January 18th 2025

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 35 years.

This is the pinnacle event at the Fulton Hogan Mount Festival of Multisport! The  Tauranga Half will be your PB course. It’s fast, flat and 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

Medal, goody bag, & epic finish line experience

Entry Options

Team & Individual entries available

Athlete Information

Individual Entries 

  • Opening Special $338 (20/05/24 – 26/05/24)
  • Early Bird $380 (27/05/24 – 30/06/24)
  • Standard Rate $411 (01/07/24 – 30/09/24)
  • Standard Rate 2 $433 (01/10/24 – 30/11/24)
  • Last Minute Rate $454 (01/12/24 – 15/01/25)
  • Onsite Rate $475 (17/01/25)

Team Entries

  • Opening Special $433 (20/05/24 – 26/05/24)
  • Early Bird $465 (27/05/24 – 30/06/24)
  • Standard Rate $485 (01/07/24 – 30/09/24)
  • Standard Rate 2 $506 (01/10/24 – 30/11/24)
  • Last Minute Rate $517 (01/12/24 – 15/01/25)
  • Onsite Rate $538 (17/01/25)

All prices are inclusive of the Race Roster Booking Fee of 5.5%

2025 Race Manual to come

The Tauranga Half boasts  $26,500 in cash money.

Prize Money across the Fulton Hogan Mount Festival is supported by Nick Berry’s Loan Market.

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 $6500
  • 2nd $3500
  • 3rd $2500
  • 4th $500
  • 5th $250

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

To qualify for Individual prize money you must have been entered into the Elite category when registering for the event.

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.

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

2025  Tauranga Half Event Schedule to come

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)

Triathlon New Zealand Middle Distance National Championships

The Tauranga Half is host to the Triathlon New Zealand National Middle Distance Championships.

There are age group medals up for grabs and the chance to earn your spot at the 2025 World Championships.

There are 16 spots available per gender, for each age group!

Be sure to check the Eligibility Criteria 

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 4.05
Women: Sub 4.35

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.

The Tauranga Half is thrilled to introduce an ‘Open Category’ for the first time.
  • Runs alongside the elite field so you can see how you stack up against the best
  • Allows athletes to still qualify for World Champs 2025
  • Athletes get to race on a flat, fast, and clear course
  • Allows athletes to still compete in the age group category for future IRONMAN and other triathlon events

 

*Those who compete in the open category are not eligible for elite prize money and forfeit any age group awards.

Men: Sub 4.20

Women: Sub 4.50

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 ($27 per individual or team).

For more information on TRIBE membership, please click here

2025 Start List 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 5:00pm in Coronation Park

Tony O’Hagan was a top triathlete and coach who tragically passed away in 2020.

One of Tony’s most recognised achievements was racing the Tauranga Half 25 times and winning it 3 times. He also coached and mentored hundreds of athletes to the start line of the race. The Tauranga Half is a race that Tony loved due to the course, the awesome location and the exciting atmosphere.

Tony’s mantra of getting the best out of an athlete given their resources, is recognised through the Tony O’Hagan Cup. It awards a recipient participating in the Tauranga Half who lives Tony’s values on their triathlon journey.

 

Who can be nominated?

  • Nominee must be nominated by someone other than themself (coach, friend, club etc)
  • Nominee must be entered in the Tauranga Half 2025
  • Nominee cannot be a past recipient of the Tony O’Hagan Cup
  • Someone who displays inspiration to other athletes (and supporters), emulating the values of Tony through their triathlon journey being:
    • Commitment
    • Self-belief
    • Enjoyment
    • Integrity
    • Courage

To apply for someone under the age of 18 to enter the 2025  Tauranga Half Ironman, please click here to complete this form, and email it to mountfestival@smcevents.co.nz with the appropriate metrics attached.

30+ Years

  • A free entry to the Tauranga Half
  • 30 year plaque presented at prize giving each year
  • VIP Parking pass
  • Free 15 minute massage
  • Priority bike racking
  • 30+ Year Club stamp on race bib
  • Priority race day registration
  • Name on village information board in event village

 

20+ Years

  • 50% discount off your entry fee
  • VIP Parking pass
  • Free 15 minute massage
  • Priority bike racking
  • 20+ Year Club stamp on race bib
  • Priority race day registration
  • Name on village information board in event village

 

10+ Years

  • Free 15 minute massage
  • Priority bike racking
  • 10+ Year Club stamp on race bib
  • Priority race day registration
  • Name on village information board in event village

 

5+ Years

  • 5+ Year Club stamp on race bib
  • Priority race day registration
  • Name on village information board in event village

Please note, to quality for the Loyalty Club you must race as an individual not as a team.

