Adventure racing in Hawke's Bay

Do you love the outdoors and have a hankering to explore? This spring and summer, Hawke's Bay is hosting some of the most exhilarating adventure races in the country.

With courses set among stunning rivers, parks and forests, it's a great way to experience the region and feel an epic sense of achievement.

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The Spirited Women | 30 September - 2 October 2022

The Spirited Women is an all women’s adventure race located in Central Hawke's Bay. Travelling in teams of four, navigate your way around a secret course by foot, mountain bike, and kayak, completing a few surprise mystery activities along the way—where no prior experience is needed!

The Spring Challenge is one of the gems of New Zealand adventure racing, where up to 480 teams of three women take part in a thrilling adventure that includes rafting/kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and orienteering. Choose from 3-hour, 6-hour and 9-hour events.

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GeoQuest | 20 - 23 January 2023

The GeoQuest 48-hour Adventure Race is the ultimate test of your physical and mental limits. Teams of four compete in the non-stop adventure race together - trekking, mountain biking, and kayaking. There are two courses to choose from, the Full Course and the Geo-Half. More details at the link below!

When you’re not busy running, biking or kayaking, enjoy a fabulous weekend with your friends and families in Hawke’s Bay. 

Food and Wine Country is full of hidden gems and secret spots just waiting to be discovered.

Check out our itineraries for some Hawke's Bay long weekend inspiration.