June 2016 Venue: Porirua Harbour, Onepoto Rowing Club/Mana Kayak Racing Clubrooms Entry Info: Enter Online at by clicking here, or on the day (please bring the entry form from the website) see below.
This 10km race will be split into 3 races (2 for younger paddlers) with points for each race of the series.
The home straight follows alongside the Waiau River and back to the Control Gates.
In 2013 the men's record was beaten by Martin Dent with a time of 4h33m37s surpassing the record of 4h37m41s was which held by Phil Costley, who in December 2005 beat Russell Hurring's previous record of 4h41m32s (set in 1993).
The nature of the web requires that one site links to others and they link to others and they link to others… These links will guide you though to sites of relevance to adventure racing and its related disciplines. Team websites A few adventure racing teams now have their own websites.
Sunday is the main event with the 13 km and also 4 km longer course options The Whanganui River Challenge creates a spectacle of multiple types of craft decorating the Whanganui River, including kayaks (single and double), ocean skis, rowing doubles and quads, waka ama, surf skis, surf lifesaving canoes, SUP and Canadian canoes.
In 2009, one of the competitors, Malcolm Law, completed the run as the last stage in a "7-in-7 challenge", Also in 2009, Murray Thomas returned from overseas to complete his 21st challenge, Ray Willett (Te Anau) completed his 21st challenge and Alan Reid completed his 21st event from 22 starts (Alan withdrew during the 2006 event due to injury/knee surgery issues).
Such an event requires a large support team to operate the checkpoints, provide communications, first aid and other services.
Nearly 200 local people contribute in some way to ensure that the event runs smoothly.
Thousands of voluntary hours go into organising the race but it is worth all the effort to make it a major highlight on the Fiordland Calendar.
The Event has a 14km course from Petone around both Matiu and Makaro Islands and back with the 7km short course along the Petone Foreshore up the Hutt river around the road bridge and back.