Welcome to the Kaikōura Adventure Race!
Adventure Racing is a sport combining multiple disciplines including trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, and navigation, into a complete journey. Teams race together to overcome challenges and complete the stages back-to-back in the shortest time possible.
The Kaikōura Adventure Race is a traditional adventure race with 12, 6 and 3 hour course lengths on offer. All courses will be designed to ensure that the strongest teams are challenged while still being achievable for all. There will be short course options available to those teams unable to complete the full course in the allotted time.
Located in the Kaikōura District, just 2 hours drive north from Christchurch and 2 hours south from Blenheim, the exact location and course will be kept secret until closer to the event. At the pre-event briefing teams will be provided with marked maps and course notes which will provide valuable insight into the course ahead.
The event is hosted as a fundraiser for adventure racing groups and Kaikōura High School.
Saturday 26th October
12pm – Race Registration opens.
3pm – Event briefing and map handout.
3.15 pm – Prologue Start
6.15 pm – Prologue Finish
Sunday 27th October
8am – 12Hr race start.
10am – 6Hr race start.
12pm – 3 Hr race start.
Monday 28th October
10am – Prizegiving
There are a range of course lengths and categories to suit teams of all fitness and abilities.
Team Sizes – 2, 3 or 4 people.
Course Length – 3, 6 or 12 hours.
Age Categories – Open, Senior (over 50), School (all school age), Family (at least one adult with school age children).
Gender Categories – Male, Female, Mixed.
Teams entering the 12 Hr event can choose between kayaking and non-kayaking options. Kayaking is not available for the 3 and 6 hour race durations.
Teams entering kayaking must provide their own boats. Kayak hire is not included in the entry fee.
A local option for hiring kayaks is through Kaikoura Kayaks who have offered a special discounted rate of $40 pp for hire of double sea kayaks for the race.
Please contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Let him know the hire is for the race to receive the discounted rate. Kayak numbers for hire are limited.
The non-kayaking option will include mountain biking, trekking and navigation.