On this page:

  • Entry & wait-list link
  • Entry fees
  • Entry fee includes
  • Entry limit
  • Registered team List
  • Wave starts
  • Looking for a team or team-mate
  • Change Teammates and team age categories
  • Change Team Race Category
  • Withdrawals & Refund Policy
  • Fundraise for charity and win
  • Shop link

Enter Here

WHAKATANE OHOPE March 2018 Event – Online entries will open at 7am on Thursday 1st June 2017.


Click the button above to resister or wait list.

NOTE: after some late team withdrawals, limited spaces have now become available in all length events – Short, Medium and Long Course. Please register your interest on our wait list above and we will be in contact to allocate your team one of the available bib numbers.

2018 Entry Fees

Price per Open, Veteran and Masters team of four women –

Early Bird Rate Standard Rate Late Owl Rate
Enter in the first 2 weeks of June      (closes midnight on Wednesday 14th June 2017)
Enter between 15th June  and the end of July 2017
Enter from August through to the end of February 2018
Short Course $1080 ($270 per team-mate) SOLD OUT
$1160 ($290 per team mate) N/A
$1240 ($310 per team mate)
Medium Course $1320 ($330 per team mate) SOLD OUT
$1400 ($350 per team mate) N/A
$1480 ($370 per team mate) 1 SPOT NOW AVAILABLE
Long Course  $1560 ($390 per team mate) SOLD OUT
$1640 ($410 per team mate) N/A
$1720 ($430 per team mate) 1 SPOT NOW AVAILABLE

Team entry Includes:
Event plus:

  • 1x Big Team Gift Box full of Sponsor’s Goodies
  • 4x Event Hoodies (click here for the size chart, & click here to view your teams size choices.)
  • 4x Event Caps
  • 4x Event Keep Cups
  • 4x Film Festival Bookings
  • 4x Pre or Post Event Yoga Session Bookings
  • 4x Finishers Glasses of Bubbly (you keep the glasses as individual finishers medals)
  • 4x Food & Drinks Tickets
  • Free Event Photos
  • Free Event Video
  • Provision of Kayaks, Paddles & Life Vests (for all courses)
  • Free Mystery Activities
  • Support Crew Notes (1 set)
  • Team Race Notes (1 set)
  • Team Control Card
  • Team Waterproof Maps (2 sets)
  • One Amazing Adventure Event Experience with some Awesome Mystery Activities
  • Electronic Timing, with Stage, Mystery Activity and Transition Splits
  • Paramedic Emergency Team Cover
  • Chance to win some wonderful Performance Prizes, Unique Jewellery & Artwork
  • Plus a bounty of seriously cool Spot Prizes.    

Entry Limit – We would hate for you to miss out!
Heads up – the event is now strictly limited to 390 teams (1560 women) on a first entered basis.
There are only:
45 Long Course Team Spaces 3 SPOTS NOW AVAILABLE
150 Medium Course Spaces 1 SPOT NOW AVAILABLE
195 Short Course Team Spaces 1 SPOT NOW AVAILABLE

A Wait List will operate for those teams who have missed out on getting in and wish to have the opportunity to replace any teams withdrawing at a later date.

Note: When a entry becomes available for the event length your team has indicated you would like to compete in, you will get a call up phone call.

Registered team lists

Check out the current list of 390 teams (1560 like-minded adventure seeking women) entered as of this moment here.

Wave start times

Please refer here for the final team wave start times as of close of the online entry system at midnight on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

Looking for a team-mate or team?

If you require another team-mate or are looking to join a team, or are keen to find a training buddy, we will shortly be creating a Facebook post (see here) where you can register your interest for others to see, simply by adding a comment. We recommend you let others know a little about yourself or your team (fitness/skills/experience etc) and the length event you or your team are keen to do (short/medium or long course), so you locate a well suited team or team-mate to your or your teams goals.
Then private message one another to communicate further.
Don’t forget to delete your post or simply re-comment below your comment the word ‘Found’, after you have found a team or team-mate.
Don’t be shy… there every possibility you could strike up a lifelong friendship(s) from the experience.

Changing Teammates, Adding New Teammates & Changing Age Division
Team captains can update their team entry (Teammate info and Team Age Division) up to midnight on Wednesday 28th February 2018 by signing into their EventPlus profile.

  • Click on the event entry link here
  • Login using your email and password
  • Click on the ‘Event Registration page’ tab
  • Make any changes as required to your team entry
  • Press ‘Update’

From Thursday 1st March 2018, teams will need to print out the ‘Late Team Member Change and Waiver Agreement’ form here, complete and bring it with them to the event registration.

Change Team Race Category
If you wish to change the Race Category (i.e., short/medium/long course) your team races, we can only effect this change for your team if there is available space. Category changes are subject to a $20 admin fee in addition to any difference in entry fee (be it an increase or decease). Please contact us by email to see if this can be done.

Withdrawals & Refund Policy
To withdraw, please contact us by email.
95% Refund – teams withdrawing before Tuesday 1st August 2017
90% Refund – teams withdrawing before Friday 1st December 2017
75% Refund – teams withdrawing before Thursday 1st February 2018
50% Refund – teams withdrawing before Thursday 1st March 2018

No refund from Thursday 1st March 2018

Event Waiver

Please click to here to view (PDF document).

Fundraise for charity and win
The Whai Ora Spirited Women Adventure Race has formed a relationship with PINC & STEEL – Cancer Rehabilitation Trust.


The PINC & STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Programs provide individualized, prescribed rehabilitation to women and men diagnosed with cancer; helping them heal as well as possible, and function at optimal levels through every stage of their treatment and recovery. They are specifically designed to help maximize recovery, regain physical and emotional strength, improve body confidence and control.


We encourage teams to set-up a ‘Everyday Hero’ fundraising site here and raise money for the cause.

To motivate you to fund raise for the cause we have teamed with our event sponsors to offer an amazing prize for the team with the greatest number of donations and the team who raises the most money. Get into it!


Shop Here

Click the button above to check out some cool event merchandise and great sponsors specials on the Spirited Women online shop.