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13 November 

Rangitikei River

N. Z.


Come and join us at Awastone Riverside Haven on the scenic Rangitikei River to celebrate the life of Andrew Martin, who passed away in September 2020. Andrew was a gold medal winning world champion kayaker, world class kayak and paddle manufacturer, a world class athlete and father to Hannah and Lucy. Come and show us your competitive side, 

Andrew would have appreciated it!

  • Rapid sprinting on Awastone home rapid.

  • 13 km of exciting grade 1-2 white water on the scenic Rangitikei River, From Utiku to Awastone Riverside  Haven - Mangaweka.


Important Event information

Fun stuff!

  • An ideal event for Coast to Coast training.

  • An ideal event to improve on your white water skills.

  • Celebration at the completion of racing.

Race Rules

  • No timing devices, heart rate monitors or GPS devices shall be worn while racing. 

  • Each competitor will be required to submit a time they think they can complete the course in at registration. 

  • If you race with any piece of equipment which Andrew manufactured, you may be elegible for a time bonus.

  • Prizes will be allocated on finish times and times calculated by competitors.

Event safety

  • All competitors must wear a helmet and approved life jacket (6.2kg).

  • Competitors need to be comfortable on grade 2 white water in the kayak they are paddling and be able to self rescue if they capsize.

  • This event is not suitable for craft with under stern rudders.

  • IF the river level is below 27 c/m there will be a portage on the course. Where you will have to get out of your kayak and walk around a rapid.  This will be indicated by cones on the river. 

Shuttles &accommodation

  • Awastone will be providing:

  • Three shuttles for the Saturday to allow for training on the River.

  • One shuttle for after the classic.

  • These times can be seen below. 

Awastone also have accommodation available

contact: to book your stay!

COVID Rules apply to everyone

Race details

  • Andrew Marin River Race will consist of the following events:

  • Rapid sprinting on Awastone home rapid approximately 200m.

  • Classic race: Utiku to Awastone Riverside haven at Magaweka aproximatly 13km


  • Online registration up until 10th November 2021.

  • No entries will be taken on the day.*

  • Registration for both events will be at:

       Awastone Riverside Haven,

       143 Ruahine Road, Mangaweka

  • Rapid Sprint registration: 11.30am -12.30pm. 


  • Classic Race registration: 14.00pm -15.00pm.  


  • Rapid sprint (RSR)

  • Classic race 13km (CRR)

  • Wild Water Racer (WWR)

  • Wave hopper (WHR) *

  • Multisport (MSB)

  • Double (DBR)

*There will be wave hoppers available to use. Please make contact to confirm availability prior to the day.

Entry Fees

The entry fee is a donation reflecting how much its going to hurt, mentally and physically and how rewarding its going to feel once you have crossed the finish line!

* If you do think you need to enter on the day, its double your likely donation plus a dozen cold macs or stoke beers or a quality red wine!

Your donation is payable to: 

BNZ  account : 02- 0792- 0051614 - 006

Particulars: Your Name

Code: Craft type

(please use code in brackets next to craft in categories)

Reference: Your entered event

(Please use code in brackets next to event).

Please also email to confirm you entry.

Contact Aaron Cox:

027 4205577


13 November 2021 Time line of events


First shuttle from Awastone to Toe Toe Road - Utiku to pick up vehicles.


Rapid Sprint Race: Run 2.


Awastone, home Rapid.


Second shuttle from Awastone to Toe Toe Road - Utiku to pick up vehicles.




Classic Race Race.


Third shuttle from Awastone to Toe Toe Road - Utiku to pickup vehicles.



Rapid sprint and or Classic Race


Briefing: Classic Race

Toe Toe Road- Utiku.


Classic Race Start: 

Toe Toe Road - Utiku.


Briefing: Rapid Sprint Race.


Shuttle from Awastone to Toe Toe Road - Utiku to pick up vehicles


Rapid Sprint Race: Run 1.


Awastone, home Rapid.


Prize Giving & Celebration  

@ Awastone River Haven


Location Maps


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