January 21st 2023
Mount Maunganui

About the AquaBike

Swim, bike, done!

The AquaBike returns to Pilot Bay this January!

Course Overview

Flat, easy course, great for first timers

Distance

2km swim, 90km bike

Entry Perks

Medal, goody bag & epic finish line experience

Entry Fees

Individual Entries Available!

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Swim, Bike, Done!

Athlete Information

Individual 

  • Opening Special: $197  1/04/22 – 03/04/22
  • Early bird Rate: $230 04/04/22 – 30/06/22
  • Standard Rate 1: $250 1/07/22 – 30/9/22
  • Standard Rate 2: $260 1/10/22 – 30/11/22
  • Last Minute Rate: $275  1/12/2022– 15/01/2023
  • Onsite Rate: $298

 

All prices are exclusive of the Race Roster Booking Fee

2023 manual to come

Read the 2022 Race Manual HERE

This is important to have read before race day

2023 manual to come

2022 Race Briefing Video

It is essential that you watch this prior to Race Day

Final schedule to come for 2023

Friday 20th January

2.30pm-6pm  Registration & Expo

2.40pm-7pm Bike Racking

 

Saturday 21st January

5.30am Transition opens

6.05am AquaBike Swim Course opens for warm-up

6.20am AquaBike Swim Course closes for warm-up

6 34am AquaBike Male Swim Start

6.35am AquaBike Female Swim Start

8.20am Swim Course Closes

11.30am Bike Course Cut-off at the Domain/Tara Road Roundabout

12.30pm Bike Course Closes

4.00pm Race Closure

5.00pm Prize Giving Begins at Coronation Park

 

 

The AquaBike is run under Tri NZ Rules. The event runs 5 year age groups with your age calculated as at 31 December the year of the event. This will mean many of you will ‘age up’ one year.

The official Age Categories for both men and women are as follows:

  • 18-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80+

Prizes are awarded to the top three in each age group.

2023 Fulton Hogan Mount Festival of Multisport

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Updated 31/03/22

 

In choosing to enter this event, I agree to the following terms and conditions: I also agree that only entries received with prior approval from the race office will be accepted. Any entries received that have not been approved by the race office will be deemed invalid.

 

I acknowledge that triathlons and the individual disciplines associated with a triathlon are inherently dangerous and serious accidents can and often do happen which may result in injury. I verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for this competition. I agree to participate at my own risk.

 

I acknowledge that the event organiser reserves the right to accept or decline entries and issue any special invitations in its sole and absolute discretion. However, entry numbers are limited, and any entries received after the limits have been reached will not be accepted.

 

I agree that in the event of an event cancellation due to conditions beyond the control of the organisers including but not limited to a storm, rain, inclement seasonal weather, winds, “Acts of God”, “Acts of Terrorism”, infectious disease pandemic (for example, COVID 19) , or other conditions, my entry fee shall be non- refundable.

 

I acknowledge that it may become necessary or desirable to change the format of the event due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. In the event of a change to the format of the event (including, but not limited to, a virtual race) I agree to the changes and that all of the terms and conditions set out herein shall apply to the changed event.

 

I agree to comply with all the event rules, regulations, and instructions in respect of this event and as notified to me in the entry information or otherwise by the event organisers and officials. I acknowledge that the Triathlon NZ Competition Rules and age group guidelines apply to the Triathlon and Aquabike events, including teams, and declare that I have read and understood those rules.

 

I agree to pay such fees as the organiser may charge for this event. I accept that these fees are non-refundable and non- transferable in any circumstances. The organisers may, however, at their sole discretion grant a refund of fees paid if they deem it appropriate prior to 1 December 2022. In the event of a refund under this clause, the organisers shall retain a $100 administration fee for all Triathlon related events and $20 for the Mount Run and Pilot Bay Swim. I agree that there are no refunds in any circumstances after 1 December 2022.

 

I acknowledge that entry fees are non-transferable to other people, other events, or other years, nor are they refundable under any circumstance. The organisers may, at their discretion, grant a transfer or a refund based on individual circumstances. A medical certificate may be requested in order to grant any transfers for injury or illness. Any transfer requests must be received prior to January 1st 2022 – no transfers will be accepted after January 1st 2023.

 

I understand that entry perks are not guaranteed as part of my entry and change from year to year. This includes but is not limited to complimentary: t-shirts, medals, trophies, spot prizes

 

I accept that the information gathered from this event (including my entry form details) will be used to administer the event and may be used to promote and market future events. I understand that my details may be passed onto third parties (i.e. sponsors) for promotional purposes relating to the event.  I give permission for the use of my picture for any promotional material for this event or future events. I understand that information about my registration may be made available on the mountfestival.kiwi site and elsewhere if the event organiser allows it.

 

I (for myself and, where applicable, on behalf of my legal guardian, successors, executors and trustees) release and hold harmless the event owners, organisers, directors, officials, sponsors, promoters, suppliers, local authorities, volunteers and all other persons associated with the event (“the organisers”) from any and all liability, claims, actions and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or relating to any loss, damage, or injury that may be sustained by me in connection with my entry and/or participation in this event. I (for myself and, where applicable, on behalf of my legal guardian, successors, executors, and trustees) fully indemnify the organisers against any such liability, claims, action or causes of action. I understand that this waiver and indemnity extends to any and all liability, whether arising through the negligence, action, or inaction of any of the organisers, or otherwise.

 

The organisers may make use of SMS text messages to inform competitors of any race updates or provide information pertinent to competitors. Any messages received shall be free for the recipient. I hereby agree to receive text messages from the race organisers pertaining to this event.

