|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|
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.
The prizegiving will be about 5pm and will be at the finish venue.
Men and Women - 1st = $1,000, 2nd=$500, 3rd=$250
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.
Open Team - 1st = $500
Female Team - 1st = $500
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 Leppin Enduro Booster (Lemon & Lime) 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.
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.
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 24 March 2014.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph 03 443 6295
Fax 03 443 6294
Maillot Jaune Events
PO Box 98
Orca Auckland Half event will be taking place on 29th March 2014. We will be opening entries on Wednesday 1st May with a special 24hour offer of just $99. Entries at this rate are limited.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year's event!
The countdown is on to the 10th Anniversary Orca Auckland Half and we are all getting pretty excited about the event this weekend. Everything is locked and loaded and we look forward to welcoming each of you to the event at registration on Friday.
This year's registration venue is Triathletes Corner, 10 Turua St, St Heliers, Auckland.
Bike & helmet checks for 2013.