Set in the lower part of New Zealand’s South Island, Wanaka is home to the world’s most scenic long distance triathlon, Challenge Wanaka.

 

You only need to image search Wanaka once to know that you really, really want to go there. Held in February, while the rest of the world suffers through the bitter cold of winter, Wanaka is celebrating the long warm days of southern hemisphere summer.

 

Situated against a jaw-dropping backdrop of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, Challenge Wanaka is fast climbing to the top of triathlete’s wish lists.

 

Renowned for its spectacular beauty, don’t let its looks fool you! This is a course considered one of the worlds toughest and most honest.

 

Based around the pristine Lake Wanaka, Challenge Wanaka is described by athletes as one of the best events on the international circuit.

 

Over 1500 athletes from all over the world will take to the start of this epic event.

 

Begin with the 3.8km swim in crystal clear waters of the immaculate Lake Wanaka.

 

 

Set in the lower part of New Zealand’s South Island, Wanaka is home to the world’s most scenic long distance triathlon, Challenge Wanaka.

 

You only need to image search Wanaka once to know that you really, really want to go there. Held in February, while the rest of the world suffers through the bitter cold of winter, Wanaka is celebrating the long warm days of southern hemisphere summer.

 

Situated against a jaw-dropping backdrop of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, Challenge Wanaka is fast climbing to the top of triathlete’s wish lists.

 

Renowned for its spectacular beauty, don’t let its looks fool you! This is a course considered one of the worlds toughest and most honest.

 

Based around the pristine Lake Wanaka, Challenge Wanaka is described by athletes as one of the best events on the international circuit.

 

Over 1500 athletes from all over the world will take to the start of this epic event.

 

Begin with the 3.8km swim in crystal clear waters of the immaculate Lake Wanaka.

 

 

 

 

 

Next the 180km bike takes you past the awe-inspiring mountain backdrop, taking in two alpine lakes.

 

Finally attack the 42.2km run along the waters edge, 75% of which is off road, eventually making it to the finish line in the heart of the Lake Wanaka township where the customary ‘Challenge’ style party awaits. Music and fireworks help cheer athletes home late into the night.

 

Accompanying the full iron distance event, there is a half distance plus relay and junior sprint options available. Also on the days leading up to the main event, there’s a 5km fun run and the opportunity to swim the course for those who would prefer to sit back and watch on the big day.

 

With sunshine and a warm Kiwi welcome awaiting you, the time has come for you to search Wanaka, click on enter, book a ticket, pack your bike and get to this magnificent part of the world for the event of a lifetime.

 

Next the 180km bike takes you past the awe-inspiring mountain backdrop, taking in two alpine lakes.

 

Finally attack the 42.2km run along the waters edge, 75% of which is off road, eventually making it to the finish line in the heart of the Lake Wanaka township where the customary ‘Challenge’ style party awaits. Music and fireworks help cheer athletes home late into the night.

 

Accompanying the full iron distance event, there is a half distance plus relay and junior sprint options available. Also on the days leading up to the main event, there’s a 5km fun run and the opportunity to swim the course for those who would prefer to sit back and watch on the big day.

 

With sunshine and a warm Kiwi welcome awaiting you, the time has come for you to search Wanaka, click on enter, book a ticket, pack your bike and get to this magnificent part of the world for the event of a lifetime.

 

www.challenge-wanaka.com

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