 

I acknowledge that to enter this event as an individual the following minimum age restrictions apply:

Tauranga Half – must be 18 years of age as at 31 December in the year of competition (as per TRI NZ rules). Entrants under 18 may be accepted at the discretion of the Triathlon New Zealand Technical Delegate and exemption must be applied for in writing prior to 1st December in the year of competition

Aquabike – must be 18 years of age as at 31 December in the year of competition (as per TRI NZ rules). Entrants under 18 may be accepted at the discretion of the Triathlon New Zealand Technical Delegate and exemption must be applied for in writing prior to 1st December in the year of competition

Mount Run – 21km – participants must be at least 14 years of age on event day

Mount Run – 10km – participants must be at least 10 years of age on event day. All participants under the 14 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the event and the accompanying adult takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant 14 years or under. Maximum of 2 children per adult.

Mount Run – 5km – participants must be at least 5 years of age on event day. All participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the event and the accompanying adult takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant 14 years or under.  Maximum of 2 children per adult.

Pilot Bay Swim – Participants must be over 14 years of age on event day to participate in the 2km or 3.7km swim unless under special circumstances. All participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the event and the accompanying adult takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant 14 years or under.  Maximum of 2 children per adult.

By completing this entry form on behalf of a team, I certify that all team members meet the age restrictions set out in this clause.

 

MINORS (being persons under the age restriction per event on race day or at time of entry): Where any entrant is a minor, that entrant’s entry form must be completed by a guardian who must also accept these terms and conditions on behalf of the entrant.

 

By submitting this entry form I hereby certify that I accept these terms and conditions. If I am submitting this entry form on behalf of a team, I certify that I accept these terms and conditions both personally and for and on behalf of my teammates. If I am submitting this entry form on behalf of a minor (see clause 12) I certify that I accept these terms and conditions on behalf of the entrant.

 

Covid-19: Our commitment is to ensure the safety of all participants. We will follow mandatory Government guidelines with respect to physical distancing, mask wearing and any other regulations that the Government makes mandatory . Should the Ministry of Health and/or the District Health Board request participant details for contact tracing purposes we will supply this to them. This will include your name, contact phone number, and contact email. This information will only be supplied to the Ministry of Health should it be requested within 4 weeks of the event. Should the NZ Government require it, this event will ensure that all participants are fully vaccinated and be able to provide evidence of this through a vaccination certificate/passport as a condition of entry. I acknowledge that I have read and understand these policies regarding COVID 19.

 

Triathlon New Zealand Membership

Triathlon New Zealand requires all participants in the AquaBike to be a TRIBE Member.

If you are not a current TRIBE member, one-day memberships are available and can be purchased alongside your entry ($20 per individual or team).

For more information on TRIBE membership, please click here

Triathlon New Zealand AquaBike North Island Championships

The AquaBike is host to the Triathlon New Zealand North Island AquaBike Championships.

There are age group medals up for grabs and the chance to earn your spot at the 2022 AquaBike World Championships in Townsville, Australia.

There are 6 spots available per gender, for each age group!

Check out the Eligibility Criteria HERE

 

Tri NZ Suzuki Mid Distance Aquabike North Island Championship – PRIZE OFFERINGS

First overall winner male and female winner in 2022 Tri NZ Suzuki Mid Distance Aquabike North Island Championship race will receive flights up to the value of $2,500 NZD and an accommodation subsidy at the 2022 World Championships – venue to be confirmed.

  • Conditional of Tri NZ team selection & eligibility.
  • Twin Share rooms, [number of days covered to be confirmed].
  • Economy flights up to the value of $2,500 NZD.
  • Only available at through Tri NZ Official Travel Supplier – House of Travel
  • Athlete must race in 2022 World Triathlon Mid Distance Aquabike Championship race to receive prize (not transferable to other races or events).
  • No ‘roll downs’ of prize offered.

 

First and second place getters in each age group (and gender) to receive accommodation subsidy at 2022 World Championships – venue to be confirmed. Conditional of Tri NZ team selection & eligibility.

  • Twin Share rooms, [number of days covered to be confirmed].
  • Only available at the Tri NZ Official Team Hotel.
  • Athlete must race in 2022 World Triathlon Mid Distance Aquabike Championship
  • race to receive prize (not transferable to other races or events).
  • No ‘roll downs’ of prize offered

Finishers medals will be presented to all individual competitors at the finish line who finish within the cut off time. 

Finishers certificates will be available to download from results.racetiming.co.nz after your race.

The Athlete Recovery Lounge is open to all athletes to take some time to rest up and re-energize after crossing the finish line. There will be water, supplements, nutrition, sponsors products and massage available.

Massage – Post race massage will be available in the Athlete Recovery Lounge

Bike collection – transition will be closed until all competitors have started on the run course (approx. 1pm). An announcement will be made when you are able to collect your gear and only competitors with their Athlete ID band or your support showing your bike collection card will be allowed to remove items from transition.

Prize Giving – Prize Giving will be at 5:45pm in Coronation Park

Results

2022 (2km Swim, 90km Bike)

MALE: Mike Crowe – 2:41:43

FEMALE: Sarah Gorman – 3:02:58

 

2021 (2km Swim, 90km Bike)

MALE: Stephen Sheldrake – 3:30:02

FEMALE: Kate Brown – 3:59:06

 

2020 (3km Swim, 120km Bike)

MALE: Michael Grain – 3:47:32

FEMALE: Hayley Gallagher – 4:09:28

 

2019 (1.3km swim, 40km bike)

MALE: Rob Haynes – 1.30.43

FEMALE: Claire Badenhorst – 1.38.26

 

2018 (1.3km swim, 40km bike)

MALE: Rob Haynes – 1.29.42

FEMALE: Melanie Burke – 1.35.41

2022 Results

2021 Results HERE

2020 Results HERE