Team Avaya

Nathan is the creator of Team Avaya (formerly Seagate) NZ’s most successful Adventure Racing Team. In 2001 he submitted a sponsorship proposal to Seagate to form a Professional Squad of NZ athletes. Seagate signed off and in 2002 Nathan captained the team to victory in the infamous Eco Challenge, which was held in Fiji. The team dominated for a number years winning races around the globe until 2005 when Nathan stepped back from racing for a period, after winning the World Championships. In 2011 he reformed the team that has once again dominated the international scene. The team won the World Championships in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018  placing 3rd in 2011. They have won a record number of World Series events and hold the number one world ranking, the first team ever in 25-years of Adventure Racing to attain the maximum world ranking points. 2017 marked the end of the Seagate sponsorship, the longest running team sponsor in the sport, Avaya have taken over the title sponsorship.


August : Yeti Adventure Challenge Denmark : 2nd
September : Raid In France (AR World Series) France: 1st
November : Adventure Racing World Championships Australia 1st

2017 Results

June: Altay X-Trail China : 1st
August: Adventure Racing World Championships USA : 1st

2018 Results

March: GODZone New Zealand : 4th
June: Altay X-Trail China : event cancelled
November: Adventure Racing World Championships Reunion Island : 1st

2019 RACE

February: Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race New Zealand : 1st
September: Eco Challenge Fiji : results will be announced on Amazon Prime 2020
December: Adventure Racing World Championships Sri Lanka (cancelled due to Easter Bombings)

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Avaya SQUAD (team new zealand)

  • Chris Forne

  • Stu Lynch

  • Nathan Fa’avae

  • Sophie Hart