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triFACTOR Wanaka

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Wanaka is known as an adventurer’s playground and subsequently a destination mecca for thousands of Kiwi’s and International visitors each year. Likewise it is for many seeking the opportunity to explore the magnificent countryside and combine a mini break / holiday.

triFACTOR Wanaka takes place during the warmer summer months on Saturday 11th January 2020 – prefect timing for swimming, biking and trail running around one of Central Otago’s hot spots! The lake temperature is inviting, the mountain views whilst riding are out of this world and the lakeside walking trails are some of the best in the country – simply perfect location for the triFACTOR event…

How to enter the triFACTOR Wanaka

  1. Olympic Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
  2. Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
  3. Kids Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.3km, Bike 10km, Run 3km
  4. Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 1.5km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
  5. Splash 'n Dash

    SwimRun: Swim 0.1km, Run 0.8km
  6. 10km Trail Run

    Run 10km
  7. 5km Trail Run

    Run 5km

triFACTOR Wanaka routes

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON

Stages

1500m Swim, 40km Road Cycle, 10km Trail Run.

The Course

We have not compromised anything to bring you an unbelievable event that showcases what Wanaka has to offer in the way of recreational fun.

Starting with a swim in spectacular Lake Wanaka, swimmers will follow a 2 lap / 1500m clockwise – triangular course.

Leaving the water, participants will transition to the cycle stage close to the waters edge. Upon exiting the transition area – cyclists will turn right on to the Wanaka – Mount Aspiring Road towards the Treble Cone Ski Area for 20km before turning around at a controlled checkpoint and returning to transition.

Upon exciting the bike to run transition area – runners will follow the lakeside trails for 5km before turning around at a controlled checkpoint and return following the same lakeside trail to Finish Line located next to the Transition area.

SPRINT TRIATHLON

Stages

750m Swim, 20km Road Cycle, 5km Trail Run.

The Course

We have not compromised anything to bring you an unbelievable event that showcases what Wanaka has to offer in the way of recreational fun.

Starting with a swim in spectacular Lake Wanaka, swimmers will follow a 1 lap / 750m clockwise – triangular course.

Leaving the water, participants will transition to the cycle stage close to the waters edge. Upon exiting the transition area – cyclists will turn right on to the Wanaka – Mount Aspiring Road towards Glendhu Bay for 10km before turning around at a controlled checkpoint and returning to transition.

Upon exciting the bike to run transition area – runners will follow the lakeside trails for 2.5km before turning around at a controlled checkpoint and return following the same lakeside trail to Finish Line located next to the Transition area.

KIDS SPRINT TRIATHLON

Stages

300m Swim, 10km Road Cycle, 3km Trail Run.

The Course

We have not compromised anything to bring you an unbelievable event that showcases what Wanaka has to offer in the way recreational fun.

Starting with a swim in spectacular Lake Wanaka, swimmers will follow a 1 lap / 300m clockwise – triangular course.

Leaving the water, participants will transition to the cycle stage close to the waters edge. Upon exiting the transition area – cyclists will turn right on to the Wanaka – Mount Aspiring Road towards Glendhu Bay for 5km before turning around at a controlled checkpoint and returning to transition.

Upon exciting the bike to run transition area – runners will follow the lakeside trails for 1.5km before turning around at a controlled checkpoint and return following the same lakeside trail to Finish Line located next to the Transition area.

DUATHLON

Stages

1.5km Trail Run, 20km Road Cycle, 5km Trail Run.

SPLASH 'N' DASH

Stages

100m Swim, 800m Trail Run.

The Course

We have not compromised anything to bring you an unbelievable event that showcases what Wanaka has to offer in the way of recreational fun.

Starting with a swim in spectacular Lake Wanaka, swimmers will follow a 100m course in a straight line close to the Wanaka Lake Front. *Parents and guardians are to support the participants by walking alongside the swimmers along the waterfront.

Leaving the water and on to the run – participants will follow the lakeside trails for 400m before turning around at a controlled checkpoint and return following the same lakeside trail to Finish Line located next to the Transition area.

