Platinum Homes Back Paddock Off Road Challenge 2021

Platinum Homes Back Paddock Off Road Challenge 2021

Information and registration

Sunday
17 October 2021





 



Back Paddock Off

Road Challenge 


17 October 2021



The Platinum Homes Back Paddock Off Road Challenge 
is an unique off road multi-sport experience in an absolutely stunning Central Hawkes Bay location with both family-friendly and challenging disciplines to suit EVERYONE.
 
Solo swim, solo walk/run, solo mountain bike options for kids and adults plus aquathlon and short and long course Duathlon and Triathlon. When we say "something for everyone" we mean it!

NEW in 2021 is the
"Clash of the Corporates" Challenge. Get your workmates together and enter a 2 person Duathlon team or a 3 person Triathlon team in the Short Distance events, bring a marquee and make a day of it! Trophies and bragging rights on the line. Every finisher gets a medal and a meal!

They say a picture paints a thousand words, so check out the video from the 2020 event!

 

The event venue and background

Situated on a private farm on the Takapau Plains (15 min south of Waipukurau) family, friends and good times is at the core of the Backpaddock Lakes team. From humble beginnings, one day it was decided that it could be a good idea to dig up the back paddock of the family farm and try their luck at building a lake. A lake where family and friends could spend summer days enjoying each other’s company around the BBQ. Thankfully the water came and the team at Backpaddock Lakes have gone on to create a facility where kids can run wild and people from the community can enjoy an authentic lakeside experience like no other.

To see more of what Backpaddock Lakes is all about please click HERE


The Event

The majestic and forever-changing Ruahine Range acts as the perfect backdrop for these awesome lakes and our off road events. The native wetlands are constantly changing through the seasons and provide a peaceful retreat from the busy activities on the two water sports lakes. The dedicated native wetland area is approximately two hectares and includes seven islands made up of channels and open water separated by native plantings and local wildlife. This makes for the unique experience like no other and the perfect location for our swim, mountain bike and trail run courses. Water quality is regularly tested and surpasses all health and safety requirements for swimming and the lake is kept warm as it is only 2 metres deep.
 

Solo Trail Walk/Run 

    









Whether you want to walk/run and enjoy the scenery or want to be a bit more competitive and aim for a personal best, it is all about being out there and getting involved. It is a 2.5km trail, mostly flat multi-lap course and will follow the perimeter of the lake, finishing back where you started in the event village.

Distances include -
5km Trail Walk/Run - 7 years + 
10km Trail Walk/Run - 12 years +


(NEW) Solo Lake Swim 


   






This year we are excited to be able to offer a swim-only discipline as requested. This is a safe lake that is 2 metres deep and only 100 metres wide with a dedicated water safety team on the lake to ensure you are well supported at all times. No tides, currents or waves to worry about and you are close to the waters edge at all times.

Distances include-
500m Swim - 12 years +
1km Swim - 14 years +

Solo Mountain Bike 
 

     







The mountain bike events are on a specifically designed, unique, mostly flat off road course (no big hills!). Starting in waves, the course follows the outer perimeter of the lake (not on the run course) with multiple distances which makes this a family friendly course, but also a very competitive one for those racers out there.

7km Mountain Bike (1 Lap) - 12 years + 
21km Mountain Bike (3 Laps) 14 years +


Aquathlon

    







Ok, so you aren't sure about the mountain bike and swimming and running is your thing - then we have added an Aquathlon distance for you. Come and be part of the fun!

1km swim and 10km run - 14 years +


Duathlon - Individuals and Teams and Clash of the Corporates

  







Don’t feel like getting your feet wet? The Duathlon is the perfect option to blast it out on the wetlands of Backpaddock Lakes.
Minimum ages to apply. If you would like to register someone younger please email [email protected] for approval.

Short Distance Duathlon 12 years +. Clash of the Corporates Distance.
7km Mountain Bike
5km Trail Run


Long Distance Duathlon 14 years +. 
21km Mountain Bike
10km Trail Run


Off Road Triathlon - Individuals and Teams and Clash of the Corporates

        







If one discipline isn’t enough then let’s put it all together and do all three!! 

The swim will start on the shoreline and will be a 1 lap course in the clear waters of the spring-fed lake directly from the Ruahine Ranges. We will be offering 2 distances and will consist of a fresh water swim, mountain bike and a trail run at the end just to keep you honest. This is  multi-lap course so your supporters will get to cheer you on to the finish.
Minimum ages do apply. If you would like to enter someone younger please email [email protected] for prior approval.


Short Distance Triathlon - 14 years +. Clash of the Corporates Distance
500m Swim 
14km Mountain Bike
5km Trail Run


Long Distance Triathlon - 16 years +. 
1km Swim 
21km Mountain Bike
10km Trail Run 

(NEW) Kids and Family Events










The Back Paddock Off Road Challenge team want to make the event an affordable experience for the whole family especially because the courses have all age groups in mind. 

