It’s time for the Challenge!

The time has come for competitors of the 2015 Burnie Challenge to test their strength in Burnie’s most extreme sporting event.

The Burnie Challenge is on this Sunday 29 March 2015, with the event kicking off at 10am at the Hellyer College oval.

Competitors will test themselves over a four kilometre course while trying to negotiate 15 muddy and muscle aching obstacles. However, if this course isn’t tough enough, competitors can also have a go at the inaugural Defence Force Recruiting Legacy Battle Run – an eight kilometre challenge that will certainly put people through their paces. The Legacy Battle Run, is specifically aimed at those who are physically fit as it takes advantage of the already muddy course from the Burnie Challenge with a few extra surprises thrown in. The Legacy Battle Run will follow the Burnie Challenge starting at 1pm and half of $20 entry fee will be donated to Legacy.

Mayor Anita Dow said, “The popularity of the Burnie Challenge has grown every year since its inception which is testament to the fantastic family friendly event that it is. Last year nearly 1,500 people took part and numbers are certainly encouraging for this year.

“The key to completing the course is teamwork, but the beauty of the Challenge is that it doesn’t matter if you enter as a team or an individual, because participants always get in and help each other out. The most important thing is to just have a lot of fun with it.

“The addition of the Defence Force Recruiting Legacy Battle Run this year, adds another dimension to the day for those who really want to test their limits,” she said.

Entries will be taken on the day, with registration opening at 9am. To save time, participants are asked to download the registration form from and bring it with them, along with the correct entry fee. The cost for the Burnie Challenge is $10 per person or $30 for a team of four.

Tips for participants:

  • Wear tight clothing – loose clothing becomes very heavy when covered in mud!
  • Bring a towel, change of clothes and a bag to put your dirty clothes in after the event
  • Make sure you bring plenty of family and friends to come and cheer you on
  • There will be a bbq on the day, so bring a few gold coins
  • Leave all valuables at home!

For more information about the Burnie Challenge visit

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728