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

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.