We are super stoked to announce this year we will have kids individual disciplines for those aspiring young athletes in the family. If your child is a little nervous, we also have options for a registered guardian to join them on the bike and/or run for support. These kids events are designed as an introduction to multi-sport and no times will be taken. This is about participation and fun and the kids will get a medal!

Distances - 7 - 14 years. Can be accompanied by one registered adult. 
1.30pm    3km Mountain Bike
2.30pm    2.5km Walk/Run


Early bird prices apply. Price increase on 1 July 2021. Please click on appropriate event (on the right) for pricing. All registrations will incur an online registration fee (5% + $1 NZD). If registering for a Duathlon or Triathlon distance a Triathlon NZ one day licence fee will apply for those who are not members of Triathlon NZ (TRIBE). Entries for this event will be limited, so don't miss out, get your entry in early. If not sold out, entries will close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 6 October, 2021.


Course Maps (please click on apppropriate map below)
500m Swim map
1km Swim Map
Trail Run Course
MTB Course 

Entry to this event includes: 

Race Bib (except solo swimmers)
Finishers medal (all distances - including kids events)
Medical support/assistance
Aid stations with water, electrolyte sports drink and nutrition plus toilets and first aid
Post-event recovery area at the finish

Kids will also receive medals
All registered finishers will have full access to hospitality area at finish line with complimentary hot food and a drink. 
Food is also available for supporters and can be purchased separately.
Loads of sponsor giveaways and spot prizes.


Event Schedule 17 October 2021

9am – Registration open for all events 
9am – Transition open for bike racking (Duathlon and Triathlon only)
10.15am – Race briefing Short and Long Distance Triathlon
10.30am - Start Short and Long Distance Triathlon (Wave Starts)
10.45am - Race briefing for Individual Disciplines and Aquathlon
11am - Start Individual Disciplines (Swim, MTB and Trail Run) and Aquathlon
11.15am - Race briefing Short and Long Distance Duathlon
11.30am - Start Short and Long Distance Duathlon (Wave Starts)
1.30pm - Start Kids/Family 3km Mountain Bike
2.30pm - Start Kids/Family 2.5km Trail run
3pm  -  Course closed
3pm (approx) -  Prizegiving    

Please note details for the all events including maps are subject to change and will be updated accordingly

Accommodation 
Basic camping is available at Backpaddock Lakes for those that get in quick. Please book direct with Backpaddock Lakes.
Check out www.backpaddocklakes.co.nz HERE.

Covid 19
Full event health and safety plans are in place along with a full Covid Activation Plan including contact tracing, QR codes, hand sanitiser at the event. Back Paddock Off Road Challenge will only be held in Alert Level 1. In the case of Alert Level 2 or higher the event will be either be postponed (if a suitable date is available) or your entry will be transferred to the 2022 date. If this is not convenient a refund, less an administration fee, will be available.

So get involved and register today!


 






 Event information
Sunday, 17 October 2021
Central Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
See map below
Registration closes 6 October 2021 11:59 PM
https://backpaddockoffroadchallenge.co.nz/
32 km
Starts at 10:30 AM

Triathlon NZ Member: Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $125.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $155.00 + fee
Triathlon NZ Non Member: Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $135.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $165.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
19.5 km
Starts at 10:30 AM

Triathlon NZ Member: Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $95.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $125.00 + fee
Triathlon NZ Non Member: Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $105.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $135.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
32 km
Starts at 10:30 AM

Price per team
Through Jun 30, 2021 $165.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $195.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5%
19.5 km
Starts at 10:30 AM

Price per team
Through Jun 30, 2021 $120.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $150.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5%
31 km
Starts at 11:30 AM

Triathlon NZ Member: Price per participant
Through Sep 17, 2021 $85.00 + fee
From Sep 18, 2021 $100.00 + fee
Triathlon NZ Non Member: Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $90.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $105.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
12 km
Starts at 11:30 AM

Triathlon NZ Member: Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $65.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $85.00 + fee
Triathlon NZ Non Member: Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $70.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $90.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
31 km
Starts at 11:30 AM

Price per team
Through Jun 30, 2021 $100.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $120.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5%
12 km
Starts at 11:30 AM

Price per team
Through Jun 30, 2021 $75.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $95.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5%
11 km
Starts at 11:00 AM

Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $75.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $105.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
500 meters
Starts at 11:00 AM

Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $40.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $55.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
1 km
Starts at 11:00 AM

Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $55.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $75.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
7 km
Starts at 11:00 AM

Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $40.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $55.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
21 km
Starts at 11:00 AM

Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $55.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $75.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
5 km
Starts at 11:00 AM

Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $40.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $55.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
10 km
Starts at 11:00 AM

Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $55.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $75.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
3 km
Starts at 1:30 PM

Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $15.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $25.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant
2.5 km
Starts at 2:30 PM

Price per participant
Through Jun 30, 2021 $15.00 + fee
From Jul 1, 2021 $25.00 + fee
Fee: $1.00 + 5% per participant

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Platinum Homes Back Paddock Off Road Challenge 2021

  • Central Hawke's Bay
  • New Zealand

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