Mon 1st March 2020, 8:45 am

Sorry guys, we aren't able to run the 4 Legged in March 2020

We are looking to Ramble in spring so keep working on your team building skills until we are back in touch with a new date.

Tue 29th October 2019, 9:50 am

The 4 Legged Date change for 2020!

The 4 Legged Race / Ramble / Recce date for 2020 has been moved by one day to Sunday the 29th March 2020!.

Mon 11th March 2019, 12:30 pm

The 4 Legged Date is set for 2020!

The 4 Legged Race / Ramble / Recce date for 2020 is set - prepare your training for the big day on Saturday the 28th March 2020!.

Wed 6th March 2019, 9:10 am

Race & Ramble Instructions

The Race and Ramble instructions for the day are now posted at On The Day.

Tue 5th March 2019, 12:20 pm

Photos from Woodlands Stud over the weekend, including the bike track!

As you can see it is a Grade 4 track. Even walking it can be tricky as Jo, our Rambler Wrangler, showed!

Woodlands Stud
Woodlands Stud
Woodlands Stud
Woodlands Stud
Woodlands Stud
Tue 26th Febuary 2019, 5:30 pm

Horse Riders

If anyone of the Race teams still need riders and horses can they please confirm with us.

Tue 26th Febuary 2019, 09:00 am

Mountain Bike Practice Ride

4pm this Sunday (3rd March) at Woodlands Stud.

Horse Riders Practice Rides

1pm this Sunday (3rd March) at Woodlands Stud.

6pm next Tuesday (5th March) at Woodlands Stud.

Course Marshals Needed

As always the 4 Legged doesn’t happen without lots of marshalling. So if you have Saturday morning March 9 free, we would love to have your help as a Marshal.

Mon 18th Febuary 2019, 09:25 am

Get your eye in Ramblers

2018 saw the Rambling Teams surprising our Gun Master with their shooting prowess. So back by popular demand there will be a shooting section in this year’s Ramble. All the practice with your BB gun in the back paddock is not going to prepare you…. But feel free to give it a go.

Scouts to watch over the Ramblers

After much skull duggery amongst the Rambling teams last year (yes you know who you are) we are bringing in the Scouts this year to conduct and watch over one of the challenges. There will be no sleight of hand this year with all those young eyes on the Rambling teams.

Horse Riders

If you need a rider for your team please get in touch, so that we can allocate Riders to teams.


The 4 Legged website can now take your entries, we would welcome your entries to allow us to better plan for the day. Thanks!

Tue 12th Febuary 2019, 09:00 am

There is a mountain bike practice ride, meeting at 3.45pm this Sunday (17th Feb) for those riders wanting to practice the technical section.

This year there are two options for the mountain bike – technical or non technical.

To ride the Technical track on race day you need to have practiced it prior to the race day. So here is your first chance to give it a try.

3.45pm Sunday 17th Feb at Woodlands Stud

Mon 4th February 2019, 1:00 pm

Woodlands Stud still has a tinge of green as the farm quickly dries out in this hot weather.

The view is of the downhill run and mountain bike back to base camp.

Woodlands Stud
Wed 16th January 2019, 12:15 pm

We understand the Mountain Bike Tracks in the forest have been repaired. Our Course Director is popping up for a ride over the course shortly. His advice for our Mountain Bikers regardless of the repairs is that “you need to be a competent rider or very competent at pushing your bike”.

The order of events this year will be

  • Kayak
  • Horse Ride
  • Run
  • Mountain Bike Glory across the Finish Line!

We are so grateful that our community, competitors, and sponsors give their time, energy, and support to the 4 Legged, knowing that everything we raise goes to the Painga Project.

Painga simply means ‘well-being’. With the Painga Project, we are focused on the health and well-being of students, families and their communities in low decile South Auckland primary and intermediate schools.

We start at primary and intermediate level because childhood inequality begins at the school gate and it should not become a life sentence. We strive to reduce inequality by supporting and creating innovative programmes early in a student’s education. All students deserve to be able to see what their future can be. This is the age when students either step forward into further education or fall back into a life of hardship and poverty.

While there are many interventions and programmes available for secondary schools, we were drawn to the stark realisation that for many primary and intermediate aged students there are very few enabling opportunities available to them. Without a glimpse into what their future can be, there is a real risk that these students completely disengage with education and are lost to themselves, their families and our communities.