LOCATION Wanaka, New Zealand

RACE DATE 16 Feb 2019

DISTANCE Middle distance

Challenge Wanaka

Five reasons to race:

1. The world’s most scenic middle distance triathlon
2. Tough honest course
3. Bucket list race that combines racing and holidaying in paradise
4. Warm, welcoming Kiwi atmostphere
5. Multi-day triathlon festival with something for all ages and abilities

The world’s most scenic middle distance triathlon set against the backdrop of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Challenge Wanaka is renowned as one of the world’s most scenic iron distance triathlons but don’t let looks deceive you! It also features one of the world’s toughest and most honest courses which is set against a stunning alpine backdrop. Challenge Wanaka is part of New Zealand’s largest triathlon festival, featuring events for all ages and abilities in one of the most spectacular settings possible, the shores of Lake Wanaka. Challenge Wanaka is the race of a lifetime and the perfect opportunity to compete and holiday in paradise. Join over 1,500 top professional and age group athletes from all over the world for either the full or the half distance on a course that is like no other, including a run which is 75% off-road along the water’s edge. Thousands of spectators line the route and the finish line is in the heart of the Lake Wanaka township with a fun finish line party with music and fireworks to welcome the athletes home late into the night. Challenge Wanaka has fast grown into a ‘bucket list’ race for athletes from all over the world. The picturesque resort town has plenty of accommodation for all budgets and there’s plenty for family and friends to do when not supporting or competing, ranging from hiking in Mt Aspiring National Park to mountain biking to just lounging by the lake.

Date

16 Feb 2019

Location

Wanaka, New Zealand, oceania

Distance

Middle distance / Corporate, Junior Challenge, Aquabike, Sprint

Race social

Race partners

Wanaka
Racers edgelogo
Queenstown
Goodstays
Garmin

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