January 20th 2024
Mount Maunganui

About the Calley Homes 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 34 years.

This is the pinnacle event at the Fulton Hogan Mount Festival of Multisport! The Calley Homes 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: $297 22/05/23 – 28/05/23
  • Early bird Rate: $346  29/05/23 – 30/06/23
  • Standard Rate 1: $373 1/07/23 – 30/9/23
  • Standard Rate 2: $383  1/10/23 – 30/11/23
  • Last Minute Rate: $405 1/12/2023– 19/01/2024
  • Onsite Rate: $432

Team Entries

  • Opening Special: $383  22/05/23 – 28/05/23
  • Early bird Rate: $410 29/05/23 – 30/06/23
  • Standard Rate 1: $443 1/07/23 – 30/9/23
  • Standard Rate 2: $459 1/10/23 – 30/11/23
  • Last Minute Rate: $470  1/12/2023– 19/01/2024
  • Onsite Rate: $486

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

The Calley Homes 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. 

Click Here for the 2024 Calley Homes Tauranga Half Event Schedule

2024 Age Group Start Times:

6:55 AM Men 35-39 start
6:57 AM Men 40-44 start
6:59 AM Men 30-34 start
7:01 AM Men 45-49 start
7:03 AM Men 18-24 start
7:05 AM Men 25-29 start
7:07 AM Men 50-54 start
7:09 AM Men 55-59 start
7:11 AM Men 60+ start
7:15 AM Women 18-44
7:17 AM Women 45 +
7:20 AM Teams start

The Calley Homes 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 North Island Championships

The Calley Homes Tauranga Half is host to the Triathlon New Zealand North Island Middle Distance Championships.

There are age group medals up for grabs and the chance to earn your spot at the 2024 World Championships in Townsville, Australia.

There are 6 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 Calley Homes 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 Townsville 2024
  • 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 Calley Homes 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 Calley Homes 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 Calley Homes Tauranga Half 2024
  • 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 2024 Calley Homes 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 Calley Homes 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.

Calley Homes 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 32
Karen Williams 31
Cor Story 30
Richard Sweetman 30
Russell Troy 30
20+ Year Club
Clyve Cousins 28
Mak Mckenzie 27
Ian Parker 26
Tony Ohagan 26
Simon Edwards 25
Cameron Brown 24
John Nelson 24
Kingi Smiler 23
Stuart Witchell 23
Eleanor Hamilton 22
Johan Ackermann 22
Ray Lichtwark 22
Brian Foster 21
Raymond Gifford 21
Steve Dean 20
Vicki Earl 20

 

10+ Year Club

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

 

5+ Year Club

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

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