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ENTRY DETAILS

X1

SOLO MALE
SOLO FEMALE
SUPPORT CREW REQUIRED
BRING OWN KAYAK
PRICE PER SOLO
$ 649 EARLY BIRD
  • 799 STANDARD ENTRY
  • 949 LATE ENTRY
SOLO

CASH PRIZE POOL $20,000
MALE X1 - $10,000
FEMALE X1 - $10,000

X2

MIXED TANDEM PAIR
MALE TANDEM PAIR
FEMALE TANDEM PAIR
KAYAK & CANOE SUPPLIED
PRICE PER TANDEM TEAM
$ 1799 EARLY BIRD
  • 1999 STANDARD ENTRY
  • 2199 LATE ENTRY
TANDEM

WINNING MIXED X2 - AR DUO WINNING MALE X2 - AR DUO WINNING FEMALE X2 - AR DUO

X4

PREMIERE MIXED TEAM
MALE TEAM
FEMALE TEAM
KAYAK & CANOE SUPPLIED
PRICE PER TEAM
$ 1499 EARLY BIRD
  • 1699 STANDARD ENTRY
  • 1899 LATE ENTRY
TEAM

WINNING MIXED TEAM RECEIVES FREE ENTRY INTO CHAPTER 9, ROTORUA, GODZONE

CATEGORY DETAILS

X1

1 person racing solo

Competitor must be at least 16 years old by race start

Competitor completes the entire course, over two days, on their own

Male and female solo categories on an Open basis. Awards provided for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Competitors must provide their own kayaks for both days. See Equipment List for specific kayak details. X1 competitors do not canoe

Competitors require a current (no more than 5 years old) Grade 2 Kayak Certificate, or equivalent, by the 1st of March 2020

Competitors must have a support crew for the race. This is restricted to a maximum of 2 people and 1 vehicle. Official signage will be provided for the support crew vehicle which will permit access into Transition Areas. The support crew vehicle must be capable of carrying a bike and kayak around the course

X2

2 persons racing together as a tandem pair

Both competitors must be at least 16 years old by race start

Both competitors complete the entire course, over two days, staying together (within 100m) at all times

Mixed, male and female tandem categories on an Open basis. Awards provided for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Competitors kayak on Day 1 and canoe on Day 2. Kayaks/spraydecks are provided for Day 1. Pre-inflated canoes are provided for Day 2

At least one person in the tandem pair to hold a current (no more than 5 years old) Grade 2 Kayak Certificate by the 1st of March 2020

Competitors are supported by the event organisers who will transport all duffle bags, equipment, kayaks and canoes around the course. Equipment and duffle bags must be packed and dropped with event staff the day prior to each racing start 

X4

4 person relay team

All team members must be at least 16 years old by race start

Only two team members racing on a stage, staying together (within 100m) at all times. Non-racing team members 'support' racing pair. Racing pairs change over at Transition Areas between stages. Team members permitted to do a maximum of 4 (out of 7) stages

Mixed teams on an Open basis qualify for awards (provided for 1st, 2nd & 3rd). All male and all female teams permitted to enter but do not qualify for awards

Two of team canoe on Day 1 and two kayak on Day 2 (can be same two or different). Pre-inflated canoes are provided for Day 1. Kayaks/spraydecks are provided for Day 2. Kayaks and canoes will be transported by the organisers

At least one person in the paddling pair on Day 1 and Day 2 to hold a current (no more than 5 years old) Grade 2 Kayak Certificate by the 1st of March 2020

Teams self support and must bring a vehicle for the race. Two persons are racing at any time and the other two will travel in the vehicle, with related equipment, between the stages to Transition Areas. Kayaks and canoes for teams will be transported by the organisers so vehicles do not require kayak cradles. Absolutely no support to be provided outside of Transition Areas

OTHER INFORMATION

WHAT YOUR ENTRY FEE INCLUDES

  • CASH PRIZES & TROPHIES

    $20,000NZD Cash Prize Pool, AR Duo Kayaks & Trophies for category placers

  • WORLD CLASS COURSE

    Experience a world class two day adventure race

  • DUFFLE BAGS

    Race Duffle Bags for use at Transitions and to take home and put to good use

  • LOGISTICS SUPPORT

    X2 tandems fully supported (X1 have own support crew & X4 part supported)

