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NEW ZEALAND
MARCH 28-29, 2020

WANAKA / CENTRAL OTAGO / NEW ZEALAND

RED BULL DEFIANCE NEW ZEALAND STARTS IN

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KEY DATES

  • 1 August 2019 - ENTRIES OPEN & EVENT LAUNCH
  • 13 MARCH 2020 - ENTRIES CLOSE
  • 27 MARCH 2020 - REGISTRATION, GEAR CHECK, BRIEFING
  • 28 March 2020 - Race starts
  • 29 March 2020 - RACE FINISHES

RACE CATEGORIES

X1

Race the entire course as a solo
You’ll need a support crew
Bring your own kayak
Big cash prizes!

X2

Race the entire course as a tandem pair
No need for a support crew
Kayak & canoe provided
Win a new AR Duo kayak!

X4

Team of 4 but only 2 on each stage
We’ll move boats for you
Kayak & canoe supplied
Win a free entry to GODZone!

"A KIWI ALPINE ADVENTURE"

KEY INFORMATION

  • RED BULL DEFIANCE - A WORLD CLASS TWO DAY ADVENTURE RACE
  • A FULL COURSE OF 169KM WITH 7 CHALLENGING STAGES
  • INCLUDES BIKING, RUNNING, KAYAKING, CANOEING, Abseiling & OTHER MYSTERY ACTIVITIES
  • RACE AS A SOLO, TANDEM PAIR or part of a team
  • The toughest weekend of adventure in New Zealand
  • HOW WILL YOU DEFY THE ODDS?

DISCIPLINES

RUN

*KAYAK

BIKE

*CANOE

ABSEIL

MYSTERY?

* X1 solos do not canoe, they kayak (with their own kayaks) on Day 1 and Day 2. X2 tandems kayak on Day 1 and canoe on Day 2 (kayak and canoes are provided by the organisers). X4 teams canoe on Day 1 and kayak on Day 2 (kayak and canoes are provided by the organisers. Only two of the X4, four person team,  race on any stage.  

FOLLOW THE ACTION WITH LIVE TRACKING

" Red Bull Defiance is an event that attracts many of the world's best endurance athletes. Designed by Braden Currie, New Zealand’s foremost adventure and multisport racer, the course has been designed to test athletes over two challenging days, racing along side the worlds best multisport and endurance athletes. The course will see athletes competing over spectacular high country stations in the Wanaka region in solo, tandem or team category divisions. Red Bull Defiance will challenge a field of local and international competitors both physically and mentally. How will you Defy the Odds? "

Event Overview - RED BULL DEFIANCE NEW ZEALAND

EXPERIENCE THE ADVENTURE WITH LIVE TRACKING

Red Bull Defiance is a race for the families, fans and online spectators as well as the competitors. At the heart of the adventure viewing experience lies the online Live Tracking feature, which allows fans to follow their favourite athletes in real time thanks to advanced GPS trackers. 

This means you can be there every step of the race. The user friendly interface will give you information about the course, stages, timing, what adventure activity racers are up to and a whole lot more. Live Tracking will be available at the start of Red Bull Defiance on the 28th of March. 

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

RACE MAIN PARTNERS

SUPPORT PARTNERS

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