The world’s most scenic iron distance triathlon
Welcome to the world’s most scenic iron distance triathlon (226km), set against the lake and mountain backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park in New Zealand’s South Island.
Described by athletes as one of the best events on the international circuit, Challenge Wanaka’s terrain, remoteness and honesty of the course makes it one of the most memorable. The physical and mental challenges will push athletes to their limits but the enthusiasm and warm welcome of the local supporters is second to none with the resulting atmosphere getting even the most tired competitor across the line.
As an athlete it is essential you are prepared for this very special event. It is an iron distance with an ‘adventure edge’ and there are several compulsory elements that you may not encounter at other events. Our aim is to deliver an experience at Challenge Wanaka that is both safe and memorable for you. We can’t do much about the sore muscles and joints as you run up the finish chute, but we will ensure you are safe on the course at all times.
The weather in Lake Wanaka in January is stunning, and an average day is 26-28 C with clear blue skies and light winds. It is however an alpine environment so athletes must be prepared for all eventualities.
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