Kaikoura Adventure Race

The Kaikōura Adventure Race is a traditional adventure race combining multiple disciplines including trekking, mountain biking and navigation into a complete journey. Team members race together and the courses are designed to challenge the strongest teams while still being achievable for all levels of fitness and abilities.

Four events are available for adult, school and family teams of 2 to 4 members:

  • 3 hours;
  • 6 hours;
  • 12 hours (adult teams only); and
  • 24 hours (adult teams only).

The 24 hour event includes packrafting as well as the other disciplines.

Date: Saturday 15th April 2023.
Start Time: TBC for the 24-hour race. 7am for the 12-hour race, 9am for the 6-hour race and noon for the 3-hour race. Briefings for the 6, 12 and 24 hour events will be held on the evening of Friday 14th April 2023.
Location: Secret location in the Kaikōura District.

  • Adult teams: From $95 per person (18+ years old) for the 3-hour event;
  • School teams: From $40 per person (high school students) for the 3-hour event; and
  • Family teams: $145 per adult and $70 per child (10+ years old) for the 6-hour event. $95 per adult and $40 per child for the 3-hour event.

Find out more about the Kaikōura Adventure Race, including how to enter. A late fee will apply to entries received after Thursday 31st March 2023.

The event is a fundraiser for adventure racing groups and Kaikōura High School.