January 22nd 2022
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 31 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

1.9km swim,

90km bike & 21km run

Entry Perks

Medal, goody bag, & epic finish line experience

Entry Options

Team & Individual entries available

Enter Now!

Secure your entry and tick off your bucket list!

Athlete Information

Individual Entries 

  • Opening Special $258 ($272 inc booking fees) – 30/04/21 – 03/05/21
  • Early bird Rate $310  ($326 inc booking fees) – 03/05/20 – 30/06/21
  • Standard Rate $330 ($348 inc booking fees) – 1/07/21 – 30/9/21
  • Last Minute Rate ($358 inc booking fees) – 1/10/21 – 30/11/21
  • Late Rate $370 ($390 inc booking fees)  – 1/12/2021 – 16/01/2022
  • Onsite Rate $400 ($422 inc booking fees)

Team Entries

  • Opening Special $338 ($356 inc booking fees) – 30/04/21 – 03/05/21
  • Early bird Rate $370 ($390 inc booking fees) – 03/05/21 – 30/06/21
  • Standard Rate $400 ($422 inc booking fees) – 1/07/21 – 3o/9/21
  • Last Minute Rate $410 ($432 inc booking fees) – 1/10/21 – 30/11/21
  • Late Rate $420 ($442 inc booking fees)  – 1/12/2021 – 16/01/2022
  • Onsite Rate $450 ($474 inc booking fees)

All prices are exclusive of the Register Now Booking Fee

2021 Race Manual – HERE

It is important that you read this ahead of the race

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 21st January

2.30pm-6pm  Registration & Expo

2.40pm-7pm Bike Racking

 

Saturday 22nd January

5.30am Transition opens

6.40am Swim Course opens for warm-up

6.45am Team Transition Closes

6.50am Swim Course closes for warm-up

7.00am Elite Male Swim Start

7.02am Elite Female Swim Start

7.07am Age Group: Individual Male <45 Start

7.10am Age Group: Individual Male +45 Start

7.13am Age Group: Individual Female Start

7.16am Team Start

8.25am Swim Course Cut-off/Closes

11.30am Bike Course Cut-off at Domain/Tara Road Roundabout

12.30pm Bike Course Closes

4.00pm Race Closure

5.30pm 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.

If the Fulton Hogan Mount Festival of Multisport is unable to go ahead as a live event due to COVID-19 restrictions, unfortunately, our entries are non-refundable.

However, we are currently working through multiple contingency plans and will keep competitors updated on these if the situation is required. Thank you for your support over this challenging time.

We currently do not have any policies in place that require participants to be vaccinated to attend the Fulton Hogan Mount Festival of Multisport event. However, we will be monitoring the development of vaccination certificates closely and will follow recommendations and guidelines given by the Ministry of Health to ensure we take the safest approach for all participants.

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 2021. 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 2021.

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 2022. No transfers will be accepted after January 1st 2022.

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. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.   

13. 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.   

14. 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

Triathlon New Zealand National Championships

We are excited to have the Tauranga Half as the Triathlon New Zealand National Championship race for 2022.

There will be age group medals and spots to compete at the World Multisport Championships held in Townsville, August 2022.

There are 12 World Championship spots up for grabs for each gender in each age group.

If you are interested in attending, please be sure to read the Eligibility Criteria here

View the 2021 Start Lists

 

Individual Athlete Start List HERE

Team Entry 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

Tony O’Hagan was a top triathlete and coach who tragically passed away in 2021.

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.

The recipient will receive an award package to support them on their triathlon journey. They will be expected to provide updates to the Tony O’Hagan Foundation and agree to be promoted on the Tony O’Hagan Foundation Facebook page and other related media sites.

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 2022
  • Nominee must be a New Zealand resident
  • Nominee cannot be a past recipient of the Tony O’Hagan Cup

Nominees need to demonstrate the following in order to be considered:

  • A passion for triathlon and achieving their goals
  • 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

 

What does the Tony O’Hagan Cup include:

  • An award package valued at over $1,000.00
    • Entry to 2023 Tauranga Half event
    • $500 towards accommodation for the Tauranga Half event
    • Limited edition Tony O’Hagan Foundation socks by Steigen
    • Limited edition Tony O’Hagan Foundation cycle kit by Champion System
  • Promotion of the recipients’ journey via the Tony O’Hagan Foundation social media pages

 

To nominate someone, please complete the nomination form and email it to anna@smcevents.co.nz

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

Tauranga Half Loyalty Club

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

 

20+ Year Club 
Eleanor Hamilton 20
John Nelson 20
Ray Lichtwark 20
Brian Foster 21
Kingi Smiler 21
Raymond Gifford 21
Cameron Brown 23
Simon Edwards 24
Stu Witchell 24
Ian Parker 25
Mak McKenzie 25
Clyve Cousins 26
Russell Troy 26
Tony O’Hagan 26
Cor Story 28
Richard Sweetman 28
Karen Williams 30
Shane Lye 30

 

 

