Date & Location

12th January, 2019

7:30am – 4:00pm
Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui

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Tauranga Half 

The 2019 event will take place on the 12th of January in Pilot Bay, Mt Maunganui.

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

Entry is available for both individuals and teams.

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

Visit Event & Athlete Information to find out more!

Sport Bay of Plenty have been the event’s guardian since its inception in 1988

Selection for World Championships 

This event is the primary selection event for the 2019 ITU Middle Distance Triathlon World Championships. A new TRI NZ directive will see the National Championship Status rotate between the North and South Island. As a primary selection event, there are 12 spaces up for grabs in each age group (ages 18-90!)

Find out more here.


The battle of the primes continues, with three great primes included within the Tauranga Half. Primes for the fastest swim time, fastest bike time on the bike course and the celebrity sprint cup were hotly contested and they will they will be back bigger and better!

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 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 Tauranga Half, you’re already in the running! Or do we mean swimming?

 Musashi Fastest Bike Split Cup

Cycling more your style?

Then Musashi have you covered in the Fastest Bike Split! The fastest non-elite individual on the bike leg of the Tauranga Half takes home a huge prize pack from Musashi. Not to mention bragging rights as the fastest 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 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 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.

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

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