All competitors entered as individual’s must be 18 years of age or older as of 31st December 2013.
All competitors entered as team’s must be 14 years of age or older to complete the swim section and 16 years of age or older to complete the bike and run sections on race day. All competitors under the age of 18 are required to complete the waiver.
The Kellogg’s Nurtri-Grain Taupo Half is run under Tri NZ Rules. The event runs 5 year age groups with your age calculated as at 31st December 2013.
The official age categories for both men and women following the Tri NZ Rules and are as follows:
There are 3 team categories: Male, Female and Mixed.
There is one aid station on the bike course which you pass by twice. It is situated on Broadlands Road approx 2km south of Ohaaki Road. There will be both Balance Electrolyte and water available. There are two aid stations available on the run course. The first is along the lake front near the bottom of Taharepa Road and the 2nd at the 2 Mile Bay Sailing Centre. There will be Balance Electrolyte, Coke, Balance Gels and water available.The drink and gel flavour on both the bike and run course will be advised nearer race day. Each aid station will have drop zones either side. This is the area to discard bottles, banana skins, gel wrappers etc. There are to be no discards of any kind on the course except at designated areas. Discards outside these zones may result in disqualification.
Please note that Athlete Briefing will take place 15 minutes prior to the race at the swim start in front of the Taupo Yacht Club. It is compulsory for all participants – every team member and all individual participants to attend the athlete briefing.
All decisions regarding the implementation of the Contingency Plan will be made by the Contingency Committee. The decision of the Committee is final. Any decisions taken are made in the interest of athletes’ safety. The race organisers reserve the right to alter this schedule and plan.
Contingency Plan Start Schedule
6.30 am # 1-35, 701-703
Swim – 1.9km
Bike – 90km
Run – 21.1km
For a detailed course description click here.
DIDYMO WETSUIT DIPPING
COMPULSORY WETSUIT CHECK CLEAN DRY (CCD) is required before registration (Friday 13th December, 2pm to 7pm). The Department of Conservation (DOC) Freshwater Threats Team will have a CCD dipping station on the Tongariro Domain next to the Great Lake Centre. You will not be able to register for the event until this has been done. Thank you for helping DOC to protect Lake Taupo from invasive pests including weeds, and algae such as Didymo.
TRAINING SWIMS: If you are using Lake Taupo before registration, please CCD your gear if you have come from any other fresh waterway (inc. lower Waikato River).
We would like to thank the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board for allowing access to Lake Taupo.
The Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Taupo Half is a non-drafting race run under Tri NZ rules. These rules are monitored on the day by official Tri NZ technical officials. In this race the drafting penalty is 3 minutes. This penalty cannot be appealed. Please refer to the Tri NZ rules for further details.
There will be a drop zone at the swim start for you to drop your pre swim bag. You will be able to get this back in transition once you have finished the event. Do not put any items you need during the race in your bag as it will not be available again until you finish.
Entries are available online here with a credit card payment. If you do not have access to a computer or credit card please contact us.
Entries are limited to 900 Individuals and 250 Teams.
Entries will close on 1st December 2013 or earlier if maximum entries are reached. Late entries will be taken on Friday 13th December at registration.
The Race Director reserves the right to reject any entry or issue special invitations.
Event Sponsors, Triathlon retailers and associated products will be on display at the Great Lake Centre on Tongariro Street during registration. Access is open to all spectators and family members from 2pm to 7pm on Friday 13th December.
The Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Taupo Half is run under Tri NZ rules. Please see the Tri NZ website for more information.
There will be a table available at the swim start for your glasses. Glasses must be labelled with your race number or placed in a numbered bag. Please call for them as you exit the water and they will be handed to you.
SmileClick is the official photographer for the 2013 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Taupo Half. To view and purchase photo’s, visit www.smileclick.co.nz.
The Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Taupo Half prize giving will be held on the Tongariro Domain beside the Great Lake Centre at 4pm on Saturday.
