TRY A TRI
SWIM 100M || BIKE 9KM || RUN 2KM
Course Maps- HERE
The "Try a Tri” race targets novice athletes who want to try a triathlon but want to ease their way into it. The Kai Iwi Lakes is a freshwater lake making this an ideal swim for those who aren't fans of the open ocean.
- Transition opens at 7.00 am.
- E-bikes are not allowed.
- All finishers receive a medal.
EVENT START TIME
13 & over – Dispensation form
Super Early Bird entries- 27 January 2023 - 19 February 2023
Early Bird entries - 20 February 2023 - 16 April 2023
Standard entries - 17 April 2023 - 29 April 2023
Check Out the Try A Tri Course Maps HERE
The swim starts directly out front of the Pine Beach Campground with a 1 lap (100m) swim. Participants run out of the water up to the transition area where they change from swimmer to cyclist.
Participants not wearing a helmet will be disqualified.
Ensure you familiarize yourself with the course map and what you are getting into before registering. This bike leg is held on public roads
2KM TRAIL RUN
The run course is on an uneven single trail encompassing Lake Taharoa. This is an out-and-back course. Trail shoes are recommended but not necessary.
- Male 1st
- Female 1st
- All Male 1st
- All Female 1st
- Mixed 1st
- Wetsuits are allowed.
- Swim caps are mandatory
- General Swim: No fins or swimming aids are allowed.
- Mark your body with a permanent marker on your upper calf and upper arm prior to your race. These numbers will identify you as you come out of the swim and transition to your bike.
- Mark your body with a permanent marker on your upper calf and upper arm prior to your race.
- Attach your printed race number using the pins supplied (or using a race belt) to the front of your body (mid/low torso) or on your bike.
- Racers shall complete the entire event on the same bicycle upon which the event was begun. Your bike must accompany you throughout the duration of the bike course.
- Drafting: Drafting is allowed.
- Race numbers must be worn.
- Helmets must be worn at all times. (Helmets must remain latched until your bike is racked)
- No riding of bikes is allowed in the transition area.
- Your race number must be showing
- Attach your printed race number using pins or race belt to the front of your body (mid/low torso).
- Slower runners must move out of the way for the passing runner.
- The transition for all categories will be located at Pine Beach.
- The transition will be open from 7.00am.
- Bikes are to be racked in your correct event category as indicated by the signage e.g. course, long course, short course.
- Bikes and gear left in the transition area cannot be collected until after the last competitor finishes the bike discipline at approximately 11.30pm.
- Age is calculated from the age you will be on race day.
- Event director’s decision is final, no appeal accepted.
- Should you withdraw from the race you must inform an official.
- Ignorance of the rules will not be considered as an excuse.
- Competitors must be 14 years of age or older to compete in the event.
- It is the racer's responsibility to maintain adequate hydration. The organiser will provide hydration stations on the run.
- Outside assistance: Limited outside assistance is allowed by another athlete competing in the same event. No outside assistance is allowed by any person not competing in the same event. These include but are not limited to spectators, friends, family, volunteers, support crew, photographers, police or marshals.
- Assistance is limited to tools, tubes or any item that would be used to repair a faulty part or damaged bicycle or water, food, or first aid. Changing bikes is not allowed.
- As an example: a competing athlete is allowed to give another athlete a chain tool or link or a complete chain. A competing athlete can give another athlete a tire patch, tube or complete wheel. But an athlete cannot exchange bikes with another competitor so that the competitor with the broken bike can simply continue without fixing the break.
- Conduct: Foul riding or running, unsportsmanlike behaviour or the use of profane or abusive language is grounds for disqualification.