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It would now be held from April 25 to 28, the company behind the event, 100% Pure Racing, announced this week. Event co-director Warren Bates said it was decided April would be the best month to host the rescheduled event in order to avoid clashing with other major sporting events in the region.
The Wild Descent involves teams of two kayaking down the Clutha River from Albert Town to Kaka Point over four stages, including some challenging whitewater sections. Competitors must use AR Duo double kayaks provided by the organisers.
''Competitors ... just need to turn up with their own camping gear and food and the rest is taken care of by our team,'' Mr Bates said.
The event has attracted some big names from adventure sports, including nine-time Coast to Coast winner Steve Gurney, current adventure racing world champions Nathan Fa'avae and Sophie Hart and Coast to Coast record-holder Keith Murray.
New entries will be accepted until the end of March.