About the Tauranga Half

One of the longest running and most popular triathlon events in New Zealand, this event has a rich history in the local Tauranga and triathlon community spanning over 31 years.

This is the pinnacle event at the Mount Festival of Multisport! The Tauranga Half will be your PB course. Its fast, flat and the boasts some of NZ’s most iconic scenery.

Course Overview

Fast, flat course, great for first timers or for a PB

Distance

2km swim,

90km bike & 21km run

Entry Perks

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

Entry Options

Team & Individual entries available

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Secure your entry and tick off your bucket list!

Athlete Information

Individual Entries 

  • Opening Special $258 – 07/02/20 – 07/02/20
  • Early bird Rate $308  – 08/02/20 – 30/06/20
  • Standard Rate $330 – 1/07/20 – 31/10/20
  • Last Minute Rate $338 – 1/11/20 – 30/11/20
  • Late Rate $368  – 1/12/2020 – 16/01/2021
  • Onsite Rate $378

Team Entries

  • Opening Special $338 – 07/02/20 – 07/02/20
  • Early bird Rate $368 – 08/02/20 – 30/06/20
  • Standard Rate $398 – 1/07/20 – 31/10/20
  • Last Minute Rate $410 – 1/11/20 – 30/11/20
  • Late Rate $418  – 1/12/2020 – 16/01/2021
  • Onsite Rate $438

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

2021 manual to come…

It is important that you read this ahead of the race

2021 briefing to come..

The Tauranga Half boasts more than $18,000 in cash and prizes.

Individuals
The top five Professional/Elite place getters, male and female, receive the following prize money:

Note: Age-group competitors are not eligible for prize money.

  • 1st $4000
  • 2nd $2000
  • 3rd $1000
  • 4th $500
  • 5th $250

Note: Figures are $NZ and New Zealand IRD rules apply.

To qualify for Individual prize money you must have declared your Professional status on your entry form and have finished within 10% of the time of the second place competitor in your gender category.

Athletes who race under the Pro/Elite category are not eligible for age group awards and those athletes who race under the Age Group category are not eligible for prize money.

Teams
Paid to the top three teams in each category:

  • 1st $600
  • 2nd $300
  • 3rd $150

Note: Figures are $NZ and New Zealand IRD rules apply.

Any un-claimed prize money will be pro-rated among other prize getters.

Individual Prize money will be paid following the results of Drug Testing. Team Prize money will be paid following the results becoming final.

Friday 22nd January

2.30pm-6pm  Registration & Expo 

3pm-7pm Bike Racking

 

Saturday 23rd January

5.00am Transition opens

6.10am Swim Course opens for warm up

6.20am Tauranga Team Transition Closes

6.25am Swim Course closes for warm up

6 35am Elite Race Start

6.45am Age Group: Individual Male <45 Start

6.50am Age Group: Individual Male 45+ Start

6.55am Age Group: Individual Female Start

7.00am Team Start

8:45am Swim Course Closes

1.00pm Bike Course closes

5.00pm Race Closure

5.45pm Prize Giving Begins at Coronation Park

The Tauranga Half is run under Tri NZ Rules.

The event runs 5 year age groups with your age calculated as at 31 December on the event year. This will mean most of you will ‘age up’ one year.

The official Age Categories for both men and women following the Tri NZ Rules and 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+
  • Pro Men
  • Pro Women

Event Medals/Trophies are awarded to the top three in each age group.

Teams:
Male, Female, Mixed (Teams of 2 or 3)

Pro Athletes

Athletes who enter the Pro/Elite category must be able to provide proof of the following times for a half iron-distance or similar level results. All other athletes should enter the Age Group Category.

Men: Sub 4.20
Women: Sub 4.50

Athletes who race under the Pro/Elite category are not eligible for age group awards and those athletes who race under the Age Group category are not eligible for prize money.

There are a limited amount of entries held for professional athletes who meet the elite criteria and/or are recognised by the Tri NZ High Performance Programme should the event reach capacity.  These are limited and are not guaranteed.  Entries fee will still apply so you are recommended to enter through the standard entry process to guarantee your entry.

