January 21st 2023
Mount Maunganui

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 33 years.

This is the pinnacle event at the 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

Course Maps

Swim Map
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Run Map +

Athlete Information

Individual Entries 

  • Opening Special: $275 1/04/22 – 03/04/22
  • Early bird Rate: $320  04/04/22 – 30/06/22
  • Standard Rate 1: $345 1/07/22 – 30/9/22
  • Standard Rate 2: $355  1/10/22 – 30/11/22
  • Last Minute Rate: $375 1/12/2022– 15/01/2023
  • Onsite Rate: $400

Team Entries

  • Opening Special: $355  1/04/22 – 03/04/22
  • Early bird Rate: $380 04/04/22 – 30/06/22
  • Standard Rate 1: $410 1/07/22 – 30/9/22
  • Standard Rate 2: $425 1/10/22 – 30/11/22
  • Last Minute Rate: $435  1/12/2022– 15/01/2023
  • Onsite Rate: $450

All prices are exclusive of the Race Roster Booking Fee

2023 manual to come

It is important that you read this ahead of the race

2023 briefing to come

Is it essential that you read this before Race Day

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.

TAURANGA HALF
Friday 20th January – ATHLETE CHECK-IN
2.30-6pm Athlete check-in and Expo
2.40-7pm Bike Racking
5.00pm Transition Tour (meet at transition entry)
6.00pm Transition Tour (meet at transition entry)
6.00pm Blue70 Swim Familiarisation (meet at Blue70 tent)
Saturday 21st January – EVENT DAY
5.00-6.30am Bag drop and info open
5.15am Transition Opens
6.00am Elite swim warm up opens
6.15am Elite swim warm up closes
6.20am Elite briefing
6.30am Transition Closes
6.30am Elite men start
6.32am Elite women start
6.35am Age group/teams swim warm up opens
6.50am Age group/teams swim warm up closes
6.50am Tauranga Half Age group briefing
7.00am Men 35-39 start
7.02am Men 40-44 start
7.04am Men 30-34 start
7.06am Men 45-49 start
7.08am Men 18-24, 25-29 start
7.10am Men 50-54 start
7.12am Men 55-59 start
7.14am Men 60+ start
7.18am Women 35-39, 40-44, 45-49 start
7.20am Women 30-34,18-24,25-29 start
7.22am Women 50-54, 55+ start
7.24am Teams start
9.15am Swim course cut off
1.00pm Bike course cut off
4.00pm Race closure
5.00pm Prize giving – 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)

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 2022 AquaBike World Championships in Ibiza, Spain.

There are 12 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 4.20
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.

Fulton Hogan Mount Festival of Multisport

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Updated 21/09/22

 

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 by the race office will be deemed invalid.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • I agree that in the event of an event 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 (for example, COVID 19) , or other conditions, my entry fee shall be non- refundable.

 

  • 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.

 

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

 

  • 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 1 December 2022. 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 Festival Half Marathon and Pilot Bay Swim. I agree that there are no refunds in any circumstances after 1 December 2022.

 

  • I acknowledge that entry fees are non-transferable to other people, other events, or other years, nor are they refundable under any circumstance. The organisers may, at their discretion, grant a transfer or a refund 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 prior to January 1st. No transfers will be accepted after January 1st 2023.

 

  • 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 www.mountfestival.kiwi site and elsewhere if the event organiser allows it.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

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. 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 2022
  • Aquabike – 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 2022
  • Pressio Mount Festival Half Marathon – 21 km – must be at least 16 years of age on event day
  • iLine Construction – 10km – must be at least 10 years of age on event day. All participants under the age of 14 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 14 years or under. Participants over the age of 12 can complete the event without an adult accompanying them.  Maximum of 2 children per adult.
  • Pressio Mount Festival Half Marathon – 5km – must be at least 5 years of age on event day to be ticketed. All participants under the age of 14 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 14 years or under. Maximum of 2 children per adult.
  • Pilot Bay Swim – 3.7km – Participants must be over 16 years of age on event day to participate.
  • Pilot Bay Swim – 2km – Participants must be over 16 years of age on event day to participate.
  • Pilot Bay Swim – 800m – Participants must be over 14 years of age on event day to participate.
  • MINORS: 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Covid-19: We ask that anyone feeling unwell stays home. At this stage we will follow any mandatory government guidelines regarding mass gathering COVID 19 policies. 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

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 2023
  • 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

