11 Extreme Activities for April 2017

Spring is in the air & it’s time to start working on that summer body & find some adventure. The activities below are extreme & all over the planet, so get packing & get your adrenaline flowing.

1. Tour of New Zealand

Paraparaumu, New Zealand – 1st to 8th April

Tour of New Zealand

The first multi-day cycling stage race ever held in New Zealand. One group starts at the tip of the North Island & the other at the bottom of the South Island. They will meet in the middle, at the parliament buildings in Wellington.

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2. 2nd Hungarian Games CrossFit

Budapest, Hungary – 1st & 2nd April

2nd Hungarian Games CrossFit

The games will be hosted by the CrossFit B’Bros, providing the perfect place for the competition. Concept 2 will provide the rowers & Double Cross Challenge will organize the games. For male & female athletes in RX, scaled & masters categories.

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3. Athens Throwdown

Athens, Greece – 1st April

Athens Throwdown

A two-day international event in Athens. Winners share a total cash prize of 20,700 euros & sponsors’ gifts of more than 5,000 euros.

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4. Arctic Man Ski & Sno-Go Classic

Fairbanks, Alaska, USA – 3rd to 9th April

Arctic Man Ski & Sno-Go Classic

Among the world’s Toughest downhill Ski races & an exciting snowmobile race, all wrapped up as one. The team skier starts at an elevation of 5,800 feet & drops 1700 feet in less than two miles to the bottom where they meets with their snowmobiling partner.

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5. Cooley Classic

Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia – 8th April

Cooley Classic

A race giving swimmers a chance to hit the swells of three famous surf breaks, Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta & Kirra. Open to swimmers of all abilities, the 2.5 kilometre race also has a shorter sister race of 500 metres. Both races end on the sands of Kirra Beach.

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6. Kilomathon

Leith, Edinburgh, UK – 9th April


Forget the standard 5k, 10k & half marathon races, get a new distance under your belt. Kilomathon features distances of 13.1k & 6.2k for adults & a 2.62k race for children.

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7. Bartica Easter Regatta

Sophia, Georgetown, Guyana – 14th to 17th April

Bartica Easter Regatta

An annual festival that takes place during Easter weekend. Featuring everything from water sports to boxing to a parade & beauty pageant.

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8. Mammoth Pond Skim

Mammoth Lakes, California, USA – 16th April

Mammoth Pond Skim

Crowds fill up Canyon Lodge to watch the craziest skiers & snowboarders straight line it across two ice cold ponds. The first 50 competitors in Superhero themed costumes will get a coveted spot in the 2017 skim. No costume, no entry.

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9. Bushmen Experience Namibia

Namibia – 17th to 29th April

Bushmen Experience Namibia

An intense immersion in the African nature & one of its ancient cultures, the Bosciman. You will live an unforgettable experience. A fully equipped 4×4 will set up in the middle of nature to allow a taste of true African expeditions.

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10. Hallaton Hare Pie Scramble & Bottle Kicking

Hallaton, Leicestershire, UK – 17th April

Hallaton Hare Pie Scramble & Bottle Kicking

An ancient custom with two parts. First a charity dole & second a mass “ballgame” played with small wooden casks called bottles. Injuries are common as the scrum heaves over fields, fences & streams in its path. Play can continue until after dark & the game is decided by the best of three bottles.

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11. Oregon Trail Rally

The Dalles, Oregon, USA – 21st to 23rd April

Oregon Trail Rally

Part of the inaugural season for the North American Rally Cup, including hosting the longest rally weekend in the United States.

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Know of another extreme event in April worth mentioning? Let us know about it so we can add it to our next list.


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