Tauranga Half Loyalty Club Members

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

Please note, to quality for the Loyalty Club you must race as an individual not as a team.

30+ Year Club
Shane Lye 33
Karen Williams 32
Cor Story 31
Richard Sweetman 31
Russell Troy 31

 

20+ Year Club
Clyve Cousins 29
Mak Mckenzie 28
Ian Parker 26
Tony Ohagan 26
Simon Edwards 25
Cameron Brown 24
John Nelson 24
Eleanor Hamilton 23
Kingi Smiler 23
Ray Lichtwark 23
Stuart witchell 23
Johan Ackermann 22
Brian Foster 21
Raymond Gifford 21
Vicki Earl 21
Steve Dean 20
Tony King 20

 

10+ Year Club
Glen Turner 19
Nicky Sweetman 19
Peter Clark 19
Roger Spice 18
Carleen Gibbons 17
Garth Barfoot 17
Nikki Edwards 17
Evan Primmer 16
Graham Webb 16
Brent Mckay 15
Brodie Madgwick 15
Christopher Dykzeul 15
Darren Ebrey 15
Graeme Macdonald 15
Ian Fulton 15
Kevin Luckie 15
Nicola Sproule 15
Shirley Jean Rolston 15
Sidney Salek 15
Trevor Millen 15
Ali Boggs 14
Craig Kirkwood 14
David Knight 14
Glenn Wright 14
Roger King 14
Ward Lye 14
Adam Hazlett 13
Dave Scott 13
Greg Hadley 13
Jim Mcmurray 13
Jo Tisch 13
Mark Burke 13
Megan Arthur 13
Murray O’Donnell 13
Quentin Fogarty 13
Tracey Livingstone 13
Ben Wright 12
Deidre O’Donnell 12
Graham Brewster 12
Huw Thomas 12
John Vickers 12
John Vickers 12
Mark Tester 12
Neil Sheerin 12
Peter Maas 12
Philip Herewini 12
Richard Murphy 12
Ross Steele 12
Simon Cochrane 12
Brent Morris 11
Charmayne Johnstone 11
Chris Averill 11
Chris Mills 11
Dave Sutton 11
Dean Sisson 11
Debbie Clark 11
Fiona Goddard 11
Jason Morris 11
Jianni Koutsos 11
Jim Swanson 11
Kerry Weeks 11
Leon Ruttersmith 11
Logan Cowdell 11
Mark Bowstead 11
Mike Wright 11
Rob Dallimore 11
Robyn Ackermann 11
Russell Geange 11
Carl Read 10
Frida Sumardjo 10
Geoff Martin 10
Geoff Stoddart 10
Luke Williams 10
Lyndy Wickham 10
Mark O’Connell 10
Neil Sheldon 10
Neil Fleming 10
Philip Joyce 10

 

