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. Entries open 9am Friday 28 April 2017.
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 28 years and continue to be actively involved in the event.
As a National Championship event the Port of Tauranga Half is the primary selection event for the 2018 ITU Middle Distance Triathlon World Championships to be held in Odense, Denmark in 2018. Find out more here.
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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
2017 Port of Tauranga Half Race Briefing Video – Watch Here
2017 Port of Tauranga Half Race Manual – View Here