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Tough Guy & Gal Challenge

Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Event date: Thurs 24th May – Sat 18th August 2018
Registrations Open: 1st Feb 2018
Fundraising Open: Now


Event Profile

The Tough Guy & Gal Challenge is New Zealand’s biggest mud run series. The 6km or 12km courses are designed to get participants muddy while completing awesome obstacles including mud pits, net climbs, barb wire crawls, swamp crossings, climbing frames and tunnels. Whether your supporters are new to the Tough Guy & Gal Challenge or a repeat offender – they will be sure to have the time of their life. This year the event is aiming to raise $50,000!

Event Dates
Auckland: 23rd – 28th August
Hamilton: 6th – 10th June
Wellington: 24th – 6th May
Hawkes Bay:  29-30th July
Palmerston North: 3rd-4th August
Rotorua: 15th – 18th August

Asking your supporters to compete for you

It’s easy to make the most of the event opportunity. It all begins with asking your supporters to take part and support you by giving their effort and time. Make sure you ask:

  • Past supporters who have run, walked, ridden or swam for you previously
  • Both your one off and regular donors, by offering them another way they can support you with their effort
  • Your volunteers
  • Your charity’s staff
To make it really easy to ask them to participate, download an email template.

TOP TIP: If you are a non-featured charity we recommend acquiring fundraisers before they have registered for the event to ensure that they choose your charity to fundraise for. To help activate your supporters you can request a unique start fundraising charity url from our Customer Success Team which preselects your charity for your supporters. You can then send this out to your supporter database via email. Just ensure you remind them to register for the actual event!

Setting up a charity team

Setting up a fundraising team is a great way to build a sense of community for all your supporters in the event. Once you’ve created your charity team, make sure you invite anyone supporting you in the event to join. Need help setting up a charity team? download our guide here.

Charity resources

Supporter engagement

We recommend that you engage with your supporters by encouraging and thanking them for fundraising for your charity as part of their participation in the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge 2018. If you need help with your supporter engagement we have a dedicated Professional Services Team full of digital fundraising experts ready to help!