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Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Official Charities

Official Charities

Challenge Wanaka is proud to support two charities this year, Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust and Arthritis New Zealand.

Arthritis can affect  any one of us at any time: kids, teens, adults. With your support, Arthritis New Zealand can help the 1 in 6 people with this painful, incurable condition to live well and be active, through information sessions, workshops, kids camp, exercise classes and more.   To find out more about Arthritis New Zealand please visit their website –

Te Kakano is a Wanaka community-based native nursery that specialises in propagating plants of local origin. These plants are used for habitat restoration, which you will see on your beautiful run course. With your donation, Te Kakano can work with more local groups, schools & organisations to promote connecting people with their land.  To find out more about Te Kakano please visit their website –

If you are able to support of these charities it would be greatly appreciated, you can make a donation during the entry process.

Charity Donations

Thank you to the Lake Wanaka community for all its support

Each year, Challenge Wanaka makes donations to local causes as part of its volunteer programme. It’s our way of saying thank you to the Lake Wanaka community for all its support. In 2017 we were able to give back just shy of $25,000 to the community of which $2800 was dedicated to our official charities.

Below are some of the organisations that have benefited from Challenge Wanaka (click the links to find out more):

Huge thanks to everyone for your support over the years.