The Pukekohe Park Kids Obstacle Duathlon is an event that encourages students from primary and intermediate schools to challenge themselves & enjoy the thrill of competing in a Duathlon. Safety of the competitors is the most important element of the race.
Criteria for Entry
You must be a Year 3 – 8 student. We encourage you to wear your school sports uniform top on the bike and run legs.
Only online entries are accepted. Entries Close on the 19th September.
Duathlon Event Distances
·Year 4 – 5 students (Year 3 students will race in Year 4 event)
Year 6 students
·Year 7 & 8 students
Two Person Teams
Teams must be the same gender, year level and be from the same school. It is up to the teams to decide the order in which they race. For example Team member 1 may choose to do the Run and the Obstacle Run, while Team member 2 does the Bike leg. Each team will be given 2 copies of their race number, in case the cyclist and runner are different. Teams will race at the same time as the individuals.
Bike Time Trial - NEW EVENT
Students not interested in the duathlon, can choose to concentrate on just the bike, by doing the Bike Time Trial Event. This event will run at the same time as the duathlon. Competitors will race in their Year Level and Gender categories as per the duathlon. However to avoid crashes at the start, categories will start in groups of 4 every 20 seconds.
Race Day Registration
·Race numbers will be given out between 10am and 11am
·Transition will open at 10:00am. This is due to the horses training until then. To enter transition you must have your race number marked on your left arm and left leg.
·10:00am - Registration opens - collect race packs and numbers.
·10:00am - Transition opens.
·11:00am - Registration & Transition Closes
11:10am - Race Briefing at the duathlon start-line and Bike Time-Trial start-line.
· 11:30am - Event Starts; First wave is the Year 6 Boys, last wave is the Year 7 Girls.
·1:00pm - Prize-giving (approximate time only, started when all competitors have finished)
Before the start of each category race the competitors will be briefed on the event rules and safety procedures before they start the first run.
Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each of the Individual & Team categories, while second and third place will receive a certificate at prize-giving.
Health & Safety
Safety of the competitors is the top priority of this event. The event is using a Health & Safety Plan approved by Auckland Council. All marshals will be in radio contact if any emergencies arise.St Johns will be in attendance in case we have any accidents, and they will be in radio contact with the marshals and race officials. We do ask that you ensure you bring any necessary medication with you, including inhalers for asthma. If your child has any health issues that could aggravated by competing in a triathlon, please consult your doctor first.
Every competitor that completes their triathlon race will receive a certificate within 14 days.The certificates will be sent to the competitors’ school so they can be handed out at their assemblies.
Prizes & Race Packs
All competitors will receive a race pack when they cross the finish line. The pack will contain products and vouchers from sponsors. Spot prizes from sponsors will be drawn out at Prize-giving. You must be present at prize-giving to receive your prize; otherwise another competitor’s name will be drawn.
Results will be posted on the BSG Events website within 48 hours of the race completion
The management of the Pukekohe Raceway Park kindly allow us to use the track for 2 practise sessions, to help competitors familiarise themselves with the course and distances. Practise sessions for 2017 are:
Race Marshals Needed
We need plenty of volunteer marshals to keep the competitors safe on the bike & run leg. If you can help please contact Steven Brindle:
Mobile: 027 3626025