22 Jul Exciting new home for Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka
The Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka team can reveal it will have a new look course and event venue in February 2021. The 15th Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka three day festival will be hosted at Bike Glendhu and Glendhu Station in Wanaka. This exciting change will not only give competitors a refreshed course, but will give these companies the ability to support each other and their local community.
The triathlon festival will utilise tranquil Glendhu Bay for the swim leg, which has far less prevailing wind than the current course. The road from Glendhu Bay to the bottom of Treble Cone Ski Field will be lapped, making for a safe and secure road ride without the dangers of traffic. And the breath-taking Bike Glendhu Bike Park will host the run up its scenic and pristine tracks.
The competitors and spectators will enjoy the festival atmosphere with the Expo situated in a natural amphitheatre at Bike Glendhu entrance and the beautiful wedding venue of the Glendhu Station Woolshed will be used for registration and athlete functions. There is plenty of room for parking and a safe and compact venue for the Junior, Intermediate and Adaptive racing on the Thursday 18th Feb and Friday 19th Feb.
Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka also has the privilege of hosting the South Island Championship races for both the Middle Distance and Aquabike event as part of the new Triathlon New Zealand Suzuki National Series.
The Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka team are focused on delivering a world-class event for all participants of the event, from juniors through to the top New Zealand triathletes. With the real possibility that no international competitors may be able to race this year, the team were keen to utilise existing infrastructure in Wanaka to reduce costs and keep this iconic race on track for February 2021.
“We are thrilled to announce we are moving to Bike Glendhu at Glendhu Station and can support such an innovative company and bring our teams together to produce an epic event for Wanaka and New Zealand. If you haven’t been out to see the tracks yet, you will be in for the best surprise. Bike Glendhu and the surrounds at Glendhu Station is a perfect place to host us and we look forward to seeing you all out there,” said Bill Roxburgh, Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka Race Director.
John McRae, who owns Glendhu Station and leases the land to Bike Glendhu, is thrilled to host the Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka event. “We at Glendhu Station are very proud to be able to support Bike Glendhu in hosting the Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka festival in February 2021.
“Challenge Wanaka is an iconic event for Wanaka, which is special to myself as the event gave me a personal goal to rehabilitate myself after an awful Achilles tendon rupture in May 2015 which led me to meet some amazing people on the road to recovery. Triathlon brings out the best in people in many different ways so we are looking forward to February 2021.”
Full course details are being finalised and will be available soon on www.Challenge-Wanaka.com and announced via the Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka social media channels.
The Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka team also have the Challenge Wanaka Multi race still to come on 31st October 2020. This event was originally scheduled for 28th March 2020 but due to COVID-19 has moved to its new calendar slot. The race will hold the prestige of being the 2020 New Zealand Multisport Nationals. There is still time to enter this new addition of the Challenge Wanaka event family. For further information please contact Bill Roxburgh or Bill Godsall.
For competitors who have already entered the Challenge Wanaka Feb event please feel free to get in touch with the team on [email protected]