AquaBike

The Garth Barfoot Aquabike race is back for 2021. Challenge yourself with a 3km swim and 108km bike on Saturday 20th February.

This time we’ll be starting the Aquabike race off earlier at 8am to fit in with our starters from the Challenge Wanaka Half and to keep you focused during the day!

EVENT DATE:  Saturday 20th February 2021

Race Manual

The Aquabike Race Manual for 2021 has all the information you need in preparation for your big day. This will be available for download soon!

Course Information 

The 2021 AquaBike race will be held at the stunning Glendhu Bay, hosted by Bike Glendhu and Glendhu Station.

Course Maps

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Course details

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 – 108km

The Bike course will be made of 6 laps of the stunning section from Glendhu Bay out towards Mt Aspiring National Park and the entrance to Treble Cone Ski area. The length of the bike course has been agreed at the slightly shorter distance of 108km this year with Garth Barfoot, the Challenge Wanaka Trust and TriNZ due to the lapped course at Glendhu Bay. 

Drafting
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

Challenge Wanaka Garth Barfoot AquaBike Prize Offerings

Thanks to the amazing generosity of Garth Barfoot, we are pleased to offer the following prizes to eligible racers in 2021:

First overall winner male and female winner in 2021 Aquabike South Island Championship race will receive flights up to the value of $2,500 NZD and an accommodation subsidy at the 2021 World Championships held in Almere, theNetherlands.

  • Conditional of Tri NZ team selection & eligibility.
  • Twin Share rooms, [number of days covered to be confirmed].
  • Economy flights up to the value of $2,500 NZD.
  • Only available at through Tri NZ Official Travel Supplier – House of Travel
  • Athlete must race in 2021 Aquabike World Championship race to receive prize (not transferable to other races or events).
  • No ‘roll downs’ of prize offered.

First and second place getters in each age group to receive accommodation subsidy at 2021 World Championships held in Almere, the Netherlands.

  • Conditional of Tri NZ team selection & eligibility.
  • Twin Share rooms, [number of days covered to be confirmed].
  • Only available at the Tri NZ Official Team Hotel.
  • Athlete must race in 2021 Aqua bike World Championship race to receive prize (not transferable to other races or events).
  • No ‘roll downs’ of prize offered.

For more information, terms and conditions on the full AquaBike Prize offerings, please visit the TriNZ website

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