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The Fireco Kai Iwi Lakes Triathlon features a choice of 3 distances, options for teams and events for the kids.

The start, finish and transition areas are all based at Pine Beach where there is camping available so you can really make a weekend of it.

The course starts with the swim taking place at the main lake where the translucent water is not only an inviting beginning but a refreshing start to the event. Both the cycle and run courses include some significant hills, with the run being majority off road adding further mental and physical demands on athletes. With each transition occurring at one base the event makes for a fun atmosphere where spectators feel involved the whole way through.

 

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

OUR SPONSOR

ABOUT US

 

FIRECO: PROFESSIONAL FIRE SAFETY SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS, HOME, OR SCHOOL​

Fireco is dedicated to creating fire safety solutions that are specific to your business, home or school. We take our role in your safety extremely seriously; providing a complete range of services to give our clients total peace of mind when it comes to fire safety, building compliance and equipment maintenance. We pride ourselves on the quality of our products, our service and our training; and have a qualified, experienced team who will always put your safety first.

We don’t offer a one-size fits all service, as every one of our clients has different needs. From home-based solutions through to large industry fire safety equipment supply and training; our services are specific to each client. Our team has an in-depth understanding of NZ fire safety regulations and building compliance needs, allowing us to provide valuable advice and reliable service. We will ensure that your building meets compliance with both fire safety equipment and training, and complete BWOF requirements. We make our services as simple and streamlined as possible, giving you a hassle-free experience and professional results.

PRICING STRUCTURE

 

TRY A TRI

100m swim, 9km cycle, 2km run

Standard entries apply

"The Try a Tri” race is targeted at the novice athlete, who is wanting to try a triathlon but want to ease their way into it.  The Kai Iwi Lakes is a fresh water lake making this an ideal swim for those who aren't fans of the open ocean.

Individual:

$60

Team:

$70

SHORT COURSE

350m swim, 9km cycle, 3.5km run

Standard entries apply

The Short Course Tri” race is targeted at the athletes who are wanting to step it up a little, but not quite ready for the Sprint + distance. The Kai Iwi Lakes is a fresh water lake making this an ideal swim for those who aren't fans of the open ocean.

Individual

$60

Team

$70

LONG COURSE

700m swim or 1500m kayak, 20km cycle, 8.5km run

Standard entries apply

The Sprint + Tri has a little longer run than your standard Sprint Tri hence the "+".  The run sees you taking in the stunning scenery as you navigate around the Kai Iwi lakes.

Individual

$70

Team

$115

ADULTS (16 & over)

KIDS (U16)

SPLASH & DASH 

(6-8yrs)

50m swim, 1km run

Standard entries apply

The Splash & Dash is a shallow swim where if kids like can touch the ground. Following that a short run along the lakefront. Children do not need to be able to swim and parents can accompany their child if they wish

Individual:

$25

TRY A TRI

INDIVIDUAL

100m swim, 4km cycle, 1.5km run

Standard entries apply

Please select this option if the participant is entering as an individual and is completing all three legs (swim, bike and run) of the TRYathlon by themselves.

Individual

$30

TRY A TRI

TEAM

100m swim, 4km cycle, 1.5km run

Standard entries apply

Teams are limited to a maximum of 2 participants. One team member completes the Swim, one completes the Bike and they both complete the Run together.

The Team options are;

Junior Team - Both participants must be aged 7-10 years of age on event day.

Senior Team - Both participants must be aged 11-15 years of age on event day.

Team:

$30

Kids Event 

We want the kids event to be a fun experience therefore we ask that you read carefully. The most important thing is that kids have their race number showing on their upper arm and upper calf as well as attaching their race number to themselves prior to heading out on the cycle leg. This makes it easier for us to find out who these kids are if anything was to happen while out on course.

Race Numbers

  • Race numbers will be allocated to everyone

Your race number must be displayed (with permanent marker) on your body or your printed race number must be attached to you (front) at all times for Health and Safety purposes.

Swim

  • 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.

Bike

  • Mark your body with a permanent marker on your upper calf and upper arm prior to your race. 

And/or

  • 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.

* You can choose to do this prior to the event starting.

  • No-one will be allowed to compete without an approved cycle helmet or appropriate footwear.

  • Cycling in transition is prohibited.

  • Competitors must walk/run past the transition marshals.

  • Helmets must remain latched until your bike is racked.

  • The cycle course will be on the open road – all kids participating should have experience in this environment.

  • The cycle course includes some steep hills.

Run

  • 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).

General

  • Age is calculated the age you will be on race day.

  • This is a solo event within each discipline and no one may assist you with normal progress to the finish.

  • Event director’s decision is final, no appeal accepted.

  • Should you withdraw from the race you must inform an official.

