Welcome to the Whaiora Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race, where women team up, train, 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. Teams of four women take part in a short, medium or long course adventure in the great outdoors. Travelling together a team, they must navigate around a secret course by foot, mountain bike, and kayaking, completing a few surprise mystery activities along the way. It strengthens bonds and relationships, bringing family, friends and work colleagues 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. Regularly getting together as a team to train, learn new skills, and supporting one another to push their boundaries.

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 will 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.