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Muddy Wellingtonians enjoyed braving the crazy course. Muddy Wellingtonians enjoyed braving the crazy course. CREDIT: Warrior Dash
Wellingtonians were knee deep in the mud. Wellingtonians were knee deep in the mud. CREDIT: Warrior Dash

The World's Largest Running Series Successfully Invades Wellington

Thursday 21 March 2013, 6:24PM
By Warrior Dash
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WELLINGTON CITY

Wellingtonians were knee deep in mud this weekend when the world’s largest running series Warrior Dash made its mark on the community.

The event saw over 1,000 people descend on the Battleground throughout the day including those who braved the course as well as those who came to enjoy the craziest frickin’ festival of their lives!

Participants battled it out against insane obstacles on a wild 5km course and after finishing the course, partied in the festival area with live music, turkey legs and beer.

The New Zealand Red Cross were the official charity partner of the event and saw participants register and fundraise for their charity with charitable dollars going towards the charity’s relief work aid to the New Zealand community.

“We couldn’t be happier with how the event turned out. We saw the Wellington community rally behind this internationally successful running series as well as fundraise for one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded charities, the New Zealand Red Cross.

“It was great to see every get down and dirty in the mud and we cannot wait to come next year with a bigger and better event.” Said Warrior Dash Event Manager, Alicia Hannon.

Rory Sullivan of Wellington not only conquered the Battleground but also finished first overall with a time of 27 minutes and 35 seconds with the fastest women overall, Lillia Csorgo  completing the hellish course in 00:32:25.

The day went off without a hitch with no notable incidents reported and the event will be back with a whole new set of obstacles in 2014.

Warrior Dash will continue its journey to Auckland where the next event will be held on April 6. Auckland will see NRL legend Ruben Wiki participate along with his wife Santa.

For further information on Warrior Dash, visit www.warriordash.co.nz