|Date||Sunday 29 March 2015|
|Entry Fee||Entry Info|
|Distance||750m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run|
|Categories||Individual, Teams and Paratri|
|Registration & Bike Racking Time||9.00 - 6.00pm Saturday 28 March 2015|
|Minimum Age||13 years as at 31 December 2015|
|Individual Timing Results||
Timing results will be provided by each age group category. Age group categories for men and women; 13-15 years, 16-19 years, 20-24 years, 25-29 years, 30-34years …… 80+ years
|Individual Prizes||Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd placing in each age group category for men and women|
|Team Timing Results||Timing results will be provided by Team Category - Open Mixed, Open Men, Open Women, Youth Mixed, Youth Men, Youth Women|
|Team Prizes||Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place getters for Open Mixed, Open Men, Open Women, Youth Mixed, Youth Men, Youth Women|
|Course Map||Swim & Bike Map|
The 750m swim will take place between Queens and Cooks Wharf; starting with a deep water start. Participants will swim a one-lap clockwise course around the buoys. Competitors will exit the water via a wide ramp.
The 20km bike course is a two lap course in a clockwise direction around Auckland's CBD and waterfront. From transition turn left onto Quay St and turn around just before Ngapipi Rd. The return travels back along Tamaki Drive and Quay St, turning left up Queen St, up Wakefield St, right in to Mayoral Drive, back down Queen St to Quay St where you begin your second lap. After completion of the second lap, turn left into transition to complete bike leg. The Penalty Box is located on the corner of Queen St and Quay St, on the bike return into transition.
The 5km run course is a one lap run. Turn right out of transition onto Quay St following course directions around Princes Wharf, Lower Hobson St, Customs St West then into Viaduct Harbour Ave. At the Sofitel Hotel the course winds through Halsey St and the restaurant area and back to Viaduct Harbour Ave, through the Viaduct Basin you will return back onto Quay St and into the finish chute on Queens Wharf.
Rally up your friends, family or workmates and take it on as a team. Teams consist of one swimmer, one cyclist and one runner, with each person doing a discipline before handing over to the next team member. This means you only have to tackle one of the three legs!
Teams can consist of three or two athletes (if one team member is keen to do two legs). Teams can be male, female or mixed teams.
- Team Member 1 will complete the 750m swim before passing their timing transponder to Team Member 2 in transition.
- Team Member 2 will complete the 20km bike before passing their timing transponder to Team Member 3 in transition.
- Team Member 3 will complete the 5km run before crossing the finish line on Queens Wharf.
* Note - if your team consists of only 2 members the timing transponder is to be worn by whomever is completing each discipline (eg: if team member 1 is doing the swim and the bike, they keep the transponder on until handing over to the runner; if team member 2 is doing the bike and the run they receive the transponder from the swimmer and keep it on until the end. In simple terms, the transponder is to complete each leg of the race no matter which team member is doing which leg!)
There are currently six categories for physically challenged athletes that compete in the sprint paratriathlon distance. Please note that the Auckland Tri can only cater to five categories, which includes T2, T3, T4, T5 and T6 (and excludes T1). This is due to various aspects of the course (i.e. railway tracks) which would prove to be challenging for T1 athletes.
For more information on ITU Paratriathlon categories, click here.
Race Rules & Regulations
All Age Group triathlon races are sanctioned by and will be held under the rules and regulations of Triathlon NZ. The Sprint Distance Tri is a non-drafting race. A complete set of Triathlon NZ rules can be found here