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Ironman New Zealand

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Event summary

With half the field coming from outside the country every year, IRONMAN New Zealand is truly the world’s most international IRONMAN. This race has stood the test of time and will celebrate 35 incredible years in 2019. Firmly established in its hometown of Taupo since 1999, the event showcases the best New Zealand and its breathtaking scenery has to offer. Thanks to the locals' pure Kiwi spirit, you will feel like a local the minute you arrive. The event attracts more than 2,000 volunteers from a population of just 22,000—and you'll encounter the rest along the streets cheering you on.

Your organiser

"Swim 2.4 Miles. Bike 112 miles. Run 26.2. Brag for the rest of your life." - John Collins, IRONMAN co-founder

Since its inception, IRONMAN has been represented by ambitious and courageous people who aren't afraid to push their limits. Take a walk through history with us, through some of the finest and most memorable moments in IRONMAN racing.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Thu Jan 31 2019

What's included:

Entry Fees Include:

  • Race Number
  • Timing Chip
  • Race Kit – Race Bib, Bike Seat Post Number Sticker, Helmet Number Sticker, Bike Pump Sticker, Special Needs Stickers, Gear Bag Stickers, Race Number Tattoo, Category Tattoo, ID Wristband, Coloured Swim Cap, Bike Collection Card
  • Personalised Race Products – must be entered by (1 February 2019) 4 weeks out to receive personalised race products
  • Gear Bags (Bike, Run, Special Needs)
  • Street Gear/Athlete Bag – including promotional material
  • Athlete Gift – Bag

During Athlete Check-in you will receive the following:

  • ID Wristband (to be worn from Check-In through to the end of the race)
  • Body Tattoos (numbers to be placed on right upper arm and letter category to be placed on left calf)
  • Black Street Gear Bag
  • Swim Cap – this must be worn over all other caps
  • Helmet Sticker (placed on the front of your helmet)
  • Bike seat post sticker (to wrap around the seat post of your bike and stick to itself)
  • Bike Pump Sticker
  • Race Bib (compulsory on the run leg only)
  • Bike Collection Card
  • Sponsor promotional items

Athlete Finisher Products:

  • Towel
  • Finisher T-Shirt
  • Medal
  • Category winners Trophy/Medal/Prizes
  • Ticket inclusion for Athlete to Welcome/Presentations
Ironman
12:00am Sat 2nd Mar 2019

Swim 3.8km, Bike 180km, Run 42.2km

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Logistics and schedule

Race Information

Date

Saturday 2nd March 2019

Start Time

6:45am

Location

Northern Domain, Taupo

Check In

Thursday 28 February 10:00am-4:00pm
Any athlete who does not Check-in by this time will not be eligible to race.

Event Schedule

Monday 25 February

1pm-6pm – Pre-Race Massage Serivce at Massage Marquee, Northern Domain

Tuesday 26 February

9am-6:30pm – Pre-Race Massage Service at Massage Marquee, Northern Domain

Wednesday 27 February

7am-9am – Wetsuit Checking at Yacht Club

9am-5pm – Event Information Centre at Great Lake Centre

9am-5pm – Kids Fun Run – Check-Inn at Great Lake Centre

9am-6:30pm – Pre Race Massage Service at Massage Marquee, Northenr Domain

9:30am-4pm – Wetsuit Checking at Northern Domain

10am-4pm – IRONMAN Merchandise Store at Merchandise Marquee, Northern Domain

Thursday 28 February – IRONMAN NEW ZEALAND ATHLETES MUST CHECK IN THURSDAY

6am-8am – Wetsuit Checking at Yacht Club

9am-4pm – Wetsuit Checking at Northern Domain

9am-10am – AWA Priority Athlete Check-In (IRONMAN New Zealand only) AWA IRONMAN ATHLETES ONLY AT THIS TIME at Main Marquee, Northern Domain

10am-4pm – Athlete Check-In (IRONMAN New Zealand only) ALL IRONMAN ATHLETE’S MUST CHECK IN DURING THESE TIMES At Main Marquee, North Domain