Results

Current Course Records

Kyle Smith (2021) 3:39:43

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

Tauranga Half Loyalty Club

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

30+ Year Club

Shane Lye 31
Karen Williams 30

 

20+ Year Club
Cor Story 29
Richard Sweetman 29
Russell Troy 29
Clyve Cousins 27
Ian Parker                26
Mak Mckenzie 26
Tony Ohagan 26
Simon Edwards 25
Cameron Brown 24
John Nelson 23
Stu Witchell 23
Kingi Smiler 22
Brian Foster                  21
Eleanor Hamilton 21
Johan Ackermann 21
Ray Lichtwark 21

 

10+ Year Club

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

 

5+ Year Club

Barb Kramer 9
Chris Ryan 9
Grant Utteridge 9
Kevin Symes 9
Laurika Hazelhurst 9
Russell Smith 9
Scott Furness 9
Stefan Macfie 9
Taki Anaru 9
Veiko Termonen 9
Andrew Sylvester 8
Carl Read 8
Corrina Swetman 8
Dan Smart 8
David Stride 8
Gayle Clark 8
Kerri Dewe 8
Luke Woods 8
Luke Williams 8
Neil Phillips 8
Rebecca Fogarty 8
Sarah Coales 8
Tim Brenton-Rule 8
Aaron Price 7
Bobby Dean 7
Brian Barach 7
Brian Boyle 7
Felipe Vidal 7
Jason Reid 7
Kenneth Clark 7
Kreig Hadwen 7
Malcolm Tweed 7
Mark Jackson 7
Michael Buenaflor 7
Michael Tane 7
Mike Gaffaney 7
Nathan Martin 7
Polly Barach 7
Shane Clapperton 7
Stephen Wallace 7
Tom Nickels 7
Toni Knowles 7
Trevor Knyvett 7
Braden Currie 6
Chris Deere 6
Clare Johnston 6
Craig Jackson 6
Dave Chandler 6
David Mattson 6
David Bullen 6
Drew Bromwich 6
Greg Foster 6
Hamish Bruton 6
Hannah Wells 6
Hayden Goldsack 6
Hayley Gallagher 6
Jack Moody 6
Jane baldwin 6
Jarrad Keenan 6
Jarrod Board 6
Jemima Brindle 6
Katrina Shores 6
Kirsty Wood 6
Mia Cameron 6
Mike Robinson 6
Sarah O’grady 6
Sarah Sinclair 6
Scott Carley 6
Steven Becker 6
Stewart Mcrobie 6
Suzy Botica 6
Tamati Newbitt 6
Tony Frost 6
Tony Gormley 6
Yasmin Kessner 6
Alison Heather 5
Amelia Watkinson 5
Andrew Gordon 5
Bart Baker 5
Ben Dyson 5
Brendon May 5
Cam Langsford 5
Cherie Scott 5
Dave Burns 5
Don Russell 5
Doug Gordon 5
Emma Mackie 5
Gary Walden 5
Heather Neill 5
Heidi Smith 5
Hilary Robotham 5
Janine Hancock 5
Karen Russo 5
Kieran Chesbrough 5
Larissa Wildsmith         5
Luwane Schuster 5
Mark Foubister 5
Mark Olsen 5
Mary Briant 5
Matt Hay 5
Matt Van der Vliet 5
Matt Oliver 5
Matthew Dobson 5
Mike Mander 5
Nathan Livingstone 5
Nick Wealleans 5
Nicola Mccormick 5
Peter Maas 5
Phil Bilbrough 5
Rachel Evans 5
Rebecca Clarke 5
Ross Lockey 5
Scott Nelson 5
Scotty Yang 5
Shiri Friedler 5
Sonia Arthur 5
Steve Swallow 5
Steven Nadollek 5
Thea Davies 5
Wiremu Wineera 5

Loyalty Club Benefits:

20 + Loyalty Club

  • Free Tauranga Half entry
  • 20+ Year Club t-shirt
  • 20+ Year Club stamp on race bib
  • Priority race day registration
  • Priority bike racking
  • Free 15 minute massage
  • VIP Parking

 

10+ Loyalty Club

  • 10+ Year Club t-shirt
  • 10+ Year Club stamp on race bib
  • Priority race day registration
  • Priority bike racking
  • Free 15 minute massage

 

5+ Loyalty Club

  • 5+ Year Club t-shirt
  • 5+ Year Club stamp on race bib
  • Priority race day registration