Tough Guy and Gal season is starting in New Zealand for 2016, and I’ve joined the Golden Runner team to get involved with fundraising because I want to make a difference – both to the charity Cure Kids and to the people they support, but also to inspire people to improve their health and wellbeing through a unique, enjoyable physical event.
My aim is to raise $500 for Cure Kids, by challenging myself to run the Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge in Palmerston North on May 28th.
If we can reach the target, I get free entry to run the race, Cure Kids gets the raised money, and hopefully some people will get inspired to get muddy and physically active.
Obstacle course racing has become my passion, and I would love to pursue it by entering races around the country. It’s an amazing sport where races combine trail running, road running, and cross country running with obstacles. Many obstacles are similar to those used in military training, while others are unique to obstacle racing. As a mass-participation sport, fun runners and serious athletes alike often enter races.
To run this race I’m currently training 3 or 4 days a week. As shown in the updates and photos I’ll be posting on the campaign page.
More about me
I’m 27 years old and live in Wanganui with my partner and two young children. My athletic background has included practicing parkour for 8 years, regularly training natural movement outdoors, and recently getting into obstacle course racing.
How you can get involved
You can enter the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge yourself. As NZ’s largest mud run series, there are events all around the North Island catering from people wanting to give it a go, to weekend warriors, or even to serious mud runners looking to qualify for the Championships.
How you can help
Any money you donate goes to Cure Kids, a charity dedicated to funding research to find cures to serious health conditions that affect many of our children. Research is currently being done across a range of health conditions, including cystic fibrosis, cot death (SUDI), stillbirth, child cancer, rheumatic heart disease, asthma, inherited heart conditions and mental health conditions, among others.
Please help me help Cure Kids by giving whatever you can using the ‘Give Now’ button on the campaign page.
Or, the more people that know about Cure Kids the greater their impact so please share this page on social media or with your friends and family.
Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!
Money raised so far:
- Mr Bell
Still to go:
In support of this campaign, I’ll be writing some articles aimed at helping those new to obstacle racing. These will be provided free – but in return I ask that you consider contributing to the campaign. Stay tuned for these articles.