Social Triathlon

Challenge Wanaka Social Triathlon

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!

Challenge Wanaka is excited to host a Social Triathlon event together with major sponsor Wanaka Medical on Sunday 12th February 2023.

In partnership with Wanaka Medical this non-competitive event is a fun way of getting our community active, kick starting a healthy lifestyle or helping you to continue your health and wellbeing journey!

Entry & Prices. Correct for 2022. Will be updated for 2023 as soon as information is available

Individual Entry $25

Athletes must be 18 or over.

This event is limited to 200 entries.

What’s included?

  • Challenge Wanaka branded glass coffee mug
  • Fill of coffee/tea/hot chocolate
  • Challenge Wanaka drink bottle
  • Event number/name sticker
  • Pool entry
  • Coffee/tea after swim
  • Lunch
  • Water and fruit at the finish

Course Information

The course consists of:

  • Either a 15 minute pool swim or 30 minutes Aquarobics or 30 minute Pilates class at the Wanaka Swimming Pool
  • Coffee/tea break
  • 17km Bike from the Wanaka Pool, along the Mount Iron track to Albert Town and then joining the Outlet Track along the lakefront  to the Watersports Facility.
  • Lunch
  • 5km walk to Waterfall Creek and back
  • Finish at the Watersports Facility

View the map

Provisional Timetable

This is based on the 2021 event and so is subject to change.

8.00am until 9:15am  – Registration at the Wanaka Recreation Centre

There will be bike racks outside for you to use for your bike – biking to the event could be fun too

We will have a registration table inside where you can register, pick up your name sticker, Challenge Wanaka drink bottle that will fit your bike drink holder.

9:15 – 9:45am – 30 minute sessions of Aqua aerobics and Pilates will start

9:15am – Swimmers will do warm up exercises pool side

9:30am – Swimmers will do their 15 minute swim in lanes allocated

10:00 – 11:00am – Get changed and have a deserved coffee/tea or hot chocolate, go out to the van and hand over your ticket and you will receive a Challenge Wanaka glass cup which is another souvenir of the day.

There will be a Challenge Wanaka Ute parked outside the pool to take swimming bags and any gear you might require when finished at the Watersports Centre.

11:00am – Bike ride will head off, turn left and through the new under pass, heading out to Albert Town and down Gunn Road to join the Outlet track and continue along the lakefront to the Watersports Facility.

Please note: There are no closed roads and all traffic rules must be obeyed on the road, there maybe other cyclists and walkers on the tracks so also be courteous to them. 

Remember – this is not a race, it is a non-competitive social ride. You are welcome to ride any bike that you feel most competent on – this includes e-bikes.

12:30pm – lunch will be served by the Aspiring Rotary club, this is included in your entry fee as well

1.30pm (or when lunch is finished and everyone is ready) – we will have a 2.5km walk out towards Waterfall Creek and back 2.5Km to make 5Km walk.

At the finish we will have bottles water, PURE electrolyte drink and fruit

You are then free to take your bike and head home

Swim Classes / Training

Beginner learn to swim classes from our own QLDC swim schools are available at both Queenstown Events Centre and Wanaka Recreation Centre, details can be found on their website

Peak Endurance run adult swim lessons and squads at the Wanaka Pool, from beginner to advanced. Contact is Merryn Johnston Merryn Johnston.

Fitter run more advanced adult training squads from 6am Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and contact is Tim Brazier

View the Wanaka Recreation Centre’s Aqua Timetable here. Cost of these classes is pool entry: $8.50 for adults and $5 for seniors (over 65) and concession card holders.

Bike Hire / Maintenance

Racers Edge have been long standing partners with Challenge Wanaka and would be happy to help you out with your bike, ensuring it is safe to ride at your event!

Visit them on Ardmore Street.