Starts in Whitianga at 7.45am and finishes back in Whitianga. This race is for professional and semi professional riders who are likely to complete the Flight Centre K2 course in less than 5.40 hours. Total 192km.
Starts in Whitianga at 8.00am and finishes back in Whitianga. This race is for the weekend warriers and recreational riders. Total 192km.
Note there will be an early start at 6.00am for slower riders expecting to take 9 hours or more.
Starts in Thames at 11.30am and finishes in Whitianga, a total distance of 96km.
Starts in Thames at 12.00pm and finishes in Whitianga, a total distance of 96km.
Starts in Tairua at 9.30am and finishes in Whitianga, a total distance of 43km.
The Elite Men will race the Flight Centre K2 course in a separate start, 15 minutes before the rest of the field.
The Elite Women will race the Cervelo K1 and start 30 minutes before the rest of the field.
This years race will recognise the following categories in both Mens and Womens.
o Open Men and Open Women
o Under 23
The prize pool will be announced 2 months prior to the event.
There will be an additional prize money of $1,000 for setting a new course record on the Flight Centre K2 course. The current record is 5:02:34 set by Jeremy Yates in 2008.
The Flight Centre K2 is a tough race with a number of significant climbs. We would recommend that you get some training in on the course prior to the big day.
The event is open to individuals, tandem riders and relay teams of 2.
The race is limited to riders of 18 and over.