MULTISPORT / DUATHLON

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  • Full Multisport (Kayak, Mountain Bike and Mountain Run) – for both individuals and 2-3 person teams
  • Duathlon (Mountain Bike and Mountain Run) – for both individuals and 2 person teams.

Race Pack pickup (1st April) – details here
Race Day timetable (2nd April) – details here

For Multisporters, the 10km Kayak section kicks off the day. The paddle across Porirua Harbour into Pauatahanui and back is scenic and serene, but with the odd sea breeze, sand bank, tidal eddies and harbour swells, you need your wits about you!

Both Multisporters and Duathletes then continue on with the 24km Mountain Bike section. The course follows a myriad of hidden trails around Porirua with approx 800m of climbing and a full compliment of terrain from single track to farmland, forests, ridge tops and cycle paths. Parts of the course are on private land not normally open to the public. It’s starts with a loop in Takapuwahia Reserve (Ngati Toa land) with some climbing, single track and sweet sweeping downhill and a couple of hairy moments for good measure. Then you pass back through HQ again before following cycle paths to the awesome single track networks on Colonial Knob/Rangituhi. There’s a big climb onto the main ridge and then more single track for the descent.

The Multisport and Duathlon events finish with a spectacular 18km Mountain Run over a mix of native bush tracks, private farm lands and hidden coastal beaches with views over Porirua and Cook Strait. But with 900m of climbing this run is as challenging as it is spectacular. It starts from HQ and runs through Porirua Scenic Reserve and up Colonial Knob where you hop the fence into the private Pikarere Farm and head down to the remote western coast and back over Takapuwahia Reserve to finish at HQ. There is just ONE drink station on the Mountain Run – at approximately the 2/3 point on Pikarere Station.

Multisport legends such as Richard and Elina Ussher, Marcel Hagener, Fleur Pawsey, Jill Westenra, James Coubrough and a host of others have all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. You will too!

Important Notes
> The course is challenging but 
achievable and doesn’t require a support crew because all sections start and finish at HQ.
> The Multisport event takes 4-7 hours.
> The Duathlon event takes between 3-5 hours.
> Entrants must be 16 years or older. Younger entrants may be allowed entry on a case-by-case basis; parents/guardians should contact the race director.
> There are course cut-off times in place. Multisporters and Duathletes (teams and individuals) must have started the run by 12:30pm. Those runners then need to reach Pikarere Farm before 2:30pm.

For more details click to Entry Fees and Course Details and Race Day Info pages.

Categories – Multisport Individual
Open Men
Open Women
Veteran Men (40yrs+)
Veteran Women (40yrs+)
Categories – Duathlon Individual
Open Men
Open Women
Veteran Men (40yrs+)
Veteran Women (40yrs+)
Categories – Multisport Teams
Open Men
Open Women
Veteran Men (40yrs+)
Veteran Women (40yrs+)
Mixed (at least 1 female in team)
Categories – Duathlon Teams
Open Men
Open Women
Veteran Men (40yrs+)
Veteran Women (40yrs+)
Mixed (at least 1 female in team)