Canterbury Adventure Race

27th August 2022

Proudly supported by Bivouac Outdoor

Welcome to the Bivouac Outdoor Canterbury Adventure Race, an exciting event run as a fundraiser for Middleton Grange School. We are offering three categories this year, 3 hour, 6 hour, and 9 hour.

Event Timing

The times listed for each event below are the course closure times for each event (i.e the maximum time a team can spend out on the course). Most teams can expect to complete the course within this time, with winning teams taking around 2/3 of the allotted time. Teams that finish after the course closure time will be penalised a number of points per minute that they are late.

3hr Race

The 3hr event is designed for families and beginners to adventure racing. If you’re keen to try an adventure race but unsure if you could do it then this is the race for you. The navigation in this event will be easier than in the 6 hour event.

To complete the 3hr event you will need to be able to jog/walk approx. 5km off road, and mountain bike approx. 10km on forestry roads and singletrack. Competitive teams who are aiming to collect all the controls may end up doing more than the stated distances.

6hr Race

The 6 hour event is designed to be an achievable event for all competitors with a reasonable level of fitness and some navigational competency.

To complete the 6 hour event you will need to be able to jog/walk approx. 10km off road, and mountain bike approx. 30km on 4wd trails and singletrack. Competitive teams who are aiming to collect all the controls may end up doing more than the stated distances.

9hr Race

The 9 hour event is designed to be a challenging but achievable event for all competitors with a reasonable level of fitness and some navigational competency.

To complete the 9 hour event you will need to be able to run/jog approx. 20km off-road, and mountain bike approx. 50km on 4wd trails and singletrack. Competitive teams who are aiming to collect all the controls may end up doing more than the stated distances.