Event Info

Trackme.life GO-4-12 Youth Adventure Race - 3 Events

17th -19th April 2020

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 NZSSARC - 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).
  • No support crew needed
  • Saturday 18th April 2020  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.
  • Support crew required (at least 1 adult support crew)
  • Saturday 18th April 2020  7:30 am – 4:30 pm*

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

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

North Island Secondary Schools Adventure Racing Champs

  • 12 Hour event
  • Support crew required (at least 1 adult support crew) 
  • Friday 17th April 2020 from 3 pm* Registration, Gear Check, Dinner, Race Briefing
  • Saturday 18th April 2020 6 am – 6 pm* Race day
  • Sunday 19th April 2020 9 am* Prize Giving Brunch

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

*times are a guide only and subject to change

For overall 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 17th April 2020. 

  • 3 and 6 hour events take place on Saturday 18th April
  • 12 hour event takes place on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April 2019 (Saturday 18th being race day).


The 2020 GO-4-12 will be based in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

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       

2019 Event Management Plan

Please click HERE for full details, this is a living document and may have additions leading up to the event (please note the 2020 Event Management Plan will be added soon).

GEN3 SPOT Tracker

Each team with have a GEN3 SPOT tracker allocated to them so we know where they are and friends and family can follow them - Click HERE for the event link

Check out this video on how to use the SPOT tracker - Click HERE

Printable Event Instructions - Click HERE