The Great Waka Ama Race 2019

The annual Great Waka Ama Race sees students paddle for the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii!

Date Location
Saturday 6 April 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 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.

Registrations for the Great Waka Ama Race are now closed.

For enquiries, please contact Acting Sports Manager Tiwai Wilson at