9am-5pm – Event Information Centre at Great Lake Centre

9am-5pm – Kids Fun Run – Check-In at Great Lake Centre

9am-5pm – Sports and Lifestyle Expo at Great Lake Centre

9am-5pm – Performance Bicycle Tuning Service Centre at Northern Domain

9am-5pm – IRONMAN Merchandise Store at Merchandise Marquee, Northern Domain

9am-6:30pm – Pre-Race Massage Service at Massage Marquee, Northern Domain

3pm-3:30pm – Elite Briefing at Great Lake Centre Green Room

5:30pm – Welcome Function at Taupo Events Centre

Friday 1 March

6am-8am – Wetsuit Checking at Yacht Club

10am-4pm – Wetsuit Checking at Northern Domain

7am-7:45am – Kids Fun Run – Check-In at Northern Domain

8am – Kids Fun Run – Event Start at Northern Domain

9am-10am – First Timers Seminar with Verna Cook-Jackson at Leaving from Theatre, Great Lake Centre

10am-10:30am – IRONMAN Transition Tour with Verna Cook-Jackson and Course Manager Adam McDonal – Outside Theatre, Great Lake Centre

9am-4pm – Event Information Centre at Great Lake Centre

9am-4pm – Sports and Lifestyle Expo at Great Lake Centre

9am-4pm – Performance Bicycle Tuning Service Centre at Northern Domain

9am-4pm – IRONMAN Merchandise Store at Merchandise Marquee, Northern Domain

9am-4pm Pre-Race Massage Service at Massage Marquee, Northern Domain

10am-4pm – IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand Check-In – (IRONMAN 70.3 ONLY) at Main Marquee, Northern Domain

10am-5pm – IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand Bike Racking at Transition Area, Northern Domain

10am-4pm – IRONMAN New Zealand Bike & Gear Bag Check-In at Transition Area, Northern Domain

11:30am-12pm – Meet the professionals at Finish Area, Northern Domain

Saturday 2 March

5am-6:40am – Transition Open – IRONMAN New Zealand only at Northern Domain

5am-7am – Transition Open – IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand at Northern Domain

5am-12 midnight – Event Information Centre at Northern Domain

6:15am – Traditional Maori Welcome at Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club

6:45am – Male Professional Athlete Start – IRONMAN New Zealand at Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club

6:48am – Female Professional Athlete Start – IRONMAN New Zealand at Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club

6:50am – Water Open for warm-up at Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club

7am – Age Group Race Start – IRONMAN New Zealand at Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club

8:10am – Age Group Race Start – IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand at Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club

8am-8pm – IRONMAN Merchandise Store at Merchandise Marquee, Northern Domain

9:20am – Swim Course Closes – IRONMAN New Zealand and IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand at Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club

1:10pm – Bike Course Closes – IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand

4:10pm – Run Course Closes – IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand

5pm – Awards Ceremony IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand at Great Lake Centre Theatre

5:45pm – IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Roll – Down Ceremony at Great Lake Centre Theatre

5:30pm – Bike Course Closes – IRONMAN New Zealand

6pm – 12 midnight – Bike & Gear Bag Collection at Transition Area

Midnight – Run Course Closes/Race Finish

Sunday 3 March

8am-2pm – IRONMAN Merchandise Store (Include Finishers Range) at Merchandise Marquee, Northern Domain

9am-10am – Bike & Gear Bag Collection at Transition Area, Northern Domain

9:30am-4:30pm – Post Race Massage Service at Massage Marquee, Northern Domain

10am – IRONMAN World Championship Sign Up & Roll Down Ceremony at Great Lake Centre Theatre

10am-12pm – IRONMAN Medal Engraving at Great Lake Centre

10am-2pm – Event Information Centre at Great Lake Centre

5:30pm – Awards Function at Taupo Events Centre

Monday 4 March

6pm Mercury Volunteers Party at Taupo Events Centre

How to get there

99 Tongariro St, Taupo 3377, New Zealand

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Getting to Taupo

The major gateway is Auckland International Airport. Auckland is the biggest city in New Zealand with 1.5 million people. It is situated in the north of the North Island – either a 45-minute domestic flight to Taupo or an easy three to four hour drive.

Domestic Travel

Air New Zealand has regular flights each day to Taupo from a variety of destinations around New Zealand.

Race Day Parking

If you need to drive to the race start, please consider where you are parking as there is metered parking in the town centre. There is free parking available behind McDonalds and the BP Service Station on HeuHeu Street. Please note there is no access to Redoubt Street and no parking available on the Northern Domain or in the Great Lake Centre carpark on race day.

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