Coromandel, North Island | 24hr | 7-8 Mar
Wanaka, South Isnald | 2 day | 28-29 Mar
Kaikoura, South Island | 24hr | 25-27 Apr
Whangamata, North Island | 12hr | 8 Aug
Marokopa, North Island | 24hr | Oct
Adventure 1 is on a roll and now it's time to jump across the pond to New Zealand, the heartland of adventure racing where, unlike Australia and South Africa no animals are out to kill you.. Bonus! Once again it's a five race series, best three of five races count to your season total and you can use up to seven team members across the season.
The 2019 season finale, Marokopa Munter in November, will decide this year’s national Adventure Racing Champions including the winners of the much sought after ticket to the sold out 2020 GODZone expedition race.
The 2020 series then kicks off on the North Island on 7 March with a 20th year edition of the Adventure Racing Coromandel (ARC) race: " Raiders of the Last ARC". After 20 years of organising New Zealand’s longest running adventure race, event organisers and passionate AR advocates Andy Reid and Keith Stevenson still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Drawing inspiration from the Australian race, the Rogue Raid, the course will adopt a rogaine format that will be sure to challenge the countries best navigationally, strategically and physically across an amazing wilderness course.
On 28 March, the A1 series heads to the South Island for X4. As a part of the Red Bull Definance event, X4 offers up something different to the adventure racing scene with teams able to put their raw power on show over a spectacular marked course through the South Island Alps.
Following X4, we are excited to announce that the series will be joined in April by the 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.
Later in August, the A1 series heads back to the North Island for 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.
Finally, the 2020 A1 NZ series will wrap up with the 24hr Marokopa Munter where the 2020 series champions will likely be crowned. 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!
Details for the full series are as follows:
Race 01: ARC, Coromandel, North Island | 24hr | March 7-8
Race 02: X4, Wanaka, South Island | 2 day | March 28-29
Race 03: Kaikoura Adventure Race, Kaikoura, South Island | 24hr | April 25-27
Race 04: Bivouac Outdoor Adventure Race, Whangamata | 12hr | August 8
Race 05: Marokopa Munter, Marokopa, North Island | 24hr | October tba
Not only is a ranking within New Zealand's national series on the line, but we are now offering a free entry to Australia's newest and highly successful expedition race the Raid 100. The Raid 100 is a world first: a rogaine format, expedition length Adventure Race. The Raid 100 saw a strong contingent of Kiwi's cross the ditch for the inaugural race in 2019. The Trans-Tasman rivalry is set to continue with a spectacular course set for the Norther Rivers region of NSW in early May, 2021.