Banks Peninsula Adventure Race


Sunday 1st of December 2019

Welcome to the homepage for the Banks Peninsula Adventure Race, an exciting new event run as a fundraiser for junior orienteering in Canterbury.

Adventure Racing is an exciting & challenging team sport. It involves travelling on foot and by mountain bike to collect checkpoints marked on a map. The course will take teams on an exciting, cross country adventure through native bush, streams, farmland and trails.  The course will be kept secret until the day before the race and you will receive your maps with your race packs so you can plan your strategy and route choice.

10hr Race
The 10 hour event is designed to be an exciting challenge for more experienced adventure racers. The fastest teams are expected to complete this course (including optional controls) in around 8 hours.

The navigation in the 10hr race will be challenging and will require a competent navigator in your team. There will also be technically challenging sections of mountain biking that may require riders to get off and walk.

To complete the 10 hour event you will need to be able to jog/walk approx. 20km off road, and mountain bike approx. 40km on hilly 4wd trails and gravel roads.

6hr Race
The 6 hour event is designed to be an easier introduction to the sport requiring a lower level of fitness and experience.

To complete the 6 hour event you will need to be able to jog/walk approx. 15km off road, and mountain bike approx. 25km on hilly 4wd trails.