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 – 31/06/20
  • Standard Rate $330 – 1/07/20 – 31/10/20
  • Last Minute Rate $338 – 1/11/20 – 31/12/20
  • Late Rate $368  – 1/01/2021 – 16/01/2021
  • Onsite Rate $378

Team Entries

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

 

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

Check out the 2020 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 10th January

2.30pm-6pm  Registration & Expo 

3pm-7pm Bike Racking

 

Saturday 11th 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 Men Start

6.37am Elite Women 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

9.10am 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

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.

Individual Refunds Policy

There are no automatic refunds available. The organisers may, however, at their sole discretion grant a refund of fees paid if they deem it appropriate prior to 1 December 2019.  No refunds will be accepted after this date.  In the event of a refund under this clause, the organisers shall refund as per the list below

 

  • Any requests received before 5.00pm – 30 September 2019 will be eligible for a refund less a $30 administration fee
  • Any requests received before 5.00pm – 30 November 2019 will be eligible for a refund of 50% of the entry fee paid.
  • Any requests received after 5.00pm – 1st December 2019 will not be eligible for a refund under any circumstances. 
  • Any additional purchases (including but not limited to) Event Plus processing Fees paid at the time of entry are non-refundable at any time.

 

If the event has reached capacity the available slot will be offered to the next person on the wait list, and the individual is required to pay the entry fee as per the entry fee at that point in time. 

Entry fees will not be refunded if the event is cancelled or if the format is altered due to storm, rain, sea conditions, weather or other “Acts of God.’

To request a refund/withdrawal please advise the race office via email

Email: mountfestival@smcevents.co.nz

It is the athletes’ responsibility to ensure that the withdrawn confirmation has been received by the race office. A request will be acknowledged within 10 days, any requests not acknowledged by race office will considered invalid and therefore will not be refunded. 

 

Team Member Changes/Withdrawals

Team member changes are permitted up to 1 December providing one original member of the team remains. To request a change of team member please contact the race office.

Email: mountfestival@smcevents.co.nz

If the team is wanting to withdraw there are no automatic refunds available.  The organisers may, however, at their sole discretion grant a refund of fees paid, or a transfer to the following year, if they deem it appropriate prior to 1 December 2019.  No refunds will be accepted after this date.  In the event of a refund under this clause, the organisers shall refund as per the list below

  • Any requests received before 5.00pm – 30 September 2019 will be eligible for a refund less a $30 administration fee
  • Any requests received before 5.00pm – 31 October 2019 will be eligible for a refund of 50% of the entry fee paid.
  • Any requests received after 5.00pm – 1st December 2019 will not be eligible for a refund under any circumstances. 
  • Any additional purchases (including but not limited to) Event Plus processing Fees paid at the time of entry are non-refundable at any time.

 

If the event has reached capacity the team entry will then be offered to the next team on the waitlist, and this team is required to pay an entry fee as per entry fees at that point in time.

To request a refund/withdrawal please advise the race office via email

Email: mountfestival@smcevents.co.nz

It is the teams’ responsibility to ensure that the withdrawn confirmation has been received by the race office. A request will be acknowledged within 10 days, any requests not acknowledged by race office will considered invalid and therefore will not be refunded. 

 

 

Transfers

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, other event, or 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 1 January 2020. 

  • No transfers will be accepted after the 1 January 2020 under any circumstances.
  • If a transfer to the following year is requested, this can be granted up until 1 December 2019.  Note that the same entry can only be transferred once (cannot be transferred to an event 2 years from the original event entered).  This transferred entry is also no longer valid for any refunds in the following year.
  • Any entries found to be traded on public websites and forums will be deemed invalid and will NOT BE accepted by the race office. Private transfers are not permitted and will not be accepted. Athletes involved may be banned from any further participation in the event.
  • Health and Safety standards at this event are high and any athletes who are identified participating in the event under any other name than their own will be disqualified and both athletes may be banned from any further participation in the event.

To request a transfer please advise the race office via email

Email: mountfestival@smcevents.co.nz

It is the athletes’ responsibility to ensure that the transfer confirmation has been received by the race office. A request will be acknowledged within 10 days, any requests not acknowledged by race office will considered invalid and therefore will not be transferred. 

    

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

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