Whanganui will be hosting the South Island Spring Challenge on Saturday, 19 October 2019, an all women adventure race.
Spring Challenge is one of the gems of New Zealand adventure racing, where teams of three women take part in the adventure that includes rafting, mountain biking, hiking and navigation. The event was the vision and creation of 5 x Adventure Racing World Champion Nathan Fa'avae.
The 2019 Cromwell edition will be capped at 450 teams.
Non-technical mountain biking, trail and easy off-trail hiking:
3 hour (beginner, 3 to 6 hours)
6 hour (intermediate, 6 to 12 hours)
9 hour (advanced, 9 to 20 hours)