Apr 13 2019

GO-4-12 Youth Adventure Race

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Length: 70 km
Location: Adventure Racing
Website : https://go412.co.nz/


3 Hour Explorer - A Three-Hour event - For years 7 -10 
6 Hour Adventure - A Six-Hour event - For years 9 and above 
GO-4-12 Challenge NISSARC - A Twelve-Hour event - For Secondary School years 10 and above.  

3 Hour Explorer – Teams of 2, single-gender or mixed, NZ equivalent of Years 7 – 10

  • Designed to be a fun introduction to adventure racing with lots of different activities (no biking).
  • $40 per team member
  • No support crew needed
  • Saturday 8:30 am – 1:00 pm*

Click HERE for Race Information and suggested equipment guide for 3 Hour Explorer

6 Hour Adventure - Teams of 4, single-gender or mixed, NZ equivalent of Years 9 and above

  • Designed to be fun with lots of different activities, biking, navigation, kayaking.
  • $80 per team member
  • Support crew required (at least 1 adult support crew)
  • Saturday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm*

Click HERE for Race Information and Compulsory Equipment for 6 Hour Adventure

GO-4-12 Challenge / NISSARC – Teams of 4, single gender or mixed, NZ equivalent of Years 10 and above.

North Island Secondary Schools Adventure Racing Champs

  • 12 Hour event
  • $137.50 per team member (Entry includes Friday Meal, Friday Camping, Sunday Brunch)
  • Support crew required (at least 1 adult support crew) see additional fees.
  • Friday 3 pm* Registration, Gear Check, Dinner, Race Briefing
  • Saturday 6 am – 6 pm* Race day
  • Sunday 9 am* Prize Giving Brunch

Click HERE for Race Information and Compulsory Equipment for GO-4-12 Challenge / NISSARC

*times are a guide only and subject to change

For overall competitor information, rules and regulations please click HERE


What is our vision?

We want to challenge and to grow young people through a quality adventure race, that will inspire trust, teamwork and self-belief in an environment that embodies and promotes holistic growth and healthy competition. The twelve-hour event is designed to challenge competitors perseverance, teamwork and to stretch them both mentally and physically.

The 3 Hour Explorer is designed to be a fun introduction to Adventure Racing and can be achieved by any kid of any fitness, the focus is on fun and will have lots of stationary challenges.  The 6 Hour Adventure event is more physically demanding than the 3 hour and provides a bridge into the 12 Hour Event and was developed as it was identified that the 12 hour was a bit daunting for many competitors.  

All teams MUST be capable, confident and equipped at being away from any support crew for extended periods.


All three events will be held on the weekend commencing Friday 12th April 2019. 

  • 3 and 6 hour events take place on Saturday 13th April
  • 12 hour event takes place on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April 2019 (Saturday 13th being race day).


The 2019 GO-4-12 will be based from Guthrie Smith Education Centre 3561 SH 2, Tutira Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Tutira is in the Hastings District in Hawke’s Bay and the area offers the adventurous at heart so many options for adventures with beautiful and diverse landscapes. From the Event Base the TrackMe.Life GO-4-12 teams could find themselves visiting the incredible Karst landscape of the historically and culturally rich Opouahi. During the twelve hours, competitors could find themselves navigating through forests, walking coastal tracks or looking at Hawke’s Bay from atop landmarks such as the stunning Bell Rock. Equally possible is a journey into the Mohaka River Valley or a paddle across one or more of the picturesque lakes in the area.

It could be said that the Hastings District is an overlooked adventure playground that offers active people incredible tramping, kayaking, mountain Biking, rafting and so much more. But when the adventure is over the Hasting District also offers great places to visit, stay and eat and the food and hospitality are famously good.  To find out what is on in the Hastings District visit www.visithastings.co.nz  

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