  • CANOEING

    (X2 and X4 teams only) Inflatable canoe provided and ready inflated

  • KAYAKS

    (X2 and X4 teams only) AR Duo double kayaks and spraydecks provided

  • RACE BIBS

    Red Bull Defiance race bibs

  • ELECTRONIC TIMING

    Get up to date and accurate race and split times

  • GPS Tracking

    Let the fans follow your progress online with GPS Tracking

WHAT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE

  • TRAVEL TO HQ

    Get yourself to Red Bull Defiance Race HQ and home again

  • TRAVEL TO DAY 1 START

    Get yourself to Albert Town Day 1 Race Start

  • ACCOMODATION & MEALS

    You'll need to feed and water yourself as well as find shelter

  • RACE FUEL

    You will need to provide your own race food and drink

  • MANDATORY GEAR

    You must have all the equipment outlined for safety purposes

  • GRADE 2 CERTIFICATE

    All X1 solos and 1 person per X2/X4 kayak/canoe require a Grade 2 Certificate

  • INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE

    International competitor require for medical & equipment

  • SUPPORT CREW - X1

    X1 solos require a support crew for the race. One vehicle and 3 persons max

  • SELF SUPPORTED - X4

    X4 teams require a vehicle to move none racing pairs between transitions

ENTRY PRE-REquisites

Competitors must agree to the conditions, declarations and indemnifications outlined in the Acknowledgement Waiver and Release. The Acknowledgement Waiver and Release form must be signed at Race Registration.

Competitors must read and accept the Consent Statement, as outlined on the Entry Form, as part of entry.

Every competitor accepts before starting that they are responsible for their own safety during the event. Every competitor accepts, in the X2 and X4 categories, that decisions must be made in the best interest of the team and not the individual. 

Each competitor must have sufficient skills, experience and fitness to undertake an event of this nature. Competitors must ensure that they have a comprehensive understanding of the abilities of their team mate. Every competitor and team must accept that they will be asked to leave the course if they deemed to have insufficient outdoor skills, fitness or generally fail to meet the standards expected at Red Bull Defiance. Every competitor enters in the knowledge that if they become unranked or fall a long way behind expected time estimates that the organisers are not obliged to allow the team to continue on the course.

Competitors must pass on any relevant and important medical information to the event organisers and any team mates before the start of the event.

The organisers highly recommend that all competitors have appropriate insurance to cover any equipment loss or damage. International competitors must have appropriate insurance cover over and above that provided by the organisation. International competitors should ensure that their insurance will cover repatriation costs back to their home country.

All competitors must agree to abide by the Race Rules as set out on this website and accept any penalties applied for breaches of said rules.

All competitors must agree to carry all mandatory equipment as set out in the Equipment list.

Cancellations & Refund Policy

If a registered team wishes to cancel their participation in the event, for whatever the reason, the team must notify the event organisers in writing via the email info@defiance.events, providing his/her name, team name and contact details.

Entry refunds requested from 1st August 2019 to 30th November 2019 will receive a 50% refund of entry fees. Entry fees are non-refundable from 1st of December 2019. All additional purchases and bank charges are non-refundable. Refunds will be made in one payment to the team administrator and will not be split between the team members.

If a team or competitor cannot make the event, they are not permitted to transfer their entry to a future edition of the event. Teams or solos are permitted to transfer or sell their entry to another team or solo, if available. This will be a transaction between the teams and the event organisers will not, in general, facilitate putting teams in touch with each other. The original team administrator must notify info@defiance.events if an entry has been transferred or sold.

If two teams do not have sufficient members and decide to join together, this will be strictly considered as one team cancelling their entry. Refund policy will be as stated above, no exceptions.

If any competitor is deemed not competent enough to undertake the event whilst participating, the whole team will be disqualified and no refund will be given. Details of expected competencies are be promulgated on this web site and in the Newsletters. However, it is a pre-requisite of entry that every competitor and team enters the event with their eyes wide open and that they have investigated the likely scenarios they will face during the race.

If the event, or any part thereof, is cancelled, postponed, shortened, or modified in any way, or if any of the amenities, goods, or services in relation to the event are no longer provided, whether due to force majeure, legal restrictions, disputes, safety reasons, failure by service providers to perform, or any other reason or cause, the entry fees and all other fees paid will not be refundable.

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