Hopt Soda - Auckland Half Iron Man - Registration and New Course

21 March 2017

Please see below for the Registration and new Course information


Registration takes place at Triathletes Corner in St Helier’s on Friday 24th March from 11am until 7pm.   (No 10D Turua Street, St Heliers, Auckland, 1071)

Race entry is possible here and at Maraetai Beach on Saturday 25th March for an additional fee of $20.

Race Day

Transition opens at 6am.  Please note there is a separate transition for the Aqua Bike National Champs which is on the same day – please enter the Auckland Half IM Transition only

Compulsory Race Briefing

Briefing is at 7.45am at Maraetai Beach.  It is essential you are at race briefing as there could be some important information and changes which will be confirmed prior to race start.

The Course

The Swim starts at Maraetai Beach. 

Please note The Bike starts at Maraetai Beach and Heading out toward Clevedon; returning to Maraetai – 3 Laps.  (Not in Kawakawa as in previous years)

The Run course heads out of Maraetai heading West towards Beachlands.  3 Laps x 7km

Please see below for Maps and lap information.

Other useful information

Drink Station – there is a drink station at race HQ – this is water only and Sports drink.

Marshals - We will have marshals out on the course directing you along the route.  Please look out for them and obey all instructions given.  They are there for your safety.

Please familiarise yourself with the course and Maps.  It is your responsibility to know the course.

Toilets – There is a toilet block next to the race start. Please make sure you use these and not the cafes!

There are public toilets out on the run course and a public toilet next to Clevdon Roundabout

Timing Chip - Remember to return your race timing chip to race HQ at T2 or there will be an additional charge of $40.



All roads will be open to other traffic. Obey road rules at all times.

This is a non-drafting race Crew will be monitoring competitors during the race.

Please ensure you follow marshals’ instructions at all times.

Medics will be on standby for the duration of the event.

If you do not start the race or pull out of the race for any reason you are to return the Timing Chip as above – Timing Chip

Times and Distances





Registration and late entry opens



Transition opens (note this is T1 & T2 at Maraetai Beach – T2 no longer at Kawakawa Bay as in previous years)



Race Briefing at Beach / swim start



Half IM T1 Closes



Auckland Half Iron Man starts



Aqua Bike Compulsory race briefing at Maraetai Beach



Aqua Bike T1 Closes



First Half IM swimmer expected to Finish



Aqua Bike Swim Starts



First Aqua Bike Swimmer expected



Half Individual Swim cut-off



Aqua Bike swim cut-off



Half IM bike cut-off



Aqua Bike - Bike Cut-off time



Aqua Bike National Championships and Auckland Half IM Prize giving


Auckland Half Iron Man   - Swim Course ( 8:00am Start)                       

Swim – 1000m 2 laps

2 laps  - Starting on the West side of the Pier athletes will head out round the 2 Yellow Buoys and back to the beach.  Exit the water and run around the flags to re-enter the water for the second lap.  They will then exit the water to Transition.  

Bike – 90km

The Bike course * is an out and back multiple Lap course. It takes you along Maraetai Drive out towards Clevedon via North Road where you turn around the Clevedon roundabout back towards Maraetai turning left down Twilight Road to do a U-turn back out onto North Road heading back towards Maraetai.  The Aid Station is on North road just after you come out of Twilight Road.  After the 3 Laps (your responsibility to count) enter T2 in Maraetai.

Dismount and enter T2 and rack your bike.  (Bike cut off:  2.30pm)

Please note there may still be some debris on the road after the recent bad weather.

Heading out of Transition - Head East out of Transition 


Turn point on Twilight Road - Bike turn-around is 200m down Twilight Road


After racking your bike then proceed on foot out onto the Run course

* Note – Transition 2 is now also at Maraetai

Run Course

The Run course heads out of Maraetai heading West towards Beachlands.  This is an out and back course of 7km  so = 3 Laps

After crossing the car park of the Maraetai boat club you head on the trail towards and along Omana Esplande Road.  You will continue on the walking path all the way out to through Omana Regional Park and across to Te Puru Park. 

The turnaround is at 3.5km on the left of the foot path.

Aid Stations at 2.5km and 3.7km (just after the turn around)

There will be signage markers out on the run course – please look out for these and follow instructions of the Marshalls.

It is your responsibility to know the run course.


*not the most exciting course but the best we could do given the impact of the weather on the roads ;)

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