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; and
  • 48 hours (adult teams only).

The 48 hour event includes packrafting as well as the other disciplines.

Date: Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April 2024.
Start Time: 10am on Friday for the 48 hour race (briefing at 7.30am on Friday). 7am on Saturday for the 12-hour race, 9am for the 6-hour race and noon for the 3-hour race. Briefings for the 6 and 12 hour events will be held on Friday evening. The briefing for the 3 hour event will be held at 10.15am on Saturday.
Location: Secret location in the Kaikōura District.

  • Adult teams: From $115 per person (18+ years old) for the 3-hour event;
  • School teams: From $60 per person (high school students) for the 3-hour event; and
  • Family teams: $165 per adult and $90 per child (10+ years old) for the 6-hour event. $115 per adult and $60 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 Monday 1st April 2024.

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