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19th February 2017 - Records fall at Challenge Wanaka 2017 Records fall at Challenge Wanaka 2017

It was a day of records at Challenge Wanaka 2017 with Dougal Allan well and truly confirming his rise in MORE »


17th January 2017 - Stellar pro field announced for 2017 Stellar pro field announced for 2017

The world’s leading professional triathletes will race alongside a record age group field at the bucket-list Challenge Wanaka in New MORE »


20th November 2016 - Challenge Wanaka announces support of Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust Challenge Wanaka announces support of Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust

As part of its commitment to the local community, Challenge Wanaka has announced its support for the  Te Kakano Aotearoa MORE »


20th November 2016 - Training and nutrition pointers Training and nutrition pointers

Spring time is well and truly upon us meaning that for those of us that hibernate over winter, it’s time MORE »


13th October 2016 - PURE joins Challenge Wanaka as nutrition partner PURE joins Challenge Wanaka as nutrition partner

Challenge Wanaka is delighted to welcome PURE Sports Nutrition as nutrition partner for 2017 – 2019.  As a New Zealand based MORE »


8th August 2016 - Challenge Wanaka receives top award from New Zealand events industry Challenge Wanaka receives top award from New Zealand events industry

Victoria Murray-Orr, who has headed the internationally acclaimed Challenge Wanaka Triathlon for the past nine years, has been named New MORE »


12th July 2016 - Challenge Wanaka makes shortlist of New Zealand Event Awards Challenge Wanaka makes shortlist of New Zealand Event Awards

Challenge Wanaka has been announced as a finalist in two categories of the prestigious New Zealand Event Awards. Challenge Wanaka MORE »


1st June 2016 - Lake Wanaka Half moves under Challenge banner Lake Wanaka Half moves under Challenge banner

New Zealand’s largest annual triathlon festival, Challenge Wanaka, today announced both the half and full distance races will come under MORE »


20th February 2016 - Van Vlerken and Allan crowned 2016 champions Van Vlerken and Allan crowned 2016 champions

It was a day that threw everything at the 1,640 athletes racing in the 10th anniversary event of Challenge Wanaka. MORE »


16th February 2016 - Watch Challenge Wanaka Live! Watch Challenge Wanaka Live!

With over 1,630 full and half distance athletes from 29 nations, 900 junior athletes and a world-class pro field, the MORE »


25th January 2016 - Records fall as Challenge Wanaka prepares to celebrates 10 years of world-class triathlon Records fall as Challenge Wanaka prepares to celebrates 10 years of world-class triathlon

Over 1,570 athletes from 28 nations will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the world’s most scenic triathlon and New Zealand’s MORE »


18th January 2016 - Challenge Wanaka announces world-class field for 10th anniversary Challenge Wanaka announces world-class field for 10th anniversary

A top field of international pro athletes are lining up along side a record age group field for the 10th MORE »


29th September 2015 - Win with 10 Weeks of Challenge Wanaka competition Win with 10 Weeks of Challenge Wanaka competition

To celebrate Challenge Wanaka’s 10th anniversary on 20 February 2016, over the next 10 weeks, we will be giving away MORE »


28th July 2015 - Challenge Wanaka to host New Zealand Ultra Distance National Championships Challenge Wanaka to host New Zealand Ultra Distance National Championships

Challenge Wanaka announced today it has been awarded National Championship status by Triathlon New Zealand and will host the 2016 MORE »


24th July 2015 - Challenge Wanaka announces Roth Rewards programme Challenge Wanaka announces Roth Rewards programme

Challenge Wanaka has announced its Roth Rewards programme, providing athletes with an opportunity to secure a guaranteed spot at the MORE »


22nd February 2015 - McNeice and Crawford extend dominance on perfect day McNeice and Crawford extend dominance on perfect day

Dylan McNeice of Christchurch and Whanganui resident Gina Crawford today extended their phenomenal record at Challenge Wanaka by scoring their MORE »


21st January 2015 - Challenge Wanaka set for record field Challenge Wanaka set for record field

New Zealand’s largest annual triathlon festival, Challenge Wanaka, is once again set for a record field of both amateur and MORE »


19th November 2014 - Race and raise money for Breath4CF Race and raise money for Breath4CF

Dion Phair has a very good reason why he chose to run for the cystic fibrosis charity Breath4CF – he MORE »


22nd September 2014 - Multi-sport legend joins Challenge Wanaka board Multi-sport legend joins Challenge Wanaka board

The non-profit trust that runs Challenge Wanaka, the world’s most scenic long-distance triathlon, has appointed internationally renowned adventure athlete, Steve MORE »


11th February 2014 - Watch race highlights on SKY TV Watch race highlights on SKY TV

