Welcome to the Whaiora Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race… where four women team up, train for and go away (often on a girls-only weekend away) and have an absolute blast of an adventure together, side by side all the way.

“This event defines the spirit of a kiwi woman – her give-it-a-go attitude, sense of adventure, a strong belief in her girlfriends and a desire to help them through difficult times and celebrate the good times”.

– The spirit of a Kiwi Woman

The Whaiora Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race is a social event catering for all levels of fitness and experience, where teams of 4 women take part in a short, medium or long course adventure in the great outdoors. Travelling together a team must navigate around a secrete course by foot (walking/jogging), mountain bike and kayaking (craft/paddles and life vests will be provided), completing a few surprise mystery activities along the way. And to top of the adventure, around the outside of the event there is a good bit of pampering (you deserve it after all!). It strengthens bonds and relationships, bringing family, friends and work colleagues (it’s a fantastic corporate health & team building exercise!) together for a weekend of unadulterated fun.

But the Whaiora Spirited Women is far more than creating an unforgettable event experience shared among girlfriends; it’s about women making time for themselves, their health and fitness. For many participants the journey to the event is the most cherished part… the regular getting together as a team to train, learning new skills, and supporting one another to push their boundaries… often ending up in cafes enjoying a coffee and sweet treat, having a good laugh and planning the next adventure.

In 2016 the maiden Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race was played out in the North Island adventure hotspot – Rotorua. In 2017 with Whaiora on board as title sponsor we delivered the second event in another wonderful adventure playground – Taupo. Searching for greater adventure in 2018, the third annual event played out in the in the sunny Whakatane/Ohope District. This coming year, the 2019 Whaiora Spirited Women Adventure Race head east to discover the place where the first light shines each day – the stunningly beautiful and history-rich Tairawhiti Gisborne region. Limited to 396 teams of four, we invite you to find your inner spirit, be brave, and together with your girlfriends make up a team to compete in what will be an absolute gem of an event experience.