My Next Challenge helps you find your next Multisport event in New Zealand. From Paddle, Run, MTB multisport events to Adventure Race, Rogaine and SwimRun events, challenge yourself, be inspired and get active!

22 Multisport events
Fine Signs Crazyman 2023
image descriptionLower Hutt Wellington

Established in 1991, the Crazyman is one of NZ's longest running multisport events. Based around the icon outdoor elements of Wellington's Hutt City this 54k scenic tour showcases the hills, beaches, harbour and river that make our Capital the outdoor wonderland that it is.

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The James Alpine Adventure Race 2024
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

Want to truly experience all the magnificent environments the iconic St James Station behind Hanmer Springs has to offer, then choose your combination of four stages - Swim 1.

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The James Macpac Mountain Man Xtreme 2024
image descriptionHanmer Springs Canterbury

“Are You Tough Enough” – This is the new benchmark for one day multisport races and without a doubt NZ's toughest one day multisport challenge!

The "James" Macpac Mountainman is basically a full-on off road multisport event of Ironman proportions: Swim 2km, MTB 100km & finish with a 50km cross country...

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Kathmandu Coast to Coast 2024
image descriptionKumara Beach West Coast

Held every February, the Kathmandu Coast to Coast race starts on the West Coast, at Kumara Beach and traverses the width of the South Island, crossing the main divide and finishing on the East Coast with the finish at the Pier on New Brighton Beach in Christchurch.

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Spirited Women - All Women's Adventure Race Cromwell 2024
image descriptionCromwell Otago

The Spirited Women - All Women's Adventure Race will take place in stunning Cromwell from the 9th - the 11th of February 2024. Teams of four women will take part in a short, medium or long course adventure in the great outdoors.

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Rat Race Tip to Town 2024
image descriptionNorthland and Auckland Northland

New Zealand’s North Island is awash with adventure and our route seeks to join the dots between many of its most treasured locations, through a multi-sport adventure tour-de-force featuring running, hiking, a huge chunk of insanely good gravel biking and a hearty dose of sea kayaking.

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GODZone Adventure
image descriptionSouth Island

GODZone Adventure is New Zealand's only multi-day, non-stop, expedition-style adventure race, with the 2023 event being hosted in the South Island (location tbc).  

The Southern Traverse course will take competitors through some of the most breathtaking locations in the South Island in an expedition-style adventure.

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Summer Challenge Women's Adventure Race 2024
image descriptionAkaroa Canterbury

The Summer Challenge will be held in stunning Akaroa from the 1-3 of March 2024.

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Northpower Wild Kiwi 2024
image descriptionWhangarei Heads Northland

The Northpower Wild Kiwi is back for 2024 taking place on the 16th of March. The Northpower Wild Kiwi takes place at stunning Whangarei Heads which offers incredible views, amazing beaches, tracks and trails.

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The Gorge Adventure Race
image descriptionLora Gorge Southland


The Gorge Adventure Race, is an Adventure Race including biking, trekking, orienteering and more! Racing around stunning farmland that backs onto the Hokonui Hills, river crossings, bush gullies and views to Stewart Island, you’ll be never lacking something different to look at.

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Rat Race The Corker 2024
image descriptionBlenheim Nelson Marlborough Tasman

A stunning Coast to Coast run, bike and kayak adventure across New Zealand’s legendary Abel Tasman and Marlborough Sounds National Parks, finishing amongst the famous vineyards of the Marlborough winelands.

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Xterra Rotorua Festival 2024
image descriptionRotorua Bay of Plenty

The XTERRA Rotorua Festival 2024, will take place on the 6th of April.  

The XTERRA Rotorua Festival offers multiple events from the Xterra Triathlons to three Trail Run or Walk distances, a 26km mountain bike ride and a duathlon.

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Taranaki 6 Hour Adventure Race
image descriptionNew Plymouth Taranaki

The Taranaki 6 Hour Adventure Race will take place on the 6th of April 2024. The actual details of the course will not be given until just before the race.  

The event is an adventure race in which teams navigate their way to checkpoints to earn points.

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Porirua Grand Traverse 2024
image descriptionPorirua Wellington

The Porirua Grand Traverse will take place on the 7th of April 2024. Established in 2006, the “PGT” is a true festival of fitness showcasing Porirua’s spectacular hills, harbour and coastline.

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Kaikoura Adventure Race
image descriptionKaikoura Canterbury

The Kaikoura Adventure Race is due to take place on the 19 - 21st April 2024. Please refer to Facebook page for further information.  

The Kaikoura Adventure Race is a fundraiser for adventure racing groups and Kaikoura High School.

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6+6 Maxis Projects Adventure Race
image descriptionTeretonga Park, Sandy Point, Invercargill Southland

The 6+6 Maxis Projects Adventure Race is taking place from the 20th - 21st of April 2024. The 6+6 Maxis Projects Adventure Race hosted by the Southland Triathlon and Multisport Club is a two staged adventure race.

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Rangitikei Adventure Race
image descriptionRangitikei River Manawatu-Whanganui

The Rangitikei Adventure Race, taking place on the 11th of May 2024, is an adventure race based around different sections of the Rangitikei River. The event will be run in a rogaine style format in teams of 2 - 4.

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3D Rotorua Multisport Festival
image descriptionWhakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua Bay of Plenty

The 3D Rotorua Multisport Festival will take place on the 2nd of June 2024. The festival offers 30km and 50km Multisport Events. The 50km multisport stages include a 9km paddle, 30km MTB and 10. 5km run. The 30km multisport challenge includes a 4. 5km paddle, 21km MTB and 5.

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Peak to Pub 2024
image descriptionMount Hutt Canterbury

Save the date for the Peak to Pub multisport event at Mount Hutt on the 14th of September 2024. The event takes participants from the summit of Mount Hutt to the Blue Pub in Methven.

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Spring Challenge South Island Challenge
image descriptionTasman Nelson Marlborough Tasman

The annual multisport event for women only, Spring Challenge South Island will return from the 27-29th of September 2024. The South Island event will take place in the Tasman region. The annual event is designed by endurance athlete Nathan Fa’avae, who is a 6-time Adventure Racing World Champion.

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Motu Challenge 2024
image descriptionOpotiki Bay of Plenty

The Motu Challenge wil take place in Opotiki on the 12th of October 2024. The event offers a multisport race as well as the Motu 160 MTB and Road Bike Challenge as well as short and long duathlon options.

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Big Bang Adventure Race 2023
image descriptionKapiti Wellington

The Big Bang Adventure Race will return in 2024 on the 2nd of November.  

Challenge yourselves in teams of 2 or 4 and mountain bike, hike and navigate to checkpoints and transition areas, covering around 30-50 km in a time of between approximately 5-8 hours.

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