10+ Year Club

Charmayne Johnstone 10
Dave Scott 10
Geoff Martin 10
Geoff Stoddart 10
Ian Fulton 10
Jim McMurray 10
Lyndy Wickham 10
Mark O’Connell 10
Mike Wright 10
Neil Fleming 10
Neil Sheldon 10
Philip Joyce 10
Richard Murphy 10
Ward Lye 10
Adam Hazlett 11
Ben Wright 11
Brent Morris 11
Chris Averill 11
Chris Mills 11
David Knowles 11
Dean Sisson 11
Debbie Clark 11
Fiona Goddard 11
Glenn Wright 11
Huw Thomas 11
Jim Mcmurray 11
Jim Swanson 11
Kerry Weeks 11
Logan Cowdell 11
Mark Bowstead 11
Murray O’Donnell 11
Rob Dallimore 11
Robyn Ackermann 11
Russell Geange 11
Tracey Livingstone 11
Darren Ebrey 12
David Knight 12
Deirdre O’Donnell 12
Jo Tisch 12
John Vickers 12
Lynley Twyman 12
Mark Burke 12
Neal Fray 12
Neil Sheerin 12
Nicola Sproule 12
Phillip Herewini 12
Quentin Fogarty 12
Ross Steele 12
Shirley Jean Rolston 12
Ali Boggs 13
Brent Mckay 13
Craig Kirkwood 13
Greg Hadley 13
Jo Tisch 13
Brodie Madgwick 14
Garth Barfoot 14
Glen Turner 14
Nikki Edwards 14
Roger King 14
Trevor Millen 14
Christopher Dykzeul 15
Graeme Macdonald 15
Graham Webb 15
Kevin Luckie 15
Kevin Luckie 15
Sidney Salek 15
Vaughn McAllister 15
Carleen Gibbons 16
Evan Primmer 16
Nicky Sweetman 16
Peter Clark 16
Roger Spice 16
Stephen Sheldrake 16
Tony King 16
Johan Ackermann 18
Steve Dean 18
Johan Ackermann 19
Vicki Earl 19

 

 

5+ Year Club

Aaron Gillions 5
Adrian Clark 5
Amelia Watkinson 5
Andrew Palmer 5
Andy Baker 5
Bevan McKinnon 5
Charles Roos 5
Don Russell 5
Emma Mackie 5
Graeme Shanks 5
Hayley Rapson 5
Jarrad Keenan 5
Katherine Rottier 5
Kathryn Lydiard 5
Mary Briant 5
mervyn Hunger 5
Murray Belcher 5
Nathan Martin 5
Nicola Mccormick 5
Patrick Bain 5
Phil Bilbrough 5
Robert Davies 5
Robert MacPherson 5
Robert Tubb 5
Scott Miller 5
Scott Nelson 5
Scott Richdale 5
Steve Williamson 5
Steven Nadollek 5
Tom Nickels 5
Aaron Price 6
Alan Kirkpatrick 6
Clare Johnston 6
Craig Jackson 6
Craig Merritt 6
Dave McCoy 6
David Bullen 6
David Creamer 6
Emma Cachemaille 6
Felipe Vidal 6
Frank Begley 6
Glen Cornwell 6
Graham Morton 6
Graham O’Grady 6
Greg Foster 6
Hannah Wells 6
Hayden Goldsack 6
Hayden Corkin 6
Jarrod Board 6
Jason Reid 6
Jemima Brindle 6
Jeremy Wackrow 6
Jim Houston 6
Justin Copeland 6
Kenneth Clark 6
Kerry Walsh 6
Malcolm Tweed 6
Michael Tane 6
Michael Buenaflor 6
Natalie Gaskin 6
Nick Ferguson 6
Pamela Meyer 6
Peter Maas 6
Pip Meo 6
Radleigh Cairns 6
Rebecca Fogarty 6
Richard Vinsen 6
Ross Capill 6
Shan Maas 6
Stewart Montgomery 6
Sue Galpin 6
Suzy Botica 6
Trevor Knyvett 6
Vaughn Sweetman 6
Veiko Termonen 6
Andy Dixon 7
Bobby Dean 7
Brian Boyle 7
Darrin Picard 7
Dave Dean 7
Donavan Walker 7
Duncan Leuchars 7
Fleur Wallace 7
Hayley Gallagher 7
Karin Herbst 7
Kerri Dewe 7
Luke Williams 7
Manfred Schmid 7
Mark Jackson 7
Mark Munro 7
Mathew Tolhurst 7
Mike Gaffaney 7
Neil Phillips 7
Nick Power 7
Nicola Sharpe 7
Richard Schmid 7
Riki Ngatai 7
Ronald Price 7
Sam Labone 7
Shane Clapperton 7
Simeon Eaton 7
Stephen Wallace 7
Tamati Newbitt 7
Toni Knowles 7
Andrew Smith 8
Andrew Sylvester 8
Carl Read 8
Clare Chen 8
Corrina Swetman 8
Dan Smart 8
David Stride 8
Erin Furness 8
Gayle Clark 8
Graham Brewster 8
Grant Utteridge 8
Jianni Koutsos 8
Jon Hume 8
Laurika Hazelhurst 8
Logan Cowdell 8
Luke Woods 8
Nicky Bowden 8
Rhonda Lee 8
Richard Speer 8
Russell Smith 8
Shaan Whitaker 8
Simon Cochrane 8
Simon O’Donnell 8
Stefan Macfie 8
Barb Kramer 9
Chris Ryan 9
Darren Ebrey 9
Dave Sutton 9
Geoff Martin 9
Geoffrey Stoddart 9
Glenn Wright 9
Huw Thomas 9
Jason Morris 9
Kerry Weeks 9
Kevin Symes 9
Ray Hewlett 9
Sarah Coales 9
Scott Furness 9
Sonia Arthur 9
Steve McNae 9
Taki Anaru 9
Tim Brenton-Rule 9
Tony Oldham 9
Tracey Livingstone 9

 

Loyalty Club Benefits:

20 + Loyalty Club

  • 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