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We are really excited to offer you two training days in the lead up to this years race. Check out the details below for more information


We have two training days available in the lead up to the 2024 race. These are HIGHLY recommended if you have a tendency to get geographically misplaced at times or would like to brush up on your skills - and definitely come if you have no idea at all (we won't tell). Our qualified guides will teach you navigation skills in the field and test this knowledge.


Session 1: 

  • 8th September 10 am - 4 pm. 
    On foot navigation - Otaki Gorge

Session 2

  • 6th October 10 am - 4 pm.

  • On foot navigation - Otaki Gorge 

Please note, the location within Otaki Gorge may differ between sessions. Please flick us an email if you are attending more than one session so we can amends the exact location. 



Only $70 per person per session for Big Bang entrants, $100 for non- Big Bangers.

We have strict ratios for these days, for safety reasons, and a minimum of 8 to make the session work. If minimum numbers are not met you will be advised and a refund, less $10 pp admin fee given, or the option to transfer to another session. If you pull out we offer a 50% refund.

You can opt into these days when you go through the registration process.


We will supply maps of the route for the day and expert professional instruction. You must bring with you the compulsory kit required for race day.

You will not need a support crew, we will start and finish at the same spot (or as hardened adventure racers you can walk back to the car!)


Closer to the time we will send out an email with more info on the day and directions. If you have any questions in the meantime just flick us an email.

After a coach?

Sarah Coales is a qualified adventure sport coach based in Wellington. Having completed many races herself she is the perfect person to get you match fit for Big Bang.

Much of her coaching is done online so if you are not based locally it won't be an issue.

Get in contact  to see what she can do to help.


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