Late Registrations will be accepted at the Registration Expo, brought to you be Jetts 24hr Fitness. 5-8pm at Kawaka St on Friday 6th January.

Date & Location

Sat 7th January, 2017
Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui
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Athlete Info

Important Entry Information
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Course Map

2017 Course Map
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Port of Tauranga Half 

The 2017 Port of Tauranga Half will take place on Saturday 7th January in Pilot Bay, Mt Maunganui.

One of the longest running and most popular triathlon events in New Zealand, the Port of Tauranga Half  has a rich history in the local Tauranga and triathlon community. The Port of Tauranga Half is the pinnacle event at the Mount Festival of Multisport!

Entry is available for both individuals and teams. Earlybird pricing available for the first 500 participants.

2km swim > 90km bike > 21. 1km run

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Sport Bay of Plenty have been the guardian of Port of Tauranga Half for over 27 years and continue to be actively involved in the event.

TRI NZ National Championships

As a National Championship event the Port of Tauranga Half is the primary selection event for The ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships held in Penticton, Canada on 27th August 2017. Find out more here.

Port of Tauranga Half Primes

In 2016, we saw three great primes events introduced within the Port of Tauranga Half schedule. These primes were met with such a positive response, we are excited to announce they will be back bigger and better in 2017!

With a challenge to suit every triathlete, these primes events will bring the excitement level so high, it will exceed the top of the Mount!

Not sure how to enter?

You don’t need to! Every individual entry into the Port of Tauranga Half is an automatic contender!

GARMIN Celebrity Sprint Cup

Are you a keen runner?

Then the Garmin Celebrity Sprint Cup is for you! Simply beat Cameron Brown in the final 1km of the run, and the person with the biggest margin will take home the coveted trophy and a brand-new GARMIN Watch. Competition open to individual, non-elite racers.

Competition open to individual, non-elite racers.

BlueSeventy Fastest Swim Cup

Got a flair for swimming?

The fastest non-elite, individual athlete around the swim course will be crowned with the Fastest Swim Prime Athlete! Whats more, you’ll be scoring some pretty sweet gear thanks to blueseventy. No need to re-enter, if you’re competing in the POT Half, you’re already in the running! Or do we mean swimming?

Balance Fastest Bike Split Cup

Cycling more your style?

Then Balance have you covered in the Fastest Bike Split! The fastest non-elite individual in a 1km time trial between Marina Parade and Tay Street on the bike leg takes home a huge prize pack from Balance. Not to mention bragging rights as the fastest 1km time trial cyclist!

TRI NZ Membership

In February 2016, Triathlon NZ launched a paid memberships option for triathletes in New Zealand.

To coincide with these recent changes, key New Zealand event providers including the Port of Tauranga Half are aiding to simplify the membership process by supplying Triathlon NZ event-day race licenses with participant registrations.

During your registration for the Port of Tauranga Half, you will be prompted to answer whether you have a Triathlon NZ or International Triathlon membership. If you check the no option, the race-day licence fee of $20NZD will automatically be added to your total checkout amount. The $20 fee is the same for individual and team entries. This fee does not go to the event, but is passed directly onto Triathlon NZ.

An annual membership with Triathlon NZ gives you a TRIBE member benefits card, including deals with 2XU, TrainingPeaks, Suzuki, Pure Sports Nutrition and access to low cost international racing insurance.  As well as supporting the sports 5 key Community initiatives: Youth pathways, Technical programmes, Club and coach development, and Age group support.

For more information on the changes implemented by Triathlon NZ, or to become a TRIBE member please visit their website here, or contact them directly here

Race Briefing Video 

2017 Port of Tauranga Half Race Briefing Video – Watch Here

Race Manual 

2017 Port of Tauranga Half Race Manual – View Here

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