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Kaikoura AR

24hr Race | 23 - 24 Apr 2022 | Kaikoura, South Island

The 2022 series kicks off on the South Island on 23 April with Kaikoura Adventure Race. Hosted by adventure racing mavens Tane Cambridge and Tim Farrant, this 24-hour race was a big success in its inaugural year and is back to deliver yet another epic race.

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Rangitikei AR

12hr Race | 14th May 2022 | Rangitikei, North Island

The 2nd race of the NZ series is the Rangitikei Adventure Race and is based around different sections of the Rangitikei River known as ‘The Jewel in the Crown’ of the region and thus gives its name to the surrounding district which in fact means “The Day of Striding Out” which is rather fitting for an adventure race!

At 240kms the Rangitikei River is one of New Zealand’s longest and most scenically stunning rivers. Its sheer vertical papa (clay) white cliffs (which are unique to this part of NZ) and deep canyons provide the perfect setting for adventure activities such as white water rafting and kayaking. The river is surrounded by some of the most scenic (and steep) farmland in NZ and is bordered by the Kaimanawa and Ruahine Ranges.

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Bivouac AR

12hr Race | 6-7 Aug 2022 | Whangamata, Bay of Plenty, North Island

The 3rd race in the A1 New Zealand Series is the Bivouac Outdoor Adventure Race in Whangamata.  Athletes will get to experience a mix of beautiful coastal beaches and native forest. The event requires no support crew and with Whangamata only being 2 Hours from Auckland Airport it’s easy for teams to get to from anywhere. There is also a range of other shorter events so bring the Family and all have a go. 

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Marokopa Munter

24hr Race | 12-13 Nov 2022 | Marokopa, Waikato, North Island

The 4th race in the A1 New Zealand Series will be the Marokopa Munter 24 Hour Adventure Race, on 12 Jan 2022.  All the latest details can be found here.

The rugged Waitomo area offers such a variety of spectacular terrain, mixed in with a healthy dose of rogaine, strategy and good old fashioned hills. The ‘Munter’ provides a quality hit out in preparation for GODZone at Rotorua, as well as an achievable race for intermediate level racers. Get 'Munted!

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True West

48hr Race | 1 - 4 Dec 2022 | New Zealand

Finally, the 2022 A1 NZ series will wrap up with the new 48 hr True West adventure race by Nathan Fa'avae on the South Island.  Not only will this race likely crown the next NZ adventure racing champions but also will be host to the first-ever A1 World Cup Final



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