Bivouac Outdoor is a proud sponsor of the Canterbury Adventure Race

The Canterbury Adventure Race is back for the third year

Saturday, 19th August 2023

This exciting event is being run as a fundraiser for Middleton Grange School.
With three categories this year, a 3 hour, 6 hour, and 9 hour.


The times listed for each event below are the course closure times for each event (i.e the maximum time a team can spend out on the course). Most teams can expect to complete the course within this time, with winning teams taking around 2/3 of the allotted time. Teams that finish after the course closure time will be penalised a number of points per minute that they are late.


3HR RACE

The 3hr event is designed for families and beginners to adventure racing. If you’re keen to try an adventure race but unsure if you could manage it then this is the race for you. The navigation in this event will be easier than in the 6 hour event.

To complete the 3hr event you will need to be able to jog/walk approx. 5km off road, and mountain bike approx. 10km on forestry roads and singletrack. Competitive teams who are aiming to collect all the controls may end up doing more than the stated distances.


6HR RACE

The 6 hour event is designed to be an achievable event for all competitors with a reasonable level of fitness and some navigational competency.

To complete the 6 hour event you will need to be able to jog/walk approx. 10km off road, and mountain bike approx. 30km on 4wd trails and singletrack. Competitive teams who are aiming to collect all the controls may end up doing more than the stated distances.


9HR RACE

The 9 hour event is designed to be a challenging but achievable event for all competitors with a reasonable level of fitness and some navigational competency.

To complete the 9 hour event you will need to be able to run/jog approx. 20km off-road, and mountain bike approx. 50km on 4wd trails and singletrack. Competitive teams who are aiming to collect all the controls may end up doing more than the stated distances.


COMPULSORY GEAR

Individual (must be carried by each person)

Survival blanket, thermal top long-sleeved - merino or polyprop, thermal bottoms, thermal hat and gloves, whistle, water proof jacket - ( this must be seam sealed ) NO wind breakers, plastic ponchos or puffer jackets. Cycle helmet, mountain bike (brakes must work, wheels safe, tires in good condition) and front and rear bike lights, running shoes, backpack, food & water, head torch.


Team

First Aid kit – minimum: triangular bandage, crepe bandage, strapping tape, knife or scissors, antihistamine, gauze bandage, personal medication, compass (1 per team), maps (provided), cell phone (fully charged), pen or pencil.


To sign up or find more: click here


Bivouac Outdoor is a proud sponsor of the Canterbury Adventure Race
Bivouac Outdoor is a proud sponsor of the Canterbury Adventure Race
Bivouac Outdoor is a proud sponsor of the Canterbury Adventure Race

We have compiled a list of helpful gear for this event


If you are just starting out, or an experienced competitor, we have you covered. Check out these great options:

  1. Galaxy
    Outdoor Research Men's Helium Rain Jacket
    $299.99
  2. Micro Drive Pro 800XL
    Lezyne Micro Drive Pro 800XL Bike Light
    Rating:
    80%
    $119.99
  3. Black
    Icebreaker Sierra Gloves
    $69.99
  4. Side
    SCARPA Women's Rush
    $289.99
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