Entries will open on 18th August 2017 - watch this space!
400m Swim, 10km Cycle, 4km Run/Walk
Team (2 or 3 members): $70.00
Mother/Daughter (racing as individuals): $80.00
There are options to enter online, or via e-mail.
Entries must be in by Tuesday 20 February 2018
Late entries (with an additional fee of $10 per individual, mother/daughter and/or team) will be taken at registration on Saturday 24 February 2018, between 1pm and 5pm at Race HQ, Pilot Bay,Mount Maunganui.
There will be no late entries on the day of the race
IMPORTANT NOTE: The first 700 people entered will be guaranteed to receive on of our famous goodie bags. All enteries from 701 upwards may miss out - so get your entries in!
Registration is from 1 pm to 5pm on Saturday 24 February at Race HQ, situated at the finish line at The Mall, Mount Maunganui.
If you cannot make it on Saturday afternoon and require a later registration - you are more than welcome to pick your race pack (and numbers etc) up on the morning of the race between 6.00am and 7.30am, but to forecast numbers doing this please e-mail us prior to the 24th of February to advise.
Course and Maps
The swim is a 400m swim, with the first wave starting at 8:30am. Competitors will be issued a coloured cap that corresponds with their wave start. They will enter the water and swim in a straight line down to and around the 400m buoy and then into the shore. Competitors will then jog/walk up the ramp and into transition which is based at the Salisbury Wharf end of The Mall.
Waves will start 2 minutes apart with all 11 waves having started by 8.50am.
Tide times for the day of the event are as follows: High Tide = 9.14am and Low Tide = 3.29pm
The cycle leg will go from the transition area along Pilot Bay down the Mall to Adams Avenue. Competitors will then turn right into Adams Avenue and proceed to Marine Parade. Once at Marine Parade competitors will then ride the length of Marine Parade up to shortly before the roundabout at the end of Marine Parade and Oceanbeach Road. They will turn here then return the way they came to transition.
The 4km run/walk leg consists of a 1 lap out and back course. Runners will go from the transition area along Pilot Bay down the Mall to Adams Avenue. They will then proceed to the left through the boat ramp onto Pilot Quay to the Mauao base track jetty. Here they will turn around a cone and head back to turn left onto Adam's Ave, then right onto Marine Parade to turn again at a cone at Grace Ave and return back along Marine Parade and Adams Ave, turning left onto and along The Mall towards Salisbury Wharf and the finish chute.
Age Groups & Waves
There will be 11 waves in total leaving 2 minutes apart from the start of the first wave at 8.30am. With 8 waves of individuals, 2 waves of mother/daughters (Wave 9 at 8.46am and Wave 10 at 8.48am) and Teams (Wave 11 at 8.50am).
Individuals and mother/daugjhters will be required to pre-select their wave at the time of entry. Teams will be automatically placed into Wave 11.
You will be asked to gather in your wave groups (identifiable by your swim cap colour) at the swim start, so please ensure you make your way down there with plenty of time.
We have special mother/daughter field at this event where any mothers (step mothers etc included) and daughters (step daughters etc) can enter and race as individuals but do it together, and pay a special race entry fee of $80 ($40 each). All participants in this category will start in Waves 9 and 10 at 8.46am and 8.48am.
Teams of 2 or 3 ladies may enter and will complete the course as a relay. Your team will be provided with an ankle bracelet transponder at registration and this must be be used by the swimmer, cyclist and runner (to ensure the timing mats record your times). Change over will take place where your cyclists bike is racked in transition. All swimmers of teams will start in Wave 11 at 8.50am.
Race rules will be published a couple of months prior to the event, so please check back here for them then. You will also be e-mailed these a few weeks out from the race, and it is very important that you read them please.
Spot Prizes / Prize Giving
There will be plenty of fantastic spot prizes at the event. For some of you - this will mean a surprise in your registration pack and for others you'll find out at prize giving if you have been lucky! Prize giving will be held approx 15-20 minutes after the last woman has cross the finish line. Numbers will be picked at random. You must be present to receive your prize.
For the 2018 event we will have FREE photo's for you all. Photographers will be on course during the event - so make sure you smile at them! You will then be able to download them free of charge after the event by heading to photos4sale.
Withdrawals / Transfers
No refunds will be issued if you withdraw or do not start the race. If you are unable to compete on the day, we do allow transfers to another person prior to 31 January 2018 with payment of a $15 administration fee. Please request transfers of changes by e-mailing us.
The event will proceed wet or fine. If necessary, the course will be modified for safety reasons. Cancellation will be the last choice and a decision regarding this will be made by 7.30am. There will be no refunds if the event is cancelled.