2020 Entry Information

The Platinum Homes Back Paddock Off Road Challenge is a true off road multisport event offering several different options including teams and individuals to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience this stunning and unique location

The Platinum Homes Back Paddock Off Road Challenge teamhave been working hard on the course and invite you to be involved with solo run and Mountain bike options as well as multisport off road duathlon and triathlon on a purpose built course. We are also very proud to be officially hosting the
Suzuki Cross Triathlon North Island Championships on 25th October 2020. 

The venue is looking fantastic thanks to all the team at the venue at Backpaddock Lakes.

There is something for everyone including kid’s events and camping available onsite at race venue but registrations and camping sites are limited so make sure you secure your spot for the ultimate off road event.

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The event location and background
Situated on a private farm on the Takapau Plains (at the base of the Ruahine Ranges) family, friends and good times is at the core of the Back Paddock Lake Team. From humble beginnings, one day it was decided that it could be a good idea to dig up the back paddock of the family farm and try their luck at building a lake. A lake where family and friends could spend summer days enjoying each other’s company around the BBQ. Thankfully the water came and the team at Back Paddock Lakes have gone on to create a facility where kids can run wild and people from the community can enjoy an authentic lakeside experience like no other.

To see more of what Backpaddock Lakes is all about please click HERE

Platinum Homes Back Paddock Off Road Challenge (Sunday 25th October 2020)

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.

 

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 3km 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.
Distances include-
6km Trail Walk/Run 5 years + (All participants under 14 years must be accompanied by a registered adult)
OR 12km Trail Walk/Run– 14 Years and above

 

Mountain Bike (multiple distances)

The mountain bike events are flat and fast with bermed corners all on a specifically designed, unique off road course. 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.
Distances Include- 
7km Mountain Bike (1 Lap) – 8 Years -13 years only. A special event for the kids!
14km Mountain Bike (2 Laps) – 14 Years and above
28km Mountain Bike (4 Laps) 14 Years and above

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

Short Duathlon Distance (individual only)
14km Mountain Bike
6km Trail Run

Long Duathlon Distance (individual only)
28km Mountain Bike
12km Trail Run

If one discipline isn’t enough then let’s put it all together and do all three!!

(Cross triathlon, short and long distance, individuals and teams)

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 both teams and individuals 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.

Off Road Triathlon Distances include (teams of 3 or individuals)

Short Distance Tri – 14 Years and above
500m Swim (out and back around marker buoy)
14km Mountain Bike
6km Trail Run

 

Suzuki Cross Triathlon North Island Championships

Suzuki Cross Triathlon North Island Championships – 14 Years and above
1250m Swim (out and back, around island)
28km Mountain Bike
12km Trail Run

More information about qualifying in the North Island events and selection for Age Groups will be available very soon

Early bird prices do apply, please click on appropriate event (on the right) for correct pricing
 + Online registration fee (5% + $1 NZD) and Tri NZ one day licence for Triathlon and Duathlon only.

 

2020 Entry Details & Registration

ENTRY FEES 

Opening discounted registration : -  7.00am Thursday 9th April 2020 until 11.59pm 20th September 2020.
Trail/Walk Run - 6km $30  5 Years + (All participants under 14 years must be accompanied by a paid registered adult)     12km $45
Mountain Bike - 7km (8-13 years) $35, 14km $45, 28km $55 (14 Years and above)
Duathlon Short Distance - 14km Mountain Bike, 6km Trail Run $55 (14 Years and above)
Long Duathlon Distance 28km Mountain Bike, 12km Trail Run $70 (14 Years and above)
Short Distance Tri- 500m Swim, 14km Mountain Bike, 6km Trail Run $95 (14 Years and above)
Short Distance Team Tri- 500m Swim, 14km Mountain Bike, 6km Trail Run $160 (14 Years and above)
Long Distance Tri- 1250mSwim, 28km Mountain Bike, 12km Trail Run $120 (14 Years and above)
Long Distance Team Tri- 1250mSwim, 28km Mountain Bike, 12km Trail Run $185 (14 Years and above)
Plus online booking fee of $1 + 5% and one day Tri NZ licence if applicable. (LIMITED ENTRIES)

(Please note when allocation of limited discounted entries have been met, registration prices will be the "Early bird registration" price as below)

Standard pricing registration :-  21st September 2020 until 11.59 18th October 2020.

