Entry Information

Port of Tauranga Half
The Port of Tauranga Half is back for its 28th year in 2017!

Founded by Sport Bay of Plenty, Port of Tauranga Half is one of the longest running and most popular triathlon events in New Zealand and with a rich history in the local Tauranga and triathlon community.

The Port of Tauranga Half is set to be the pinnacle event at the Mount Festival of Multisport!

Entry available for both individuals and teams.

With the 2017 Port of Tauranga Half 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.

Entry Fees

Individual – $285.00

Teams – $345.00

The Race Organisers reserve the right to reject any entry or issue special invitations.

All athletes will receive an event t-shirt.  All individuals who finish within the cut-off times will also receive a commemorative medal.

Online registrations close Wednesday 4th January, 2017 at midnight

Team Waivers

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.

Pro & Age Group Categories

Pro Athletes

Athletes who enter the Pro/Elite category must be able to provide proof of the following times for a half iron-distance or similar level results. All other athletes should enter the Age Group Category.

Men: Sub 4.20
Women: Sub 4.50

Athletes who race under the Pro/Elite category are not eligible for age group awards and those athletes who race under the Age Group category are not eligible for prize money.

There are a limited amount of entries held for professional athletes who meet the elite criteria and/or are recognised by the Tri NZ High Performance Programme should the event reach capacity.  These are limited and are not guarenteed.  Entries fee will still apply so you are recommended to enter through the standard entry process to guarentee your entry.

Refunds & Withdrawals

There are no automatic refunds available. The organisers may, however, at their sole discretion grant a refund of fees paid if they deem it appropriate prior to 25 November. In the event of a refund under this clause, the organisers shall retain a $100 administration fee. NO REFUNDS AFTER THIS DATE

If the event has reached capacity the available slot will be offered to the next person on the wait list.

To request a refund/withdrawal please advise the race office in writing (letter or email)

Email: mountfestival@smcevents.co.nz

Post: PO Box 74081, Market Road, Auckland 1543

It is the athletes’ responsibility to ensure that the withdrawn confirmation has been received by the race office. Any requests not acknowledged by race office will not be considered valid and therefore will not be refunded.

Please note after this date there are no refunds available under any circumstances.

Team Member Changes

Team member changes are permitted up to 25 November providing one original member of the team remains. Contact the race office with any new details (team name, new name, age and shirt size and who they are replacing – shirt sizes are not guarenteed). All team members will be required to sign the team waiver and submit to the race office before 25 November.

If all team members are unable to take part you are advised to contact the race office prior to 8 December and apply for a refund. There are no automatic refunds available. The organisers may, however, at their sole discretion grant a refund of fees paid if they deem it appropiate prior to 8 December. In the event of a refund under this clause, the organisers shall retain a $100 administration fee. The team entry will then be offered to the next team on the waitlist.

Individual Refunds/Withdrawals

There are no automatic refunds available. The organisers may, however, at their sole discretion grant a refund of fees paid if they deem it appropriate prior to 25 November. In the event of a refund under this clause, the Organisers shall retain a $100 administration fee.
If the event has reached capacity the available slot will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.

To request a refund/withdrawal please advise the race office in writing (letter or email)

It is the athletes’ responsibility to ensure that the withdrawn confirmation has been received by the race office. Any requests not acknowledged by race office will not be considered valid and therefore will not be refunded.

Please note after this date there are no refunds available under any circumstances.

Transfers/Waitlist

You are not permitted to transfer your entry to another person or another event.

If the event reaches capacity prior to the closing date of 25 November a waitlist will become operational.

There are no refunds or withdrawals processed after 25 November under any circumstances.

The waitlist is managed in a clear and transparent process. Waitlist entries are time logged when they are submitted and as the race office receives withdrawal requests the next person on the waitlist is contacted and offered the slot.

Any entries found to be traded on public websites and forums will be deemed invalid and will NOT BE accepted by the race office. Private transfers are not permitted and will not be accepted. Athletes involved may be banned from any further participation in the event.

Health and Safety standards at this event are high and any athletes who are identified participating in the event under any other name than their own will be disqualified and both athletes may be banned from any further participation in the event.

Entry fees will not be refunded if the event is cancelled or if the format is altered due to storm, rain, sea conditions, weather or other “Acts of God.’

Please contact the Race Office if you have any questions.

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