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The House of Travel Triathlon Festival is held at Pegasus Town on the outskirts of Christchurch, New Zealand
Whether you’ve ever done a triathlon before or you are a seasoned campaigner we have a race for you
Race 1 – “The Cequent Pegasus Classic Tri”
The classic will open the festival and is expected to draw the largest field of all events - there is a capacity of 225 participants. This race is
targeted at anyone who has done a triathlon before; the distances
include a 500m swim/15km bike and a 5km run. The field will be broken into 4 start waves to spead athletes out
Race 2 - “The Fendalton Eye Clinic Team Challenge” This is a team
triathlon made up of three people (a swimmer, cyclist and runner). This
event is ideal for getting workmates or friends together and getting fit
before the Christmas break; the distances include a 500m swim/15km bike
and a 5km run. After the race there will be ample space to set up tents
for some socialising
Race 3 - "The Sport Canterbury Terra Firma"
We know that not everyone likes swimming so this event is a run/bike/run; the distances are 2.5km run /15km bike / 5km run
Race 4 - "The ACC ActiveSmart 5km Loop the lake run (Run only)"
If you are not into swimming or cycling then the 5km run is for you.
Race 5 - “The John Bull Cycles Try a Tri”
This event is targeted at the novice athlete , for those stepping up from pool
based triathlons and for juniors who are making the transition from
shorter distances. The safe and sheltered waters of the man-made lake
make this event ideal for anyone who wants the challenge of a triathlon
but has been worried about swimming in the sea; the distances include a
150m swim / 10km bike/2.5km run.
Race 6 - “The SBS Tri Kids Challenge”
This is our event for youngsters aged 9-13. If the Weetbix Triathlon is too crowded
or not your thing then give this event a go; the distances include 150m
swim/5 or 10km bike, (dependent on age)/2.5km run.
Race 7 - “The Christchurch Casino - Elite Cup”
The elite cup will be the final event of the festival and is aimed at
those triathletes who regularly finish within the top 15 overall in
triathlons. See the best local and national triathletes take part in a
draft legal high action race. We’ve
introduced a new and exciting format for this years elite cup. It will
be a back to back, double super sprint triathlon with a handicap start so it's the men v's the women. Race distances will
be 2 x (350m swim / 10km bike / 2.5km run). All draft legal on the bike.
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