The top three men and women will receive prize money as listed:
Figures are NZ dollars and NZ IRD rules apply.
Any competitor who wishes to lodge a protest regarding another athlete or official must make a protest to the Race Referee in person within 30 minutes of completing or withdrawing from the race. However the intention to write a protest has to be announced to the Referee within 15 minutes of his/her finish time.
Transition will open to all athletes at 5:00am. This is open to competitors only, and not supporters and family members. You cannot remove your bike from transition on Race day prior to the race for a cycle warm up. Do not forget your timing band and chip on race day.
The race packs will include event giveaways and promotional material along with:
It is compulsory for all participants to register on Friday 13th December 2013 between 2pm and 7pm only, at the Great Lake Centre, Tongariro Street, Taupo. Please make sure you plan your trip to Taupo to make it to registration on time. No early or late registrations will be permitted.
Teams can consist of 2 or 3 athletes. A team can be made up of any combination of male and female athletes. All competitors entered as team’s must be 14 years of age or older to complete the swim section and 16 years of age or older to complete the bike and run sections on race day.
The teams’ competitors will have a designated area in transition to allow ease of competitor changeover and flow. This will not occur at your bike but at a designated area within the transition area, this will be sign posted.
Not all team members are required to be at Registration, however, they will need to have dipped their wetsuit prior to registering. They must have racked their bike by Friday 13th December at 7pm.
All members of the team will receive a registration pack.
There is a NO REFUND policy. The only exception to this is if an athlete has to withdraw due to medical conditions. We will require a medical certificate and a refund will be processed less a $75.00 administration fee. All withdrawal requests must have been received by the organisers prior to October 31st 2013. No refunds will be given after this date. To request a refund/withdrawal please advise Taupo Half in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Taupo Half qualifies as a selection race for the 2014 World Long Course Distance Championship. To be considered you must be a Tri NZ member (and you must have joined through a club). For further information please click here.
The event will be run under Triathlon NZ rules. For a full copy of the rules please go to www.triathlon.org.nz
The Race Director and Race Referee shall have the authority to disqualify competitors.
The Race Director and Race Referee shall have Ultimate and Final authority to remove a competitor from the race if the competitor is judged to be physically incapable of continuing the race without risk of serious injury or death.
No competitors may use alcohol or any illegal drugs, stimulants, depressants or other substances with the intent to improve their performance, eliminate the sense of fatigue or for any other purpose. For details on banned substances please see www.triathlon.org.nz
Good sportsman-like conduct will be demanded of all competitors. Fraud, theft and acts of grossly unsportsmanlike conduct are grounds for immediate disqualification and will result in competitors being prevented from competing in any Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Taupo Half event in the future.
Disqualification is the main penalty for any violation of the rules during any part of the event (this covers from registration until the end of the event). A disqualification may be appealed. Those disqualified during the race may continue in the race but remain disqualified unless the appeal is successful.
If a competitor decides to withdraw from the race at any time, it is their responsibility to notify the Race Director or Timing Official. Failure to give notification after withdrawing from the race may result in the competitor being prevented from competing in any Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Taupo Half event in the future.
Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Taupo Half reserves the right to make rules changes at any time provided all competitors are notified in writing and/or at the pre-race mandatory briefing.
Competitors may not compete with a bare torso.
Competitors may not wear headsets or headphones at any time during the event.
Under no circumstances can a competitor swap timing devices with any other athlete and no competitor must race under any name other than their own.
The responsibility of keeping on the correct course rests with the competitor.
An athlete, who protests against another athlete of official must do so to the Race Director or Race Referee within 30 minutes of his/her finishing the event. However the intention to write a protest has to be announced to the Referee within 15 minutes of his/her finish time.
The Race Director has the right to remove all competitors from the course at his discretion.
This race is run under Tri NZ rules and all rules and regulations apply.For a full version of the rules please see www.triathlon.org.nz.
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