About the AquaBike

Swim, bike, done!

The AquaBike returns to Pilot Bay this January for its fourth year!

To top it off, this years AquaBike event is the Triathlon New Zealand North Island AquaBike Championships. There are spots up for grabs for the winners to compete at the 2021 AquaBike World Championships at Almere in the Netherlands.

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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Swim, Bike, Done!

 

 

Athlete Information

Individual 

  • Opening Special $199 – 07/02/20 – 07/02/20
  • Early bird Rate $238  – 08/02/20 – 30/06/20
  • Standard Rate $250 – 1/07/20 – 31/10/20
  • Last Minute Rate $268 – 1/11/20 – 31/11/20
  • Late Rate $298  – 1/12/2020 – 16/01/2021
  • Onsite Rate $306

 

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

2021 manual to come…

This is important to have read before race day

2021 briefing to come…

Friday 22nd January

2.30pm-6pm  Registration & Expo

3pm-7pm Bike Racking

 

Saturday 23rd 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 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.

2021 Mount Festival of Multisport

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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 from the race office will be deemed invalid.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. I Agree that in the event of a race 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, or other conditions, my entry fee shall be non- refundable.

4. 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.

5. 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, Aquabike and Enduro events, including teams, and declare that I have read and understood those rules.

6. 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 the 1 December 2020. 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. I agree that there are no refunds in any circumstances after 1 December 2020.

7. 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 or to 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 January 1st 2021. No transfers will be accepted after January 1st 2021.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. I understand that supply of my selected shirt size is not guaranteed.

11. 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.

12. 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
  • Enduro – must be 18 years of age as at 31 December in the year of competition
  • Aquabike – must be 18 years of age as at 31 December in the year of competition
  • Teams in above events – all persons must be 18 years of age as at 31 December in the year of competition.   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 2020
  • Mount Run – Half Marathon – must be at least 16 years of age on event day
  • Mount Run – 10km – must be at least 10 years of age on event day.  All participants between the age of 10 – 12 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 12 years or under. Participants over the age of 12 can complete the event without an adult accompanying them.  Maximum of 2 children per adult.    
  • Mount Run – 5km – must be at least 5 years of age on event day.  All participants between the age of 5 – 12 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 12 years or under. Participants over the age of 12 can complete the event without an adult accompanying them.  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.
  • Note additional requirements for acceptance of these terms and conditions by guardians on behalf of minors (under 18 years) at clause 13 below.

13. MINORS (being persons under the age of 18 years 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.   

14. 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 13) I certify that I accept these terms and conditions on behalf of the entrant.   

15. Covid-19: As an event we are following the Event Sector Voluntary Code and 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.

    

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

2021 Start lists to come…

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

2020

MALE: Michael Grain – 3:47:32

FEMALE: Hayley Gallagher – 4:09:28

 

2019 (Shorter Distance)

MALE: Rob Haynes – 1.30.43

FEMALE: Claire Badenhorst – 1.38.26

 

2018 (Shorter Distance)

MALE: Rob Haynes – 1.29.42

FEMALE: Melanie Burke – 1.35.41

2020 Results Here