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 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.

Our History

Tauranga Half

2021 Kyle Smith 3:39:43 Male
2021 Teresa Adam 3:57:01 Female

 

Enduro

2021 Greg Bassam 5:21:20 Male
2021 Brittney Litton 6:27:02 Female

 

AquaBike

2021 Stephen Sheldrake 3:30:02 Male
2020 Jan Litchwark 3:42:21 Female

 

Mount Run

Half Marathon

2021 Michael Voss 1:09:16 Male
2021 Alice Mason 1:20:04 Female

 

10km

2020 Alex Brackenbury 37:08 Male
2021 Sophie Wilkinson 41:50 Female

 

5km

2021 Taylor Reid 17:43 Male
2021 Nicole van der Kaay 18:03 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

Julia Tilley

Festival Director

Julia Tilley

Festival Director

021 814 386

Jamie Sinclair

Race Director

Jamie Sinclair

Race Director

021 485 695

Lauren Watson

Sponsorship Manager

Lauren Watson

Sponsorship Manager

021 795 977

Anna Wishart

Marketing and Sponsor Manager

Anna Wishart

Marketing and Sponsor Manager

027 921 3749

Accommodation

Our mates at Trinity Wharf Tauranga, the Bay Of Plenty’s leading 4.5 star hotel is offering a 15% discount off accommodation reservations

Just use the code: mountfestival at checkout