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 Tauranga Half 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

View the 2021 Individual Athlete Start List HERE

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

Current Course Records

Kyle Smith (2020) 3:42:07

Samantha Warriner (2009) 4:10:47

Year Male Female
1990 Scott Balance – 4:16:51 Karen Williams – 4:53:53
1991 Dave Bradding – 4:04:45 Corie Lyons – 4:49:18
1992 Tony O’Hagan – 3:57:15 Megan Robertson – 4:53:20
1993 Frank Clarke – 4:00:09 Megan Robertson – 4:48:04
1994 Tony O’Hagan – 3:50:24 Sue Clark – 4:27:59
1995 Scott Balance – 3:57:35 Sue Clark – 4:13:21
1996 Walter Thorburn – 3:48:47 Jenny Rose – 4:13:21
1997 Tony O’Hagan – 3:51:45 Karyn Mills – 4:25:04
1998 Cameron Brown – 3:56:31 Heidi Alexander – 4:28:42
1999 Cameron Brown – 3:55:00 Karyn Mills – 4:20:34
2000 Cameron Brown – 3:49:12 Robyn Roocke – 4:14:21
2001 Cameron Brown – 3:51:57 Nicole Cope – 4:23:30
2002 Cameron Brown – TBC Rebekah Keat – TBC
2003 Cameron Brown – 3:49:49 Rebekah Keat – 4:13:36
2004 Cameron Brown – 3:51:08 Rebekah Keat – 4:21:13
2005 Craig Alexander – 3:49:16 Samantha Warriner – 4:28:58
2006 Nathan Richmond – 3:47:54 Joanna Lawn – 4:14:39
2007 Cameron Brown – 4:00:05 Joanna Lawn – 4:24:26
2008 Kieran Doe – 3:56:41 Kate Bevilaqua – 4:17:54
2009 Duncan Milne – 3:56:55 Samantha Warriner – 4:10:47
2010 Michael Poole – 3:56:33 Samantha Warriner – 4:17:04
2011 Callum Millward – 3:49:55 Joanna Lawn – 4:15:38
2012 Cameron Brown – 3:53:42 Joanna Lawn – 4:22:54
2013 Graham O Grady – 3:47:54 Gina Crawford – TBC
2014 Cameron Brown – 3:54:11 Catriona Morrison – 4:11:22
2015 Craig Alexander – 3:48:03 Gina Crawford – 4:22:05
2016 Braden Currie – 3:52:26 Amelia Watkinson  – 4:16:26
2017 Braden Currie – 3:45:38 Amelia Watkinson – 4:12:15
2018 Dylan McNiece – 3:54:16 Melissa Hauschilt – 4:12:15
2019 Mike Phillips – 3:59:05 Hannah Wells – 4:13:05
2020 Kyle Smith – 3:42:07 Hannah Wells – 4:11:06

Tauranga Half Loyalty Club

Congratulations to these competitors who have made it to the Loyalty Club!

 

20+ Year Club 
Karen Williams 29
Shane Lye 27
Ian Parker 25
Tony O’Hagan 25
Cor Story 25
Richard Sweetman 25
Russell Troy 25
Clyve Cousins 23
Stu Witchell 23
Mak McKenzie 22
Simon Edwards 22
Brian Foster 21
Raymond Gifford 21
Cameron Brown 20
Kingi Smiler 20

 

10+ Year Club

John Nelson 19
Johan Ackermann 17
Ray Lichtwark 17
Evan Primmer 16
Stephen Sheldrake 16
Steve Dean 16
Carleen Gibbons 16
Eleanor Hamilton 16
Vicki Earl 16
Christopher Dykzeul 15
Sidney Salek 15
Kevin Luckie 15
Nicky Sweetman 15
Tony King 15
Vaughn McAllister 15
Graeme MacDonald 15
Roger King 14
Brodie Madgwick 14
Peter Clark 13
Roger Spice 13
Garth Barfoot 12
Phillip Herewini 12
Deirdre O’Donnell 12
Ross Steele 12
John Vickers 12
Neal Fray 12
David Knight 12
Trevor Millen 12
Jo Tisch 12
Lynley Twyman 12
Graham Webb 12
Robyn Ackermann 11
Chris Averill 11
Debbie Clark 11
Rob Dallimore 11
Chris Mills 11
Glen Turner 11
Mark Burke 11
Nikki Edwards 11
David Knowles 11
Dean Sisson 11
Jim Swanson 11
Fiona Goddard 11
Russell Geange 10
Neil Fleming 10
Charmayne Johnstone 10
Philip Joyce 10
Craig Kirkwood 10
Brent Morris 10
Mark O’Connell 10
Neil Sheldon 10
Lyndy Wickham 10
Ben Wright 10
Quentin Fogarty 10
Greg Hadley 10
Brent Mckay 10
Neil Sheerin 10
Nicola Sproule 10

