Secondary Schools

Challenge Wanaka Secondary Schools

Sadly the Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka Festival has been cancelled for 2022 due to the emergence of Omicron in the New Zealand community and the entire country moving into the Covid-19 Protection Framework Traffic Light level red setting. We will be back in 2023 with the Otago Secondary Schools event together with major sponsor Mitre 10 Wanaka on Thursday 16th February 2023.

The event will host the Otago Secondary School Triathlon and races will include an U14, U16 and U19 category.  Secondary School teams also have the chance to compete in the Challenge Wanaka Half on the Saturday!

Entry – correct for 2022. Will be updated for 2023 as soon as information is available

Secondary Schools from Otago and Aoraki should enter through their School Sports Coordinator. Entry fee is $12 for individuals and teams.

Secondary Schools from Southland, Canterbury and South Canterbury can enter online now. Entry fee is $30 for individuals and $60 for teams.

All competitors will receive a medal, t-shirt and Challenge Family gift. Winners of each age group will also receive a trophy and certificates will be handed out to the winners of the Otago Secondary Schools Championships.

Entries will close on Monday 14th February 2022 at 5pm.

Challenge Wanaka Half Teams

Course information and registration for all Secondary School teams competing on Saturday 19th is available on the Challenge Wanaka Half page and you can enter here. Good luck to all our next generation triathletes!

The Course

For U14, U16: the course will be made up of a 300m swim, 10km bike and 3.5km run

For U19:  the course will be made up of a 400m swim, 20km bike, 4km run.

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The below is the timetable for 2021 and so will be subject to change foe 2022 but is likely to be very similar.

9:30 – 11:00am Registration at Race HQ, Glendhu Station

12.00pm – Briefing at the bike racks

12.30pm – U19 Boys

12.32pm – U19 Girls

12.34pm – U19 Teams

12.36pm – U16 Boys

12.38pm – U16 Girls

12.40pm – U16 Boys & U16 Mixed Teams

12:42pm – U16 Girls Teams

12.44pm – U14 Boys

12.46pm – U14 Girls

12.48pm – U14 Teams

2.30 – Prize Giving