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We will be offering transport for athletes from Kawakawa to Maraetai on race morning. Athletes without support will be required to rack their bikes at Maraetai early in the morning, then drive on to Kawakawa to leave their cars and use our transport back to the start.

Race Day Schedule
6:30am Swim/Bike Transition opens at Maraetai Beach
7:00am We suggest athletes without support have racked their bikes and depart for Kawakawa Bay
7:30am Return transport departs Kawakawa Bay (no later than 7:30am)
8:15am Compulsory race briefing at Maraetai Beach
8:30am Auckland Half Individual Race Start
9:00am Auckland Half Ironman Relay Team Race Start
9:30am Individual and Relay Short Course Start
10:45am First cyclists arrive at Kawakawa Bay
12:15am Expect first Finishers
4:30pm Expect last Finishers
5:00pm Race cutoff
5:00pm Prizegiving

Short Course
A short course option is also available. Swim 1km, Bike 30km, Run 7km. Please note that there is no prizemoney for the short course event.

The short course uses the same transition and start/finish areas. The swim course is 1 lap, the bike ride is just the Maraetai to Kawakawa Bay section, and then one lap of the run course.

Bike Checks
Bike and helmet checks are not compulsory for 2015.  Your bike and helmet will be inspected by officials when entering transition to rack your bike (on Saturday morning) to ensure your equipment is road worthy.  Any athlete with a bike/helmet that does not pass this inspection will be unable to race.

Prizes
The prizegiving will be about 5pm and will be at the finish venue.

Men and Women - 1st = $1,000, 2nd=$300, 3rd=$150

Merit Prizes will be awarded to all qualifying categories. A category must have 10 competitors to qualify. Categories of less than 10 will be combined with other categories where necessary. Categories are Open, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.

The teams competition is open to all team categories. Again, there must be 10 in a category to qualify for prizes.

Health & Safety
At Maillot Jaune Events our primary aim is to host a safe race that every competitor enjoys. While we take every care to make the event as safe as possible, it is each competitor's responsibility to ensure their own safety and the safety of those around them.

Electronic devices such as ipods and MP3 players are not permitted at any stage of the race.

Drinks
We will have Endura and water available in bottles at 60km on the bike. The same will be available in cups every 3.5km on the run, plus coke and bananas.

Feed Zone
There will be a feed zone at the crest of Snake Hill on the way out (32km mark). This is the zone where you may have someone hand you food and drink. You need to arrange this yourself. No other outside help is permitted.

Bike Turnaround
The bike turnaround is now spraypainted on the road. It is right at the start of the 50km/h zone as you approach Kaiaua from the north. This is also the 60km mark where the drink stop will be.

Drafting
The rules are simple. There must be a 7 metre gap between cyclists, and a passing move must be made at 10% greater speed. This means you need a gap big enough to fit a car between you, and if the person in front is doing 30km/h, you need to be doing at least 33km/h or you'll get 'pinged'. There will be no advice out on the course, the draft buster simply writes down your number. First offence = 3 minutes, second offence = 5 minutes penalty, 3 offences and you're out. We will have 5 draft busting vehicles operating and you won't be informed until after the finish.

Entries
Entries close 16 March 2015.

Contact
Please email us at events@mjevents.co.nz

Ph 03 443 6296

Auckland Half 
Maillot Jaune Events
PO Box 98
Albert Town
Wanaka 9344 
 
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48 Hour Special Entry Fee for 2015 Auckland Half
14 April 2014

Our Auckland Half event next year will be taking place on 21st March 2015.  We will be opening entries on Tuesday 22nd April with a special 48 hour offer of just $99 (Half Entries).  Entries at this rate are limited.



Congratulations to everyone who took part this year!
14 April 2014

What a fantastic day for this year's event.  Perfect conditions started the day at Maraetai.



Competitor Info 2014
24 March 2014

Only a few days until this year's Orca Auckland Half Event.  Below is some additional information to help your day go smoothly.



Kawakawa Bus to Maraetai
18 March 2014

We still have space on the bus from Kawakawa Bay to Maraetai on raceday for unsupported athletes.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to secure a seat.



New Sports Nutrition Sponsor on Board
18 February 2014

We are pleased to announce that Endura will be our official nutrition sponsor for this years event.



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