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2019 Challenge Wanaka Triathlon

The world's most scenic iron distance triathlon (226km), set against the stunning lake and mountain backdrop of the Mount Aspiring National Park in New Zealand's South Island.

Described by athletes as one of the best events on the international circuit, Challenge Wanaka’s terrain, remoteness and honesty of the course makes it one of the most memorable.

Athletes from around the world come to Wanaka every year to test themselves over 226k of swimming, biking and running through Wanaka’s stunning surrounds.

Challenge Wanaka is a celebration of human endurance with combined triathlon events of shorter lengths for everyone from professional to local youngsters.

Combine racing or supporting friends or family accepting the Challenge Wanaka challenge with luxury accommodation from Release Wanaka and your choice of hand selected local experiences and adventure activities.

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  • "I just wanted to say a special thank you for everything you have done to help our wedding and family time be so enjoyable and special. We all had such an amazing time at Horseshoe Bend (despite the rain) and no one wanted to go home! Thank you for helping things get set up and run so smoothly, you truly have made it so easy. Thank you for sharing in our excitement too!"

    Libby & Tom, New Zealand

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