Challenge Wanaka 2014 race highlights are coming to New Zealand TV screens this month. Enjoy all the best action from MORE »


19th January 2014 - New date announced for Challenge Wanaka 2015 New date announced for Challenge Wanaka 2015

Challenge Wanaka, the world’s most scenic long-distance triathlon, will take place on Sunday 22 February 2015, a month after its MORE »


18th January 2014 - Historic day at Challenge Wanaka as McNeice and Hammond take titles for New Zealand Historic day at Challenge Wanaka as McNeice and Hammond take titles for New Zealand

Ideal conditions for long-distance triathlon turned into a perfect day for Christchurch’s Dylan McNeice and Candice Hammond from Cambridge as MORE »


17th January 2014 - First ever paratriathlete to take on Lake Wanaka course has eyes on Rio 2016 First ever paratriathlete to take on Lake Wanaka course has eyes on Rio 2016

For the first time in the event’s history a paratriathlete will take on the Lake Wanaka triathlon tomorrow on a MORE »


15th January 2014 - Defending champions in great shape to retain crowns Defending champions in great shape to retain crowns

With less than three days to go before Challenge Wanaka 2014, the world’s most scenic long-distance triathlon, both winners from MORE »


13th January 2014 - Final countdown to New Zealand’s largest triathlon festival Final countdown to New Zealand’s largest triathlon festival

A record number of swimmers, bikers and runners of all ages and abilities are about to put months of training MORE »


10th January 2014 - Challenge Wanaka spreads the love with three weddings around race day Challenge Wanaka spreads the love with three weddings around race day

There’ll be more than a touch of love in the air during next weekend’s Challenge Wanaka and Lake Wanaka Half MORE »


8th January 2014 - Three world champions join record field for Lake Wanaka Half Three world champions join record field for Lake Wanaka Half

This year’s Lake Wanaka Half, part of the Challenge Wanaka Triathlon Festival, has attracted a record number of entries with MORE »


6th January 2014 - Festival events encourage everyone to get active Festival events encourage everyone to get active

This month’s eighth annual Challenge Wanaka Triathlon Festival once again includes several satellite events designed to give locals and visitors MORE »


30th December 2013 - Lake Wanaka Tourism goes the full distance for Challenge Wanaka Lake Wanaka Tourism goes the full distance for Challenge Wanaka

Lake Wanaka Tourism’s team is upping its game ahead of January’s Challenge Wanaka Triathlon Festival by entering the full distance MORE »


29th November 2013 - Pros line up for Challenge Wanaka Pros line up for Challenge Wanaka

With entries closing at midnight tomorrow (Saturday), Challenge Wanaka has already attracted an exceptional line up of pro athletes ready MORE »


28th November 2013 - Challenge Wanaka launches volunteer drive with free training Challenge Wanaka launches volunteer drive with free training

Challenge Wanaka has launched a campaign to recruit hundreds of volunteers needed for its annual triathlon festival between 15-18 January MORE »


5th November 2013 - Profile Design partners with Challenge Wanaka Profile Design partners with Challenge Wanaka

Profile Design has announced a new partnership with Challenge Wanaka, the first-stop on the 2014 Challenge Family global tour. The MORE »


1st October 2013 - Huge volunteer effort supported by Accommodation & Reservations Wanaka Huge volunteer effort supported by Accommodation & Reservations Wanaka

Challenge Wanaka has announced leading local property manager and activity booking agent, Accommodation & Reservations Wanaka as its new volunteer MORE »


1st October 2013 - CFANZ joins Challenge Wanaka CFANZ joins Challenge Wanaka

Challenge Wanaka is pleased to announce a new three-year charity partnership with Cystic Fibrosis NZ that will provide a new MORE »


27th September 2013 - Challenge Wanaka fuelled by CLIF Bar and Nuun for 2014 Challenge Wanaka fuelled by CLIF Bar and Nuun for 2014

Challenge Wanaka, New Zealand’s largest annual triathlon festival, is teaming up with CLIF Bar as its official nutrition supplier for MORE »


5th May 2013 - Challenge Wanaka champion takes second title Challenge Wanaka champion takes second title

Reigning Challenge Wanaka champion, Dylan McNeice, has again made his mark on the international triathlon circuit as he took his MORE »


24th April 2013 - Challenge Family partners with MarkAllenOnline

Challenge Family and MarkAllenOnline have announced a partnership that sees the coaching company of one of triathlon’s greatest sporting legends MORE »


22nd January 2013 - Crawford and McNeice take 2013 titles Crawford and McNeice take 2013 titles

New Zealand triathletes Dylan McNeice and Gina Crawford are the 2013 Challenge Wanaka champions after setting commanding leads over the MORE »