21 May 2024

Obstacle racing in Aotearoa, an explainer

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 21 May 2024

Kevin Ford and his partner Jules are the folk behind Nelsons Obstacle Park - the only permanent obstacle course racing park in the country.

They provide world-class facilities and opportunities for athletes to compete in the sport of Obstacle Racing.

Yes, you heard that right - obstacle racing is a sport, and in fact it's one of the sports set to be part of the 2028 Olympics.

Later this week the park is set to host it's annual Wairua Warrior event. We speak to Kevin.

Nelson Obstacle Park

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