Race Information

Te Rima Multisport Challenge

Te Rima Multisport Challenge

Major Sponsor Yakima Roof Racks

Start: 8.30 am Saturday 3rd November 2019

Race start: Opua Beachfront

Leg 1:  Swim 1.0 km 

2 x 500m box section swim in the bay, this allows participation section to share swim,competition section must complete whole leg.

Leg 1 and 2 map >>

Leg 2:  Run 10.0 km

Opua to Kawakawa Rugby Club, from and through the marina onto the Pou Herenga (Twin coast) Cycle trail.

Leg 3: Cycle 79 km (Mountain bike)

From Kawakawa Rugby Club via the Twin Coast cycleway, through Kawakawa township, continuing on the cycleway to Kaikohe continue through to Imms Rd, Turn left at Imms to a big down hill and at the bottom over the bridge back onto the Pou Herenga Cycleway to transition at Horeke Wharf.
**** all Riders will start 10am ****

Leg 3 map >>

Leg 4: Kayak (Waka Ama, SUP option) 10.6km

Horeke Wharf to Rawene Boat Ramp
***** Must be on water no later than 4pm *****

Leg 4 and 5 map >>

Leg 5: Run 1.0 km

From Boat ramp through to boardwalks finishing at Rawene School



Medical Conditions and Treatment

All competitors with existing medical conditions that may affect them during the Challenge must notify officials in writing before the Challenge begins. The official doctor or any other Challenge official shall have the absolute right to withdraw any competitor they consider unfit to continue. Participation in the Challenge constitutes consent by each competitor to receiving any medical attention that organisers or officials may consider necessary or desirable in the case of apparent illness, injury or accident.


No refunds will be issued for withdrawals; however, under exceptional circumstances and at the race director’s discretion, an entry may be deferred to the following year.   Please contact the race organisers for more information.


There will be no refunds.  However, at the discretion of the race director, an entry may be deferred to the following year.

Event cancellation or change of course

In the event of any ‘Act of God’ causing a cancellation of the event, the total entry fee is non-refundable.  The event may take place in all weather; however, a course change may be made at the discretion of the race director.  This decision will be made in the case of poor weather or other circumstances beyond the control of the event manager and associated organisers.

Race Number

Competitors must wear the issued bib in all stages of the race and it must be clearly visible at all times. Bibs must be worn on top of all garments and other equipment (e.g., life jacket, water pack, windproof jacket, etc.). The wearing of a bib with the number partly or wholly obscured will result in the competitor or the competitor’s team being disqualified. Team members must not remove numbers until they are inside the transition area. Kayak stickers are compulsory.

Mountain Bike Stage

Competitors on any bike stage may use any type of road bike/mountain bike except recumbent. No pods or fairings are allowed. Competitors must obey the road code at all times. All competitors must dismount their bikes before entering transition areas. All competitors must make their own repairs; no outside help is permitted. Competitors should have bunch-riding experience. Bike helmets must be worn in all bike stages, and must be NZ Safety Standards approved or USA Z 90.4 Standard.

Run Stage

For safety reasons, watch for other track users, and participants, both run sections use public road (that are not closed) check and ensure your safety and others.

Rubbish must not be dropped on any of the run courses, any competitors found littering will result in disqualification / penalties.

Swim Stage

Competitors should be competent swimmers, and be able to sea swim, using sighting skills and be competent in sea conditions. However our swim course is set up along the shoreline so those who aren’t confident swimmers can stand at any time. Water marshalls will be on course. Wetsuits can be worn. Swim caps must be worn. Swim Marshall and Rescue crews will be in place.

Kayak Stage

Competitors should be competent paddlers to a minimum Grade 1 standard, be water confident and capable of self-rescue. Competitors must wear approved helmets and buoyancy vests, and display a kayak sticker. It is recommended a full set of polypropylene and booties are worn. Competitors will not be allowed to change kayaks during this stage. All kayaks must contain some form of floatation e.g. airbags & all kayaks must have front tow loops. The committee strongly recommend that competitors paddle this sea/ river section prior to race day. Swim Marshall and Rescue crews will be in place.

