Entry Details

Red Bull Defiance

20th-21st January 2018

Entries officially close at 5pm on Thursday 30th of November 2017 or when capacity is reached at 85 teams. Last year the event sold out 4 months prior entries closing. This year we are envisaging that demand for team places will be high again and encourage you to be proactive in getting your entry in.
Entries received after capacity is reached or after the 30th of November 2017, will be wait listed and notified if additional entries become available or in case of injury or cancellation of pre-registered teams.
To secure a spot in Red Bull Defiance 2018, one person per team needs to register and complete the entry form on the Enter page (Early bird registration opens March 16th). Entries will not be accepted or processed without immediate online payment of the deposit or entire entry fee. Please follow the instructions regarding payment on the Enter Now page.
Once your online entry has been submitted and payment has been processed you will recieve an automated email illustrating receipt of entry. There are options to pay by instalment.

PAYING BY INSTALMENT

We have a 4 payment installment option available for all teams who enter the event between the opening of registration (early March and the 30th May 2017). Standard entry fee applies for all teams who opt for the instalment option.
By selecting to make payment by the instalment option, the customer hereby agrees to pay Defiance Limited on the dates specified below:

  1. 1st instalment: due on registration
  2. 2nd Instalment: 1st June 2017
  3. 3rd Instalment 1st July 2017
  4. 4th Instalment 1st August 2017

All online payments using our online entry system (race entries) will incur a 2% credit card transaction fee.
You will receive an email a few days prior to each instalment, with a link that takes you to the instalment payment page.  If you do not pay by the due date, Defiance Limited reserves the right to remove your entry into the race until full payment is made.
Defiance Limited is not responsible for failure by the customer to make payment on the due date for any reason.
Full payment of all installments must be received by the 1st of August 2017 to confirm your eligibility to compete in Red Bull Defiance. Please choose the “TEAMS INSTALMENT” option at the bottom of the ENTER NOW homepage.

Entry Type

Total Payable

Payment Deadline

Team Entry Instalment 4* $450 NZD instalments 1st instalment: due on registration
2nd Instalment: 1st June 2017
3rd Instalment 1st July 2017
4th Instalment 1st August 2017
Team Entry $1800 NZD Payment deadline for instalments is 30th November 2017 or when capacity is reached at 85 teams

Included in your entry fee

      • World Class 2 day staged course that traverses 8 high country Wanaka Stations, only accessible during the Red Bull Defiance event.
      • Full logistical support throughout the event (no need for support crews)
      • Kayaks (AR Duos) for Elites divisions and Sea Kayaks for Sports category entrants.
      • On-site search and rescue teams for emergency first aid
      • Special stages and equipment
      • Live tracking
      • Race maps and Athletes Guide
      • Red Bull Defiance Gear Bags (2 per team)
      • Fully stocked Red Bull Tents for Food and Hydration at all transition areas
      • Discounted Accommodation Oakridge Resort Wanaka (18th - 23rd of January 2018)
      • Shuttle from Finish Line Area to Oakridge Resort on Day 1 and Day 2
      • Free entry for your team + one person each to the Red Bull Defiance after party, includes- snacks and alcohol provisions.

What you need to provide

      • Race accommodation
      • All items on the compulsory equipment list, not specifically provided by the organisers
      • Your own food and drink provisions to sustain you throughout the event, however transition areas will be stocked with Red Bull and sports nutrition for any extra supplies required.
      • Your own personal insurance to cover your equipment during the event. The organisers will take no responsibility for any damaged or lost equipment during the event, regardless of the cause

Cancellation and Refunds

Teams may officially cancel their entry up to 2 months prior to the event in writing ONLY. Cancellations can be actioned by emailing the race organisers. There is a $500 non-refundable deposit for any cancellations. Cancellations of a team’s entry after 30th of November 2016 will not be refunded any monies.

Teams are permitted to transfer or sell their entry to another team if available. This will be a transaction between the teams and the event organisers will not facilitate any aspect of this transfer, and a complete registration form must be resubmitted for the new team. Teams must notify the event organisers as soon as possible in the case of a team entry being transferred or sold.

If two teams do not have sufficient members and decide to join together, this will be strictly considered as one team cancelling their entry. Refund policy will be as stated above, no exceptions.

If any member of your team is deemed not competent enough to undertake the event whilst participating, the whole team will be disqualified and NO refund will be given. Exact details of expected competencies will be illustrated on the website under the course information section.

If the race is cancelled due to acts of god, natural disasters, terrorism or other reasons etc., the organisers will make every effort to refund as much of the entry fee as possible to all teams. However, all teams should be aware that any refunds will be subject to minimal event costs and have an independent person determine this amount. The race will not be re-scheduled in 2018.

