Trail Walk/Run (Multiple Distances)
Whether you want to just walk and enjoy the morning or want to be a bit more competitive and aim for a personal best, it is all about being out there and involved. It is a 2.5km trail, mostly flat multi-lap course (depending on the distance you have registered for) and will follow the perimeter of the lake finishing back where you started in the event village.
Mountain Bike (multiple distances)
The mountain bike events are on a specifically designed, unique, mostly flat off road course (no big hills!). Starting in waves, the course follows the outer perimeter of the lake (not on the run course) with multiple distances which makes this a family friendly course, but also a very competitive one for those racers out there.
Duathlon (multiple distances)
Don’t feel like getting your feet wet? The Duathlon is the perfect option to blast it out on the wetlands of Back Paddock Lakes.
Off Road Triathlon (multiple distances) individuals only
Off Road Triathlon
(Cross triathlon, short and long distance, individuals and teams)
If one discipline isn’t enough then let’s put it all together and do all three!!
The swim will start on the shoreline and will be a 1 lap course in the clear waters of the spring fed lake directly from the Ruahine Ranges. We will be offering 2 distances for individuals only and will consist of a fresh water swim, mountain bike and a trail run at the end just to keep you honest. This is multi-lap course so your supporters will get to cheer you on to the finish.
About The Event
The majestic and forever-changing Ruahine Range acts as the perfect backdrop for these awesome lakes and our off road events. The native wetlands are constantly changing through the seasons and provide a peaceful retreat from the busy activities on the two water sports lakes. The dedicated native wetland area is approximately two hectares and includes seven islands made up of channels and open water separated by native plantings and local wildlife. This makes for the unique experience like no other and the perfect location for our swim, mountain bike and trail run courses.
An Event For Everyone
The Platinum Homes Back Paddock Off Road Challenge is a true off road multisport event offering several different options to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience this stunning and unique location.
The event will be fully marshaled and professionally run by Triathlon Hawke's Bay. We have full cooperation from the Backpaddock lakes Team to ensure we can showcase this amazing venue to give you a unique experience.
Where is it?
The Platinum Homes Off Road Challenge is in Central Hawke's Bay. The majestic and forever-changing Ruahine Range acts as the perfect backdrop for these awesome lakes and our off road events. The native wetlands are constantly changing through the seasons and provide a peaceful retreat from the busy activities on the two water sports lakes.