Canterbury Students "Muddy Motivated"

Monday, 20 June, 2016

Over 1,000 enthusiastic participants proved why schools across Canterbury are so “muddy motivated” – with teachers and students alike looking forward to this event all year long.

The 2016 UC Education Mud Run saw 35 schools from all across Christchurch, and from as far afield as Mt Hutt, Timaru and Cheviot, taking part.

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Full Results - Competitive (4 person team)

Full Results - Non-competitive (2-3 person team)

Although the temperature never budged beyond 10 degrees Celsius, the day was full of excitement and energy, and spectacular fancy dress on display only added to the atmosphere.

Cashmere High School earned the Mai FM Corporate Box, with the most students registered of any school participating – 131 students in total.

This year will be remembered for the calibre of costumes, which are known for getting “better and better each year,” according to Sport Canterbury Event Manager Lucy Ryan.

1st Place - King Kong (Papanui High School) - dressed as King Kong

2nd Place - Outstanding in the Field (Hillmorton High School) - dressed as scarecrows

3rd Place – Steiner Maidens (Christchurch Rudolf Steiner) - dressed as Avatars

“On behalf of Sport Canterbury and all of the schools involved, we would like to recogise Nick and the team at UC Education for their tremendous support of this very special event over the past four years.

“We also wish to thank Suli Tuitaupe the warm-up extraordinaire from UC Education, and Les Mills, Mai FM, Thermatech and Synlait, for providing the much-needed hot showers after the event. Thanks to all the marshals out on course as well as Civil Defence. Kath and Kim from Mud Sweat &Tears put together the course, and Motukarara Race Course and Sports Centre provided us with amazing facilities.”

About the UC Education Mud Run

UC Education is back on board for the fourth year in a row, and they can’t wait to see what unique costumes come out of the fancy dress parade this winter!

Welcoming all secondary schools across the Greater Christchurch and Canterbury region, the UC Education Mud Run returned in 2016 on Sunday 19 June.

Teams of four had a unique opportunity to dress up and take on a five kilometre obstacle course known for a bit of mud, a few challenges and heaps of entertainment!

Participants do not need sporting or athletic experience; it's all about 'having a go,' having fun with friends and going at your own pace. (We've seen teams crawl the entire way!)

The cost is $25 per students - teachers enter for FREE!

Prizes Include:

1st Place Girls’ Team,1st Place Boys’ Team, 1st Place Mixed Team

Best Dressed Teams

Best Dressed Teacher

Muddiest Teams

Every school that enters 20 teams of four receives the 21st  team entry FREE!

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