HALF DIStance

The Half Distance is our premium event. Starting at Maraetai with a two lap swim, this event takes in the picturesque eastern foreshores around to Kawakawa Bay and Kaiaua, back to Kawakawa Bay.  The final run is a stunning out and back course (three laps).

As there are two transition points, we are offering transport for athletes without support from Kawakawa to Maraetai on race morning (this needs to be booked prior to registration). 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.

Competitors must rack their bike in T1 prior to 7.45am.  The compulsory race briefing starts at 7.45am.

Our event team will make sure your day goes as smoothly as possible with distribution of your event gear.   Make sure the numbers supplied are used as directed.

Swim cut off:  
Individuals - 9.30am / Team - 11.00am
Bike cut off:
Individuals - 3.00pm / Team - 3.15pm
 

HALF DISTANCE Race Day Schedule 

6:00am T1 Swim/Bike Transition opens at Maraetai Beach
6:30am We suggest athletes without support have racked their bikes and depart for Kawakawa Bay
7:00am Return transport departs Kawakawa Bay (no later than 7:00am).  Note this must be booked prior to raceday as limited spaces are available.
7:45am Compulsory race briefing at Maraetai Beach (for Half, Short Course, Teen Tri, Multisport)
7.55am T1 Closes
8:00am Auckland Half Individual Race Start
8.20am First Individual Swimmer expected
8.30am Auckland Half Team Race Start
9.30am Half Individual Swim cut-off
10:45am First Half cyclists arrive at Kawakawa Bay
12:15am Expect first Half Finishers
3.00pm Individual Bike cut-off
3.15pm Team Bike cut-off
4:30pm Expect last Half Finishers
5:00pm Race cutoff

Short Course/Teen Tri

Short Course & Teen Triathlon options are also available. Swim 1km, Bike 30km, Run 7km. 

The Short Course/Teen Tri uses the same transition and start/finish areas as the Half Distance. The swim course is 1 lap, the bike ride is from Maraetai to Kawakawa Bay, and then one lap of the run course.  Refer to the course map for additional information.

As there are two transition points, we are offering transport for athletes without support from Kawakawa to Maraetai on race morning (this needs to be booked prior to registration). 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.

Compulsory race briefing is at 7.45am.  Bikes need to be racked prior to this time.

All T2 gear will be transported to Kawakawa Bay and handed out as you enter transition. Make sure your gear is numbered as directed.

short course/ teen tri race day Schedule 

6:00am T1 Swim/Bike Transition opens at Maraetai Beach
6:30am We suggest athletes without support have racked their bikes and depart for Kawakawa Bay
7:00am Return transport departs Kawakawa Bay (no later than 7:00am).  Note this must be booked prior to raceday as limited spaces are available.
7:45am Compulsory race briefing at Maraetai Beach (for Half, Short Course, Teen Tri, Multisport)
7.55am T1 Closes
9:00am Individual and Relay Short Course Start
9.10am Individual and Relay Teen Tri Start
9.20am First Short Course swimmer exits water
9.30am First Teen Tri swimmer exits water
10.20am First Short Course/Teen Tri cyclist arrives at T2 
10.28am First Short Course/Teen Tri cyclist arrives at T2 
12.00pm Last Short Course/Teen Tri competitor expected

MULTISPORT

The Multisport event is NEW for 2016. Starting with a 10km MTB, 15km Kayak, 60km Bike & 15km Off/On Road Run.

The Multisport event starts from Maraetai. The mountain bike is a 10km circuit in the Whitford forest then back to T1 and onto the kayak leg.  This leg is in the Hauraki Gulf around from Maraetai to Kawakawa Bay.  Into T2 and onto the 60km bike leg from Kawakawa Bay to Kaiaua return.  

The final run leg includes the magnificent views out around Kawakawa Bay and surrounding tracks finishing back at race HQ.   Some coasteering makes up some of this leg.

Compulsory race briefing is at 7.45am.  Note, support crew is required for this event.
 

MULTISPORT RACE DAY Schedule 

6:00am T1 Swim/Bike Transition opens at Maraetai Beach
6:45am Compulsory race briefing at Maraetai Beach.
7:00am Auckland Half Multisport Event start
7.40am  First mountain bikers expected into T1.
8.50am First kayaker expected into T2
10.40am First cyclist expected back to T3
11.50am First multisport competitor due in
1.45pm Last multisport competitor due in

DUATHLON

A Duathlon event is NEW for 2016. Starting/Finishing from Kawakawa Bay. Distances are 3km Run, 90km Bike, 21km Run.

Compulsory briefing is at 7.45am with start time at 8.10am.

As there are two transition points, we are offering transport for athletes without support from Kawakawa to Maraetai on race morning (this needs to be booked prior to registration). 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.

The run leg starts from Maraetai beach and follows the path 1.5km out and retraces back to T1.

The cycle leg takes in the breathtaking views around the coast from Maraetai to Kawakawa Bay and beyond to Kaiua then returning to T2 at Kawakawa Bay.  The final run is three laps of the Kawakawa Bay foreshore.
 

DUATHLON RACE DAY Schedule 

6.00am T1 Bike Transition opens at Maraetai Beach
6.30am We suggest athletes without support have racked their bikes and depart for Kawakawa Bay
7:00am Return transport departs Kawakawa Bay (no later than 7:00am).  Note this must be booked prior to raceday as limited spaces are available.
7.45am Compulsory race briefing at Maraetai Beach 
8.10am Duathlon Race Start
8.20am First Duathlon Runner expected
11:00am First Duathlon Cyclist expected
12.30pm First Duathlon Finisher expected
12.30pm Last Duathlon Cyclist expected
2.00pm Last Duathlon competitor expected

fun runs

Two Fun Run events are NEW for 2016. Starting/Finishing from Kawakawa Bay. Distances are 7km or 15km Adventure Run (limited entries).

Compulsory briefing is at 8.45am with start time at 9.30am.

The run takes in the beautiful foreshore around Kawakawa Bay.  7km is one lap along the Kawakawa Bay  foreshore.  

The Adventure Run follows the Kawakawa Bay foreshore along the road to the Road End before heading along the beach and onto some fantastic hillside.  Runners then retrace their steps to the finish.

FUN RUNS RACE DAY Schedule 

8.45am Compulsory competitor briefing at Kawakawa Bay
9:00am Fun Run Race Start
9:38am Expect first 7km finishers
10:00am Expect last 7km finishers
10.00am Expect first Adventure Run finishers
11:00am Expect last Adventure Run finishers
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Prizes

Prize Money for Elite Athletes is as follows:
1st Male/Female - $1,000
2nd Male/Female - $300
3rd Male/Female - $200

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.

Spot prizes will be randomly allocated prior to raceday and tickets will be in your racepacks.  All lucky competitors will be able to collect these prizes at the completion of their event.
 

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.  Support people will be directed by our event marshals.
 

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 31 January 2016.
 

Contact

Please email us at events@mjevents.co.nz

Ph 03 443 6296

Auckland Half Triathlon & Multi Sports Event
Maillot Jaune Events
PO Box 98
Albert Town
Wanaka 9344 
 
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