5+ Year Club
Barb Kramer 9
Brian Barach 9
Chris Ryan 9
Corrina Swetman 9
David Stride 9
Grant Utteridge 9
Kenneth Clark 9
Kevin Symes 9
Kreig Hadwen 9
Larissa Wildsmith 9
Laurika Hazelhurst 9
Mike Gaffaney 9
Nathan Martin 9
Polly Barach 9
Russell Smith 9
Scott Furness 9
Stefan Macfie 9
Taki Anaru 9
Trevor Knyvett 9
Veiko Termonen 9
Aaron Price 8
Andrew Sylvester 8
Craig Jackson 8
Dan Smart 8
Gayle Clark 8
Hamish Bruton 8
Hannah Berry 8
Hayley Gallagher 8
Jack Moody 8
Jane baldwin 8
Katrina Shores 8
Kerri Dewe 8
Kirsty Wood 8
Luke Woods 8
Mia Cameron 8
Michael Buenaflor 8
Michael Tane 8
Neil Phillips 8
Rebecca Fogarty 8
Sarah Coales 8
Sarah Sinclair 8
Shan Maas 8
Stewart Mcrobie 8
Tim Brenton-Rule 8
Tom Nickels 8
Aaron Gillions 7
Bobby Dean 7
Braden Currie 7
Brian Boyle 7
Chris Deere 7
David Mattson 7
Felipe Vidal 7
Heather Neill 7
Janine Hancock 7
Jason Reid 7
Malcolm Tweed 7
Mark Jackson 7
Matthew Dobson 7
Quentin HOLMES 7
Rebecca Clarke 7
Scott Carley 7
Shane Clapperton 7
Shiri Friedler 7
Sonia Arthur 7
Stephen Wallace 7
Steve Swallow 7
Toni Knowles 7
Alex Bees 6
Amelia Watkinson 6
Andrew Gordon 6
Ben Dyson 6
Billy Bowman 6
Brendan Erskine 6
Brian Brown 6
Cam Langsford 6
Cherie Scott 6
Clare Johnston 6
Craig Muir 6
Dave Chandler 6
David Bullen 6
Doug Gordon 6
Drew Bromwich 6
Elton Verran 6
Falko Weber 6
Fred Barnard 6
Gary Walden 6
Grant Clifton 6
Greg Foster 6
Hayden Goldsack 6
Jarrad Keenan 6
Jarrod Board 6
Jason Dobson 6
Jason Harper 6
Jeffery McHardy 6
Jemima Brindle 6
Karen Russo 6
Kieran Chesbrough 6
Luwane Schuster 6
Mark Foubister 6
Mark Olsen 6
Matt Hay 6
Matt Oliver 6
Mike Gaffaney 6
Mike Mander 6
Mike Robinson 6
Nathan Livingstone 6
Nick Wealleans 6
Rachel Evans 6
Sarah O’grady 6
Shane Chubb 6
Simon Dykes 6
Steven Becker 6
Steven Nadollek 6
Suzanne Cockayne 6
Suzy Botica 6
Tamati Newbitt 6
Tony Frost 6
Tony Gormley 6
Yasmin Kessner 6
Aaron Macdonald 5
Alan Bradbury 5
Alison Heather 5
Andrew Hamilton 5
Andrew Lee 5
Andrew Lee 5
Andrew Smith 5
Anna Needham 5
Bart Baker 5
Brendan Heal 5
Brendon May 5
Brett Clifford 5
Brett Wallace 5
Chris Johns 5
Cobus Botha 5
Craig Fleming 5
Damon Clark 5
Dave Burns 5
David Presland 5
Dominic Burkhardt 5
Don Russell 5
Emma Mackie 5
Erin McHugh 5
frida sumardjo 5
Greg Pye 5
Heidi Smith 5
Henry Reyes 5
Hilary Robotham 5
Jack Edmonds 5
Jacob Hendrickx 5
James McNeill 5
Jason Deane 5
Leon Venter 5
Lucas DuRoss 5
Mandy Mccoy 5
Mark Esselink 5
Mary Briant 5
Matt Gudsell 5
Matt Van der Vliet 5
Mia Thomas 5
Mike Ashcroft 5
Morné Du Plessis 5
Nic Moon 5
Nick Benton 5
Nick Boone 5
Nick Saunders 5
Nicola Mccormick 5
Paul Koot 5
Peter Fitzweijers 5
Phil Bilbrough 5
Rachel McCulloch 5
Richard Hine 5
Rob Cameron 5
Robert St-Denis 5
Ross Lockey 5
Sam Clark 5
Scott Fletcher 5
Scott Harpham 5
Scott Nelson 5
Scotty Yang 5
Simon Morbey 5
Sinead Ennis 5
Steven Miller 5
Thea Davies 5
Travis Sperry 5
Vince Sesto 5
Werner Malan 5
Wiremu Wineera 5

Current Course Records

Braden Currie (2023) 3:37:47

Teresa Adam (2021) 3:57:01

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
2021 Kyle Smith – 3:39:43 Teresa Adam – 3:57:01
2022 Braden Currie – 3:40:13 Rebecca Clarke – 4:15:53
2023 Braden Currie – 3:37:47 Rebecca Clarke – 4:07:48
2024 Jack Moody – 3:33:33 Hannah Berry – 3:58:48

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