Head to the square under Feilding's landmark clock tower on the last Friday of the school holidays, where town and country will meet for loads of family fun and activities including, Petting Zoo, Bouncy Castle, Gumboot Tossing, Potato Stamping, Face Painting, Sack Races, Egg & Spoon Races and much more!
Business teams will make a crazy dash in their weird, wild and wooly get-ups, as well as their gummies, down Manchester Street they'll run, in fierce ocmpetition, and through the Square they'll while businesses and locals cheer on their favourite team!
It's usually a hotly contended event, so dont miss the action.
The Business Gumboot Relay is a highlight of Rural Day and kicks off at 12noon. Teams will be made up of two males and two females...businesses may be creative and mix it up with another business or drag in sons, daughters, wives, husbands, mums or dads to field their team of four.
gumboot relay registrations now closed!
RURAL DAY GUMBOOT RELAY RULES:
PRIZES FOR BEST DRESSED - ANYTHING GOES SO GET CREATIVE!
Each team must consist of 2 x females and 2 x males
Only one pair of gumboots per team
The entire team must remain in the designated starting area, but clear of the transition area, at all times
Only the current course runner and the next due runner from each team can be in the transition area for the changing over of gumboots
The gumboots must stay on each team member’s feet whilst running the entire course
If the gumboot/s come off a runner on the course, they must go back to where they came off and boot/s be put back on
The gumboots stay on the runner’s feet until they enter the transition area where the gumboots are then passed to the next runner and are to be put on before leaving the area
All obstacles must be completed by each of the team members
There is no pushing, pulling or contact of any kind of opposing team members
If something happens to any team member while on the course, they must move to a side and not hold up other teams from completing an obstacle
Any rules not followed by a team or team member will have a 10 sec time penalty applied
The last runner of a participating team, who is first across the finish line, will be the winning team
The last runner’s whole body must be completely across the finish line
In the case of a dead-heat the judge may declare a draw
The judges’ decision is final and the judge will not enter into any discussion with an of the team captains/members
Discover friendly Feilding and Manawatū District NZ; a great place to stop, shop and eat while you play and explore our spectacular landscape from the mountains to the sea.
Community spirit is alive and well in friendly Feilding’s events. Our events help us to celebrate, encourage cultural and community interaction, enrich lives, and build memories.