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1/09/2015 10:03:22 p.m.

2015 PEAK TO PEAK LEADING EDGE WINTER MULTISPORT RACE

 
Event date: Saturday 1st Aug 2015
The event traditionally takes place on the week end after the second term's school holidays, but this year is a week later.

The Concept
An event to link the two ski mountains in Queenstown.

Individuals and teams of two to five people race by ski/ snowboard, mountain bike, kayak, foot and road bike from the top of the Remarkables Ski Area to Coronet Peak.

The course encompasses snow covered mountains, steep gravelled and tarmac ski field access roads, State Highways and tarmac rural roads, public reserve, public walking / cycling tracks, and Lake Wakatipu.
The event will generally be held in all conditions.

Divisions:
Individuals: Men / Women - Open, Vet, and Junior
Teams: Open / Business / Vet / School / Mixed

Tour de Wakatipu Online Entry

The Race
Stage 1: Ski/Board 2km
High on the Remarkables Ski Area. A mass start – run down to skis. Actual start determined by snow cover

Stage 2: Mtn Bike 17km
Down Remarkables road to Frankton Beach

Stage 3: Paddle 7km
Frankton Beach to Queenstown Bay

Stage 4: Run 9km
From Queenstown Beach, through town and out to Coronet Alpine Hotel

Stage 5: Bike 9km
From Coronet Alpine Hotel to the finish at the Coronet Peak Ski Area base

Registration / Race Briefing / Prize Giving:
Registration at Torpedo 7 Queenstown from 6 to 7pm Friday 31st July for bib collection and race pack.
For those from out of town it is also available at Remarkables Ski Area strictly from 10am to 11am on the 1st Aug.
Race briefing at 11.15am at the Remarkables ski Field on the 1st Aug also.
Prize giving at Coronet Peak.

Trophies for: 1st Individual Male, 1st Individual Female, 1st Vet Male, 1st Open Team, and 1st Vet Team. Prizes for 1st place getters, 2nd place getters (when field of more than 7 in category) and third (when field of more than 10 in category), and spot prizes.

How to Enter: Click below to enter online.
or download and complete an entry form and return with entry fee to:
Peak to Peak, P.O. Box 410, Queenstown.

Entry fee
Individual: $60
Team of 2: $120
Team of 3: $150
Team of 4: $180
Team of 5: $200
School team: $120 (a school team consists of students up to 18yrs old). Contact us for this special rate.

Late entries on the day, add $10 for an individual and $20 for a team.
All costs on this web site are in New Zealand dollars.
Confirmation of entry and a full briefing sheet will be sent on to email address only.

Reserve Day
If severe weather conditions on the scheduled event day precludes us from staging the event, we will stage the event on the following day. In case of a postponement, all race timings will remain the same.

Listen to your local radio for event day cancellations or call our office for the latest details: 0274 967 530

Cancellations/Refunds/Reserve day
There will be a refund of 50% up until two weeks prior to the event, and upon notification to the organisers. No refund will be paid for any withdrawals made after this date. There will be no roll over of withdrawn entries to the next year’s event.
If the reserve day should be cancelled due to weather conditions or other circumstances (such as clash with another event) there will be no refunds.

Selling / Swapping Entries & Changes
Competitors may on sell their entry. However no swap over of entries to another person can be accepted prior to notifying the organisers. If racing under someone’s else’s name, you will be disqualified and be ineligible to receive any merit or spot prizes. It is also a safety issue should you be involved in an accident.

Information and Rules: (download the full briefing sheet for all rules and information)
Ski: Competitors must be wearing a helmet (a normal snow helmet, bike helmets also accepted). Competitors must arrange for ski equipment to be brought down off the Remarkables. Note: competitors must go on the chairlift immediately after the briefing, before 11.45am.
Kayak: Kayaks may be dropped at Frankton Beach, with security from 9.30am. Life jackets must be worn on paddle section. Boats must have buoyancy installed. Helmets not required
Bike: Any bike may be used for Stage 5 up to Coronet Peak
Bibs: Non return of bibs will incur a $30 charge
Support Crew: Limited to 2 cars per individual/team. Snow chains recommended. NO Stopping on highways to assist/watch competitors, and restricted stopping (only in Chain Bays) on Coronet Peak access road. Please drive with care and safety at all times

Waiver:
All entrants will must sign a waiver which declares
1. We agree to comply with the rules and event instructions of the element Peak to Peak and enter at our own risk
2. We agree any photographs/ videos taken may be used for media and promotional purposes
3. We agree to the event organiser collecting the personal data provided above, retaining and using these details for the purpose of event administration and notification of future similar events (given in accordance of the Privacy Act 1993).