About the Hopt Soda AquaBike

Swim, bike, done!

Following the feedback from athletes, in 2020 the distance has been increased  to be more in line with the World Championships distance.

Course Overview

Flat, easy course, great for first timers

Distance

3km swim, 120km bike

Entry Perks

Race shirt, medal, goody bag & epic finish line experience

Entry Fees

Individual Entries Available!

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Athlete Information

Individual 

  • Opening Special $199 – (21/06/2019 – 23/06/2019)
  • Earlybird Rate $238 (24/06/19 – 31/10/19)
  • Standard Rate $268  -1/11/19 -31/12/19
  • Late Rate $298  – 01/01/20 – 06/01/20
  • Onsite Rate $306 – 10/01/2020

All prices are exclusive of the $12 Event Plus booking fee

Check out the 2020 Race Manual HERE

This is important to have read before race day

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Friday 10th January

2.30pm-6pm  Registration & Expo

3pm-7pm Bike Racking

 

Saturday 11th January

5.00am Transition opens

5.40am AquaBike Swim Course opens for warm up

5.50am AquaBike Swim Course closes for warm up

6.01am AquaBike Male Swim Start

6.03am AquaBike Female Swim Start

8:45am Swim Course Closes

1.00pm Bike Course Closes

5.00pm Race Closure

5.45pm Prize Giving Begins at Coronation Park

The Hӧpt Soda AquaBike is run under Tri NZ Rules. The event runs 10 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:

  • 18-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80+

Event trophies are awarded to the top three in each age group.

There are no automatic refunds available. The organisers may, however, at their sole discretion grant a refund of fees paid, or a transfer to the following year, if they deem it appropriate prior to 1 December.  In the event of a refund under this clause, the organisers shall retain a $30 administration fee. Unfortunately we cannot accept refunds or transfers 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It is the athletes’ responsibility to ensure that the withdrawn confirmation has been received by the race office.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/Withdrawals

Team member changes are permitted up to 1 December providing one original member of the team remains. To request a change of team member please contact the race office.

Email: mountfestival@smcevents.co.nz

If all team members are unable to take part you are advised to contact the race office prior to 1 December. There are no automatic refunds available however the organisers may, at their sole discretion, grant a refund of fees paid or a transfer to the following year if they deem it appropriate. In the event of a refund under this clause, the organisers shall retain a $30 administration fee. The team entry will then be offered to the next team on the waitlist.

Transfers

Entry fees are non-transferable to other people, other events, or other years. The organisers may, at their discretion, grant a transfer to another person, other event, or the following year 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 and approved prior to 1 January 2020.

No transfers will be accepted after the 1 January 2020 under any circumstances.

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.’

Triathlon New Zealand Membership

Triathlon New Zealand requires all participants in the Hopt Soda 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

Results

2019

MALE: Rob Haynes – 1.30.43

FEMALE: Claire Badenhorst – 1.38.26

 

2018

MALE: Rob Haynes – 1.29.42

FEMALE: Melanie Burke – 1.35.41