Parents 

Try a tri kids

  • You may assist your kids with racking their bikes prior to the event 

  • Once the event has started please keep outside of transition

  • There will be viewing points where you can support your child

Splash and Dash Kids 

  • You may assist your child from start to finish without physically helping them eg. carrying them etc. 

  • Please be mindful of other kids on course 

RULES

Adults Event 

Race Numbers

  • Race numbers will be allocated to everyone

Your race number must be displayed (with permanant marker) on your body or your printed race number must be attached to you (front) at all times for Health and Safety purposes.

Swim

  • 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.

Bike

  • Mark your body with a permanent marker on your upper calf and upper arm prior to your race. 

And/or

  • 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.

* You can choose to do this prior to the event starting.

  • No-one will be allowed to compete without an approved cycle helmet or appropriate footwear.

  • Cycling in transition is prohibited. Competitors must walk/run past the transition marshals.

  • Helmets must remain latched until your bike is racked.

Run

  • 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).

Swim

  • Wet suits may be worn.

  • No flotation or assistance devices are permitted

General

  • Age is calculated the age you will be on race day.

  • This is a solo event within each discipline and no one may assist you with normal progress to the finish.

  • Event director’s decision is final, no appeal accepted.

  • Should you withdraw from the race you must inform an official.

Teams

  • Team members must wait in the transition tent to be tagged by team members.

  • Teams will be issued with a wristband which will act as a baton for the team event. Each team member must pass on the wristband to the next member of their team before they can begin their leg.

  • Swimmers are to tag their cyclist in the tent area prior to them putting on their helmet or collecting their bike from transition (shoes may be put on prior to being tagged).

  • Cyclists are to tag their runner in the tent area after racking their bike and helmet.

  • must wear bib number high on the front of their or singlet.

  • One member of the team can complete up to two different legs for their and cycle, swim and run etc.

  • Swimmers and competing in the individual event may also compete in the swim/kayak and cycle as part of a team.

  • Individuals wishing to participate as part of a team will need to be entered in both events.

Transition

  • Transition for all categories will be located at Pine Beach.

  • will be open from 7.00am and all kids event bikes must be racked by 8.00am to allow for the start of the Kids' event.

  • Bikes are to be racked in your correct event category as indicated by the signage e.g. course, long course.

  • The transition area will be closed from 8.20am - 9.00am to allow for the Kids Event, the transition area will reopen from 9.00am - 9.30am to allow for adult competitors to rack their bikes prior to the briefing at 9.30am.

  • Bikes and gear left in the transition area cannot be collected until after the last competitor finishes the bike discipline at approximately 11.30am.

 
 

Frequently asked questions

Where is the start area?


Pine Beach, Kai iwi Lakes




What time does the kids event start?


Safety Brief

  • 8:10am Kids safety brief
Splash and Dash – 50m swim, 1km run
  • 8:15am 7-8-year olds start
  • 8:20am 6-year olds start
Kids Try-a-Tri – 100m swim, 4km cycle, 1.5km run
  • 8:25am 11-15-year olds (individual and team)
  • 8:30am 7-10-year olds (individual and team)




What do I get when I cross the finish line?


All kids will recieve water, banana, a certificate and a silicone wrist band upon finishing.




Are there drink stations?


For the kids event we will have a drink station setup in transition.




Are there showers, changing rooms and toilets?


Public toilets, changing rooms and cold showers are available at Pine Beach Camp.




What time is prize giving?


  • Prizeiving is at 12:30pm
  • All kids receive a wrist band and finishers certificate
  • There will be child specifc spot prizes
  • Merit prizes will only be awarded to the first place getters in the adults event.
  • Participants must be present at prize giving and show their event number to claim their prize.




What happens if there is a cacellation?


  • For health and safety reasons all entrants for the short and long course are required to be 15 years or older on event day to participant in the event.
  • Entrants under the age requirement may be given special dispensation to enter and compete in the short distance course.
  • Special dispensation for children under 15 must be applied for by the child's legal guardian, the form can be found HERE.
  • Please allow up to five working days for us to review and respond to your application.




What are the safety considerations?


  • The event is held on public roads. Treat all roads as open at all times and expect oncoming and overtaking traffic at all times
  • Please obey all traffic laws and regulations.
  • Take extreme care when approaching driveways and side roads - expect vehicles.
  • Where there is a lane coned for participants you are required to remain within the cones at all times.
  • Take extreme care when passing other participants.
  • Marshals will be wearing high-visibility vests and are there for your safety. Follow their instructions and those of the event organisers at all times.




Is the road opwn while the kids event is on?


No, we close the road until the kids are finished the cycle leg.




Are there any age restrictions?


  • Entrants under the age requirement may be given special dispensation to enter and compete in any course.
  • Special dispensation for children under the specified age must be applied for by the child's legal guardian, the form can be found HERE.
  • Please allow up to five working days for us to review and respond to your application.





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