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 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:
To apply for someone under the age of 18 to enter the 2024 Tauranga Half Ironman, please click here to complete this form, and email it to email@example.com with the appropriate metrics attached.