About the Mount Festival of Multisport

The iconic Tauranga Half has been part of the Mount Maunganui summer since 1990, making it one of New Zealand’s longest running and most iconic triathlons.

In 2015 a selection of events were added to the Tauranga Half to create a festival that appeals to a wider range of people with varied athletic abilities. These events now sit under the umbrella of the Mount Festival of Multisport. Our goal is to get more people, more active, more often!

The Mount Festival events calendar has been carefully developed over the years with a range of events that include Tauranga Half, The Enduro, the Höpt Soda AquaBike and Mount Run.

Each event has its own identity and flavour but works together to provide athletes and the community with a broad and exciting experience.

The Mount Festival is owned by the Mount Festival Charitable Trust. Trustees include: Owen Cooney, Joanna Lawn and Richard Burne.

All profits made by the Mount Festival of Multisport are donated back into the community.

Our History

Tauranga Half

2020 Kyle Smith 3:42:07 Male
2009 Samantha Warriner 4:10:47 Female

 

Enduro

2019 Sam Clark 5:27:51 Male
2019 Megan Arthur 6:31:28 Female

 

Hopt Soda AquaBike

2020 Michael Grain 3:47:32 Male
2020 Hayley Gallagher 4:09:28 Female

 

Mount Run

Half Marathon

2020 Julian Oakley 1:10:37 Male
2020 Alice Mason 1:22:00 Female

 

10km

2020 Alex Brackenbury 37:08 Male
2020 Emily Sherlock 45:50 Female

 

5km

2020 Paddy Lamb 18:44 Male
2020 Anneke Grogan 19:02 Female
YEAR MALE FEMALE
1990 Scott Ballance – 4:16:51 Karen Williams – 4:53:53
1991 Dave Bradding – 4:04:45 Cori Lyons – 4:49:18
1992 Tony O’Hagan – 3:57:17
1993 Megan Robertson – 4:48:04
1994  Tony O’Hagan – 3:50:24 Sue Clark – 4:37:59
1995 Sue Clark – 4:22:06
1996 Walter Thorburn – 3:48:47 Jenny Rose – 4:13:21
2006 Nathan Richmond – 3:47:54
2009 Sam Warriner – 4:10:47
2013 Graham O’Grady – 3:47:54
2017 Braden Currie – 3:45:38

Meet the Team

Lauren Watson

General Manager

Lauren Watson

General Manager

021 795 977

Shanelle Barrett

Festival Director

Shanelle Barrett

Festival Director

027 457 6736

Anna Wishart

Marketing and Sponsor Manager

Anna Wishart

Marketing and Sponsor Manager

027 921 3749

Tracey Howard-Perry

Competition Manager

Tracey Howard-Perry

Competition Manager

027 488 8588

Accommodation

Our mates at Trinity Wharf Tauranga, the Bay Of Plenty’s leading 4.5 star hotel is offering a 15% discount of accommodation  reservations between 9 – 14 January 2020.