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RACE DATE 2018 –  11th August 2018 will be the next edition of the Whangamata Adventure Race. Entries opening soon.



We are excited to announce another edition of the Bivouac Outdoors Whangamata Adventure Race NOVEMBER 11th 2017. We know the last race has just been! But we have the opportunity to be part of a brand new NZ Adventure Race series. Top teams around NZ will be competing in a series of events to win an entry to GODZone Adventure!!!
There will the usual 6hr race and a traditional 12hr event. More details to come! Book in the date. Entries open shortly and we will have limited numbers so you’ll need to get in quick. Please tag and share this with your friends.





Here’s a few bits of helpful info for your weekend in Whangamata…..

PEDAL n PADDLE, our awesome local bike shop will be open late til 8:30 on Friday night for last min gear and servicing. If you need lights, tubes or anything else give them a ring on 07 865 8096 and they’ll put it asde for you.

PORT ROAD PROJECT, the best cafe in town and location for Friday night rego. You will be able to grab a coffee, beer or some food while you register. And I highly recommend checking out their lunch menu after prizegiving on Sunday.

SOUL BURGER, the best burgers in town and they are offering a generous $2 discount to all competitors. They will be cranking out the burgers on Saturday to feed as many of you as possible but may sell out! For the 12hr competitors finishing late email us if you want a burger and they will keep enough for you.

SUPERMARKET, the New World is open 7:30am – 8pm so make sure you get in early for your supplies!

Looking forward to seeing you all on the weekend.






As we have mentioned in the past your feet are so important while racing, choosing a shoe that is suitable for the terrain is also key to having a good race. We race in inov-8 and love them.
They are super comfy and have awesome grip for rock hopping, trekking down rivers and streams ( Hint, Hint) and through the mud. Check outBivouac Outdoor website or stores and pick up a pair to race in!! We recommenced the inov-8 Race Ultra 290 GTX Trail Racing Shoe or the Inov-8TerraClaw 250 Trail Running Shoe




Navigation is the most important discipline in Adventure Racing. Make sure you make navigation part of your training. Smart teams with good nav often beat fitter/faster teams (and enjoy it more).

Check out this article for some great nav tips.