IRONMĀORI TOA

DATE & LOCATION

Saturday 3 December 2022

Hawke’s Bay (Te Matau-a-Māui), New Zealand (Aoteroa).

Swim Course: 4 Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier.

Finish Line Vicinity: Napier Soundshell- 70 Marine Parade, Napier.

 

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Event Info

Date: Saturday 3 December 2022

 Event Location: Te Matau-a-Māui (Hawke’s Bay), Aoteroa (New Zealand)

  • Swim Course: 4 Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier.
  • Finish Line Vicinity: Napier Soundshell- 70 Marine Parade, Napier.

 Distance: Full Distance Triathlon consisting of-

  • 3.8KM Ocean Swim
  • 180KM Cycle
  • 42.2KM Run

*Individual Entry Only (Athlete completes all Three Disciplines)

Swim Course

The 2-Lap course is located in the sheltered bay of Ahuriri, and sees swimmers stay closer to the shoreline, meaning less exposure to the weather and better swim conditions.

Cycle Course

The fast and flat 3-Lap course starts by heading along the Napier Marine Parade, out towards Clifton. To keep your mind occupied, there are breath taking views through the entirety of the course of both the east coast and Te Mata O Rongokako (Te Mata Peak).

Run Course

The 4-Lap course will be based along the Napier Marine Parade pathway. You will be able to enjoy the ocean views, and coastline from Te Kauwae-a-Māui (Cape Kidnappers) right around to the Mahia Peninsula.

 

Event Pricing

Individual Entry (18+):

  • $1000 plus 8% online registration fee (Saturday 20 November 2021 until Monday 28 February 2022- 11:59PM)
  • $1100 plus 8% online registration fee (Tuesday 1 March 2022 until Tuesday 31 May 2022- 11:59PM)
  • $1200 plus 8% online registration fee (Tuesday 31 May 2022 until Online Registrations Close)
Registration

Saturday 20 November 2021, 8:00AM to Monday 28 February 2022, 11:59pm:

  • Individual Entry (18 years +): $1000 (Excludes Online Registration Fee)

Tuesday 1 March 2022, 12:00AM to Tuesday 31 May 2022, 11:59PM:

  • Individual Entry (18 years +): $1100 (Excludes Online Registration Fee)

Wednesday 1 June 2022, 12:00AM until Registrations Close:

  • Individual Entry (18 years +): $1200 (Excludes Online Registration Fee)

Event Timetable

Wednesday 30 November 2022: Powhiri (Welcome)/Blessing of Pounamu (Whanau are welcome to attend with you).

Thursday 1 December 2022: Registration Sign In/Race Pack Collection held at the Napier Conference Centre and War Memorial (Marine Parade)

Friday 2 December 2022: Drop off Race Packs/Rack Bikes (Hardinge Road/Ahuriri)

Saturday 3 December 2022: Event Day

 

 *Details are currently being reviewed by IRONMᾹORI Event Organisers, and will be provided in the coming weeks.

Age Categories

Details are currently being reviewed by IRONMᾹORI Event Organisers, and will be provided in the coming weeks.

FAQ
  1. Question: Can I register as a team?

 Answer: No, as an Individual only (18+ Year’s)

 

  1. Are there still entries available to register?

 Answer: Yes, you are still able to register. Entries are flowing in steadily.

 

  1. Question: Do I have to be Māori to enter?

 Answer: No, we welcome all ethnicities, genders, ages 18+.

 

  1. Can I pay monthly instalments?

 Answer: We are currently working through the logistics of this payment scheme with our new registration site and will keep you updated, should this be implemented.

 

  1. What is the TOA Event Schedule?

Answer:

  • Wednesday 30 November 2022: Powhiri (Welcome)/Blessing of Pounamu (Whanau are welcome to attend with you).
  • Thursday 1 December 2022: Registration Sign In/Race Pack Collection held at the Napier Conference Centre and War Memorial (Marine Parade)
  • Friday 2 December 2022: Drop off Race Packs/Rack Bikes (Hardinge Road/Ahuriri)
  • Saturday 3 December 2022: Event Day.
  • Swim commences at Hardinge Road, leave on Bike and will not return to this location.
  • Bike heads out towards Clifton- back, Lawn Road then back to Tennyson Street Roundabout by Napier Soundshell (3 Laps), transition close to Napier Soundshell.
  • Run along Marine Parade Walkway, 4 laps
  • Finish Line Vicinity at Napier Soundshell.

