Ruamahanga Kayak Race

Event not being run until further notice.

2020 Results  Click here

2019 Results  Click here

2018 Results  Click here

Photos:   Click here to view photos from the 2020 event. For high resolution images, suitable for printing, please contact [email protected] Any three images for $5.00, any ten images for $10, with all funds donated to the club.

Long or Short course option 2020

We now start further upriver to enjoy more faster moving water and removed the slow water towards the end

The result.....28kms of picturesque  moving water with a mix of easy grade 2 rapids, swirling pools and rising trout.

The Start

Kokotau Bridge (long course)

Morrisons bush (short course)

10 min drive east of Carterton on the Ponatahi Martinborough road

From here it is a 20 min drive straight to Martinborough to the finish

The Finish

Martinborough bridge.

2 mins from Martinborough on the Featherston road

Expected race times:

Between 2  and 4 hours depending on flow and enthusiasm.

Enough time for support crews to stop for a look around the shops in Martinborough before meeting you at the finish.

Then pop back to town for a well earned coffee and cake after the race.

Race information

Buoyancy vests compulsory

Registration at the start at Kokotau from 9:30-10:15

Race Briefing will be 10:15

Race start at 10:30

Prize giving aprox 2pm

Entry fee $25

So come along, for a fun day on the river and enjoy the lovely Wairarapa countryside

Photos of the event will be available from our facebook page.

Transport back to the start can be arranged for those without a support crew.

Contact Derek at [email protected] or 021 330 393

​​​​​​​Covid-19 Alert Level 2 rules apply. You will be required to register your presence, either with the app or by filling in a form. You should only enter the event or be present at the venues if: 

• You do not have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing/runny nose or loss of sense of smell)

• You do not have COVID-19 nor are you awaiting the results from being tested for COVID-19 • You have not been in contact with any known or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days

• You have not returned, or been in contact with anyone else who has returned, from overseas in the past 14 days.