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                                 Lake Kaniere Scenic Triathlon Information and Rules
   
                                              The Lake Kaniere Scenic Triathlon - Saturday 3rd March 2017

  Race Information, Rules and Notification

  Where possible entrants will be notified by email of their acceptance.
  Entries will be taken until the 23rd of Febuary. Late entries taken till the 1st of March will
  incurr an extra fee of $15.

  Registration pickup is on and at;

  1st March - 5.00-7.00pm Friday night at the kiosk outside the iSite, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika.
  2 March - 7.00am-9.00am Saturday morning opposite GAS (Kaniere Motors).

  In The Case of Cancellation of the Event.

  Notification will be sent out at or before 12 noon 2nd of March 2018.
  The cancellation will be through Facebook and this website (please refresh your browser) and if
  uncertain call (03) 7554099 or e-mail lakekanieretri.co.nz.
  If the event has to be cancelled Entries will be fully refunded.
  Please keep your e-mail addresses current for the Lake Kaniere Scenic Triathlon this can be an option.
  This helps the Committee communicate with you.
  The notification if the event needs to be cancelled will be in the box immediately below!




 
  Setting Up


  Cycles and kayaks must be in place by 9am Saturday. As some parts of the road are narrow, we operate a one way system around the lake.
  Motorists dropping kayaks to Geologists Creek should take the road through Kokatahi to the top end of Lake Kaniere. Vehicles can then
  continue on along the Dorothy Falls Road to Hans Bay.
      
  Race Brief

  9.45am at Hans Bay for individuals, runners, cyclists and swimmers. Kayakers will be briefed at their start point.
  Start Time
  All events (Kayak Tri, Swim Tri and Duathlon) all start at 10.00 am.

  Course Description (note all distances are approximate)

  Kayak Tri * See "DEFINITION ON TYPES OF WATERCRAFT BELOW*"
  The run starts at Hans Bay and follows Dorothy Falls Road to opposite the entrance/exit of the Lake Kaniere Walkway (Mt Upright).
  There  will be a marshall there with a marker, around which you will turn, then you will continue running north back along the road and use  
  the earlier Geologists Creek gateway entry to run down to the kayak leg - the run is now 11.1km (approx).  
  An aerial of part of the run section is available here>>.
  The kayak leg now follows the lake edge. As a safety measure, all kayakers are to paddle within 50 metres of the lake shore to the exit
  point close to the run start. The kayak will now be approx 7.4 km. 
  Kayakers
  Any type of single surf ski or kayak is permitted. Life jacket or buoyancy aid MUST be worn. Kayaks must be scrubbed down before the
  race to prevent the spread of Didymo. Kayaks will be scrutinised at 9.00am at Geologists Creek.
  Runners
  The bike leg leaves near the lake transition point and follows the main road to Hokitika and finishes at Cass square.The bike is 20.2km.

  Swim Tri
  The swim starts near the first boat ramp and will be clearly marked. The swim will follow a triangular course in Hans Bay and finishes at an
  exit point from the lake, along a short chute to the start of the run. The swim will be 630 metres. An aerial of the swim course is available
  here
  The run follows a scenic course through the Waterrace Track to Wards Road and then along the road back to the run start point and the
  cycle transition. The run will be 10.2km.
  The bike leg leaves the transition point as before and follows the main road to Hokitika to finish at Cass square. The bike leg is 20.2km.

  DUATHLON
  The run starts at the main transition point at Hans Bay (note change) and now follows a a scenic course through the Waterrace Track to
  Wards Road and then along the road back to the start point and the cycle transition. The run will be 10.2 km.
  The bike leaves the main transition point at the lake and follows the main road to Hokitika to finish at Cass square. The bike leg is 20.2km.
  Race Numbers
  No number, no start. Numbers must be clearly visible on chest. Individuals may wear numbers under life jackets while canoeing.

  Runners
  Must be capable of running 11.1km in the Kayak Tri and 10.2km in the Swim Tri.

