophies were handed out for both the Industry Award winners and for the Fastest Individual and Team division. Congratulations to you all! – This years’ winners were:

Top Overall Team

  • Keith Andrews Trucks

Top Male / Female Overall

  • Ben Hawkins  (Keith Andrews Trucks) in 18.36 min
  • Caris Teo (Mill Road Vet Clinic) in 19.13 min

‘Big Boss’ Top Male / Female

  • Scott Kennedy (BDO) in 21.09 min
  • Adelle Allbon (BDO) in 22.26 min

Team Industry Winner

  • Accounting/Finance/Legal: BDO Northland
  • Agriculture/Recreational Services: Northpower 3 Monkeys
  • Real Estate: Ray White Whangarei & Tutukaka
  • Government/Health/Education: Mill Road Vet Clinic
  • Sport and Leisure/Tourism: Rehab Rebels
  • Construction/Building/Transport: Northpower Misfits
  • Retail/Hospitality: Keith Andrews Trucks
  • Communications/IT: Northpower 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