Take the challenge in 2016 and experience The Generator multi-sport event, where you can kayak, trail run, road cycle, mountain bike and run – all around the stunning Waikato River Trails.
This awesome multi-sport event (April 9) caters for individuals and teams and includes a special secondary school team category.
Centred around one of New Zealand’s Great Cycle Trails; the Waikato River Trails and the mighty Waikato River, The Generator provides options which are challenging but achievable, as well as some of the best trail terrain featuring amazing river and bush views.
With a distance to accommodate all levels of fitness, adventure and enthusiasm, for those looking for the ultimate challenge, The Generator FULL (62km) will make an honest man, woman or team out of you.
Individuals and teams can compete in the The Generator TRI (56km) or The Generator DUO (49.5km).
This year there is a new trophy for The Generator FULL category for Secondary School teams, encouraging possible multi-sport athletes of the future.
New to 2016 is The Generator UNO which is open to all ages and levels of fitness, involving a 4.5km event around the Arapuni Powerhouse.
If you are keen to experience some of the finest trails in the country, The Generator should be on your list of ‘must do’ events.
The dream to create a series of Waikato cycling and walking trails along Waikato River became a reality when the Waikato River Trails opened in 2011.
Creating access for walking, biking and tramping along New Zealand’s longest river, the mighty Waikato, the trails cover about 100km of previously inaccessible Southern Waikato land.
Visitors can wind their way along a path that encompasses the magic and beauty of New Zealand native bush, exotic forest, historic landmarks, interesting rock formations and geological delights.
Be inspired as you walk or cycle through grassed farmland, open reserves, boardwalks over significant wetlands, and expansive lake and river views.
Public access to these natural assets has only been made possible by construction of the trails.
The driving force behind this project is the keen group of volunteers who are the Waikato River Trails Trust.