Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

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Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Satellite Events

In the run up to Challenge Wanaka’s week long triathlon festival, there are some amazing events, courses and training you can join in with as part of your journey to completion of Challenge Wanaka.  Here are a few happening in the local area and contact details are included for each if you’d like to get involved.

Open water fitness and techniques

Available 14, 15 and 16 February 2018

Join world acclaimed swim coach Dan Abel and colleagues as they impart their knowledge and skills in open water swimming.

  • “Lets get ready to tri” This 75 minute open water clinic is targeted at those athletes doing Challenge Wanaka for the first time and it may well be your first major event. We will cover pre-race preparation, swim kit, the course, swim strategy. We’ll take you through the essentials of the swim ; race start, pacing, navigation, drafting, swim confidence to manage the unexpected.
  • “Race Ready” This 75 minute course is for those athletes who have competed in triathlon before and are looking for a last minute coaching session. We’ll cover equipment checks, pre race timelines, start tactics, navigation, pacing. The session is designed to help boost confidence going into your big event. A swim cap is included.

Visit the Fit and Abel website or head straight to their bookings calendar.

Ride the Lake

Sunday 8th October
90km ride around Lake Dunstan for Mental Health Awareness.  The aim of the ride is to have fun and encourage exercise for mental health & well-being. All proceeds from the event will go towards Mental Health Initiatives supported by the Organiser – The Rotary Club of Cromwell Inc.

Early Bird Entries received on or before Friday 29th September 2017 – $30 per Individual or $25 per Team Member (Social or Corporate Teams of up to 4 members are permitted).

For further details click here