Entry Information and COVID

Enter Challenge Wanaka for 2022

Challenge Wanaka Entry Info

Please note that athletes who are not already members of Triathlon NZ must pay for a One Day Tri NZ License fee to race. This fee is payable via the entry system, and costs $20 for an individual or a team. For more information or to join Tri NZ, please visit www.triathlon.kiwi

Challenge Wanaka Half 2022 entry fees (NZ$)

NZ competitors can save paying an extra 2% on your entry fee by paying by internet banking rather than credit card. Select this option when you reach the checkout and then all you need to do is remember to transfer the funds to secure your spot!

Individual

    • $295 Early Bird until midnight 28 February 2021 or until 50 entries received (whichever occurs first)
    • $320 until midnight 31 July 2021
    • $355 until midnight 31 October 2021
    • $370 until midnight 31 December 2021
    • $385 until midnight 23 January 2022

Team

    • $395 Early Bird until midnight 28 February 2021 or until 50 entries received (whichever occurs first)
    • $445 until midnight 31 July 2021
    • $485 until midnight 31 October 2021
    • $495 until midnight 31 December 2021
    • $505 until midnight 23 January 2022

Corporate Trophy

    • $650 until midnight 23 January 2022

Secondary School Teams

    • $345 for teams of 4-5 until midnight 23 January 2022

Aquabike

    • $295 Early Bird until midnight 28 February 2021 or until 30 entries received (whichever occurs first)
    • $320 until midnight 31 July 2021
    • $355 until midnight 31 October 2021
    • $370 until midnight 31 December 2021
    • $385 until midnight 23 January 2022

 

Cancellation Policy – Challenge Wanaka Half, Aquabike, Cross Triathlon and Cross Duathlon

Refund of 75% of the entry fee paid until 30 September 2021. Refund of 50% of the entry fee paid until 31 December 2021.  Absolutely no refund after 31 December 2021. All entries are non-transferable to other athletes or other years. Credit card fees are non refundable.

Changes between disciplines (i.e. Half to Aquabike)

  • Up until 31 December 2021 any changes will incur a $25 fee plus additional cost if changing to an event with a higher entry fee (no refunds if changing to an event that has a lower entry fee).
  • 1 January 2022 – 18 February 2022 any changes will incur a $30 fee plus additional cost if changing to an event with a higher entry fee. Personalised bibs no longer available.

Team member changes

  • Up until 31 December 2021 permitted at no cost.
  • 1 January 2022 – 18 February 2022 any changes will incur a $30 fee.

Please email [email protected] to notify us of a cancellation or change.

Cancellation Policy – COVID-19

This page will be updated periodically, based on COVID-19 updates. Last updated 30 November 2021.

This information is current as of the date published above and is subject to change based on information and advice from the NZ Government.

Competitors who have travelled from overseas specifically with the intention of competing in the 2022 event, but for good reason are not able to compete in the event, may transfer their entry fee to one of the 2023 or 2024 events, or on request may receive a refund of 75% of their paid entry fee.  The above refunds or transfers shall apply until 1 February 2022.  After 1 February 2022, no refund or transfer will be made.

If New Zealand is in COVID level RED between 3 December 2021 and 30 January 2022, meaning the Challenge Wanaka Sports Trust cannot run an event in February 2022, competitors will be offered a transfer of their entry to one of the 2023 or 2024 events, or have a 75% refund.

If, after 1 February 2022, New Zealand enters COVID level RED, and this is affecting or impacting the Wanaka or Otago region, the 2022 event will be cancelled.   As the event will have incurred significant costs, the Trust will be unable to offer any refund or transfer. The Challenge Wanaka Sports Trust will however endeavour to offer to cancelled 2022 competitors a discounted entry to the 2023 event, financed from any cash reserves left from 2022.

Challenge Wanaka Sports Trust will be guided by and will follow any policies or guidelines issued by the Government, including but not limited to:

  • requiring competitors to show a vaccination certificate or negative COVID test cert.

If these policies or guidelines come in to play between 3 December 2021 and 30 January 2022, affected competitors will be offered a transfer of their entry to one of the 2023 or 2024 events, or have a 75% refund. If they come in to place after 1 February 2022, the Trust will be unable to offer any refund or transfer due to the event having incurred significant costs.

If Wanaka and the Otago region are in COVID level ORANGE on 31 January, the race organiser reserves the right to cancel the event in anticipation of the region entering RED. If this happens the Trust will be unable to offer any refund or transfer due to the event having incurred significant costs. The Challenge Wanaka Sports Trust will however endeavour to offer to cancelled 2022 competitors a discounted entry to the 2023 event, financed from any cash reserves left from 2022.

The Challenge Wanaka Sports Trust is committed to supporting Challenge Family athletes and trusts that they will understand that we will always be doing our best to look after them.

For general entry queries please contact the office: [email protected]