Professional Athletes

Before you can race in the pro category at Challenge Wanaka you will need to apply for your pro membership with Challenge Family.

The process is very straight forward. Go to the Challenge Family official website and click on the ‘pro athlete’ tab found there. Complete the pro membership application form and make sure you also include a copy of your pro letter from Tri NZ.  As Triathlon New Zealand does not issue a pro license you will need to ask for this letter which will confirm your pro status.

Once your application is approved it is up to the Challenge Wanaka Race Director to agree with the Pro athlete on additional services and entry procedures. These will be outlined in a contract for you to sign.  You will then be eligible to receive the following entry benefits for any full or half distance Challenge event:

Free entry for athletes ranked 1-250 in the Prize Money Ranking (Challenge Wanaka has up to 15 places as free entry)
50% of entry fee for athletes ranked from 251 – 400 in the Prize Money Ranking
For athletes ranked 401 and above, entry benefits are at the discretion of the Race Director

Prize Money

All prizes are in NZ dollars.

Place Men Women
1. 4500 4500
2. 3000 3000
3. 1500 1500
4. 750 750
5. 250 250

At Challenge Wanaka we endeavour to provide our Pro athletes with a homestay for the festival week.  More information will be given to you once registered for the event.

Confirmed Athletes

Rebecca Clarke bike

Rebecca Clarke

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Jack Moody

We are thrilled to announce Rebecca Clarke @becclarke_tri as the first of our exciting Pro field for 2022. Rebecca is now a Wānaka local and we are very very lucky to have her in our community! It will be Rebecca’s fourth Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka and we can’t wait to see her out there on our revised course. Rebecca will be taking over our instagram this Saturday as we “Run the Course” at @BikeGlendhu before the riders hit the tracks! Make sure you tune in then!

“I’m excited to race at the Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka Half in 2022,” said Rebecca, “Returning to the Glendhu Bay venue and the swim course is stunning, plus the run course is challenging! All the best parts of the old bike course are back with the leg out to Hāwea and back over the red bridge. I’ve been living in Wānaka the last 6 months and it’s been an awesome training playground. I know the bike course very well now so I’m looking forward to using that experience to race well on it in February! The Challenge Wanaka team always puts on a great event and I can’t wait to race!”