Saturday 17th November 2018
Vector Wero Whitewater Park: 770 Great South Rd, Auckland, New Zealand
Hawaiki TOA is an international endurance event that integrates traditional Māori training philosophies into a custom made pā (fortress) site designed to provide people with a unique Māori experience. Centred around the elements of the gods, Hawaiki TOA incorporates significant themes of navigation, cultivation, and life inside the fortress.
Each course consists of a swim, run, and obstacle course. On each leg of the course you will encounter uniquely Māori challenges. The mission is to find a pounamu (greenstone) located on the shoreline of our waters in the swim event along with your taura (necklace) found in the run, this taonga (treasure) must then be worn around the neck to enter into the last round of Te Pā.(The obstacle course). Only then can each competitor will be honoured by the elements of the gods as a warrior of our time.
This prestigious event will be held at the world-class Vector Wero White Water Park, Manukau Auckland. Hawaiki Toa is a diverse event that welcomes men, women, whanau and corporate groups to challenge themselves at any level in this unique experience.
Age limit: 16+ at all levels (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced)
Beginners (Toa Whakataki) 1km swim, 2km run, 1km obstacle course
Intermediate (Toa Takawaenga) 1.5km swim, 3km run, 1.5km obstacle course
Advanced (Toa Takawaenga) 2km swim, 4km run, 2km obstacle course
Details to help you prepare for Hawaiki Toa will be available on hawaikitoa.com from July.
Hawaiki Toa Ltd
5a Sheehan Road, Te Atatu South, Auckland, Auckland