Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

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Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Facts & Figures

General stats

Total number of athletes 1,600
 
Challenge Wanaka Distances Swim – 3.8km
Bike – 180km
Run – 42.2km
Total – 226km
Challenge Wanaka Half Distances Swim – 1.9km
Bike – 90km
Run – 21.1km
Total – 113km
Number of volunteers needed
650
Average training distances per week 3-10km swimming
200-650km cycling
10-55km running
Average calories burned by an athlete racing in Challenge Wanaka 10,000
Temperature of Lake Wanaka 18 degrees Celsius
One of 40+ races in the global Challenge Series Other races in Germany, Austria, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Holland, Italy, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Taiwan and USA with more planned. Visit www.challenge-family.com
Established January 2007
Next race Saturday 18 February 2017

Full course records

Challenge Wanaka Full Fastest Overall Time 8:34:41 – Richard Ussher (NZL) 2010
9:24:35 – Gina Crawford (NZL) 2013
Challenge Wanaka Full Fastest Swim 45:33 – Dylan McNeice (NZL) 2015
50:01 – Gina Crawford (NZL) 2008
Challenge Wanaka Full Fastest Bike 4:30:50 – Dougal Allen (NZL) 2015
5:08:30 – Gina Crawford (NZL) 2013
Challenge Wanaka Full Fastest Run 2:48:04 – Marc Pschebizin (GER) 2008
3:08:59 – Rebekah Keat (AUS) 2010
Challenge Wanaka Full Fastest Team 8:08:56 – Team Ionized – 2009

Half course records

Challenge Half Fastest Overall Time 4:17:37 – Braden Currie (NZL) 2012
4:44:08 – Britta Martin (GER) 2011
ChallengeHalf Fastest Swim Time 24:28 – Steven Kennedy (NZL) 2015
26.28 – Lydia Kennedy (NZL) 2015
Challenge Half Fastest Bike Time 2:21:06 – Robin Reid (NZL) 2011
2:38:46 – Jess Simson (NZL) 2015
Challenge Wanaka Half Fastest Run Time 1:20:44 – Bevan James Eyles (NZL) 2010
1:31:33 – Hannah Lawrence (NZL) 2012
Challenge Wanaka Half Fastest Team 4:07:47 – Team 2MUCH4U – 2014

Full distance Prize Money 2017

Prize money applies to individual Pro Men’s and individual Pro Women’s fields in the full distance race only. Athletes must provide proof of their professional status to be eligible for prize money.

There is a total prize pool of NZ$70,500 which is distributed as follows:

1st $14,500 4th $3,000
2nd $9,000  5th $2,250
3rd $5,000 6th $1,500

From 2017 the first place Challenge Wanaka team in categories of Men, Women and Mixed will receive:

Either Free Entry for a 2018 CW Full team OR 3 x Half Individual entries (per winning team)