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.

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.

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.

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 close 16 March 2015.

Please email us at

Ph 03 443 6296

Auckland Half 
Maillot Jaune Events
PO Box 98
Albert Town
Wanaka 9344 
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Latest News
2016 Event to be announced
18 August 2015

We will be announcing our new event date for 2016 before the end of this month.

Congratulations & Thank You!
2 April 2015

Thank you to everyone who took part in this year's Bike Barn Auckland Half.  It was great to see so many wonderful faces, who were definitiely having a good time!

Last chance for place on the bus
19 March 2015

With only two days until raceday, we need to confirm our Bus list.  If you would like to book a space please let us know ASAP.

Competitor Information
19 March 2015

With only a few more sleeps until this year's event takes place.  Below is some information to assist your day going smoothly plus some great offers from our sponsors.

Bike Barn Auckland Half
2 March 2015

We are stoked to announce our new naming rights sponsor Bike Barn Auckland Half.   Bike Barn have secured the naming rights for our Auckland Half event for the next four years.


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