Race Day 7th November 2020

The Big Bang Adventure Race is celebrating it's 10th Birthday in 2020. Come and join the fun!


Alongside the rest of the world, the Big Bang Adventure Charitable Trust met on 18/3/20 to discuss our COVID-19 plan.

It is a very tough and changeable time for all, but we hope to give you something to look forward to. The Big Bang Adventure Race, scheduled for 7th November 2020 will, at this stage, go ahead as normal. We will continually monitor and review this decision in line with the Ministry of Health and government announcements. The final decision on BBA 2020 will be made 1 month ahead of the event. If the event is cancelled as a result of COVID-19 a 75% refund will be offered to all teams.

We have a lot of plans in place already to restrict your contact with other at our events and will implement these if required.  Rest assured we will do all we can to keep you guys, our staff and all our wonderful volunteers safe at our events.


Whilst the world is in chaos and the toilet rolls are in short supply, make sure you all take some time for yourselves, get out into the real world be it on foot or bike and breathe in the fresh air. New Zealand has the best air in the world and the space to self-isolate while staying healthy and fit. Let’s make the most of these trying times Big Bangers, see you out there but please don’t hug us.


Yours in adventure racing


Carrie, Marty, Pete and Si

Are you an adventure-seeking person? Keen to spend time in the outdoors and have a laugh with your mates? Well grab your friends,  family, work mates and come and join the BIG BANG adventure!

The Kapiti/Horowhenua region, with its awesome combination of rivers and mountains, is the perfect location for the BIG BANG Adventure Race. 

Adventure Racing, along with Multi sport, is one of the fastest growing adventure sports. Become part of it and challenge yourselves in teams of 2 or 4. With the help of your support crew you will mountain bike, hike, navigate and complete a mystery water activity together through some of the best landscape this region has to offer. Did we mention you will get a bit muddy, potentially wet and very tired as well? BUT it will be one of the best days of your life!

You need to be fit, it is hard work, you need to have a sense of humor and you need to earn that beer, so put on your outdoor gear and join the BIG BANG Adventure!!

A massive thanks to your whole team for organizing such a brilliant event on Saturday. 

My team thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was so awesomely tough.  There were so many great elements to it. Things that by themselves would have been cool, but put all together are just brilliant - like the rope climb up a bank carrying an inner tube. 

The weather just suited it perfectly.  Sliding down from CP2 was priceless.   And mountain biking down that muddy track was more like skiing. 

I know the sort of work that goes into planning that and I just think you guys did a brilliant job. 

Well done.  We are really looking forward to next year. 

Can we book rain again? It really did us...

Kelvin and Cameron - 2018

Check out some of the video footage of previous Big Bang Adventure Races to see if you've got what it takes!

"Thanks for all you hard work.
This was my first adventure race after 6 or 7 years of triathlons and I am hooked!
I was very impressed with the organisation, communication, networking of land owners, sponsors, SAR, Life Savers etc. Super effort. Well done. Thanks for putting it on..Looking fwd to next year."
Bruce Candy, 2016

thanks to our amazing sponsors

Big Bang Adventure Charitable Trust

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