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EVENT START TIMES

The mihi whakatau and karakia will be at 8.45am, in the transition area, at Opunake High School, followed by a race briefing. Participants will then head to Opunake pool for the swim start.

The event will start at 9.00am, in the order defined in the Event Schedule, shown below.

Friday 21 April 2017

Time Detail
4.00pm – 6.00pm Race pack pick up Opunake High School Hall

Saturday 22 April 2017

Time Detail
7.00am – 8.30am Race pack pick up Opunake High School
7.00am – 8.45am Bikes to be racked
8.45am Karakia/ Race Briefing Scout Hall Pennington Park
9.00am Event starts in the following order:·

  • Individual Long Course Swimmers·
  • Team Long Course Swimmers
  •  Individual Short Course Swimmers
  • Team Short Course Swimmers
12.30pm Event Close
13.00pm Prize Giving

RACE PACKS
Your race pack will include your T-Shirt and race number (please note that T Shirt sizes will be as per your registration details and cannot be exchanged).
TRANSITION
Transition will be set up on the day of the race, so the racking of the bikes will happen on Saturday morning.
RACE SEQUENCE
For this event the race sequence is swim/bike/run.

SWIM COURSE
The swim leg will be held at the Opunake Pool. It is a 25 metre indoor heated pool. Participants should attempt to complete the swim without stopping or walking. Swim aids are not permitted for the swim (e.g; Fins/Snorkels/Pull buoys etc)

Short Course
Participants will swim two (2) x six (6) lengths of the pool (a total of 12 lengths). This means that after swimming six (6) lengths, participants exit the pool and return to the start lane to swim the remaining six (6) lengths.

Long Course
Participants will swim four (4) x six (6) lengths of the pool (a total of 24 lengths). This means that after swimming six (6) lengths, participants exit the pool and then swim another three (3) sets of six (6) lengths.

It is important that participants have trained for the swim. Once the swim is complete participants will exit the pool area via the side door and head out towards transition and tag their runner/walker (teams only) or proceed on to the run course until they have met the distance and cross the finish line to complete the event.

CYCLE COURSE All individual and team cyclists are to rack their bikes on the morning of the event. All cyclists make sure their bikes are fit for purpose and safe too use (note: you will not be permitted to continue onto the cycle course unless you have a safety approved cycle helmet on).

Flat Tyres – It is advised that cyclists know how to change a tyre and also have a spare tube with you.
Having completed the swim leg you will enter the cycle transition and commence the cycle leg of the triathlon. You will exit through the cycle chute walking you bike to the mounting area and head out onto the cycle course.
The cycle is an out and back course heading up Ihaia Rd. There will be a marshall at the turnaround point for both the short and long course.
• Short Course – For the short course, you will cycle 6km to the midway point and turn around and return to transition (a total of 12kms).
• Long course – For the long course, you will cycle 12km to the midway point and turn around and return to transition (a total of 24kms).
After completing the ride, the participant will rack their bike and commence the run leg of the triathlon.

RUN COURSE

One lap of the run course is three kilometres (3.0km).
Short Course – For the short course, you will walk/run one (1) lap of the run course (a total of 3.0kms).
Long course – For the long course, you will walk/run two (2) laps of the run course (a total of 6.0kms).
The run course will be marshalled however you must ensure that you view the course map and know the course.
After you complete your walk/run, you enter the finish area and make your way to the finish chute to complete the event. We encourage all team members to cross the finish line together.

TEAMS
Team runners and swimmers are to wait in the transition area. Once the swimmer has completed their swim, they will go to transition where their cyclist will be waiting. The cyclist will leave transition, complete the cycle course and return to transition, where their team runner/walker will be waiting. The cyclist will tag the runner/walker who will exit transition and enter the run course. The team completes the race when the runner/walker crosses the finish line. The team are welcome to cross the line together.
RACE NUMBERS
Individuals will receive one race number, and each team member will also receive a race number. For runners and cyclists the number needs to be pinned on the front of your shirt, for identification purposes. The swimmer receives a swim cap. The race numbers also serve as your ticket to the spot prize draw.
TOILETS
There will be no toilets on the cycle and run course but toilets are available at the pool and within the school grounds.
AID / WATER STATIONS
There are no aid or drink stations on the cycle course or the run course, except at transition. St John’s Ambulance will be present in the transition area, and water will also be provided for participants. So, if you require water, outside of transition, please ensure you carry enough water with you.
MEDICAL CARE
Medical care, at the event, is provided by St Johns Ambulance. If, at any time, there are concerns for your health, the St John’s Ambulance staff members have the right to remove you from the course, to assess your health and well being, and decide whether you will be able to continue. Their decision will be discussed with the Race Director before a final decision is made.
EVENT START TIMES
The mihi whakatau and karakia will be at 8.45am, in the transition area, at Opunake High School, followed by a race briefing. Participants will then head to cycle start line.

