Prizes & Donations

We understand that within any event there are those who are competitive and those who are not. We therefore endeavor to fairly acknowledge participation and recognise achievement (within age divisions, plus overall).

We also want to give back in a way that benefits all riders, so over the 2016-17 season will be making a contribution of $3850.00 to the Rotorua Trails Trust to be put towards the future build of a new downhill trail in native bush.


We also help raise funds for the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club First Response Unit.

If you wish to contribute to the Rotorua Trails Trust or Rotorua Mtb Club First Response Unit you can do so by making a donation on the side of your online entry here or through the event shop here.

Acknowledgement of participation in race pack goodies and spot prize draw prizes

We try to exceed expectation when it comes to providing participant returns. Each entrant will receive some fantastic swag (including a event branded item/garment, product samples and discount vouchers) at the race pack pick-up and go in the draw for a share of a handsome quantity of quality spot prizes – from our wonderfully generous family of sponsors. Competitors must be present at the awards ceremony to receive sport prizes.

The current ESTIMATED TOTAL value of product to be given away over all four Giant 2W Gravity Enduro races this coming 2016-17 summer season is over $60,000.00

To find out what items you have a chance of winning in the spot prize draw, please like our event Facebook page here where we will post photos of items before each event. To view the entire Race 3 spot prize list – click here (PDF will go up on the week of the race).

Achievement awards

Individual Performance Prizes:

Four Stage event = 1st to 3rd male and female in each age division (*with exception at Race 2 – see below)
Six Stage event = 1st to 3rd male and female in each age division

(Note: both Six Stage Shuttled & Six Stage Non-shuttled riders compete against one another for performance prizes and NZ Mtb Crown Enduro points on offer at each race. However only Six Stage Non-shuttled riders are eligible for the overall race cash prize money).

Total of 66 performance prizes per race

* Southstar Schools Enduro Champs – Trophies and Performance Prizes:

Race 2, Four Stage event, U13, 13-14, 15-17 age divisions = 1st to 5th male and female

Lets Ride Parent-Offspring Family Challenge Prize:

1st parent and U13 yr old offspring pairing on stages A, B, C & D.

Cole Walker Remembrance Award:


Cole was a regular participant in Giant 2W Gravity Enduro events and had already entered the entire 2015-16 season super early when he had a tragic accident whilst out doing what he loved – riding his bike. In his honour his family have decided to present the young up and coming male rider who wins the youngest category (U13yrs) in the four stage event category at the final race of the season with a free entry to the entire following Giant 2W Gravity Enduro season. 

Past recipients have been:
2016 – Thomas Clark (Auckland)

Under 23 Local Enduro Scholarship

With the help of some generous local businessmen, the Under 23 Local Enduro Scholarship has been set-up to assist promising riders from Rotorua chase their Mtb goals and realise their potential in the sport of Mountain Biking. It is intended to give such riders a helping hand by funding international travel to compete in Enduro and World Cup mountain bike races overseas in the season ahead. Ultimately the scholarship investors would love to assist in cultivating local riders so they have the best opportunity to secure a professional team rider contact and craft a career in the sport for many years.

To help those who make the decision who will receive future scholarships at coming Giant 2W Gravity Enduro races, we would like all local Rotorua Under 23yr old mountain bike riders (in the sports of Enduro, DH, XC and Off-road Triathlon etc.) to complete the attached short scholarship interest form and fire it back to us. It’s not an arduous process, simply tell us your personal details, let us know what you’re coming international racing plans are this season, what your goals are at these events and what your future aspirations are in the sport.  Easy ha!  All submissions must be in no later than 14 days prior the next race to put you in the running.

Click here for the expression of interest form and put yourself in the running

Overall Cash Prize Money:

Cash to the value indicated below will be given out to the overall top five performing individual male and female riders in the Six Stage Non-Shuttled event (regardless of age division).

Each race in the series

1st = $300
2nd = $200
3rd = $100

4th = $50

5th = $25

Total male and female prize purse = $1350.00 per race

Overall series top 5 bonuses
1st = $125
2nd = $100
3rd = $75
4th = $50
5th = $25

Total male and female prize purse = $750.00 in series bonuses