Our 3-day event will offer events for everyone! The previous edition of our event was based on events that allowed junior athletes to showcase and develop their skills but this year we’ve added in events for the age group triathletes, swimmers, runners and cyclists! Offering events that allow all athletes to participate is part of our long term event strategy which is symbolised in our hashtag #eventsforeveryone.
U16, U19 & U23 athletes will accumulate points across 4 qualifying events over the 3 days as part of the MTL Championship. Our junior events are based on skill development, instilling a lifelong enjoyment of being active and network building. These values are embodied in our second event hashtag #betterneverstops and the recognition that these athletes are the future of sport.
We have a special interest in helping our next generation of athletes so our U13 athletes won’t be able to qualify for points for the MTL Championship as our focus on developing your skills and making sure you have fun in a safe racing environment. You’ll be in the U16 age group soon enough!
But we would like everyone to give our events a go so we have several opportunities for age group athletes between the ages of 24 to 90 years to participate. Prepare for tight courses, exciting events and a supportive atmosphere, which will keep your heart pounding from start to finish.
We are passionate about our local facilities & environment as we look to provide exposure to both the domestic & global sporting community of the opportunities that the wider Palmerston North area can provide all athletes.
Our 2021 events will include:
Central Bicycle Studio Cycling Points Race (Junior)
AquaRace Grand Prix Swim Event (Age Group & Junior)
AquaRace Teams Challenge (Age Group & Junior)
P Norty Distance Project Invitational Road Mile (Elite Event)
The Manawatu Mile Event (Age Group & Junior)
The Palmy Sprint Triathlon (Elite Event)
The Palmy Enduro (Age Group & Junior)
U16, U19, & U23 Athletes
You will be accrue times over the weekend for the following events:
Central Bicycle Studio Cycling Points Race
AquaRace Grand Prix Swim
The Manawatu Mile Road Race
The Palmy Enduro Event
You will also be eligible for the Le Prix de la combativité jersey for the most combative rider at the Central Bicycle Studio Points Race. There is a jersey for both a male and female in the U16, U19 & U23. Just remember you will need to participate in this event safely. Any dangerous behaviour and our judging panel will exclude you from the award!