Waikato Awa Race 2017 (Sanctioned)

Venue: Roose Commerce Park, Grantham Street, Hamilton
Date: Sat 9th Sep 2017
Distance: 10km / 15km / 30km

Nga Tai Whakarongo will be reintroducing the Waikato Awa Race in 2017 and we are looking forward to hosting clubs from around the region and potentially from around the country.

We have tried to provide some variety in race distances, but we have also provided the 30km to allow paddlers to use it as preparation for other races, like Long Distance Nationals or Vaka Eiva 2017. We acknowledge that it will be a bit different given it is on the mighty Waikato Awa with its sometimes unpredictable currents.



  • 10km W6 - $25 per paddler ($150 per crew)

  • 15km W1 & W2 - $25 per paddler

  • 30km W6 - $35 per paddler ($210 per crew)

We will have limited spaces for each race as part of our safety plan and will adopt a waiting list for all other interested parties.

Registration, followed by payment will secure your spot in the race.


Please note that payments for each race MUST BE IN FULL.

Part payments will be considered as koha to our junior club, along with incorrect referencing.

Bank account name: NGA TAI WHAKARONGO

Bank account number: 03-1558-0067962-025

Particulars: [CLUB NAME] e.g. Nga Tai Whakarongo

Code: [RACE/DIVISION] e.g. 30kMixOpen

Reference: [RACE CREW NAME] e.g. MakiCrew


In the event that you have registered, yet payment not received by 28 August 2017, your crew will be replaced with those on the waiting list.

NOTE: If you are interested in volunteering at the race event or if you have a boat that you are willing to drive as a safety boat, shout out and let us know.

Online Entries:

Contact Details

Name: Nga Tai Whakarongo
Email: ngataiwhakarongo@gmail.com


  1. panui final.pdf
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  2. Individual Waiver.pdf
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  3. Team Waiver.pdf
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  4. Awa race schedule.docx (1).pdf
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