An adventure endurance race which gives female teams the opportunity to navigate their way through a variety of courses is coming to Whanganui.

The Spring Challenge North is a female only event and features teams of three to four women competing in a course made up of rafting, mountain biking and trekking elements.

Dan Moore, who grew up in Whanganui and went to Whanganui High School, is the event director and course designer.

"I was quite excited to bring it home and back to this landscape because Whanganui has got so much to offer and it hasn't really been on