  Cyclists
  Any type of safe bicycle permitted. Cycle helmets MUST be worn.
  No drafting is allowed.

  Swimmers
  Swimmers must be aged 13 years as at the 4 March 2017 and be capable of swimming 630 metres.

  No Road Closure
  All roads will be open to traffic at all times. Please obey all road rules.

  Changeovers
  Relay changes are by touch of hand. Runners will be marshalled into 'team' and 'individual' chutes at the start of the kayak leg. At the
  completion of kayak leg, kayaks will be cleared by marshalls. Kayakers must remove life jackets and run through a chute for their time
  to be recorded.

  Finish Line
  On reaching the finish line at Cass square, cyclists must dismount and run through a short chute to the finish line.

  Assistants
  Assistants may only aid competitors by directing them to canoes or cycles – NO practical or physical assistance is permitted.
  KEEP OUT OF ROPED AREAS and stay clear of any changeover points. Take extreme care when driving back to Hokitika, especially at
  Butchers Hill, and one-way bridges (cyclists are still racing and have right-of-way).

  Red Cross and Marshalls
  These volunteers are there to help you should you need it. Please respect them.
  After Race Function
  Prizegiving will be held at Stumpers Bar and Cafe in Weld Street, Hokitika at 3.00pm.

  Spot Prizes
  To be eligible for Spot Prizes, you must put your race number in the marked box at the changeover areas or the finish line in Gibson Quay.
  To claim a prize, you must be present at the prize giving function.

  T-Shirts
  These locally printed, cotton T-shirts cost $25 each.

  Disqualification

  Failure to comply with any of the rules of the race OR follow directions of officials OR to complete the course as set out will result in
  disqualification. Disputes will be handled by the Triathlon Committee, whose decision is final.

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  *Types of Watercraft

  Types of Water Craft Permitted for the Lake Kaniere Scenic triathlon are Kayak, Canoe, single Waka, single Waka Ama, Surf ski,
  Standing Paddle board Your craft shall have a minimum of 20ltr buoyancy or sealed bulkheads, or in the case of Standup Paddle boards
  these already   have buoyancy built in these must have a leg rope. All craft shall be seaworthy, your craft including buoyancy vest and gear
  will be scrutinized before the section starts.
  All competitors shall wear a NZ/AUS approved Buoyancy vest at all times on the water Your craft must be paddled with a paddle, double
  ended or single ended, Waka and Waka Ama's are an exception.
  Waka and Waka Ama paddlers must only use one paddleWaka and Waka Ama paddlers must carry the regulation racing kit for their craft.
  Waka and Waka Ama paddlers must carry a baler if sit in, and have a skirt fitted if conditions are rough.
  Waka and Waka Ama paddlers must have a spare paddle and sometimes a tow rope will be requested depending on conditions
  All competitors if unable to self right and carry on after a tip out, must stay with their craft and signal for rescue with their paddle in the air.
  Lake Kaniere can sometimes be cold, it does happen, be prepared for hot, warm or cold weather so dress accordingly for the Kayak
  leg of the race.For kayaks it is wise to have a spray skirt if the weather is rough.
  At this time it is impossible to give Waka, Waka Ama and Standing Paddle boards a category due to not knowing how many of these craft
  will be attending. All competitors will be in for spot prizes and all times will be taken but for Waka, Waka Ama and stand up paddlers you
  are in the "kayak" section for now. The Kaniere Triathlon will pay attention to the numbers we get who use the type of craft making a
  new appearance and when numbers permit the craft will receive their own category. Any requests for the use of Water craft not in the
  list above will be considered on a case by case basis, feel free to ask. maitlands@xtra.co.nz

  2018 Course Map
Kakapotahi 2
Kakapotahi hope
Wards2 / Main Bush
Wards / main Bush
     
          Kayak Tri  Run     11.1 km
                             Kayak   7.4 km
                             Cycle  20.2 km

          Swim Tri   Swim   630 mtr
                             Run     10.2 km
                             Cycle  20.2 km

          Duathlon    Run     10.2 km
                             Cycle  20.2 km