New Zealand is a clean, green land of unspoiled beauty. Taupo is one of the jewels in the crown - a popular resort destination of scenic splendour and enjoyment. Taupo is a 45-minute flight or easy 3-4 hour drive from the gateway port of Auckland.
We pride ourselves on putting athletes first - ensuring we leave no stone unturned to provide a safe and enjoyable race to befit your commitment to get to the start line. After all, we are the longest running international Ironman on the globe.
The course is athlete friendly - an out-and-back swim in crystal-clear freshwater, two-lap comfortable ride on quiet tree-lined roads and three-lap flat to undulating run through the town with thousands of supporters to cheer you on on your special day.
One in 10 people from Taupo's 20,000 population will volunteer to ensure your Ironman experience is complete. They are a warm and friendly folk who want to welcome you to their family.
We are also the United Nations of Ironman races - Taupo attracts a large number of international athletes from over 35 countries- only surpassed by Kona for international competitors and with local athletes strongly supporting the only official Ironman race in New Zealand.
And you don't have to qualify. But be quick to enter as the word is out. Taupo's the place.
Entry Fees for all athletes
* Before 31 September 2012 $785.00 (includes GST)
* On or after 1 October 2012 $985.00 (includes GST)
All entries will incur a processing fee of 5% in addition to the above entry fee.
GST (Goods and Services Tax) of 15% is included in the above entry fees.
5am - 6.40am Race Morning Check-In and Numbering - Main Marquee, Northern Domain
6.45am Ironman New Zealand - ELITE Start
7.00am Ironman New Zealand - AGE GROUP Starts
9.20am Swim Course Closes
5.30pm Bike Course Closes
6.00pm - 12 midnight Bike Pick-up - from Transition
Midnight Run Course Closes/Race Finishes
Office IMNZ Merchandise Expo – Great Lakes Centre