The event will begin at the Tairua Surf Life Saving Club reserve, where competitors will make their way up Tairua’s Mount Paku reaching the summit trig point (approx 3.0km climb and 3km decent).
Competitors will then descend to the Paku Wharf where they enter the water and swim across to Pauanui beach.
As competitors exit the water (200- 400m swim) they will embark on a 3km stretch of golden white, hard sand run. Competitors will then navigate their way up the coastal track (max. elevation of 993.5 ft) with a steep climb to the trig point of Mount Pauanui. As competitors reach this peak, a turn around is made to head back to where they have come from. A final swim is required to cross back to Tairua with a run to the finish line at the Marina Bar and Grill.
Total course distances:
How to enter
All entries need to be completed online through the Peak to Peak website. Online entries open 1st of September 2019. Online entries will close midnight 10th of January 2020. You can register on the morning of the event but we discourage this to avoid further hassle on race day. All competitors need to check in to the registration tent prior to the race before 7:30am on the 11th of January. Here athletes will receive their race pack. A race briefing will be given at 7:45am for all competitors. A mass start will begin at 8am – this includes individuals, teams, short and long haul competitors.