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Summer Challenge Women's Adventure Race 2022

Multisport, Adventure Race
Nelson Nelson Marlborough Tasman
From $1050 to $1590 per team of 3 3 hour, 6 hour and 9 hour challenges

The Summer Challenge will be held in Nelson from the 18-20 March 2022. The Summer Challenge is an exciting event on the New Zealand adventure sporting calendar, but there’s a catch, it’s for women only!

The annual event is designed by endurance athlete Nathan Fa’avae, who is a 6-time Adventure Racing World Champion. Nathan and his wife Jodie run the infinitely popular Spring Challenges, which are now in their 14th year in the South Island. There are now Spring Challenge events held in the North Island annually as well.

The Summer Challenge is for teams of three women, with each team needing a support crew. The event involves kayaking, mountain biking and hiking, and in true adventure racing fashion, there is navigation involved. The race works by teams navigating their way through a series of checkpoints and the team do all the stages together from start to finish.

Catering for all abilities, there are beginner, intermediate and advanced options, which transpire into the 3, 6 and 9-hour race divisions. These are the predicted winning times for the respective options. While it’s a race, it’s mainly an adventure and a chance for a group of women to do something unique, rewarding and fun.

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The Summer Challenge will be held in Nelson from the 18-20 March 2022. The Summer Challenge is an exciting event on the New Zealand adventure sporting calendar, but there’s a catch, it’s for women only!

The annual event is designed by endurance athlete Nathan Fa’avae, who is a 6-time Adventure Racing World Champion. Nathan and his wife Jodie run the infinitely popular Spring Challenges, which are now in their 14th year in the South Island. There are now Spring Challenge events held in the North Island annually as well.

The Summer Challenge is for teams of three women, with each team needing a support crew. The event involves kayaking, mountain biking and hiking, and in true adventure racing fashion, there is navigation involved. The race works by teams navigating their way through a series of checkpoints and the team do all the stages together from start to finish.

Catering for all abilities, there are beginner, intermediate and advanced options, which transpire into the 3, 6 and 9-hour race divisions. These are the predicted winning times for the respective options. While it’s a race, it’s mainly an adventure and a chance for a group of women to do something unique, rewarding and fun.