 

5+ Year Club

Ray Hewlett 9
Geoff Martin 9
Steve McNae 9
Tony Oldham 9
Geoffrey Stoddart 9
Taki Anaru 9
Ali Boggs 9
Mark Bowstead 9
Darren Ebrey 9
Scott Furness 9
Tracey Livingstone 9
Jim McMurray 9
Richard Murphy 9
Shirley Jean Rolston 9
Dave Sutton 9
Huw Thomas 9
Kerry Weeks 9
Glenn Wright 9
Sonia Arthur 8
Nicky Bowden 8
Clare Chen 8
Jon Hume 8
Jianni Koutsos 8
Ward Lye 8
Jason Morris 8
Simon O’Donnell 8
Chris Ryan 8
Andrew Smith 8
Richard Speer 8
Tim Brenton-Rule 8
Sarah Coales 8
Logan Cowdell 8
Ian Fulton 8
Erin Furness 8
Adam Hazlett 8
Stefan Macfie 8
Corrina Swetman 8
Andrew Sylvester 8
Kevin Symes 8
Shaan Whitaker 8
Luke Woods 8
Mike Wright 8
Dave Dean 7
Andy Dixon 7
Simeon Eaton 7
Karin Herbst 7
Sam Labone 7
Duncan Leuchars 7
Mark Munro 7
Riki Ngatai 7
Darrin Picard 7
Nick Power 7
Richard Schmid 7
Manfred Schmid 7
Brian Boyle 7
Shane Clapperton 7
Mike Gaffaney 7
Toni Knowles 7
Rhonda Lee 7
Neil Phillips 7
Ronald Price 7
Carl READ 7
Dave Scott 7
Nicola Sharpe 7
Russell Smith 7
Mathew Tolhurst 7
Fleur Wallace 7
Frank Begley 6
Radleigh Cairns 6
Ross Capill 6
Gayle Clark 6
Justin Copeland 6
David Creamer 6
Sue Galpin 6
Natalie Gaskin 6
Jim Houston 6
Alan Kirkpatrick 6
Barb Kramer 6
Sam Labone 6
Dave McCoy 6
Pip Meo 6
Craig Merritt 6
Stewart Montgomery 6
Graham Morton 6
Graham O’Grady 6
Daniel Smart 6
Vaughn Sweetman 6
Richard Vinsen 6
Jeremy Wackrow 6
Donavan Walker 6
Stephen Wallace 6
Kerry Walsh 6
Ben Wright 6
Suzy Botica 6
Graham Brewster 6
David Bullen 6
Simon Cochrane 6
Glen Cornwell 6
Bobby Dean 6
Nick Ferguson 6
Laurika Hazelhurst 6
Mark Jackson 6
Clare Johnston 6
Peter Maas 6
Shan Maas 6
Pamela Meyer 6
Michael Gerard Tane 6
Veiko Termonen 6
Patrick Bain 5
Andy Baker 5
Murray Belcher 5
Emma Cachemaille 5
Adrian Clark 5
Hayden Corkin 5
Robert Davies 5
Rebecca Fogarty 5
Greg Foster 5
Hayden Goldsack 5
mervyn Hunger 5
Kathryn Lydiard 5
Robert MacPherson 5
Bevan McKinnon 5
Scott Miller 5
Andrew Palmer 5
Hayley Rapson 5
Scott Richdale 5
Charles Roos 5
Katherine Rottier 5
Graeme Shanks 5
Robert Tubb 5
Grant Utteridge 5
Steve Williamson 5