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Kids Obstacle Duathlon

26/09/2017 10:00am to 2:00pm


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.

Entry Fee

  • $25 for Individuals
  • $30 for Two Person Teams (Must be the same Year Level, School & Gender)
  • $20 Bike Time Trial

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)

  • Run 1km; Bike 4.0km; Obstacle Run 1km

Year 6 students

  • Run 1km; Bike 4.0km; Obstacle Run 1.5km

·Year 7 & 8 students

  • Run 1km; Bike 8.0km; Obstacle Run 1.5km

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.

  • Year 4 - 6 will do 2 laps = 8km (Year 3 students will compete in the Year 4 category)
  • Year 7 & 8 will do 3 laps = 12km

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.

Event Timetable

·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)

Race Briefing

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.

Event Rules

  • You must follow the marshals’ instructions at all times. They will be the ones in bright vests directing you on the course.
  • Competitors must be wearing a bicycle helmet , closed in sports shoes and have their race number pinned to their shirt for the Bike Leg.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the competitor’s parents or caregivers to ensure their child’s bike & helmet are road worthy, safe, the correct size and in correct working order for the event. We strongly recommend that you get your bike and helmet checked at a bike shop.
  • Competitors completing the Bike Leg must dismount their bikes at the point instructed by the marshals, and walk their bikes in to transition. Failure to do so will result in a 1 minute time penalty.
  • Shoes must be worn for the Run Leg and the race number should remain pinned to the competitor’s shirt.
  • On the Obstacle Course Run please keep to the left of the run track at all times, unless passing another competitor.
  • Only competitors and race officials are permitted in the transition area once the races start.
  • Bikes & other gear is not to be removed from the transition area until after the event is finished. The race announcer will advise parents and competitors when the transition is open to collect their gear. Please respect this rule, as any unauthorised entry will result in disqualification, and potentially interfere with other competitors still completing their race.

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

Practise Days

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:

  • Tuesday 12th September 5pm - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 19th September 5pm - 6:30pm

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

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