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Kaikoura AR

24hr Race | 24 - 26 Apr 2021 | Kaikoura, South Island

We are excited to announce that the first race of the 2021 NZ series will be a new race - Kaikoura Adventure Race.  Hosted by adventure racing mavens Tane Cambridge and Tim Farrant, this new 24-hour race in North Canterbury promises a spectacular wilderness adventure challenge.

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Rangitikei AR

12hr Race | 29th May 2021 | Rangitikei, North Island

The 2nd race of the NZ series is the Rangitikei Adventure Race and is based around different sections of the Rangitikei River known as ‘The Jewel in the Crown’ of the region and thus gives its name to the surrounding district which in fact means “The Day of Striding Out” which is rather fitting for an adventure race!

At 240kms the Rangitikei River is one of New Zealand’s longest and most scenically stunning rivers. Its sheer vertical papa (clay) white cliffs (which are unique to this part of NZ) and deep canyons provide the perfect setting for adventure activities such as white water rafting and kayaking. The river is surrounded by some of the most scenic (and steep) farmland in NZ and is bordered by the Kaimanawa and Ruahine Ranges.

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Bivouac AR

12hr Race | 7 Aug 2021 | Whangamata, Bay of Plenty, North Island

The 3rd race in the A1 New Zealand Series is the Bivouac Outdoor Adventure Race in Whangamata.  Athletes will get to experience a mix of beautiful coastal beaches and native forest. The event requires no support crew and with Whangamata only being 2 Hours from Auckland Airport it’s easy for teams to get to from anywhere. There is also a range of other shorter events so bring the Family and all have a go. 

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Marokopa Munter

24hr Race | 22 Jan 2022 | Marokopa, Waikato, North Island

The final race in the A1 New Zealand Series will be the Marokopa Munter 24 Hour Adventure Race, on 22 Jan 2022.  This race was planned for Nov 2021 but due to COVID constraints has been moved... all the latest details can be found here.

The rugged Waitomo area offers such a variety of spectacular terrain, mixed in with a healthy dose of rogaine, strategy and good old fashioned hills. The ‘Munter’ provides a quality hit out in preparation for GODZone at Rotorua, as well as an achievable race for intermediate level racers. Get 'Munted!

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Best 3 of 4 races count

RACE 01 – KAIKOURA AR, South Island | Apr 23-24 |  24 hr

RACE 02 -  RANGITIKEI, North Island | May 14 |  12hr

RACE 03 – WHANGAMATTA AR, North Island |Aug 6 -7 |  12 hr

RACE 04 – MAROKOPA MUNTER, North Island | Nov 12-13 |  24 hr

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