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

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.

Individual Refunds Policy

There are no automatic refunds available. The organisers may, however, at their sole discretion grant a refund of fees paid if they deem it appropriate prior to 1 December 2019.  No refunds will be accepted after this date.  In the event of a refund under this clause, the organisers shall refund as per the list below

 

  • Any requests received before 5.00pm – 30 September 2019 will be eligible for a refund less a $30 administration fee
  • Any requests received before 5.00pm – 30 November 2019 will be eligible for a refund of 50% of the entry fee paid.
  • Any requests received after 5.00pm – 1st December 2019 will not be eligible for a refund under any circumstances. 
  • Any additional purchases (including but not limited to) Event Plus processing Fees paid at the time of entry are non-refundable at any time.

 

If the event has reached capacity the available slot will be offered to the next person on the wait list, and the individual is required to pay the entry fee as per the entry fee at that point in time. 

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.’

To request a refund/withdrawal please advise the race office via email

Email: mountfestival@smcevents.co.nz

It is the athletes’ responsibility to ensure that the withdrawn confirmation has been received by the race office. A request will be acknowledged within 10 days, any requests not acknowledged by race office will considered invalid and therefore will not be refunded. 

 

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 the team is wanting to withdraw 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 2019.  No refunds will be accepted after this date.  In the event of a refund under this clause, the organisers shall refund as per the list below

  • Any requests received before 5.00pm – 30 September 2019 will be eligible for a refund less a $30 administration fee
  • Any requests received before 5.00pm – 31 October 2019 will be eligible for a refund of 50% of the entry fee paid.
  • Any requests received after 5.00pm – 1st December 2019 will not be eligible for a refund under any circumstances. 
  • Any additional purchases (including but not limited to) Event Plus processing Fees paid at the time of entry are non-refundable at any time.

 

If the event has reached capacity the team entry will then be offered to the next team on the waitlist, and this team is required to pay an entry fee as per entry fees at that point in time.

To request a refund/withdrawal please advise the race office via email

Email: mountfestival@smcevents.co.nz

It is the teams’ responsibility to ensure that the withdrawn confirmation has been received by the race office. A request will be acknowledged within 10 days, any requests not acknowledged by race office will considered invalid and therefore will not be refunded. 

 

 

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.
  • If a transfer to the following year is requested, this can be granted up until 1 December 2019.  Note that the same entry can only be transferred once (cannot be transferred to an event 2 years from the original event entered).  This transferred entry is also no longer valid for any refunds in the following year.
  • 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.

To request a transfer please advise the race office via email

Email: mountfestival@smcevents.co.nz

It is the athletes’ responsibility to ensure that the transfer confirmation has been received by the race office. A request will be acknowledged within 10 days, any requests not acknowledged by race office will considered invalid and therefore will not be transferred. 

    

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

2020

MALE: Michael Grain – 3:47:32

FEMALE: Hayley Gallagher – 4:09:28

 

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

2020 Results Here