Long Distance Triathlon Event & Athlete Information

With the 2018 Mount Festival now including the Long Distance Triathlon and promising to be bigger and better than ever before, we invite you to browse through the links below for all the information you need to know before the race.

Race Manual
The event manual contains important information you need for your race. Please ensure you read ALL the information in the manual as these are important for your convenience and safety. It is quite a long document but please do take your time to read and understand it.

The Race Manual includes:

– Compulsory Safety Briefing information
– Bike Checks
– Wave Starts
– Course maps

Click here to read the 2017 Port of Tauranga Half Race Manual, the 2018  Long Distance Race Manual will be available from 1 December.

Pre-Race Briefing Video
Race Briefing VideoWatch the 2017 Port of Tauranga Half video here.

The 2018 race briefing video will be available from 1 December.

Registration

2018 Long Distance Triathlon registrations will take place on Friday the 19th January 2018 from 2 – 6pm – Location TBC.

Bike racking will take place on Friday 19th January from 3-7pm at Race Head Quarter located at Salisbury Wharf in Pilot Bay

Event Waiver

All individuals under the age of 18 at time of entry, but 18 by race day , must download, sign and return the waiver to the race office before 1 December.

Teams no longer need to sign a team waiver. Waivers can now be approved by the main registrant during the registration process on behalf of other team members.

Please post, scan and email:

Scan and Email: mountfestival@smcevents.co.nz

Post: PO Box 74081, Market Road, Auckland 1543

Event Waiver  – Click here for waiver

Road Restrictions

We wish to thank the residents and businesses of the Mount Maunganui region for their patience and understanding during the event.

If you have any specific concerns around the event please contact the Race Office for more information.

Tri NZ Rules & Regulations

All Tri NZ rules and regulations can be found here.

Drafting

The organisers of the Mount Festival of Multisport wish to ensure that the race is fair to all competitors. The event is a officially Triathlon New Zealand Sanctioned Event.

Tri NZ will have trained technical officials at the event who will monitor the rules as outlined here.

In this event, drafting is illegal and thus considered to be cheating. If the athlete receives a third penalty, they will be disqualified.

In this event, penalties will be served as a ‘Stand Down’ in the Penalty Compounds on course. Any athlete given a penalty is required to stand down at the next penalty box. Any athlete who does not stand down at the next official penalty box will be disqualified.

Drafting rules are outlined in the Tri NZ rules

Please make sure you understand this rule –if you have any questions please contact the race office. It is your responsibility as an athlete to know the rules.

In the end the responsibility for a race without major drafting issues lies in your hands as triathletes to compete fairly, honestly and within the both the rules and moral values of our sport.

Race Schedule

Friday, 19th January 2018
Registration & Bike racking

2pm – 6pm – Registration & Expo
4pm – 6pm – Bike Racking at Pilot Bay

Saturday, 20th January 2018
Race Schedule

5:00am – Transition Opens
5:00am – Body Marking available
5:40am – Long Distance swim course opened for warm up
5.50am – Long Distance Transition Closes
5.55am – 5 minute warning for Long Distance individuals to start line
6:00am – Long Distance Individual Male
6:02am – Long Distance Individual Female
6:05am – Long Distance Teams
7.00am – POT Half Swim Course open for warm up
7.10am – POT Half Transition closes
7.25am – 5 minute warning for POT Half individuals to start line
7.30am – Long Distance Swim Course cut off time
7.30am – POT Half Individual Elite Men
7.32am – POT Half Individual Elite Women
7.40am – POT Half Individual Male under 45
7.42am – POT Half Individual Male 45+
7.45am – POT Half Individual Female
7.50am – POT Half Rolling Start of remaining athletes
8.00am – POT Half Teams
9.30am – POT Half Swim Course cut off time
1:00pm – Cycle Course cut off time – both distances
4.00pm – POT Half Run Cut off time
5:00pm – Long Distance Run Cut off time
6.00pm – Prize Giving at Mount Drury

Race Schedule is subject to change

Age Groups

The Long Distance Triathlon is run under Tri NZ Rules. The event runs 5 year age groups with your age calculated as at 31 December 2018. This will mean most of you will ‘age up’ one year.

The official Age Categories for both men and women following the Tri NZ Rules and are as follows:

  • 18-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80+

Event trophies are awarded to the top three in each age group.

Teams:
Male, Female, Mixed

Course Map

View the 2018 course maps here.

Post-Race Information
Finishers medals will be presented to all individual competitors at the finish line who finish within the cut off time. Team runners will be presented with three medals to present to their team mates.

Finishers certificates will be available to download from results.racetiming.co.nz after your race.

The Athlete Recovery Lounge is open to all athletes to take some time to rest up and re-energize after crossing the finish line. There will be water, supplements, nutrition, sponsors products and massage available.

Massage – Right for Life Massage & Energy Centre are providing post massage services within the recovery lounge. The will be providing post event sports massage (medium pressure body flushes) to minimize possible aches and pains the next day. NB massages will be charged at $20 for 15 min and $25 for 20 min with eftpos and cash available. For more information visit www.rightforlife.co.nz

Bike collection – transition will be closed until all competitors have started on the run course (approx. 1pm). An announcement will be made when you are able to collect your gear and only competitors with their Athlete ID band or your support showing your bike collection card will be allowed to remove items from transition.

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