KEY FACTSOver 3,000 participants from international athletes and Olympians to beginners and families.
New Zealand’s largest cycling event in 2022
Whaka 100 hosts the UCI Cross Country MTB Marathon and Eliminator National Championships for 2023-2025
Seven events include:
- Whaka Kids 5km Fun Ride
- Whaka 10km Fun Ride
- Whaka 25km
- Whaka 50km
- Whaka 100km (XCM UCI Cross Country MTB National Championship)
- Whaka Miler
- Whaka Eliminator (XCE UCI MTB National Championship)
The Whaka 100 benefits the Rotorua economy across the year, generating over $4.5m annually, with over $1.5m on event weekend (2020)
Whaka 100 is a major donor to the Rotorua Trails Trust and First Response service through entry sales. Participants are also able to add on a further voluntary donation.
- 20-22 October 2023, Labour Weekend annually
- Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua, New Zealand