WTF (Wilderness Traverse of Fiordland)
7 January 2022 - 10 January 2022
Exact dates in January 2022 TBD
This is part of our SCAR series as well, but feels more like an adventure race than the Big Hollyday because of the numerous route choices. Teams of two to four will trek and paddle their way from a start somewhere in Fiordland to a finish line somewhere else. The course distances will vary from year to year but expect routes to be anywhere from 100 km (in shorter years) to 250+ km (in bigger ones). GPS units are allowed. Checkpoints are either photo checkpoints or virtual checkpoints via satellite tracking technology. We will help sort transportation so participants have their own vehicles at the finish line.
- Friday before the event: Pre race meeting. Time and location TBD.
- Sat, early: Meet at race finish line with own vehicles. Transport will be provided to bring teams to the start line.
- Sat, time TBD: Race Start
- Jan ?! Finish. We’re not sure when you’ll finish, but your cars will be there, and maybe one of our staff. If not, there will be a fancy card-board sign congratulating you and telling you how to record your finish time. We’ll give you more details as the event gets closer. We hypothesize that the fastest teams will manage to complete the course in 36 hours and the slower teams may require twice as long. Might want to take Monday off work, just in case…
Cost: $50+ pp, including a tracking device. Cost will include bus transport from finish line to start line. Camping/accommodation costs are not included. We might up the cost a bit and organize a nice pre-event meal to help support local businesses, but this would only add about $20 to the cost and we promise it’d be good. We’ll let you know well ahead of time if this will be the case.
Categories: Teams of 2 minimum. We will differentiate based on standard AR rules–all male or coed.