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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.

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.
The 2017 Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge will be returning in December 2017.

2016 Event

Close to 800 people, representing 75 teams, took part in the Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge on Thursday 8 December 2016. Congratulations to all the participants, and winners:

Top Overall Team

  1. Spee D O BDO Northland
  2. Northtec
  3. Fast Fuso

Top Male / Female Overall

  1. Ben Hawkins (Keiths Athletics Try-Hards) / Ady Mckenzie (NorthTec)
  2. Jordan McIntyre (YHPJ chartered Accountants) / Caris Teo (Mill Road Vets)
  3. Jeremy Browne (Henderson Reeves Lawyers) / Ruth Hutchinson (Kensington Hospital Dynomos)

‘Big Boss’ Top Male / Female

  1. Jeremy Browne (Henderson Reeves Lawyers) / Jackie Lints (Educare)
  2. Scott Kennedy (Spee D O BDO Northland) / Adelle Allbon (Spee D O BDO Northland)
  3. Ross McFarlane (Keep on Truckin’ ) / Mandy Edge (A’fare Girls)

Team Industry Winner

  • Accounting/Finance/Insurance/Legal: Spee D O BDO Northland
  • Real Estate: Ray White
  • Government/Health/Education: Northtec
  • Sport and Leisure/Tourism: The Hotties – Whangarei House of Travel
  • Construction/Building/Transport: Robinson Asphalts
  • Retail/Hospitality: Fast Fuso
  • Communications/IT: Northpower
  • Volunteer Services: Whangarei Youth Space

Check out all the photos on our Facebook Page.
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