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Marokopa Munter

24hr Race | 14th - 15th Aug | Marokopa, Waikato, North Island

The first race in the A1 New Zealand Series will be the inaugural Marokopa Munter 24 Hour Adventure Race, on the 14-15th of October. The event will be held in the Marokopa/Waitomo area that is one of the North Island's best-kept secrets.

The region is packed with adventure potential and is just under a two hours drive from New Plymouth and 90 minutes from Hamilton, which makes it an easy access location from all over the North Island.

Teams should expect a good, tough examination of their route finding skills in New Zealand classic bush country. The organisers say teams should be warned: “you will need a high level of fitness, experience and skill - this is not an entry level race!”

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02

Bivouac AR

12hr Race | 11th Nov | Whangamata, Bay of Plenty, North Island

The second race in the A1 New Zealand Series is the Bivouac Outdoors Whangamata Adventure Race, on the 11th of November. The event will be held just 20 minutes from Whangamata, one of New Zealand's best locations for producing great adventure athletes. It must be something to do with the climate! 

These guys run a hugely popular, shorter, adventure race and we expect this event to be very well supported. The organising team are highly experienced adventure racers themselves, which should make for a demanding course over the 12hrs expected for the winning teams.

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03

SLMSC

24hr Race | 17th - 18th Nov | Alexandra, Otago, South Island

The third race in the A1 New Zealand Series is the Southern Lakes Multisport Club 24hr Adventure Race, on the 17th and 18th of November. The event is based close to Alexandra that will no doubt provide some awesome biking, trekking and paddling options. There are some big mountains around the area and teams could reasonably expect to get in some serious elevation gain (and loss).

Entry fee includes complimentary AR Duo kayaks and spraydecks, which makes things even, super simple and a good hit out/testing opportunity for those teams doing GODZone (who are providing the boats and spraydecks).

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04

ARC

24hr Race | 10th - 11th Feb | Coromandel, North Island

The fourth race in the A1 New Zealand Series is the Osprey Packs ARC 12hr Adventure Race, on the 10th of February 2018. You will get the chance to explore the oceans, rivers, coastlines, forests, bush and some of the hidden secrets of the Coromandel Peninsula, with some of your best friends. What could be better?

Some teams will be out to win. To outpace and outfox their rivals with cunning navigation choices and sound race strategies. Other teams will be out to have a great adventure and get themselves around the course.  The ARC is designed to satisfy and meet both of these different, but equally compelling, objectives.

This edition of the ARC will include 2 races.  A longer race that will take teams between 12 and 18 hours and a shorter race that will take teams between 6 and 10 hours.

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05

Absolute Wilderness

12hr Race | 17th Feb | Reefton, South Island

The fifth and final race in the A1 New Zealand Series is the Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race, on the 17th and 18th of February 2018, designed and organised by AR legend, Nathan Fa’avae. Teams of 3 or 4 compete against the course, the environment and some battle against each other in the race.

Teams are required to navigate a series of checkpoints using only a map and compass to guide them while transitioning between several disciplines, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Rafting and Navigation.

Teams will have to push their boundaries and nail their teamwork just to finish. Winning will require willpower to rush hard, mastery of all disciplines, and a little luck. The event welcomes all abilities with a range of course options and categories that will have teams on course between 3 and 24-hours.

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