Xterra Triathlon - Motatapu multi sport event sent in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand
2km Swim
47km Bike
15km Run

Race Details


Saturday 5 March 2016

Entry Fee

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2km Swim, 47km Mountain Bike, 15km Mountain Run

Start Time


Start Line

Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka

Finish Line

Wilcox Green, Arrowtown


Friday 4 March 2016, 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  When entering you will need to select your registration location; Arrowtown or Wanaka.  At registration you must hand in your Transition 2 (T2) bag with all your T2 gear inside (i.e. running shoes, food etc.)

For teams: only one team member needs to attend registration and collect the required items.

Transport to the Start Line

Car parking is available at the start line. Shuttle Buses are available from Queenstown and Arrowtown - click here to find out more.

Transport from the Finish Line

Car parking and pick-up is available near the finish line. Shuttle Buses are available post race to Queenstown, Wanaka and Glendhu Bay - click here to find out more.

Minimum Age

Must be 18 years of age on race day to compete

Race Categories

Individual: Open18-24yrs, 25-29yrs, 30-34yrs, 35-39 yrs, 40-44yrs, 45-49yrs, 50-54yrs, 55-59yrs, 60+ yrs (Female), 60-64yrs (Male), 65+ yrs (Male).               

Teams: Female Team, Male Team, Mixed Team (in a team of 2 or 3)

XTERRA Qualifying Spots

There will be Pro Spots and a limited number of age group qualifying spots to the World Championship race in Hawaii. Available: one spot per age category, 18 - 59yrs, for both male and female. Plus one female spot 60+, and one male spot 60-64yr (age as at 31 Dec 2016).    

Organisers reserve the right to offer the qualifying spot to the next eligible athlete if the 1st placegetter does not accept the spot. 

Mandatory Gear List & Bike Check

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Cut-off Times 

Swim cut off - 9:45am
Mountain Bike cut off at Aid Station 1 (14km from start line) - 12:00pm
Mountain Bike cut off at Aid Station 2 (22km from start line) - 1:30pm
Cut off at T2 - 2:00pm
Course cut off - 5:00pm

Prizegiving time

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Race records

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Course Details

Motatapu XTERRA Triathlon Course Map in Queenstown New Zealand

The XTERRA Triathlon is arguably one of the most challenging and rewarding off road triathlons in New Zealand. This triathlon rekindles the pioneer spirit by using the lay of the land to determine the course. Athletes can race as an Individual or in a Team of 2 or 3.

The course distance is equivalent to a half ironman and consists of a 2km Swim in Lake Wanaka, 47km Mountain Bike and a 15km Mountain Run. This is a demanding course while providing breath-taking scenery along the way.

With challenge comes reward.  Cash prizes are awarded to the top individual men and women:

1st - $1,000, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $250

And with Pro spots and limited age group qualifying spots to the XTERRA World Championships held in Hawaii - what more motivation do you need?!

Whether you are an established triathlete or need a goal to push yourself to the next level, this is for you. Test yourself, prove your grit and get OFF ROAD!

Team Tri Info

At both Transition points T1 and T2, team members must tag at their allocated area within the transition area, as marked by the team race number. It is very important that the timing transponder is transferred between team mates. 

Course Map