Spring Challenge Greymouth 2021

Oct. 1, 2021
Grey District

Welcome to the Torpedo7 Spring Challenge Women's Adventure Race

The event is one of the gems of New Zealand adventure racing, where up to 480-teams of 3-women take part in a thrilling adventure that includes rafting / kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and navigation.
The event was the vision and creation of 6 x Adventure Racing World Champion, and winner of Eco Challenge ‘The World’s Toughest Race’ - Nathan Fa'avae

October 1st-3rd 2021

Entries open October 1st, 2020, 7:00pm



Greymouth will be the destination for the 15th Spring Challenge, all women adventure race.

Spring Challenge is one of the gems of New Zealand adventure racing, where teams of three women take part in the adventure that includes rafting, mountain biking, hiking and orienteering.

The event first began in 2007 in the village of Hanmer Springs with 327 women entering, making it the highest participated adventure race in NZ at the time. The following year in Kaikoura 600 women took part. The event continued to grow as it toured to Nelson Lakes National Park, Motueka, Marlborough, Methven. In 2013 the event was held in Gibbston (Queenstown) with 960 entrants. Hokitika 2014 hosted 1050, Wanaka in 2015 with 1260 entrants. Golden Bay had 1350-taking part. 2017 in Geraldine set a new record of 600-teams but it was decided that the event was to big so for 2018 it was capped at 450-teams for Westport. In 2019 Cromwell there were 480-teams exploring the iconic Bendigo Station. 2020 had 465-teams in Christchurch racing.

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