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All Women Adventure Race

Monday, October 3, 2016


New Zealand's premiere all-women multi-sport race has its first North Island start this weekend, brought on because of the event's growing popularity among women.

The Torpedo 7 Spring Challenge will take place in Rotorua on Saturday. The South Island event, which has been at full capacity for the past three years, was held in Golden Bay, on Saturday, September 24.

The South Island event can no longer keep up with demand as more Kiwi women and girls are looking to challenge themselves in the sport of Adventure Racing, says event director, Nathan Fa'avae.

There are 175 three-woman teams starting with many participants who missed out on the South Island Challenge making the trip north to compete in Rotorua.

“The Torpedo 7 Spring Challenge has exploded in popularity in the South Island with participant numbers growing from 327 in 2007 to 1350 in 2015 as more women discover adventure racing as a rewarding, achievable and fun way to challenge themselves,” says Nathan.

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