Technical Delegate: Tony Sangster (NZL)
Entry Fee: NZD 157 / NZD 167 / NZD 177
Water temperature: 20C
Number of laps: 2x (500m course, 1km total)
Start Mechanism: Beach mass start
Kicking off with a 1km swim in the shelter of Home Bay. The swim will be two 500m laps at the southern end of Home Bay before you get out of the water and on to your mountain bike.
Number of laps: 1x (30km off-road course)
Course map download: http://thedual.co.nz/pdfs/maps/DUAL_30km_mtb_map.pdf
Course profile download: http://thedual.co.nz/pdfs/maps/DUAL_30km_mtb_course_profile.pdf
Starting with a climb up and out of Home Bay to pump up the heart-rate. From Northern Junction you will head south on the central road for the first time, this gravel road is fast flowing with great 360 degree views.
Heading across the causeway and onto Rangitoto Island the landscape changes to beautiful native bush and awesome lava flows. Here you’ll start the slow but steady grind to the top of a 600 year old volcano, at the top quench your thirst and take in the view for a second or two. From here it’s a fast downhill to the furthest point on the course. The 10km ride back to Motutapu is flat and fast, rolling past the historical baches under the shelter of the towering Pohutukawa trees.
Back onto Motutapu you’ll head onto farm land tracks for the final 4km. As you climb to the highest point on the Island (121m) you will be treated to some magic views of the Hauraki Gulf and back across to Auckland City. The final 2km is all downhill before your smiling face crosses the finish line back at Home Bay.
Number of laps: 1x (10km off-road course)
Course map download: http://thedual.co.nz/pdfs/maps/DUAL_10km_run_walk_mapV2.pdf
Course profile download: http://thedual.co.nz/pdfs/maps/DUAL_10km_course_profile.pdf
Finishing off with a classic 10km run, starting at the tranquil Home Bay, you will head west into the heart of the Island. Up and over the hill you will have truly magic view across to Rangitoto. Making your way towards the causeway you will cut across a few paddocks before it’s into the farm trails, where you’ll be running through a working farm and next to some friendly cows. Making your way to the highest point on the Island (121m) you will again be treated to some awesome views of the Gulf and back across to the City. The final 2km is all downhill before your smiling face crosses the finish line back at Home Bay.
Website: Visit External Site
Contact: Nick Carroll
Email: Nick Carroll
Phone: 09 412 5508 / 021 800 985
Mailing Address: Total Sport Ltd., PO Box 90271, Victoria Street, Auckland, New Zealand
No visa requirement when staying less that 90 days (3 months). No paid work is allowed.
Bus from Auckland Airport to Auckland City - http://www.airbus.co.nz | 40-50 minutes, departs every 20 minutes | Adult $16, 5-15 years $6 (one way)
Taxi from Auckland Airport to Auckland City - approx. $50-$60 one way, approx. 30 minutes.
Recommended to stay at the Copthorne Hotel due to being close to ferry departure terminal.
Contact Matt Shaw: Mat.Shaw@millenniumhotels.co.nz
Refer to event website for pricing - http://thedual.co.nz/event_inf.php#accom
Copthorne Hotel Auckland
150 Anzac Ave
Event base - Home Bay, Motutapu Island, Auckland, New Zealand
10.00am - 8.00pm Pre-event registration at the Hilton Hotel - Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street, Auckland
6.00am Triathlon event ferry departs Pier 2, Fullers Terminal, Quay Street, Auckland City.
7.45am Event Briefing
8.00am Event Start (Swim / MTB / Run)
Name of Media Contact: Nicola Carter
Address for Media Credentials request: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location of Media Centre and hours of operation: To be confirmed.
Time and place where media kit can be pick-up:
Location: To be Confirmed
Date: Thursday 20 March, 2014
Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Press Conference Details: To be confirmed