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Compete hard or enter for fun, there’s something for everyone in this fantastic new lap style race, the Te Anau Enduro.  This is a multi-lap style, multi-sport endurance race, based right at beautiful Lake Te Anau.  Complete as many laps as you can either as solo entrant or in a team.  See everyone between laps as you return through the bustling central transition area at the Marakura Yacht Club right on the lake shore.

Unsure of what the Te Anau Enduro really is? Lets break it down:

  • 3 separate laps (Kayak, Mountain Bike & Run).

  • Each lap takes roughly the same amount of time to complete.

  • Therefore, lap distances vary based on exercise mode to make

  • them as even as possible.

  • You can do whatever lap you want to do, whenever- there is no

  • compulsory disciplines! 

  • You will have your own designated transition area to leave your gear, and put your feet up for lunch between laps if you wish.

  • Enter as a solo or as a team (maximum of 3 people) in either the 4 | 6 | or 8-hour event.

IN SHORT WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
COMPETITOR PREPARATION...

The Te Anau Endro is an endurance event which will require sound preparation for all competitors. Whether you are tackling the full 8- hour solo enduro, the 8- hour enduro as part of a team, or one of the 6 or 4 hour options this is an event that you need to prepare for. 

 

You will need to consider each course, the possible weather conditions and the time you plan to be out there competing for.

We have carefully designed each course to be challenging, fun but achievable.  You will need to have basic technical skills to safely navigate each course but rest assured, there is nothing too scary or difficult awaiting you around the corner.

To get the most out of each course, it pays to front up on race day with a solid base of fitness to last the distance.

The beauty of the Te Anau Enduro is that each lap takes the average person approximately 30 minutes per lap.  If you start to feel fatigued, you can take a break at your transition area, refuel, rest and recharge before embarking on your next lap.

Here is a breakdown of each course with the minimum standards of skill to complete your chosen category:

The Kayak Course  - utilizes the sheltered area of Lake Te Anau between the Marakura Yacht Club and the float plane jetty and is approximately 4.0 kilometers plus the distance to run to/from the transition area.  To safely complete this course, you will require a kayak appropriate to your level of skill and experience.  While this is a relatively sheltered section of the lake and is a flat water paddle; the wind can create swells and waves which could make things a bit more challenging.

 

The Run Course  - circumnavigates the forest area behind the Lakeview campground plus the tracks of Ivon Wilson Park and is approximately 4.5 kilometers with a popular mix of gentle undulating well-formed track and slightly technical single-track.  You will need to be able to adjust your step to navigate the odd short up hill climb,  tree root or rock but generally, the run is free flowing and non-technical.

The Mountain Biking Course  - Utilizes the new Fiordland Trails Trust Cycle Trail between Marakura Yacht Club and the control gates;  it then continues along a new piece of technical single track designed and constructed by T.A.C.I. between the old and new Kepler car parks before returning back toward the transition area along a mix of, gravel, grass and forest trails.  This course is approximately 10.5 kilometers.

In their own right, each course is manageable and achievable for the average competitor, but as you will be completing multiple laps, you can expect to become fatigued.  Always stay within your limits and be sure to enter a category which suits your level of fitness.   That’s the beauty of this race…...we cater for the elite through to novice and we welcome you all.