 

  1. Will there be a swim course to suit the less confident- closer to shore?

 Answer: No, we need to be at peace with Tangaroa and Hinemoana (Gods of the sea).  Practice, Practice Practice is the only way to overcome this. 

But I am scared of being swum over, how can you mitigate this?

Answer: As an indigenous event, we embrace Aroha (empathy for one another), whanaungatanga (kinship), manaakitanga (looking after each other) and common courtesy. Swimming over the top of someone not only breaches our values but is very dangerous. An automatic disqualification will be given to anyone who swims over another athlete. 

 

  1. Do I need to be Vaccinated to compete in this event?

 Answer: If the New Zealand Government issues this as being mandatory for the triathlon events sector. This event will require all participants to be fully vaccinated and provide evidence of vaccination through a vaccine passport/certificate as a condition of entry.

 

  1. What if I am no longer able to make the event? Am I able to request a refund?

Answer: If you cannot participate in the 2022 IRONMᾹORI Toa Event for any reason, a refund of 50% of the registration fee will be available in accordance with the below stated Athlete Withdrawal date only. An administration fee of $150 (NZD) will be deducted from the refund being provided.

All refund requests must be submitted by 30th June 2022 11:59pm (NZST). There will be no refunds for athlete withdrawals after this date.

Requests for refunds must be notified to the organiser in writing via email at info@ironmaori.co.nz

Where eligible, please allow up to 30 business days for your refund to be processed.

The refund will be automatically issued to the credit card originally used to pay for the registration.

After the stipulated dates, entry fees are non-refundable for withdrawals initiated by the athlete.

For further details regarding the Refund Policy, please refer to our Event Waiver.

 

  1. If Covid-19 stops the event from going ahead, what will happen to my entry?

Answer: Where achievable, IRONMᾹORI TOA 2022 will be rescheduled. If this occurs all registered athletes for the IRONMᾹORI TOA 2022 will have their current registration automatically transferred (and any additional purchases) to the new event date. IRONMᾹORI will provide as much notice as possible, when making this decision.

Due to reasons out of IRONMᾹORI’s control, and the 2022 Event is Cancelled. All registered athletes for the IRONMᾹORI TOA 2022 will have their current registration automatically transferred (and any additional purchases) to the new event date for December 2023.

In the circumstance stipulated above, there will be no refund provided for the athlete’s registration fee (or any portion of) or any other costs incurred in connection with the event.

 

  1. What will happen to my registration fee if I am unable to make the date I have automatically been transferred to?

Answer: Athletes will be given a limited time frame to alternatively take an Event Credit to the value of their entry fee (including additional purchases).  This Event Credit can be used on any IRONMᾹORI Events for the following year.

 

  1. What if I am unable to make the event due to Border Restrictions or implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Answer: It is each athlete’s individual responsibility to ensure they can attend the event location on the event date.

A refund will not be provided to athletes unable to attend due to border restrictions.

Impacted athletes will be contacted and given a limited time opportunity to defer their entry to the following year.

 

  1. What if I have already registered, and the event then becomes Vaccine Mandated? What will happen to my registration if I choose to not to get?

 Answer: If we are forced to make TOA Vaccine Mandated as per the New Zealand Governments guidelines, all registered athletes will receive a formal email. In the email it will provide what options are available to you, and the timeframe you have to make your decision.

 

  1. What are the Cut off times?

Answer: You have 17 hours to complete this amazing event.  Start time for this event will be at 6.30am and close at 11.30pm

  • Swim Course Cut Off: 2 hours 20 minutes from start time to complete course.
  • Cycle Cut Off: 8 hours 10 minutes  to complete course. You will need to have reached 145km mark of your cycle by 3.00pm
  • Run Cut Off:. You will need to be at the 30km mark of your run by 9.30pm

 

  1. What if I don’t make Cut off times?

Answer: One of our empathetic officials will unfortunately inform you that you are unable to continue your day.  It is highly likely that you will be given the biggest hug and much comfort by this official as well.  Why do you have cut offs?  Health and Safety is paramount, and these times are in place to ensure you can complete this event as safely as possible.  Cut off times are not negotiable at any stage of the event.

 

  1. When will the Course Maps/Directions be made available?

Answer:  We hope to have these updated to the website within the next few weeks.