10KM & 5KM TRAIL RUNS

Stages

10km & 5km Trail Runs

The Course

We have not compromised anything to bring you an unbelievable event that showcases what Wanaka has to offer in the way of recreational fun.

Both the 10km and 5km Trail Runs follow an out and back course along Wanaka’s beautiful lakeside trails.

The 10km participants will turn around at 5km and the 5km participants will turn around at 2.5km respectively.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

Event Day Timetable

Start Times - Events - Briefing Times - Start & Finish Lines

8:00am - Olympic & Sprint TRI +16yrs - 7:50am - Waters Edge Wanaka Lake Front

8:15am - Duathlon +16yrs - 8:05am - Waters Edge Wanaka Lake Front

8:45am - Kids TRI 13yrs - 15yrs - 8:35am - Waters Edge Wanaka Lake Front

9:00am - Splash 'n' Dash - 5yrs - 12yrs - 8:50am - Waters Edge - Wanaka Lake Front

10:00am -10km & 5km -Trail Runs +10yrs - 9:50am - Waters Edge Wanaka Lake Front

Event Start Times

8:00am – Olympic TRI & Sprint TRI (Individuals & Teams)

8:15am – Duathlon

8:45am – Kids Sprint TRI

9:00am – Splash ‘n’ Dash

10:00am – 10km & 5km Trail Runs

Race Briefings

An Event briefing will take place on race day approx 10 minutes prior to each respective event start time at the Event HQ on the Wanaka Lake Front opposite the Wanaka Recreational Reserve.

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will take place approx 12:00pm on Race Day. To be eligible for category and spot prizes participants must be present at the prize giving to claim their prize.

Kit List

Olympic Triathlon Compulsory Equipment

Swim stage – Wetsuit & Swim Cap – *RECOMMENDED

Cycle stage – Safety approved cycle helmet

Run stage – Adequate footwear

Sprint Triathlon Compulsory Equipment

Swim stage – Wetsuit & Swim Cap – *RECOMMENDED

Cycle stage – Safety approved cycle helmet

Run stage – Adequate footwear

Kids Sprint Triathlon Compulsory Equipment

Swim stage – Wetsuit & Swim Cap *RECOMMENDED

Cycle stage – Safety approved cycle helmet

Run stage – Adequate footwear

Duathlon Compulsory Equipment

Cycle stage – Safety approved cycle helmet

Run stage – Adequate footwear

Splash 'n' Dash Compulsory Equipment

Swim stage – Wetsuit & Swim Cap *RECOMMENDED

FAQs

WEATHER:

The weather in January is generally quite warm with temperatures ranging between 18 – 24 Degrees Celsius with light winds on higher ground. At the same time with the event taking place in an alpine environment the weather can also change at any time. Please make sure you carry all of the compulsory gear required – it would be a shame for you to be disqualified half way in to your run and not allowed to continue!

OFFICIALS / CHECK POINTS / DRINK STATIONS / COURSE MARKING:

Participants are responsible to carry their own food and hydration for the event – however Water, Energy Drink and Jelly Beans will be readily available at designated locations approx half way along the event courses.

The courses will be well marked with fluorescent pink tape and red directional arrows to guide you. Please follow these markers, do not deviate from the course and obey the instructions of the race officials at all times.

FIRST AID:

In the unlikely event of an emergency, first aiders will be located around the course and at the START / FINISH. Qualified personnel will be assessing participants during the race to make sure that everyone is in a fit and good physical condition to continue.

CHANGING FACILITIES & TOILETS:

Changing facilities and toilets are located near to the start and finish area on the Wanaka Lakefront.

REFRESHMENTS:

The Event Hub is located within a few hundred meters of Wanaka’s many cafe’s restaurants and bars

WASTE:

Please make sure that anything you take on to the course that needs to be disposed of after use is disposed of in the rubbish bins provided at the checkpoints and at the finish line. LITTERING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

RACE WITHDRAWAL:

In the unfortunate situation a participant must withdraw from the event you must inform the nearest checkpoint staff and wait with them until the last participant passes the checkpoint and then be escorted – transported to the finish line accordingly.

triFACTOR Wanaka weather forecast

15°C
Predicted highs
7°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 9mph

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