Cut Off Point

All competitors must be in kayaks and on the water at by 4pm. Due to operational and safety requirements, competitors will not be allowed on water after the cut-off time. All competitors will be directed to Rawene and can complete Leg 5.

Cycle Leg : all team riders will start at 9am

Transitions/Supplies For Competitors

Nutritional requirements can only be given to competitors between stages in transition areas. Water and some supplies will be supplied at aid stations on both the run and cycle stage.

Road Closures

The cycle sections and run sections will be on public roads you must obey all road rules.  We will try to limit vehicles on course but authorised safety and news media vehicles will be allowed. Competitors must be aware that the road closure applies to non residents within the closed section but the race organisers have no control over anyone who chooses to disobey the road closure so competitors must still be alert for unauthorised users.

All supporters and spectators must not use the cycleway at all. Only two crew supporters per individual competitor and one per team will be permitted in transition areas.

No Pacing

Competitors are not permitted to receive any form of pacing at any time during the event.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be in place at all transitions, key points on both run legs (approximately halfway).  About every 20km on the cycle legs.

Injuries and Replacements

A team member may be replaced before the start of the Challenge provided written notification is given to the organisers.  Should a team member not finish a stage, the team will be allowed to complete the course but not qualify as a finisher, therefore being ineligible for placing prizes.  The race bib must still be worn and the timekeeping marshal must be told.


Any competitor who intentionally drops rubbish on any stage will be disqualified.


All lost property will be taken to the race finish and if not claimed it will be kept for six weeks then given away.  Contingency plans have been designed in case of inclement conditions. Competitors and support crews will be informed of any changes at the full race briefing.  It is the competitor’s responsibility to have safe equipment and the Race Director strongly advises all entrants to have their equipment serviced and checked by a qualified technician before the race.

Competitors can only enter once, in one team for the Te Rima Multisport Challenge. Unless prior arrangement with the race committee/director has been made.

Entrants cannot change their structure of entry any time after the entry closure date. For e.g. Joe Blogs entered as an individual then on race briefing night decides to form a two person team. This cannot happen unless one week’s notice has been made to the Race Director. Even then the decision is at the Race Director’s discretion.

It is permissible to change the order in which your original team was entered, with notification to the race committee prior to the start of the race.

Assistance to Other Competitors

In an emergency situation competitors must render assistance to any other competitor and alert safety personal of the situation.


All participants receive race “goodies” as part of their race entry, these are supplied by sponsors and the race management does not guarantee that all will receive sponsors products due to supplied amounts. All event shirts will be supplied as ordered.

Promotional Material  

Participation in the Te Rima Multisport Challenge constitutes consent by each competitor to each competitor’s name, and photos and/or videos of competitors, being taken and used by the organisers, officials and sponsors for promotional purposes.

Following Instructions

All competitors must follow all instructions of organisers and officials including medics, and the judges’ / race directors decision on any matter is final.

Alternate Course

If on the day due weather the swim and or kayak sections need to be altered or changed, it will be at the discretion of the race director and advisory panel.

Change to swim course only : kayak / waka ama / sup will start from Opua to Tirohanga Stream,

If Kayak has to be cancelled, the Cycle will start from Opua using the twin coast cycleway.


Will be on site at key points from Friday night. Kayak can be made after 5pm on Friday the 27th.

Designated Swimmer

Will will introduce the “designated swimmer” for those of us who don’t like to swim but the rest of the event appeals, we have a nominated person and his/her time will be added to yours , this allowing you to continue on your challenge and participate. This is for the participant section of Te Rima Multisport Challenge only.

No Cell Phone Reception

On some parts of the course between Moerewa and Kaikohe (Ngapipitoa Rd) and Kaikohe and Horeke there is no cell phone coverage zones, our event team will have satellite phones for emergency use only.

Support Crew Access

No vehicle access for support crews on Imms Rd, Harrisons Farm, Mangataraire Rd and the gravel Section of Horeke Road upto the transition at the corner of Horeke Road and Rangiahua Road.

Major Sponsor Yakima Roof Racks