The event will start at 9.00am, in the order defined in the Event Schedule, shown above.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
• All roads remain open
Important note: all roads remain open at all times during the event. Normal road rules apply.
• Cyclists – Traffic Management and/ or marshals will be located throughout the cycle course. Please ensure that you listen to and comply with all marshal instructions. Ensure you stay left at all times. Do not cross the centre line. Do not have your supporters come out on to the course and follow you as you cycle, as this would be dangerous for everyone, including yourself.
• Walkers/Runners – Traffic Management and/ or marshals will be located throughout the Walk/Run course. Please ensure that you listen to and comply with all marshal instructions. Walkers/runners should keep left at all time, use footpaths and grassed fringes and avoid running on the road.
• Musical Devices
Please note that ipods, MP3 players or musical devices that require you to use ear plugs are NOT permitted on the cycle or run course, as they pose a safety risk.
PARKING
Parking will be available around the venue. Please do not park in an area which might impede participants as this may create a major safety hazard, particularly on Heaphy and Whitcombe Rd.
PARAKORE (Zero Waste). Taranaki Toa has a policy of Parakore (zero waste) for the Mounga Tri Series events. Rubbish and recycling bins/bags will be provided. Littering is against all race rules. All rubbish and recycling must be brought back to transition and discarded in the rubbish bins/bags provided.
SMOKE-FREE / ALCOHOL-FREE
The Mounga Tri Series event venue is smoke-free and alcohol-free.
PRIZE GIVING
Prize giving will be held beside the transition area, directly after the last walker/runner has completed the event. As the Mounga Tri Series is a non-competitive event, no prizes will be given for placings. However, there a number of great spot prizes to be won including bikes. All registered participants are eligible to win spot prizes. Prize winners must present their race number/ID to collect their prize.

RACE PACKS
Race pack will include a T-Shirt and race number (please note that T Shirt sizes will be as indicated at time of registration and cannot be exchanged).  Nb: T-shirts are only included if participants registered before 10 April 2016. Late registrations do not include t-shirts.

TEAMS
Team cyclists and runners are to wait in the transition area. Once the swimmer has completed their swim, they will go to transition where their cyclist will be waiting. The cyclist will walk their bike out of transition. A marshal will tell them where they can mount their bike and start the cycle course. When the cyclist returns to transition, they will rack their bike and then run to the designated area where their team runner/walker will be waiting. The runner/walk will run out of transition and onto the run course. The team completes the race when the runner/walk crosses the finish line. The team are welcome to cross the line together.

TRANSITION
Transition will be set up on race day (Saturday). All individual and team cyclists are to rack their bikes on the morning of the event. You are welcome to view the transition area and set up when you pick up your registrations.

RACE NUMBERS
Individuals will receive one race number, and teams will receive three race numbers – one for each team member. The race numbers serve as your ticket to the spot prize draw.
The number needs to be pinned on the front of your shirt, for identification purposes. The swimmer receives a swim cap but is not required to wear their race number.
TOILETS
There will be no toilets on the cycle and run course but toilets are available at the pool and within the school grounds.

AID / WATER STATIONS
There are no aid or drink stations on the cycle course or the run course, except at transition. St John’s Ambulance will be present in the transition area, and water will also be provided for participants. So, if you require water, outside of transition, please ensure you carry enough water with you.

MEDICAL CARE

Medical care, at the event, is provided by St Johns Ambulance. If, at any time, there are concerns for your health, the St John’s Ambulance staff members have the right to remove a participant from the course, to assess their health and well being, and decide whether they will be able to continue. Their decision will be discussed with the Race Director before a final decision is made.

