Whanganui River Challenge (formerly 4 Bridges Race), 29/30 Oct, Whanganui

Now in its third year, the Whanganui River Challenge 2011 is shaping up to be the best yet. To be held on the 29 and 30 October 2011 to coincide with ideal tide conditions and formerly named the 4 Bridges River Race, this iconic river event attracts competitors from all over the country in a multitude of craft including kayaks (single and double), ocean skis, rowing doubles and quads, waka ama OC1/OC6, surf skis, surf lifesaving canoes, outriggers, and open Canadian canoes.

With over 120 competitors racing over two days we believe this event has huge potential to put Wanganui on the sporting map . The Wanganui Multisport and Triathlon Club in partnership with the Wanganui Events Trust is developing plans to increase the number of competitors on the water and spectators on the bank and further cement this in the ‘must do’ category  of national sporting events.

Entries and detailed information at www.riverchallenge.co.nz.

Entries close Wednesday 26th October so still plenty of time to get training especially with daylight savings underway. Individual and team entries are welcome and we have great place-getter and spot prizes up for grabs.

Any questions on the event please feel free to email or call and Event Director, Aaron Cox, can be contacted on 027 420 5577.