Challenge Wanaka team create New Multisport event
The Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka Team announced a brand new event for 2020. The team have been looking to introduce a multisport event to the line-up and with the date of 28thMarch becoming available, they felt this was the perfect year to achieve this goal. The multisport event will feature a Kayak on the braided Matukituki River, 35km mountain bike and a 15km trail run.
Dougal Allen kayaking - Image credit Radix Nutrition
“The Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka Multi is an exciting new edition to our 2020 programme,” commented Bill Roxburgh, Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka Race Director. “We believe there is a strong and committed group of athletes who would love to compete offroad in our beautiful Wanaka area and are keen to bring even more of Wanaka’s magical landscape and terrain to our competitors. We will be working hard in the coming months to set this up as there is a short lead in time, but we are confident with Bill Godsall as Event Director and our dedicated team we can create an amazing event.”
Full course details are being finalised and will be available soon on www.Challenge-Wanaka.com and announced via the Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka social media channels. The race will also hold the prestige of being the 2020 New Zealand Multisport Nationals. Entries will be open from midnight 1st February via the website and the event will cater for individuals, 2 and 3 person teams and tandem teams. Tandem kayaks will be available for hire with more details to follow. Individual kayakers and the lead kayaker in the tandem teams will need a Grade 2 kayaking certificate.
Registration will take place in Wanaka on Friday 27th March from 4pm – 7pm. The race will start at 8am on the Saturday morning, with the last competitor predicted to finish by 5pm for the Prizegiving. Entries will be limited and pricing announced on the 1st February.
“It’s a hugely exciting prospect to see a multisport event revisit the perfect arena on offer around Wanaka,” commented local multisport legend Dougal Allen, current Kathmandu Coast to Coast World Multisport Champion and course record holder for the Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka. “I’m thrilled to see the team behind Challenge Wanaka bringing their passion, professionalism and experience into running the event and have every reason to believe it will be an unforgettable weekend for those involved.”
“The Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka team are always looking to help introduce people to our sports, so we will be looking to run an entry level multisport event in our 2021 festival as well as carrying on bringing you the Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka Multi,” said Roxburgh.