A 30 km MTB & 10.5 km Run. Race as an individual or in a team.

Start time and place
10:00am – head of the lake – Blue Lake Reserve, Tarawera Rd, Rotorua.

Individual: Youth Under 19 years, 19 to 39 years, Veteran 40 to 49 years, Masters 50 to 59 years, Classics 60 plus

Team: Male Team, Female Team and Mixed Team

The Course

Not yet found your paddling arms? Then the Duathlon option allows competitors to enjoy some of the best MTB and Running Trails around.

Starting on the shores of Lake Tikitapu, individual competitors will MTB along the road under lead vehicle pace control before heading up the hill straight into Whakarewarewa Forest—home to some of the world’s best MTB tracks. Spoilt for selection, riders will pick off 3O km of the most favoured purpose built tracks including some incredible sweeping downhill runs. For the more adventurous there are plenty of opportunities to get great air.

Starting and Finishing at the Blue Lake Reserve, Tarawera Road, Rotorua

Climb Tarawera Road – Windy Rd – Bottom/last section Eagle v Shark – Hill Rd – Frontal Labotomy  -Under Billy/Billy T – Moerangi Rd – Time Warp – Split Enz – Pondy New, Roller Coaster – Reservoir Rd – Last 1/3 of Old Chevy – Yellow Brick Rd – Sandy Skid Rd – Pondy Elevator (1st section) – Pondy Rd – Tikitapu Rd – Tangaroamihi

Exiting the forest and returning to the Blue Lake Reserve – team riders will hand over duties to their team runner or individuals transition before setting off on a stunning 10.5km trail run. Heading clockwise around Lake Tikitapu, this course takes in the best soft trails one could possibly imagine. Competitors will run through native bush, ferns, stands of Eucalyptus and Douglas Fir on a truly amazing course that has some fantastic single track and forest trails and great opportunities for spectator viewing. The run finishes on the beautiful beach at the head of the lake. There there will be a gala atmosphere for all to enjoy.  

Transition area location

ALL MTB and Run Transitions at Blue Lake Reserve, Tarawera Rd, Rotorua.

Start & Finish line location
ALL events start and finish at the Blue Lake Reserve, Tarawera Rd, Rotorua.

Compulsory Equipment

MTB stage: Safety approved cycle helmet.

It is the competitor’s personal responsibility to choose suitable equipment (maintained to a safe standard) & footwear. Please dress according to the activity and conditions, and carry necessary fluid and sustenance to see you comfortably through the event. 

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