 

  1. How many Laps is the Run Course going to be?

Answer: 4 Laps

 

  1. Will I still receive a finishers medal if I do not finish?

Answer: Unfortunately, No, this is not negotiable. This event is a Full Distance Triathlon and requires you to make a dedicated commitment to your training, your nutrition, and your overall well-being. Please ensure you take your whole whanau along with you in this memorable journey.

 

  1. Do I have to swim in a wetsuit, goggles, and a swim cap?

Answer:  Yes, wetsuits are compulsory, as are goggles and the swim cap (provided by us)

 

  1. Do I need a New Bike, Wetsuit, Shoes?

 Answer: No, work to your budget. “You can have all the gears but no idea”

Put money away each week if you do want to purchase a good pair of running shoes etc, but you do not need to by expensive gear.

 

  1. Are we allowed to Draft on the Bike Course? What is the penalty if we are caught Drafting?

Answer: No. We will have officials on motorbikes who will be enforcing this rule. Penalty Stations will be along the cycle course. Officials will hold up signs at penalty stations, with participants race numbers that have breached the rules by drafting. You will be asked to wait 3mins. Should you argue or try to negotiate the breach, your time will not start until you have accepted the penalty. It is best to abide by the officials and take time to embrace the beautiful landscapes of Ngati Kahungunu. Given that our great chief Kahungunu, was a man who was known for being a great gatherer of kai (food), we will allow you to consume kai and Inu (liquids) whilst in the penalty box. You will be allowed to use the wharepaku AFTER your penalty time is completed, not during your penalty as we consider that an advantage.

 

  1. Do I need a coach?

 Answer: Not necessarily. If you have the finances and have not competed in a Full Triathlon Distance Event and want that one-on-one guidance, then yes this would be a good option for you.

However, if you do not have the finances, we recommend training with like-minded people, meaning others that train for Triathlons Events.

 Other good sources to assist with your training are:

  • “Don Think”: Book
  • Search for Training Programs online

IRONMᾹORI will continue to provide informative Lives and give personal insights into their own Full Distance Triathlon journeys- regarding training, gear & equipment, and nutrition.

 

  1. Will there be a Training Camp for this event?

 Answer: Yes, this will be held early October 2022

 

  1. When/Where will this occur?

 Answer:  October 23-26, 2022, Ahuriri (Napier). This will be Hawke’s Bay anniversary weekend.

 

  1. How to I register for this Training Camp?

 Answer:  A post will go out in early September 2022, and you will be able to register online for this via our website in September.

 

  1. What is the Cost of this Training Camp?

 Answer:  This is yet to be determined.  You will need to take care of your own accommodation, and travel to Ahuriri.

 

  1. What Happens at the Training Camp?

 Answer: We will swim, cycle, run/walk over the course.  We will also have dinner together on Saturday and Sunday evening (this will be included in your camp fee). Here we will share much info about many things to help you cross the finish line…  Our camps are amazing purely because of the whanaungatanga shared, ask anyone who has been to a TOA camp, its more than a training camp.

 

 

 

Payment Plan

IRONMORI TOA Payment Plan 1:

Available and Valid from: Wednesday 1 December 2021- 8:00AM to Monday 28 February 2022- 11:59PM

3 x Monthly Payments on the 14th of each month:

When registering you will be required to pay a deposit of $333.33 (Excludes online registration fee).

  • First Payment 14 December 2021- $222.22
  • Second Payment 14 January 2022- $222.22
  • Final Payment 14 February 2022- $222.23

The Payment Plan is subject to the following Terms and Conditions:

All THREE Instalments must be paid for the Athlete to be considered as a ‘Registered Race Entry’ for 2022.

Athletes will not be eligible for a Withdrawal/Refund (50% of Registration Fee) until Full Payment has been made. Athletes must apply for a Refund before 30 June 2022.

 

IRONMORI TOA Payment Plan 2:

Available and Valid from: Tuesday 1 March 2022- 8:00AM to Tuesday 31 May 2022- 11:59PM

3 x Monthly Payments 

  • First Payment March 2022
  • Second Payment April 2022
  • Final Payment May 2022

The Payment Plan is subject to the following Terms and Conditions:

All THREE Instalments must be paid for the Athlete to be considered as a ‘Registered Race Entry’ for 2022.

Athletes will not be eligible for a Withdrawal/Refund (50% of Registration Fee) until Full Payment has been made. Athletes must apply for a Refund before 30 June 2022.