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Event cancelled

Due to a State of Emergency being declared for the Nelson Tasman region, we have to cancel the Aorere Enduro, despite our very best efforts.

The Aorere Enduro Team.


  • Entry is strictly limited to 350 riders - once we have filled all spots entry will be closed. We are unable to reserve or hold spots.

  • Entry costs $300NZD + $5 credit card fee ($305NZD total) per competitor. The entry fee covers:

    • Two full days of practice with an uplift to start each day

    • Two full days of racing (eight stages total) with an uplift to start each day

    • Uplifts total more than 3000 vertical metres

    • Limited edition custom Aorere Enduro cap

    • Limited editon custom Aorere Enduro bottle by Camelbak

    • EWS prize pool of $3000 NZD

    • Chance to win heaps of quality spot prizes from our sponsors.

  • You can purchase a limited edition custom event race jersey (male and female styles) when you enter, which will be given to you when you arrive in Nelson.

Event Details

This is where you'll find the answers to your event related questions.

  • As a round of the EWS Continental Enduro Series the Aorere Enduro will be run under EWS event rules.

  • You can read the EWS rules here

  • Minimum age is 17 years old as at 31 December 2019 for EWS Continental racers (we have a 15-17yr category for male and female that will race all stages but not be eligible for EWS Continental Series points).

Categories are:

  • Men Under 21

  • Women Under 21

  • Men 21-39 years

  • Women 21-34

  • Master Men 40+

  • Master Women 35+

  • Junior Women (15-17)*

  • Junior Men (15-17)*

    *Juniors will not be eligible for series points or prize money.

    All categories are based on rider age on the 31 December 2019.

Course details will be released on 4 February 2019. You will be given the opportunity to ride all stages in the practice days on 7 and 8 of February 2019. There will be eight timed stages in total. We will post more information about 'possible' stages as we get closer to the event so you can see what to expect (if you haven't ridden in Nelson, NZ before you are in for a treat!).

Withdrawal Policy:
If you need to withdraw you are able to receive a 50% refund up to 14 December 2018. After this time no refunds will be given.

Transfer of Entry:
You are able to transfer your entry to another participant up until 25 January 2019. Please email to arrange this. There is a $20 transfer fee. 
 If you would like to change to a different category then please email us at to arrange this. You are able to change category until 25 January 2019.

Event Cancellation:
The race will run rain or shine and the tracks can be altered in the unlikely event of extreme weather. In the incredibly unlikely event of having to cancel the race, no refund will be provided.

Note: this page will be updated with more event information over time, if you have any questions that haven't been answered here please email and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can.