EVENT START TIMES
The mihi whakatau and karakia will be at 8.45am, in the transition area, at Opunake High School, followed by a race briefing. Participants will then head to cycle start line. The event will start at 9.00am, in the order defined in the Event Schedule, shown above.

COURSE MAPS
All course maps are now available. Participants are responsible for knowing the course.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Important note: all roads remain open at all times during the event. Normal road rules apply. 

  • Cyclists– Traffic Management and/ or marshals will be located throughout the cycle course. All participants must listen to and comply with all marshal instructions. Ensure to stay left at all times and do not cross the centre line. We do not allow supporters out on to the course, they are not allowed to follow a participant as this would be dangerous for everyone.
  • Walkers/Runners – Traffic Management and/ or marshals will be located throughout the Walk/Run course. All participants must listen to and comply with all marshal instructions. Walkers/runners should keep left at all time, use footpaths and grassed fringes and avoid running on the road.• Musical Devices
    Please note that ipods, MP3 players or musical devices that require you to use ear plugs are NOT permitted on the cycle or run course, as they pose a safety risk.PARKING click here to view the map
    Parking will be available around the venue. Please do not park in an area which might impede particpants as this may create a major safety hazard, particularly on Heaphy and Whitcombe Rd.

PARAKORE (Zero Waste)
Taranaki Toa has a policy of Parakoe (Zero Waste) for the Mounga Tri Series events. Rubish and recylcing bins/bags will be provided.  Littering is against all race rules. All rubbish and recycling must be brought back to transition and discarded inthe rubbish bins/bags provided.

SMOKE-FREE / ALCOHOL-FREE
The Mounga Tri Series event venue is smoke-free and alcohol-free.

PRIZEGIVING
Prizegiving will be held beside the transition area directly after the last walker/runner has completed the event. As the Mounga Tri Series is a non-competitive event, no prizes will be given for placings. However, there are a number of great spot prizes to be won including bikes. All registered participants are eligible to win spot prizes.  Prize winners must be present their race number/ID to collect their prize.

EVENT IMAGES

Images and photos of the event will be posted on the Mounga Tri Series Facebook Page.

ENQUIRIES

If you have any queries or issues, please contact race director Alf Robson, on 021 220 9484

If you have already started training, keep going. If you have yet to start, get training whānau! Ngā mihi nui ki a Koutou katoa

Details

Date:
April 22
Time:
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
$40 - $105
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.taranakitoa.co.nz

Organizer

Taranaki Toa
Phone:
021 220 9484
Email:
alf@taranakitoa.co.nz
Website:
www.taranakitoa.co.nz

Venue

Opunake High School
42 Heaphy Road
Opunake, Taranaki 4616 New Zealand
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13 Comments

  • David Reply

    Have the registration for the Opunake event opened cant seem to get into the short course individual registration.
    Thanks David Jones

    • specialeyes Reply

      Hi David

      Tickets for the Opunake and Stratford event will open approximately 4 weeks prior tot he event date. Cheers

      • David Reply

        Awsome thank you

  • Kylie Reply

    Kia Ora can I please confirm that I will be able to register for the individual short distance Tri event in Opunake during the middle of March. There is a comment the suggests entries close on the 10th of March.

    • specialeyes Reply

      Hi Kylie. Registration closing on the 10th of March was for the Waitara event, but we have extended this to the 15th of March. Opunake entries do not open until the 15th, so you enter for the Opunake event after this date. Cheers

  • Olivia Tamatea Reply

    Looking forward to the event

  • Olivia Tamatea Reply

    Get fit 45 group

  • Laura fuller Reply

    Hi there,

    I thought i had registered last Sunday but I haven’t had my credit card or revived an email confirming. Should I try again or will that result in being charged again?

    • specialeyes Reply

      HI Laura. We just checked your order and you selected the bank payment option so not your credit card has not been charged. We will send out the tickets via email once we have received the amount for the tickets. I hope that clears that up. Anything else, please let me know

  • Tony Milham Reply

    will be there

  • T L Callebaut Reply

    What are the distances pse

  • Bevan Matene Reply

    Looking forward to the day

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