March 11, 2023
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Blue Lake

Full-Distance Triathlon

SWIM 1K
BIKE 26K
RUN 11K
Note
The information on this page is not yet confirmed, and may be based on the previous years' edition.

The XTERRA New Zealand Championships are the climax of the XTERRA Rotorua Festival. The event is for multi-sport, triathlon, mountain biking and general fitness athletes of all abilities. XTERRA is open to everyone, so it doesn't matter whether you are chasing qualifying spots for the XTERRA World Championships or simply entering your first triathlon. The Rotorua course has been heralded as the best course in the world, so there has never been a better opportunity to have a go at the fastest growing multi-sport format in the world.

COURSE MAPS

This courses below are not yet confirmed, and subject to change.
Swim Course
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The XTERRA event starts on the main beach of the Blue Lake with a 1 lap(1000m) open water 1000m swim.
Bike Course
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There is a mix of climbing, descents, single track and logging roads set in New Zealand's best mountain bike terrain. The course is not for novice mountain bikers. ​
Run Course
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The run course is a mixture of flat, small rolling hills and stairs. There is single and double track trail and open dirt road. Some of the single and double track trail is a bit more technical as it has some loose rock. These sections are not very long, but require extra attention. They are completely runable.
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sChedule

This schedule is not yet confirmed, and subject to change.
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Fri 2023.03.10
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Sat 2023.03.11
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prizes

This information is not yet confirmed, and subject to change.

NZ$10,000

Elite Prize Purse

World Championship Slots

Top finishers in their group

Medals

For all Finishers

Pro Athlete Prize Money

Position Male Female
1st place $2000 $2000
2nd place $1200 $1200
3rd place $800 $800
4th place $600 $600
5th place $400 $400

World Champ Slots Men & Women

DIVISION SLOTS

15-19

1

20-24

1

25-29

1

30-34

1

35-39

1

DIVISION SLOTS

40-44

1

45-49

1

50-54

1

55-59

1

60-64

1

DIVISION SLOTS

65-69

1

70-74

1

75-79

1

80+

1

World Champ Slots Men & Women

DIVISION SLOTS

15-19

1

20-24

1

25-29

1

30-34

1

35-39

1

40-44

1

45-49

1

DIVISION SLOTS

50-54

1

55-59

1

60-64

1

65-69

1

70-74

1

75-79

1

80+

1

Slots indicated apply equally to male and female divisions. See the complete rules here.

Pro athletes will not be eligible for age group awards and will only be able to qualify for Pro slots at the XTERRA World Championships in Trentino, Italy. 

FEES

The fees below have not yet been confirmed, and are subject to change.

RACE FEES

Description Fee
Individual Entry $175
Team Entry $185
Online Transaction Fee $5

Your account will be charged in NZD.  The name that will appear on your statement will be First Tier Sports Productions Limited.  All entries are non-refundable. In the case of the event being cancelled for reasons of health, safety or natural disasters, entry fees will not be refunded.  Entries can be transferred, please email here.

For the XTERRA Individual and Team events you have to be 14 years of age or older on race day to compete.

For the 21km event you have to be 14 years of age or older on race day to compete.

For the 5.5km and 11km events there is no age requirement, but all kids under 10 years of age, must be accompanied by an adult.

All entries are non-refundable.

Late Entry fee of an additional $10, will apply on race week Thursday at 11:59pm

RULES & INFO

TECHNICAL RULES

SWIM
Wetsuits are allowed.

Wetsuits are mandatory at 14°C

These temperature rules may not agree with some National Federation rules and may be waived by the race director at his discretion.

Buoys:  Any athlete confirmed cutting a buoy will be assessed a 2 minute penalty.

General Swim:  No fins or swimming aids are allowed.

Swim Caps will be provided and must be worn.

MOUNTAIN BIKE
No aero bars are allowed.  Bar extensions or grips off the handlebars may not exceed 5”.

Racers shall complete the entire event on the same bicycle upon which the event was begun.  Your bike must accompany you throughout the duration of the bike course.

Passing:  Lapped riders must yield to overtaking riders.  Riders should voice the command "Track” or ”On your left," when overtaking another.  It is the responsibility of the faster rider to overtake safely.  Slower riders must yield to the passing rider on the first command.  In the event two riders are racing for position, the leading rider does not have to yield his position to the challenging rider.  However, a rider may not bodily interfere with or impede another rider's progress.

Drafting:  Drafting is allowed.

Bike numbers must be mounted on the handlebars facing forward.

Cutting of numbers or altering is not allowed.

Helmets must be worn at all times.

No riding of bikes is allowed in the transition area.

RUN
Numbers:  Numbers must be worn on the front of the body.  Cutting numbers or altering is not allowed.
Passing:  Lapped runners must yield to overtaking runners.  Runners should voice the command "Track” or ”On your left," when overtaking another.  It is the responsibility of the faster runner to overtake safely.

Slower runners must yield to the passing runner on the first command.


GENERAL RULES
Ignorance of the rules will not be considered as an excuse.

Competitors must be 13 years of age or older to compete in the XTERRA individual event.

It is the racer's responsibility to maintain adequate hydration.  Organizer will provide hydration stations on the run.

Cutting the course:  Short-cutting and/or cutting trail switchbacks or course is not permitted and may result in disqualification.  A rider is required to stay on the designated trail that is marked and or specified as the racecourse.  It is the rider's responsibility to know the designated race course.  Lack of tape or barrier on the course will not be constituted as an excuse for cutting course.

Outside assistance:  Limited outside assistance is allowed from another athlete competing in the same event.  No outside assistance is allowed from any person not competing in the same event.  These include but are not limited to spectators, friends, family, volunteers, support crew, photographers, police or marshals.

Assistance is limited to tools, tubes or any item that would be used to repair a faulty part or damaged bicycle or water, food, or first aid.  Changing bikes is not allowed.

As example: a competing athlete is allowed to give another athlete a chain tool or link or a complete chain.  A competing athlete can give another athlete a tire patch, tube or complete wheel.  But an athlete cannot exchange bikes with another competitor so that the competitor with the broken bike can simply continue without fixing the break.

Conduct:  Foul riding or running, unsportsmanlike behaviour or the use of profane or abusive language is grounds for disqualification.

Protests:  Protests of any nature must be submitted within one hour of the finish time of the person lodging the protest.  Protests must be submitted in writing and signed by the accuser.  Saying somebody cut the course is not good enough – it must be written and described as accurately as possible.   All protests will be investigated.  Because of the nature of XTERRA, it is not always possible to see infractions.  XTERRA is in the woods, out of sight and marshalled only where necessary.  In every case there will need to be verification of the infraction.  Officials will not be drawn into a “hear-say” argument.

Miscellaneous:  No type of sound device is allowed during competition.  Examples: no headsets, tape players, CD players, MP3 players or 2-way radios may be worn.

Penalties:  Penalties will be determined by the severity of the infraction.  The minimum penalty will always be 2 minutes.

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