Calendar Event: April 18, 2009

Moehau Multisport Races & Offroad Tri

Postby Melissa_Theuriau on Wed 8/Apr/09 11:47am

Moehau Multisport Races

The Moehau can only be described as one of the most spectacular challenges on the Multisport calendar. Set in the rugged Northern Coromandel Peninsula it is one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets and only 2-3 hours from Auckland.

The race is named after the highest point on the Coromandel Peninsula, Mount Moehau, 2,935 feet above the oceans that surround it.

The Moehau comprises of four events:

* The 124km Moehau Multisport Race

* The 66km Tokatea Multisport Race

* The 54km Moehau Off Road Tri

* The 52km Moehau Off Road Duathlon

The Multisport races include Sea kayaking, off road running and mountain biking, the Off Road Tri includes a sea swim, two mountain bike legs and off road run and the Duathlon includes two mountain bike legs with an off road run in between.

The Moehau Multisport race is a unique chance to circumnavigate the Coromandel Peninsula following the coastline from Coromandel Township, through Port Charles, Port Jackson, Colville and back to Coromandel. The coastal run between Port Charles and Jackson must be one of the most beautiful runs in the country with views over to Great Barrier Island. The race takes competitors between 6 and 10 hours and can be done as an individual or as a team of between 2 and 4 people.

The Tokatea is a shorter but equally spectacular multisport race and is named after the mountain on the highest point of the course. The race takes competitors between 4 and 6 hours and can be done as an individual or as a team of between 2 and 4 people.

The Moehau Off Road Tri starts with a swim in the Idyllic Waitete Bay, with the Moehau Mountain as a backdrop. Its is followed by two mountain bikes and an off road run in between. The race takes competitors between 3.5 and 5.5 hours and can be done as an individual or as a team of between 2 and 4 people.

The Moehua Off Road Duathlon also starts in Waitete Bay with a Bike ride, followed by an off road run, finishing with a bike ride to Coromandel township. The race takes competitors between 3 and 5 hours and can be done as an individual or as a team of between 2 and 4 people.

Check out: http://www.arcevents.co.nz/themoehau/content/
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