The Futureproof Life

Rodney Coast Challenge

Muriwai Beach to Wenderholm

19th November 2023



Congratulations to everyone who competed this year! On behalf of everyone here at Kaukapakapa Scouts we'd like to thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again next year!


The Futureproof Life Rodney Coast Challenge

2023 provisional date Sunday 19th November

This iconic multisport race traverses the Rodney district from Muriwai beach on the west coast to Wenderholm Regional Park on the east coast and consists of:

  • 10 Km forest Run. 2022 TEMPORARY RUN ROUTE CHANGE

  • 30 Km Road bike

  • 25 Km Mountain Bike

  • 8 Km Paddle

  • 100 m run to the finish

Click here for detailed Maps

This iconic event has been organized and run by the Kaukapakapa Scout Group for 24 Years. The race attracts over 300 participants from the Auckland area and beyond. Individuals and teams are welcome to enter this family friendly day – so are you up for the challenge?

100% of event profits go towards purchasing new equipment, hiring facilities and other activities for the Kaukapakapa Scout group

Principal Sponsor

This event would not happen without the support of our fantastic Sponsors:

Our principal sponsor is Rob Howarth who has been a 20 year sponsor of The Rodney Coast Challenge and we are delighted to have Rob continuing his sponsorship with Futureproof Life - a great local life insurance adviser.

Major Sponsors

Our major sponsors have helped create an amazing prize pool for this year’s event. Please click on a logo to find out more about each brand and support our sponsors when looking to purchase.


Kayak Hire is available from Puhoi River Canoe Hire


Minor & Service Sponsors

Many thanks to the following companies for their support:

Course Description

The Futureproof Life Rodney Coast Challenge multisport course description is as follows:

  • 9 Km Forest Run, from Rimmer Road forest entrance to Rimmer Road forest entrance. 2022 TEMPORARY RUN ROUTE CHANGE

  • 30 Km Road Bike stage heads out from Rimmer Road on to S.H. 16 through Helensville, Kaukapakapa, and onto Makarau

  • 25 Km Mountain Bike stage heads up the Makarau Valley onto Tahekeroa Road, right into Upper Waiwera then on to Noakes Hill. Right into Krippner Road and then descends into Puhoi

  • 8 Km Kayak down the Puhoi River starting at the back of the Puhoi Park and finishing at Wenderholm Park, with a 100 m sprint to the finish

Full course maps

The Rodney Coast Challenge is a great multisport event for individuals, teams and for experienced athletes and novices alike. With four short stages the race will take between 3 and 6 hours, to find out the best way to manage this event read up on Rob’s Tips to get you going.