Challenge Wanaka 2018

7 February 2018

Taking on a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run is daunting in itself, but without the supporters on the sidelines and the teams of volunteers who are there marshalling, handing out food at aid stations and
supporting athletes in recovery it would be impossible.

Being a volunteer is both rewarding and motivating. You can:
• Make a contribution to sport and the community
• Be part of an inspiring event
• Gain useful experience and job satisfaction
• Meet some great new people

Challenge Wanaka is a non-profit organisation run by avolunteer board of trustees. The Challenge Wanaka Sports Trust’s purpose is to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle, play an instrumental part in growing the sport of triathlon in New Zealand and to deliver an event to the benefit of the local community, both socially and economically. None of this would be achievable without the mammoth effort from every one of our 600 volunteers.

About 350 amazing people have signed up already but we need another 250! So, if you’d like to help out, we’d love to hear from you, whether you’ve got a spare hour or a spare day, either on race day or in the lead up! All time you are able to give is hugely appreciated. After the event you can celebrate your achievements at the Goodstays Volunteer Crew Party on Sunday 18 February and hear from the leading pro athletes about their race and the difference you made to their day. To be part of this inspirational event pop into
Goodstays on Dunmore Street to get a form, go to or email our volunteer manager, Jo Guest, on

On behalf of the athletes and the Challenge Wanaka team - thank you.