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Ironman 70.3 Taupo

Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21.1km

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Tickets NZD $365–NZD $425

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Distances in this event

  1. 70.3 (Half Ironman)

    Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21.1km
    NZD $365–NZD $425
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    From the organizer

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    Great Lake Taupo, home to the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo, is a popular tourist destination, boasting the largest freshwater lake in Australasia and mountains made internationally famous after being featured in the Lord of The Rings trilogy.

    Come for the race but enjoy so much more! World-class trout fishing, mountain biking, hiking, adrenaline pumping adventure activities, or just enjoy a relaxing stroll along the lakefront. There are restaurants and accommodation options abound; a dynamic boutique retail area; numerous arts and craft galleries and plenty of natural hot pools for soothing your muscles after the big race.

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    What’s Included

    Registration Fees Include

    Athlete Gear

    Race Number, Race Kit (Bib, Bike Number, Helmet Number, Gear Bag Sticker, Race number Tattoo, Category Tattoo, ID Wrist band, Coloured Swim Cap), Street Gear Bag, Athlete T-Shirt.

    Course Inclusions

    Closed Road Course, Timed Race Results, Medical Support / Assistance, Aid Stations on Course (with water, electrolyte, food, gels, bars, toilets & first aid), Post event recovery area with food, drink & massage, volunteer support.

    Athlete Finisher Products

    Finisher Towel, Finisher Medal, Category Winners Trophy.

    Course Details

    Swim Course

    1.9km swim in the clear, fresh waters of Lake Taupo. Water temperature is normally around 19 degrees Celsius (approximately 64 degrees Fahrenheit). A deep water start in a wave start format out front of the Taupo Yacht Club with the first leg of 825m swim parallel to the shore followed by a second leg of 50m then returning 825m to a buoy adjacent to the Yacht Club. The final section of 200m heads back to the Taupo Yacht Club exiting up the beach. From the beach, athletes have a 400m run along the Boat Harbour to the steps leading to transition.

    Bike Course

    90km bike course starts to the cheers of spectators before heading into the rolling farmland surrounding Taupo. The course is described as undulating with enough challenging sections to create a fair race. Please note – there is a change from previous years on the return back into Taupo.

    Run Course

    A three-lap run course that leads athletes through a picturesque 21.1km. Athletes will take in the flat lakefront scenery to the Napier-Taupo Road and return back to town.


    Is there Compulsory TRIBE Membership?

    Every athlete is required to hold a valid membership to TRIBE in order to participate in the event.


    Each entrant 18 years or older must enter themselves, using their own unique email address.

    There are two entry categories to choose from:

    1. General Entry – this is for all competitors who are entering the race that do not have an annual membership with TRIBE.  This entry will include a one day race membership licence ($20 NZD). If you are a member of an International Triathlon Federation who provides coverage for racing overseas please email the details and the One Day Race membership will be reimbursed.

    2. TRIBE Annual Membership Entry – for all competitors who have an annual membership with TRIBE.  This is your entry portal.  It will automatically verify the status of your membership and give you and give you an option to renew if it has expired during the registration process.

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