Minaret Burn

20th January 2018

Entries officially open on the 1st of September at 7am and close at 5pm on the 15th of January 2018 or when capacity is reached at 150 entries. Discounted early bird entries are available for the first 50 individual entries for the Skyline Traverse and the Minaret Burn. We envisage that demand for limited places will be high so we encourage you to be proactive in getting your entry in as soon as you can. Pre registration for early bird entries is available. Anyone who pre-registers via our ENTER NOW page will be sent an email 2 days before entries open to give them first option on the limited early bird spots. Entries received after capacity is reached or after the 15th of January 2018, will be wait listed and notified if additional entries become available or in case of injury or cancellation of pre-registered teams. Entries will not be accepted or processed without immediate online payment of the deposit or entire entry fee. Please follow the instructions regarding payment on the “Enter Now” page.

Once your online entry has been submitted and payment has been processed you will receive an automated email illustrating receipt of entry.

Entry Type

Total Payable

Payment Deadline

Early Bird Entry

$189 NZD

Available to the first 50 individual entries

Standard Entry $249 NZD 5pm 15th January 2018

Included in your entry fee

  • Shuttle for individuals and bikes from Red Bull Defiance HQ (Wanaka CBD lakefront) to boundary creek where the barge departs to Minaret Stations.
  • Barge ride across lake Wanaka to race start
  • Exclusive access by mountain bike to Minaret Station, only only accessible during the Red Bull Defiance event.
  • Full logistical support throughout the event (no need for support crews)
  • On-site medical team for emergency first aid
  • Timing
  • Race maps and Athletes Guide
  • Red Bull Defiance Gear Bag
  • Shuttle from Finish Line Area to Red Bull Defiance HQ post event

What you need to provide

  • Race accommodation
  • All items on the compulsory equipment list, not specifically provided by the organisers
  • Your own food and drink provisions to sustain you throughout the event
  • Your own personal insurance to cover your equipment during the event. The organisers will take no responsibility for any damaged or lost equipment during the event, regardless of the cause

Cancellation and Refunds

Individuals may officially cancel their entry up to 2 months prior to the event in writing ONLY. Cancellations can be actioned by emailing the race organisers. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for any cancellations. Cancellations of an individual entry after 15th of January 2017 will not be refunded any monies.
Individuals are permitted to transfer or sell their entry to another individual if available. This will be a transaction between the teams and the event organisers will not facilitate any aspect of this transfer, and a complete registration form must be resubmitted for the new team. Individuals must notify the event organisers as soon as possible in the case of an individual entry being transferred or sold.
If you are deemed not competent enough to undertake the event whilst participating, you will be disqualified and NO refund will be given.
If the race is cancelled due to acts of god, natural disasters, terrorism or other reasons etc, the organisers will make every effort to refund as much of the entry fee as possible to all teams. However, all teams should be aware that any refunds will be subject to minimal event costs and have an independent person determine this amount. The race will not be re-scheduled in 2018.

Skyline Traverse

21st January 2018

Entries officially open on the 1st of September at 7am and close at 5pm on the 15th of January 2018 or when capacity is reached at 150 entries. Discounted early bird entries are available for the first 50 individual entries for the Skyline Traverse and the Minaret Burn. We envisage that demand for limited places will be high so we encourage you to be proactive in getting your entry in as soon as you can. Pre registration for early bird entries is available. Anyone who pre-registers via our ENTER NOW page will be sent an email 2 days before entries open to give them first option on the limited early bird spots. Entries received after capacity is reached or after the 15th of January 2018, will be wait listed and notified if additional entries become available or in case of injury or cancellation of pre-registered teams. Entries will not be accepted or processed without immediate online payment of the deposit or entire entry fee. Please follow the instructions regarding payment on the “Enter Now” page.

Entry Type

Total Payable

Payment Deadline

Early Bird Entry

$189 NZD

Available for the first 50 individual entries

Standard Entry $249 NZD 5pm 15th January 2018

Included in your entry fee

  • Shuttle from Red Bull Defiance HQ to the Skyline Traverse start line (Transition Area 3 Red Bull Defiance/Cardrona Valley rd)
  • On-site medical team for emergency first aid
  • Timing
  • Race maps and Athletes Guide
  • Red Bull Defiance Gear Bag

What you need to provide

  • Race accommodation
  • All items on the compulsory equipment list, not specifically provided by the organisers
  • Your own food and drink provisions to sustain you throughout the event

Cancellation and Refunds

Individuals may officially cancel their entry up to 2 months prior to the event in writing ONLY. Cancellations can be actioned by emailing the race organisers. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for any cancellations. Cancellations of an individual entry after 15th of January 2017 will not be refunded any monies.
Individuals are permitted to transfer or sell their entry to another individual if available. This will be a transaction between the teams and the event organisers will not facilitate any aspect of this transfer, and a complete registration form must be resubmitted for the new team. Individuals must notify the event organisers as soon as possible in the case of an individual entry being transferred or sold.
If you are deemed not competent enough to undertake the event whilst participating, you will be disqualified and NO refund will be given.
If the race is cancelled due to acts of god, natural disasters, terrorism or other reasons etc., the organisers will make every effort to refund as much of the entry fee as possible to all teams. However, all teams should be aware that any refunds will be subject to minimal event costs and have an independent person determine this amount. The race will not be re-scheduled in 2018.

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