In October 2019 Open Doors will be sending a team from New Zealand and Australian to South Korea to run, cycle and hike all while raising funds for the persecuted Church.

Each athlete is set the challenge of raising $10,000 for the persecuted church. Open Doors will distribute the money to support persecuted Christians in Asia.

Stuart Irvine

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Stuart Irvine will be running 21km in South Korea to raise funds for the persecuted church in Asia.

Iraq 2020

In October 2020, Open Doors will be sending a team of New Zealanders to Iraq to run, cycle and hike all while raising funds for the persecuted church. 

Life is increasingly difficult for Christians living in the Middle East. Iraq used to be home to 1.5 million Christians, but only 225,000 remain as a result of war, persecution and mass emigration. Whilst it has been safe for some Christians to return home, many have struggled to stay due to the lack of jobs. 

Together, Open Doors and the 4th Musketeer bring you Muskathlon Iraq. This trip is a unique opportunity to visit the church in the 13th hardest country in the world to be a Christian.

The funds you raise will enable Open Doors to continue to strengthen and encourage the church in the Middle East through our local partners who provide micro-loans, distribute Bibles, train church leaders, and supply emergency relief.

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“The week that I spent doing the Muskathlon in Lebanon changed my life and faith. As I ran, I realised that I was running to suffer with the persecuted church, to have but the tiniest glimpse into the lives of Christians in the Middle East.”

– Justine, 2018 Athlete & Open Doors Staff

Will You Make A Difference In 2020?


Challenge yourself to run a half (21km), full (42km) or ultra-marathon (63km).


This 120km ride will take you around mountain bends on both road and gravel tracks.


Hike 60km through windy roads surrounded by dense forest and hills.

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