The Aquabike Race Manual for 2022 has all the information you need in preparation for your big day and will be available in due course.
By donating $10 to the Bike Glendhu planting promise you will also be able to run 1 lap of the course on the following dates. The donation will be made on the day so simply turn up with proof of registration and your choice of payment:
For our cancellation and COVID-19 policy please visit our Entry Information Page.
Swim Leg – 3km
The two-lap swim is in the sheltered and tranquil Glendhu Bay within easy view of spectators watching from the shore. The course has a beach start swimming in a clockwise direction with a total of three turn buoys.
Lake Wanaka is the warmest lake in the Southern Lakes and is a popular choice for a large range of water sports each summer. The swim course is in crystal clear water so clean you can drink it.
Bike Leg – 120km
The bike course will leave transition at Glendhu Bay Station and cyclists will ride into and through Wānaka township, along to Lake Hāwea and back around to the Red Bridge at Luggate. Cyclists will then head out to Tarras, where they will turn around and return to Luggate. They will then cycle up past the airport, turning onto Mount Barker Road and down McDougall Street back into Wānaka and through to Glendhu Bay Station.
If you are caught drafting you will be penalised and/or disqualified as per the Triathlon NZ regulations. Please read the Terms & Conditions which are part of the entry form for clarification on our drafting rules.
Bike cut off and course close : 3:00pm
Thanks to the amazing generosity of Garth Barfoot, we are pleased to offer the following prizes to eligible racers in 2022:
First overall male and female winner in 2022 Tri NZ Suzuki Mid Distance Aquabike National Championships race will receive flights up to the value of $2,500 NZD and an accommodation subsidy at the 2022 World Championships – venue TBC.
First and second place getters in each age group to receive accommodation subsidy at the 2022 World Championships – venue TBC.
For more information, terms and conditions on the full AquaBike Prize offerings, please visit the TriNZ website