Note: taken from emails sent in from competitors and volunteers to Victory Promotions post event.

Thank you so much for organizing this event. You created a fantastic weekend for us; catching up with friends, sightseeing Ohakune, racing through the fantastic scenery, and enjoying the beers afterwards! It was brilliant! Thanks to you, the marshals and all the volunteers for making this event happen!
Saskia van der Geest

The “Goat” is an awesome event. Great atmosphere and a good challenge. A good way to sort the men from the boys. There aren’t many better. See you next year.
Peter Karam

The goat race was a great event and very professionally managed from start to finish! I was impressed with everything your team did. Well done!
Graeme Woolmore

Hey guys, just letting you know that the race you organised was fantastic!!! This was my second ever adventure race and I can’t wait to do it again next year. I especially loved the finish line with everyone cheering and clapping. Thanks heaps:)
Jamie Headland

Hey Jason and Team – just wanted to say thanks for an awesome event on Saturday. I was making a return to off-road running after 5 years of total physical inactivity, and I could not have picked a better event to do this.
I had my bad moments near the end, but overall I loved the run and the race atmosphere was superb.Please say a special thanks to the Marshall sited at the very top of the climb out of the Waterfall – he was awesome – his words of encouragement gave me a real lift just when I needed it. That’s what this type of challenge is all about.

Mark Copeland

Congratulations on running a spectacular event. Not only the way you had the coordination of the marshals, the registration, and having chosen such a majestic location but you really know how to put together a prize giving that is quick, organised and above all fun. So many have lost sight of the reason why we do these events and fill it up with infomercials – well done.
Jo Pitkethley

On behalf of all the goat conquerors here at EFTPOS, I Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for organising a wonderful event.
The run itself was fantastic but the whole day was just a joy to be part of. From the encouraging support of the marshals to the BBQ and after party, it was just awesome!

Brent De Graaff

Thanks again for the opportunity to assist with The Goat. I had an awesome weekend working alongside a great crew and enjoyed meeting lots of the runners too. It really was a superb event!
Chantel Smith

I just wanted to say thank you for putting together such a fantastic event on Saturday. It was by far the best running event I have participated in -not only with the race location and the scenery, but also the way in which the whole event was organised.
The marshals on the course were amazing – so encouraging (even though we may not have shown our appreciation at the time, their support didn’t go un-noticed! It was more a case of us being just too tired to say thank you at the time). I also appreciated the way everyone who crossed the finish line was mentioned by name.
The race packs were ten times the size of any other race pack I have received, the sheer volume of spot prizes and the competitions at prize giving also made it a very memorable day.
Congratulations once again, I’ll be back next year!

Keri Devine

Great event thanks.
Andrew Walton

Congratulations, absolutely awesome event!!!! Thanks
Catherine Gillies

It was a really well run event. All the people with me and who I spoke to had a great experience and really enjoyed their day and the management of the race.
I am currently training for Coast to Coast and this was a great build up for me. So thanks! I appreciate you accepting my entry. It was a great day and a great challenge.

Tina Mathieson

Firstly, thanks again for a great event. It is one of the most-well organised and successful events I have ever attended. This comes from a group of 5 of us first timers. And apart from being absolutely buggered we are certainly looking forward at bettering the time next year.
Gary Howarth

I just wanted to thank Victory Events for an awesome event on Saturday – we all had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the awesome scenery and the challenge. We are all talking about doing it again next year with lots of new goals being set.
Thanks for the great organisation and please pass on our thanks to all your volunteers and in particular the checkpoint marshals along the way – they were always encouraging and supportive – (and nice to know they were there!) great stuff!

Paula Oude-Alink

It was a fantastic event again this year. Count me in next year.
Bruce Livingstone

Good to meet you at the after goat party, an excellent event overall, the body hurt so much on Sunday I hardly noticed the hangover!
David Colville

I thought I would drop you a line to congratulate you on running a great event. My mate Steve Scott & I took part & thoroughly enjoyed it (as much as you can enjoy busting your arse). The legs have stopped hurting at last! We are keen starters for next year.
Greg Wood

Thanks for a brilliant race.

Greg Knight