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Whanganui River Challenge

Whanganui River Challenge

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  • Sat 31 Oct ’15, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 1 Nov ’15, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Kowhai Park, Anzac Parade, Whanganui


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Plasitc Funtastic: $10.00
  • 200m 4-6 person team: $75.00
  • 4k & 13Km individual: $25.00
  • 4k & 13Km 2 person team: $35.00
  • 4k & 13Km 4-6 person team: $75.00

The Whanganui River Challenge is back for another year and will run over two days (Oct 31-1 Nov) to include the new 'Cash 4 Clubs' concept where clubs will accumulate points for every entry and placing they get.

A number of event options over the weekend include 200m team boat sprint races open to rowing and paddle craft that consist of: 6 person Waka Ama, K4 (four person flat water sprint racing kayaks), Quad rowers, Surf Life Saving NZ Surf Canoes and Surf boats. In order to get through the heats, semis and finals for the 200m sprints, each discipline will be limited to 16 crews - so get your club entries in early to avoid disappointment!

The 4km and 13km races are open to singles and team boats consisting of Rowing doubles/quads, Waka Ama OC1-OC6, SUP, Kayaks, Ocean Skis, SLNZ canoes/boats/skis, and open Canadian canoes. And finally, the Plastic Funtastic races open to everyone from kids and families to corporate teams battling it out for bragging rights. Craft options for this fun race include plastic sit on top, kayak, Canadian or sea kayaks.

Racing on both days start and finish alongside the banks of Kowhai Park Reserve, Anzac Parade, Wanganui in the heart of the city, with great viewing and plenty of action. Saturday’s racing will start at 10am while racing on Sunday will start at 10:30am and will continue until 4pm. Find us on facebook for entry forms and more race information. Get your club to the Whanganui River Challenge Cash 4 Clubs Event for a show down and be in for a chance at the cash prize!

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