Kia Ora,

We are the organisers of the Summer Challenge. The event has come about as an extension of the Spring Challenge which has been selling out and unable to cater for all the teams wishing to take part. Because we cannot increase the amount of the teams in the Spring Challenge due to safety, logistical and ‘quality of experience’ reasons, we figured it’d be better to create a new event, for those that miss out on the Spring Challenge, those that want a change from Spring Challenge, or those that simply want to do an awesome adventure in summer!

Adventure Racing has been a major theme in our lives. Our careers began in outdoor education and adventure tourism, with competitive sporting goals along the way. Nathan began adventure racing in 1999 and in 2006 we decided to create pathways for women into the sport, the Spring Challenge was born. Nathan, now 6-times Adventure Racing World Champion continues to race at the elite level as well as develop opportunities for people to try the sport.

Adventure has played a large part in raising our children and creating many special memories. We have a truly excellent event staffing team that work with passion to deliver our events, and we hope to see you in Nelson.

You can find out about the other events we organise, and more information about us, at:

Jodie & Nathan Fa’avae