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Rasdex Classic River Race Series

Join this river race series on the Waimakariri River. The series includes three prologue events before the iconic ​Classic River Race in January 2021.

The Waimakariri River is a braided grade 2 river that gives the paddler the opportunity to paddle through some breathtaking scenery.

Prologue Events

These are 15km races that are a great way to get some river racing experience in preparation for the Classic.

Dates:

  • Sunday 11th October 2020;
  • Sunday 1st November 2020; and
  • Sunday 22nd November 2020.

Start Time: 9.30am. Registration from 8am and briefing for all competitors at 9am.
Start Location: End of Woodstock Road (View Hill).
Cost:

  • Individuals: $25 for CRNZ affiliate club members, and $35 for non-members. An additional $10 fee will apply to on-the-day entries.
  • Double: $45 for CRNZ affiliate club members, and $55 for non-members. An additional $20 fee will apply to on-the-day entries.
Classic River Race

This is New Zealand's premier kayak race - a 67km event over the same course as the kayak leg of the Coast to Coast.

Date: Saturday 16th January 2021.
Start Time: 9am. Registration from 7am and briefing for all competitors at 8.30am.
Start Location: Mount White Bridge (off State Highway 73).
Cost: A $30 late fee will apply to entries received after 12th December 2020.

  • Individuals: $150 for CRNZ affiliate club members, and $180 for non-members.
  • Double: $280 for CRNZ affiliate club members, and $310 for non-members.

Find out more about the Rasdex River Race Series, including how to enter. Receive a 20 percent discount if you enter all four events in the series until 10th October 2020.