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Wild Moa Off-Road Triathlon

When:

Sat 10 Jan 2009, 9:00am

Where: , Rotorua

Ticket Information:

  • Open: $80.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Website:

Listed by: Shaun Collins

In its seventh year the Wild Moa Multisport Event is Rotorua's premier multisport event.

It involves 67km's of some of New Zealand's most scenic wonderland. Last year the Lactic Turkey Events team opened up the event to a larger audience and offered a swim section as an alternative to the kayak section. This year this off-road triathlon is expected to outgrow the multisport event.

The 1km swim will start at the Tarawera Landing and follow a triangular course. Once the swim is completed the participants in the Wild Moa Off-Road Triathlon will continue on the same mountain bike and run course as their kayaking colleagues.

The 32km mountain bike leg begins with 5km of sealed road before entering the forest at Blue Lake lookout.

Mountain bikers familiar with the Whakarewarewa MTB park tracks will recognise the track names: Pondy downhill, Pondy new, Rollercoaster, Spring roll, Sweet and Sour, Be rude not to, Creek track, the Dipper, and Rock drop.

The emphasis in course design has been to use the fun flowing single tracks – avoiding some of the more technical and rutted ones – and provide a balance with forest road riding.

The final 15km run leg is a challenging and very scenic loop starting and finishing at the majestic Redwoods.