Two-time Canoe Slalom Olympian, Mike Dawson, is taking on the Whaka 100km for the first time in October.
Sam Shaw (pictured left) leading Emerson's Whaka100 in 2018, Sam Osborne (centre), Samantha Kingsford (right). Photos supplied.
Among the pool of talented participants in the Whaka 100km and in the Elite category are three Sam’s.
Sam Shaw, Sam Osborne and Samantha Kingsford are set to take on the Whaka100 on 25th October.
Our friendly volunteers help to make the Whaka100 possible. They share the participants special moment of achievement and are a memorable feature of the event day.
Teresa Wilson has volunteered three times and has made a memorable impact with her dress ups and friendly approach to the role.
Entries sold out for the 100km, 50km and 25km course options at Emerson’s Whaka100 with three months to go until the race on 25th October in Rotorua.
The fourteenth edition of the Whaka100 is shaping up to be the largest in its history, taking place on Labour weekend.
Two-time champions Josie Wilcox and Tim Rush are returning this year, with potential to take their third wins.
Josh Te Kowhai and a group from Waikite Gym volunteered at the Whaka100 in 2019, helping to make Emerson's Whaka100 event possible. We caught up with Josh about his volunteer role and why he chooses to do it.