Mid-September 2023 // Hawks Bay, New Zealand

GeoQuest 48hr is the ultimate test of your physical and mental limits. There is no question, the race is tough and it is real adventure. Your body will be totally exhausted, your brain will be begging you to stop and you’ll have had little or no sleep for 48 hours. Then if you are one of the lucky teams, you will crawl across the finish line. This is certainly not your average weekend!

Why do people do it then? Because for the competitors who attain the ultimate prize of crossing the finish line, will come to them an elation and sense of achievement like nothing else. They will have taken their body and mind past anywhere it has been before. They will have shared incomparable experiences with their team mates and learnt about themselves. Ultimately they will have found that their limits are just an illusion…


Teams of 4 enter in one of three categories, Premier (i.e. Mixed), All-Female, or All-Male. You must finish the race with the number of team members you start with. Teams have the option of racing 'supported' and bringing one additional person as support crew (this person is not racing) or racing or 'un-supported' and have the GeoQuest team handle logistics.


A non-stop 48 hour adventure race, including disciplines of trekking, mountain biking, and kayaking. You and your teammates stay together for the whole race it isn’t a relay! There are two courses, the Full Course and the Geo-Half. The Full Course is the ultimate test for a team while the Geo-Half is approx half the distance but still allows teams the full 48 hours to reach the finish line. The Geo-Half is ideal for those who want to give adventure racing a try, but not commit to the full course. It is an event with an emphasis on teamwork, fitness and adventure. 


Hawks Bay, New Zealand. Mountain Designs GeoQuest is held in a new location each year. The course itself will only be revealed to teams the day before the start of the race. 

All Tickets include:

A high quality adventure racing course in a great location On-site first response teams for emergency first aid Waterproof maps and course notes for your team Kayaks Official race vest to wear during the event Souvenir Event Hat Race pack with goodies and event prizes (dependant on sponsorship) Great live web coverage throughout Post race pizza on Sunday morning or equivalent Up to 48 hours of the most challenging and memorable adventure racing of your life!

NOTE: Both the full and the half course will have pack rafting legs teams will need to provide their own pack rafts. These will also be available for hire closer to the event date.

Ticket Level

  • 4 person entry to the Geo Half, inclusive of kayaks and a race t-shirt. Entry fee includes 10% GST

  • 4 person entry to the Geo Half, inclusive of kayaks and a race t-shirt. Entry fee includes 10% GST

  • 4 person entry to the Geo Full Course, inclusive of kayaks and a race t-shirt. Entry fee includes 10% GST

  • 4 person entry to the Geo Full Course, inclusive of kayaks and a race t-shirt. Entry fee includes 10% GST

Team Details

Team Member 1 Details

Team Member 2 Details

Team Member 3 Details

Team Member 4 Details

Support Crew Details

Emergency Contact

1. I understand and acknowledge that participating in GeoQuest Adventure Race (The Event) is a dangerous activity. The
Event may involve mountain biking, kayaking, trekking, running, navigation, rafting, snorkelling, abseiling, use of a tyrolean
traverse and/or a flying fox, rock climbing, ascending, swimming, rock scrambling, coastal travel, sailing, driving, crossing and/or travelling on roads, roller skating, caving, snow traversing, traversing isolated and remote tracks, and other
unspecified surprise activities. I am aware and understand the activities I will potentially be involved in. Hazards include, but
are not limited to remoteness from assistance or medical aid, the extremely strenuous nature of the Event including
participating at night, becoming lost, vehicle traffic, actions of other participants spectators and public, weather conditions,
sleeplessness, hypothermia and heat exhaustion, condition or suitability of participant’s equipment, natural and man made
objects in the environment and other unspecified hazards. I am aware of the hazards involved and acknowledge that there
is always risk of injury (including permanent injury, mental injury, paralysis and death) and damage to my property. In my
judgment I have sufficient competence, knowledge, common sense, experience, survival skills and equipment to participate
in all Event activities in a manner safe to myself and others.
2. I certify that I am physically fit and that I have sufficiently trained for participation in the Event and have not been advised
otherwise by a qualified medical person that I can not participate in the Event and that I have been given the opportunity by the organiser to attend a pre event briefing session.
3. In consideration of being allowed to participate in the Event, I (on my own behalf and on behalf of my executors,
administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns):
a. WAIVE, RELEASE AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability for death, disability, personal injury, property damage,
property theft and all other risks, claims or actions of any kind (including breach of contract, acts of negligence to the
fullest extent permitted by law) whatsoever and however occurring, together with any legal fees incurred as a result of
any such claim whether it is valid or not, which I at any time had or have as a result of or in connection with, directly or
indirectly, my participation in and my travelling to and from the Event the following person or entities: Wild & Co, Event, sponsors, Event producers, community organisations, all State, Federal and Local Government authorities in which the Event may be staged and the owners, licensees or occupiers of any property upon which I enter and their (its) respective officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, sponsors, representatives, agents, members and volunteers, including medical and paramedical personal appointed for the Event;
b. INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the persons or entities mentioned in paragraph 3(a) from any and all liabilities,
claims or actions (including negligence) whatever or however caused arising as a result of or in connection with, directly
or indirectly, my participation in and travelling to and from the Event, including any claim by my (or my team’s) support
crew or any person assisting me or my team;
4. I acknowledge that I am responsible for my personal possessions and equipment during the Event.
5. I accept the communications, search, rescue and medical aid arrangements put in place by the organisers. I understand and
agree that in the first instance I am responsible for the provision of first aid to myself and those around me. As a competitor
or support crew I am responsible for myself or my team’s timely removal from the course to a medical facility. I give my
consent to receive any first aid and medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event accident, injury and/or
illness as a result of my involvement in the Event.
6. I certify that the medical information supplied by me on the entry form is true and I consent to and authorise that information to be provided to any medical practitioner, ambulance officer or any person involved or associated with any medical treatment or assistance that may be given to me as a result of my participation in the Event, regardless of whether the treatment is given.
7. I agree to allow my photograph, video, multimedia or film likeness and or name to be used for any legitimate purpose by
Geocentric Pty Ltd and Wild & Co, it’s sponsors or assigns without notification, payment or compensation.
8. I acknowledge that the Event arranged insurance covers myself for public liability whilst participating in this event. I am
responsible for my personal accident insurance and ambulance cover.
9. I acknowledge that the organisers reserve the right to alter the advertised course if conditions warrant. I agree that the
organisers reserve the right to cancel or postpone the Event due to weather conditions, natural disaster, “acts of god”,
terrorism, war or any other reason so deemed by the organisers, and that my entry fee will be non-refundable.
10. I agree to abide by the Event rules and directions of officials and I understand that my entry may be voided if through my
actions or behaviour, if in the opinion of the organisers, I break any of the rules or I bring the Event into disrepute. I further
understand that the organisers reserve the right to reject any entry without having to justify their actions.
11. I certify that I will be eighteen (18) years of age or older before the Event starts or that I have full permission from my parent/ guardian and they have read and understood the above and will co-sign below. I have carefully read these terms and understand and agree to its contents.


Billing Information

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