Challenge Wanaka 2019

31 October 2018

Challenge Wanaka 2019 planning is well under way and changes to the event ensure that 2019 has a really exciting programme.

After a successful inaugural half distance Pro event this year, this middle distance race has now become the Marquee event for Challenge Wanaka with the discontinuation of the full distance event. This means the event will be completed significantly earlier than previous years, with the last cyclists off the road by 3pm on the Saturday.

Further development of the sold out Puzzling World Junior Challenge Wanaka sees the introduction of the Puzzling World Intermediate race for Years 7 & 8 to be held on Thursday morning of Festival week prior to the Secondary Schools event. This now provides the chance for the entire family to have a go; a legacy that Challenge Wanaka is extremely proud of.

Challenge Wanaka is blown away by the fabulous community engagement and continued support the
event gets from so many of Wanaka’s locals who enter, uphold and generously volunteer time to making this event the success it is.

As a major annual event, Challenge Wanaka understands its impact on an ever growing town. With feedback received from this community, the traffic management plan has evolved to meet the increased demands on the town over the main event day. As we get closer to the event, there will be strong messaging, more traffic management staff and notices to help ease traffic congestion at peak times. We do appreciate Wanaka’s ongoing support of the event.

It’s not too late to enter, so why not give triathlon a go? It’s set to be a fabulous 2019 event and we would love to have you as a part of it.

Challenge Wanaka takes place on Saturday 16th February 2019.