Become a benefactor of Challenge Wanaka

The Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka festival relies on the support and generosity of our benefactors, with 30% of our income being dependent on donations, they play a critical role in delivering our festival.

As a non-profit charitable trust, the event needs all the financial support it can get and 2022 is no different. Annually Challenge Wanaka involves over 1,000 local volunteers and 1,500+ junior and secondary school athletes, a truly huge achievement for a small town! Benefactor support enables Challenge Wanaka to continue to deliver the economic and social benefits it brings to our community.

The legacy the Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka has created is already significant – with increased local participation of all ages, a thriving volunteer programme and millions in economic benefits. To ensure continued delivery the Challenge Wanaka Sports Trust invites you to become a benefactor of this inspirational event.

Donation Levels

Anonymous donations available, please contact [email protected] to confirm if you wish your donation to be anonymous.


  • Tax deductible donation – 33% of your donation is tax deductible
  • Challenge Wanaka Festival VIP tickets *2
  • Challenge Wanaka, Glendhu Station Supporters BBQ tickets *2 Silver *6 Gold
  • Challenge Wanaka Showcase VIP area access *2 Silver *6 Gold
  • Ability to purchase additional VIP access tickets to host clients (subject to availability)
  • Acknowledged on Challenge Wanaka website, in the athlete programme and on our benefactors’ board (Company or Individual)
  • Anonymous donations also available
  • Challenge Wanaka Half or Aquabike discount entry *1 (-$100 Silver, -$200 Gold)
  • Receive regular newsletters updating you on annual festival progress, highlights and offers
  • Exclusive Benefactor offers and discounts as available
  • Exclusive ‘meet and greet’ opportunities in the VIP area with participating pro athletes
  • Investment in your local community
  • Investment in The Challenge Wanaka Sports Trust

If you would like to support us in becoming a Challenge Wanaka benefactor please donate directly using the link above or contact Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka’s Commercial Manager Amy Carroll on t:021 140 3500 e: [email protected].


Thanks so much to the below for their support in 2023:

  • Anna-Kate and Jaime Hutter
  • Dylan McNeice
  • Julie Aitken and Brett Haraway (Trustee)
  • Alistair Madill (Trustee)
  • Karen & Andrew Mcleod (Trustee)
  • Summit Financial Group
  • Salmond Architecture – Anne Salmond
  • Michael Sidey
  • Hector Egger


Garth Barfoot

If you haven’t heard the name, Garth Barfoot is an absolute legend of Triathlon, patron of the Challenge Wanaka Aquabike race and generally an awesome kiwi gent!

⁠He generously donates not only to Challenge each year but donates huge prizes and accommodation subsidies to NZ Aquabike National Championships.

New Zealand and Challenge Aquabike events would not be where they are today without the support of this man, to whom we are very thankful.