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Lake Wanaka Half

Lake Wanaka Half

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  • Sun 22 Feb ’15, 7:00am – 3:30pm


Wanaka Lake Front, Ardmore St, Wanaka


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The Lake Wanaka Half is set against the stunning alpine backdrop of New Zealand’s Southern Alps and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. The course follows the same scenic route as Challenge Wanaka but half the distance. It is part of New Zealand’s largest triathlon festival, featuring events for all ages and abilities.

Join over 1,400 athletes from all over the globe to compete on the world’s most scenic course - 1.9km swim in crystal clear waters, 90km bike around two alpine lakes and a 21.1km run which is 75% off-road along the water’s edge. For individuals and teams.

The festival kicks off on Thursday 19 February with the Radio Wanaka 5km Fun Run and Swim the Course. There’s also the Expo, Pasta Party and Puzzling World Junior Challenge for budding triathletes aged six to fifteen during the week before the two highlight events.

The week culminates with the Lake Wanaka Half race on Sunday February 22 which runs simultaneously with the flagship full iron distance race Challenge Wanaka. Thousands of spectators line the route and finish chute cheering on these inspirational contenders as they compete in the most arduous of the triathlon disciplines. The finish line is in the heart of the Lake Wanaka township and in true ‘Challenge’ style, there’s a fun finish line party with music and fireworks to welcome the athletes home late into the night.

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