Trail/Walk Run - 6km $45  5 Years + (All participants under 14 years must be accompanied by a paid registered adult)     12km $60
Mountain Bike - 7km (8-13 years) $45, 14km $60 28km $70 (14 Years and above)
Duathlon Short Distance - 14km Mountain Bike, 6km Trail Run $70 (14 Years and above)
Long Duathlon Distance 28km Mountain Bike, 12km Trail Run $85 (14 Years and above)
Short Distance Tri- 500m Swim, 14km Mountain Bike, 6km Trail Run $115 (14 Years and above)
Short Distance Team Tri- 500m Swim, 14km Mountain Bike, 6km Trail Run $180 (14 Years and above)
Long Distance Tri- 1250mSwim, 28km Mountain Bike, 12km Trail Run $140 (14 Years and above)
Long Distance Team Tri- 1250mSwim, 28km Mountain Bike, 12km Trail Run $205 (14 Years and above)
Plus online booking fee of $1 + 5% and one day Tri NZ licence if applicable. (LIMITED ENTRIES)

TRIBE Membership or One Day Tri NZ Licences (This is only for multisport events not for solo events such as trail run or mountain bike)
The event organisers of the Platinum Homes Back Paddock Off Road Challenge (Triathlon Hawke's Bay) are affiliated members of the national body for the sport, Triathlon NZ.
During your registration for the Platinum Homes Back Paddock off Road Challenge you will be prompted to answer whether you have a Triathlon NZ or International Triathlon membership. If you check the no option, the race-day licence fee depending on which event you will be doing will automatically be added to your total checkout amount. The fee is the same for individual and team entries, only one team member has to be a member of TRIBE. This fee does not go to the event, but is passed directly onto Triathlon NZ to help them support clubs and community to grow the sport nationally.

One day Tri NZ Licence fees are as follows per registration-
Back Paddock Off Road Challenge Long Distance Cross Triathlon $10 (1x licence per Team/ Individual)
Back Paddock Off Road Challenge Short Distance Cross Triathlon and Duathlons $5 (1x licence per Team/ Individual)

If you are already a a full member of TRIBE you will be required to enter your membership number for verification and no extra fees will be charged.
For more information on the changes, or to become a TRIBE member please visit their website here,

Every finisher for the Trail Walk/Run, Mountain Bike, Duathlon and Off Road Triathlon will receive the following: 

  • Race Bib
  • Finishers medal (all distances)
  • Medical support/assistance
  • Aid station with water, electrolyte sports drink and nutrition plus toilets and first aid
  • Post-event recovery area at the finish and medical assistance.
  • All finishers will have full access to hospitality tent at finish line with complimentary food and drink for registered athletes only (food is available for supporters and can be purchased separately).
  • Sponsor giveaways and spot prizes.

Click on link above to register 

**Please note details for the all events including maps are subject to change and will be updated accordingly**

Triathlon New Zealand Rules

This event is run under Triathlon New Zealand rules and regulations CLICK HERE to view

