2022/23  Charity Partners –

This year the Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race is partnering with both a Local Charity or Cause that is specific to the region that the event is held in, and a National Charity or Cause to help foster future generations of Spirited Women.

Local Charity:

For the 2022 South Island event, we have formed a relationship with the Wanaka Search and Rescue team, to help raise valuable funds for their cause.

Wanaka Search and Rescue is a registered charity and an all-volunteer group which depends solely on grants and donations. They receive no Government support.

They have a team of around 80 volunteers in specialist field teams covering alpine, sub-alpine and river/canyon rescue, and in an average year respond to between 30 and 45 call-outs a year on behalf of the NZ Rescue Coordination Centre and NZ Police – making them perhaps the busiest ‘back-country’ SAR group in NZ. While most of their activity is in the Mt Aspiring National Park, Wanaka/Hawea lakes region, they frequently respond to emergency beacon activation’s from south of Aoraki/Mt Cook to well into Fiordland.

We are stoked to be supporting these incredibly dedicated volunteers who go to great lengths to ensure we are well looked after when things go wrong in the outdoors.

There are multiple ways to donate, fundraise, or share for the Wanaka Search and Rescue Team

  • Donate= It’s super easy to donate today through our the Spirited Women donations platform by clicking here.
  • Fundraise= Your team can set up a fundraising page here and fundraise as a team-leading up to the 2022 South Island event. 
  • Share= You can share their story to help raise valuable funds for their cause here.

National Charity:

Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoors Education Trust (Hillary Outdoors)

In 2022 we continue our national partnership with Hillary Outdoors to help raise valuable funds for their cause.

Hillary Outdoors is a not for profit organisation run by a charitable trust that provides outdoor education primarily to young people. Hillary Outdoors’ philosophy is that all youth, regardless of their finances or ability should be able to develop through adventure. The organisation runs a series of very successful nationwide adventure-based events throughout the year. Without the generous support from sponsors and donors they would not be able to offer what is described by a wide variety of participants as a life-changing experience.  

There are multiple ways to donate, fundraise, or share for Hillary Outdoors.

  • Donate = It’s super easy to donate today through their givealittle page here or through our donation platform here.
  • Fundraise = Your team can set up a fundraising page here and fundraise as a team-leading up to the 2021 Northland event. 
  • Share = You can share their story to help raise valuable funds for their cause here.