The Great Waka Ama Race

Come support your faculty in this years Great Waka Ama Race!

The Great Waka Ama Race has been postponed due to COVID-19. More updates to come.

Date Location
TBC Takapuna Beach

The Great Waka Ama Race combines paddling and running across Auckland's iconic surroundings. Teams paddle from Takapuna beach to Rangitoto Island then run to the volcano's summit before paddling back across the ocean. The winner of the race will win an all-expenses paid trip to compete in Hawaii at the Queen Lili'uokalani Memorial race. 

The race is suitable for all students keen to take on an epic challenge. Previous experience in running or paddling is helpful but not a requirement, as teams will be guided by experienced coaches. 

“Half of our team had never paddled waka before training for the University’s Great Waka Ama Race, so I encourage everyone to give it a go no matter your experience level.” – Loukas Banks, 2019 FHMS Waka Ama Captain 

Want to know more? Read all about the 2019 winners experience over on the Inside Word blog.