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 an short, medium or long course adventure in the great outdoors. Traveling 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 (its a fantastic corporate health & team building exercise!) together for a weekend of unadulterated fun.

But the 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 hot spot – 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 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.