SWIM 1 KM RIDE 45 KM RUN 10.5 KM
The quarter distance event is a fantastic taster too long distance triathlon.
All quarter distance competitors start with the main field.
- All men leave at 6:25 a.m.
- All women and teams leave at 6:30 a.m.
- there is no early swim start for this distance.
The swim course is a one lap anticlockwise swim. You start with the main field but exit the water after one lap. Transition flow is exactly the same as the main event.
The bike course of the fantastic taster for the longer event. After exiting transition, you head toward town, take the right hand turn at the roundabout and head towards Tauranga, past the airport. Turn right at the Whakatane turn and head along towards Hells Gate.
2 km past Hells Gate and just before Tiktere Hill you turn. Return the same way.
The run course is clockwise around the lake and has a 2.5 km outback section we drop down to the Green Lake and back.
There are no cut-off times for this distance.