Support the Wairua Project

Over the next decade, 2019 – 2029,  the Wairua project will create an artefact in the form of documentaries and research projects that will attempt to map the powerful, often invisible drivers of the human spirit in response to extreme physical demands.

Year One Support (Hurt Hawaii 2019) Now Open

Wairua (human spirit or soul) will be explored in the testing environment of  ultra-endurance running, through tracking a single endurance athlete, Jamie Milne, as he competes in ten of the the world's most challenging and arduous ultra-marathons, starting in 2019 with the Hurt 100 held in Hawaii.

Jamie is a New Zealand Maori who has a reputation and track record of undertaking unachievable tasks and exposing himself to extreme physical adversity. As Jamie pushes himself beyond  his physical and mental boundaries, and uncovers not only his vulnerabilities but his response to these, the non-tangible, motivational drivers of the human  spirit will be exposed and documented. Each event will be also approached with a specific focus on delivering relevant content in response to current gaps in physical response and mental training research, as well as public interest and newly identified trends in the media.

Wairua is a multifaceted kupu (wording) and offers great depth of meaning, both in the physical and metaphysical sense. The word Wairua can be broken down Wai can mean special or unique and Rua can mean to contain. A multilayered man and a proud Māori, connected to his people and to his land, Jamie puts not just himself on the line for Wairua, but also his fundamental essence of being and his place in his community and the world. The obstacles Jamie will be tasked to confront and overcome each year will challenge us all, but the results cannot fail to be inspiring and enlightening.

Become part of Wairua

Your donation or sponsorship is gratefully received.

Your support and funding of this project will enable the steps needed to capture not only the annual challenges but the preparation and personal investment of Jamie and the team members to share with the wider audience. The accompanying research will bring forth additional outcomes and contribute to the knowledge and discussions within the academic and health professional arena.

Supporter Donations can be made to Wairua via chuffed.org

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Year One Commercial Sponsorship Packages

Bronze Sponsorship

$500

Year One Bronze Sponsorship

Bronze Sponsors receive the following:

  • Your business logo will be displayed on the Wairua Spirit Website
  • Your business logo will be displayed on Wairus Spirit social media platforms
  • Your business logo will be displayed on Wairua Spirit Team Apparel
Silver Sponsorship

$3000

Year One Silver Sponsorship

Silver Sponsors receive the following:

  • Your business name and logo will be displayed on the Wairua Spirit and JMT social media platforms - currently over 3000 followers
  • Your business name and logo will be displayed on the Wairua Spirit website
  • Your business logo will be displayed on Wairua Spirit Fundraising Platforms
  • Your business logo will appear on Wairua Team Apparel
Gold Sponsorship

$5000

Year One Gold Sponsorship

Gold Sponsors receive the following: 

  • Your business logo will be displayed in the documentary film by Shot Imagery (an $85,000 Documentary film)
  • Your business name and logo will be displayed on the Wairua Spirit and JMT social media platforms - over 3000 followers
  • Your business name and logo will be displayed on the Wairua Spirit website
  • Your business logo will be displayed on Wairua Spirit Fundraising Platforms
  • Your business logo will appear on Wairua Team Apparel
Platinum Sponsorship

$20,000

Year One Platinum Sponsorship

Platinum Sponsors receive the following: 

    • A featured interview in the Wairua Spirit documentary
    • Your business name and logo will be featured and displayed in the documentary film by Shot Imagery (An $85,000 Documentary film)
    • Your business name will be mentioned personally by Jamie Milne on live broadcasts
    • Your business name and logo will be listed on the Wairua Spirit website
    • Your business name and logo will be displayed and mentioned across Wairua Spirit and JMT social media platforms - over 3000 followers
    • A regular social media post of your business on the Wairua Spirit Facebook page
    • Your business name and logo will be displayed on all Wairua Spirit Fundraising Platforms
    • Your business name and logo will be displayed on all  Wairua Spirit Team Apparel