Adventure seekers to compete in Tawharanui Regional Park

Press Release – Kathmandu Adventure Series
On Saturday 18th February, hundreds of adventure seekers will head to Tawharanui Regional Park to compete in one of the most adrenaline-pumping adventure races in the Southern Hemisphere: the Kathmandu Adventure Series 2012.

Designed to be fast and furious, two-person teams will face varying legs of kayaking, mountain biking, running, coasteering and orienteering, as they navigate a secret cross-country course covering roughly 40km.

A test of both mental and physical strength, strategy plays a big part with challengers needing to plan the fastest and most efficient route as they map-read on the fly to locate hidden checkpoints.

Located 80 minutes north of Auckland, the Tawharanui Regional Park is one of the race series’ most eye-catching courses. Boasting beautiful white sand beaches, rolling pastures, shingled bays, native coastal forest and wetlands; a stunning location for first time racers and veterans of the sport.

This is the second consecutive year the Kathmandu Adventure Series has taken place in New Zealand – a series that plays host to over 3,500 adventure-hungry competitors every year. Three events are planned for New Zealand during 2012 and a further eight will take place across Australia. In the series’ eight-year history over 15,000 racers have participated.

Ideal for those with a sense of adventure, the Kathmandu Adventure Series is open to anyone over 12 years of age.

Entry includes a unique orienteering race map, post-race meal, and a share in over $4,000 worth of prizes courtesy of Kathmandu.

To enter this year’s event or for more information, visit:


WHAT: Kathmandu Adventure Series
WHERE: Tawharanui Regional Park
DATE: Saturday 18th February 2012
TIME: Registration opens at 7:30am for a 9:00am race start
THE COURSE: The course is kept secret until the day of the race when teams will receive a unique orienteering race map and instructions. The course will cover approximately: 15-25km mountain biking, 5-10km trail running, and 2-4km kayaking with multiple legs in each discipline.
COST: $190 (NZD) for a team of two
ALL NZ EVENTS: Tawharanui Regional Park, Auckland 18th Feb; Picton, Marlborough Sounds, 31st March; Christchurch, 6th October.
HOW TO ENTER: Visit or email

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