Race Schedule

Event Schedule 25th October 2020
7.30am - Registration open for all events
7.30am – Transition open for bike racking (Duathlon and Triathlon only)
Body marking at transition entry—Race numbers on upper right arm and right leg. Team swimmers hand only
8.45am - Registration Closed
9.15am – Race briefing for Trail Walk/Run, Duathlon and Mountain Bike events
9.30am—Duathlon Transition Closed
9.30am – Start 6km and 12km Trail Walk/Run
9.30am – Start (8-13 years) 7km Mountain Bike
10am – Long Course Duathlon Starts
10.02am - Short Course Duathlon Starts
10.04am - 14km and 28km Mountain Bike
10.30am - 11.30am - Registration re-opens for Triathlon participants
Body marking at transition entry—Race numbers on upper right arm and right leg. Team swimmers hand only
11.30am— Duathlon Bike course cut off
11.30am— Triathlon Transition Closed
11.30am - Triathlon Registration Closed
11.30am- Swim Course open for warm up
11.45am – Race briefing Short and Long Distance Triathlon
11.55am - All swimmers out of the water
12pm - Start Short Distance Off Road Triathlon and Suzuki North Island Long Distance Off Road Triathlon Championships (Self Seeded Rolling Start Long Distance first,
followed by Long Distance team and then Short Distance)
12pm - Duathlon Crossing area open for bike removal
12.45pm - Run Course Cut off for all Duathlon and Solo trail runners (athletes directed to finish if still on course)
1pm - Swim Course Closed
3pm - Cycle Course Closed
4.05pm - Run Course cut for Cross Triathlon
4.15pm - Run Course closed
4.25pm All bikes to be removed from Cross Triathlon transition
4.30pm approx. - Prize giving or after last competitor finishes, so possibly earlier.
**Please note details for the all events including maps are subject to change and will be updated accordingly**

Age Groups

The Platinum Homes Back Paddock Off Road Challenge will calculate your age group as of 31st December 2020 so some of you may move up an age group.

Platinum Homes Back Paddock Off Road Challenge

Individuals

8 - 13 Kids Category
14 - 15  Junior
16 - 19 Senior
20 - 39 Open
40 - 49 Vet 1
50 - 59 Vet 2
60 - 69 Legends 1
70+       Legends 2

Teams
Male, Female, Mixed

More information about qualifying in the National events and selection for Age Groups will be available very soo

Athlete Event Guide 2020 (updated 21/10/2020)

Athlete Information Event Guide 2020

This guide will be updated on a regular basis, all registered athletes will be sent a final electronic version the week of the event 

If you have any questions please contact the event director events@trihb.kiwi

Refund and Withdrawals

Individuals & Teams

There are no automatic refunds available. The organisers may, however, at their sole discretion grant a refund of fees paid if they deem it appropriate prior to 1st October 2020. In the event of a refund under this clause, the Organisers shall retain a 45% of administration fee.

STRICTLY NO REFUNDS OR REGISTRATION TRANSFERS AFTER THIS DATE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

 

To request a refund/withdrawal please advise the event organiser in writing (letter or email)

Email: events@trihb.kiwi

Post: PO Box 7162 Taradale Napier 4112

Team Member Changes

Team member changes are permitted up to 1st October 2020 providing one original member of the team remains. Contact the event organiser with any new details (team name, new name and who they are replacing – Buffs are not guaranteed).

Transfers & Waitlist

You are not permitted to transfer your entry to another person or another event.

If the event reaches capacity prior to the closing date a waitlist will become operational.

The waitlist is managed in a clear and transparent process. Waitlist entries are logged when they are submitted and as the race office receives withdrawal requests the next person on the waitlist is contacted and offered the slot.

Any entries found to be traded on public websites and forums will be deemed invalid and will NOT BE accepted by the race organiser. Private transfers are not permitted and will not be accepted. Athletes involved may be banned from any further participation in the event.

Health and Safety standards at this event are high and any athletes who are identified participating in the event under any other name than their own will be disqualified and both athletes may be banned from any further participation in the event.

Entry fees will not be refunded if the event is cancelled or if the format is altered due to storm, rain, lake conditions, weather or other “Acts of God.’

Please contact the event organiser if you have any questions. events@trihb.kiwi

Race Results

2020 Race results coming soon

Event Photos

Many thanks to Vanessa Campbell Photography for these pictures