Endurance Challenge Takes Mazda to More New Heights

30th September 2014

After reaching new heights with its new-generation carline offering, Mazda New Zealand is teaming up with Malcolm Law as he attempts one of New Zealand’s most ambitious challenges to date, the High Five – 0 Challenge.

Beginning 7 February 2015 Malcolm will start his journey to scale 50 peaks in 50 days, the equivalent of 50 mountain marathons in as many days, in an effort to raise $250,000 for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and to help create awareness around the issues surrounding depression and other mental health illnesses.

To shoulder the load, the High Five-0 Challenge team will be supported with a branded Mazda BT-50 to transport the team and their essentials throughout the challenge and help raise awareness as Malcolm undertakes his expedition through some of wildest parts of the country.

Glenn Harris, General Manager, Vehicle Sales and Marketing, Mazda New Zealand, says that when Mazda came across Malcolm’s story they couldn’t help but be moved by the magnitude of the challenge and the motivation behind it.

“Malcolm’s determination to conquer a challenge of this scale is quite remarkable and all while raising money for a great cause. As a company founded on that same challenger spirit, we’re looking forward to helping Malcolm achieve his goals through the High Five-0 Challenge.”

Malcolm Law, says it was a perfect fit to get Mazda on-board.

“A serious consideration for me and the team is to have a vehicle that is large enough to fit in all our equipment and can handle the all-terrain environment that we will need to traverse.”

“I’ll be covering the length and breadth of the country for this epic challenge and due to the extreme nature of the terrain we need a vehicle that can transport me and the team to our destinations easily and efficiently and simply cope with more of everything. The Mazda BT-50 is the perfect vehicle for the job and I’m delighted to have the Mazda team on board, supporting me with this ambitious quest.”

To date Malcolm and his team of fundraisers have raised over $130,000 for the Mental Health Foundation.

Across the course of the challenge Malcolm will be ascending more than 101,000 metres, the equivalent to 530 ascents of the Sky Tower, running approximately 10 hours each day and climbing mountains up to 2,000 metres above sea level.

To show your support for Malcolm as he undertakes this epic challenge, please visit www.high50.org.nz to donate. For updates from Malcolm and to follow his journey visit www.facebook.com/high50challenge

BT-50 commercialcare disclaimer

** is also available to new BT-50 owners where every scheduled service completed by Mazda specialist technicians for a 3 year/100,000km term (whichever wherever occurs first) will cost no more than $200 (incl. GST) per service for models built after 1 November 2012. *** 3,350kg applies to earlier models.

* whichever occurs first