OneStaff Mud Sweat & Tears Challenge

DUNEDIN Sunday, 6 October 2019


What’s it all about?

This unique event will challenge you in so many ways. Winter doesn’t have to be dull, dark and boring anymore. Not, when you’ve got the ‘OneStaff Mud, Sweat and Tears Challenge’ to look forward to!

This event is about having fun whilst challenging your physical and mental strength. The course is designed to be challenging and if you have average fitness, determination and a sense of fun, you will have a ball! Remember, the mud will wash off, but the memories will last forever.

This event is open to guys and girls, but competitors must be 13 years and older. Compete as an individual or get a group of work mates, friends or the family together as a team and have a crack at this exciting event.

What’s involved?

The ‘OneStaff Mud, Sweat and Tears Challenge’ is based at the picturesque Wingatui Race Course.

The 5km or 10km (2×5 km laps) course will take you over the rugged land, through the surrounding pine tree plantation and of course into some muddy marshes. The course has some natural obstacles as well as some really entertaining and demanding obstacles that we have dreamed up. This years course will includes a mix of the following (and possibly a couple of new challenges): a forest run, hay bale pyramid, a crawl under a sea of barbed wire, horse jumps, water jumps, wire rope bridges, mud runs, floating platforms and new obstacles are added each year.

Challenge yourself whilst having the time of your life.


Dunedin Race Information


When: Sunday 6 October, 2019
Where: Wingatui Race Course, Dunedin
Time: 10.00am – 5 & 10km individuals and teams


7.30 - 8.30am – Late registration.
9.30am – Race briefing on the 'Reading Cinema Entertainment Zone'.
10.00am – Start of 2019 OneStaff Mud, Sweat and Tears Challenge.
12.30pm – Prize Giving and After Party starts 


Pre Race Registration

Late entries close on Sunday 29 September. 

A small number of 'On the Day' entries will be taken. These are CASH ONLY and no change will be given.

Late entries will not receive a starter pack or timing.

Pre Race Briefing
Race briefing is compulsory for all competitors. Please be in front of the stage by 9.20am as race briefing starts at 9.30 am.


Prizes and Prize Giving
There will be medals and prizes awarded to the winner of each division. Best Dressed prizes will be given to the best fancy dressed teams and individuals, this is your chance to be creative, think “Wellington Sevens” gone nuts.

Event Clothing
We recommend that competitors wear a merino or polyprop long sleeve top. Suitable running shoes must be worn and should be taped on to prevent loss in the mud.

Please no running spikes or rugby boots. Remember it could be cold and will be wet and muddy, therefore you will need to bring with you a towel, dry set of clothes, warm hat, jumper and dry shoes.

Event Services
There will be warm showers and wash down areas for all competitors as well as ample changing areas, toilets and bag storage areas (at your own risk).

Food & Drinks
You are welcome to bring your own food for after the event, however a range of food and beverage will be available for purchase.


Teams Format
The teams event is 5km or 10km loop for each competitor starting at the same time and this year all team members must cross the line together to qualify.

Spectators are welcome. There are numerous sites available to view all the action, details available on day from event staff.

Wingatui Race Course is located at 285 Gladstone Road North, Mosgiel. Just 15 minutes drive from Dunedin.

The event will be sign posted. There will be plenty of parking which will be clearly sign posted and marshalled on the day.


Entry Details


Individuals (Adults)
Guys or Girls. 10k and 5km options. Minimum age 13 years old.

Standard Entry Fee: $45.00 (NZD) per entry (July 13 – September 26)
Late Entry Fee: $79.00 (NZD) per entry (September 27 – September 29)

Individuals (Students)
We have special pricing for students until September 26. You must provide proof of full-time study at the race pack collection.

10k and 5km options. Minimum age 13 years old. 

Standard Entry Fee: $35.00 (NZD) per entry (July 13 – September 26)

Late Entry Fee: $79.00 (NZD) per entry (September 27 – September 29)

Guys, Girls or Mixed. 10k and 5km options. Teams consist of 4 members. Mixed must consist of 2 guys and 2 girls. Minimum age 13 years old.

Standard Entry Fee: $180.00 (NZD) per entry (July 13 – September 26)

Late Entry Fee: $316.00 (NZD) per entry (September 27 – September 29)


Our Partners

Events like ours do not come together without a community of wonderful business partners. We are stoked to welcome onboard the following businesses:


OneStaff is a 100% NZ owned and operated group of companies specialising in construction, industrial and manufacturing recruitment.

Led by John Hyde (Dunedin Area Manager), the Dunedin recruitment branch is the most recent addition to the wider OneStaff Group. The team in Dunedin have a great knowledge of the local community which, along with their upfront and honest approach to recruitment, makes them the perfect team to support you in Dunedin.


Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Entries and Accounts

Contact Janelle

+64 21 023 49453


Christchurch Sponsors and Course

Contact Simon 

+64 21 892 098


Dunedin Entries and Accounts

Contact Janelle

+64 21 023 49453


Dunedin Sponsors and Course

Contact Ben 

+64 27 815 5799


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