Sports & Outdoors

Southland Summer Challenge

From 7am

The Southland Summer Challenge consists of 9 events catering for athletes of all abilities. December is great timing for this event as it provides the perfect build-up for anyone doing Challenge Wanaka, Lake Wanaka Half, Ironman NZ or Coast to Coast. Cost includes a ticket for delicious food at Croydon Lodge followed by prizegiving. Our 6hr Adventure Race is returning this year!


Entries are welcome on the day - $10 late fee

Sunday 12th December 2021, from 7am, Croyden Lodge, Gore


  • 76.5 Challenge: 1500m swim, 60km bike, 15km run; registrations from 8:30am, start 9:30am ($60)
  • Sprint Triathlon - Southland Champs: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run; registrations from 10:00am, start 11:00am ($40)
  • Junior Triathlon (Under 16) - Southland Champs: 200m swim, 9km bike, 2km run; registrations from 10:30am, start 11:15am ($20)
  • Duathlon: 200m run, 20km bike, 5km run; registrations from 10:30am, start 11:30am ($40)
  • Coast to Coast Build-up - Southland Champs: 14km kayak, 1km run, 40km bike, 10km run; registrations from 9:00am, start 10:00am ($50)
  • Open Water Swim: 1500m swim; registrations from 8:30am, start 9:30am ($20)
  • Aqua - Bike: 1500m Swim, 60km Bike; registrations from 8:30am, start 9:30am ($40)
  • Kayak: 14km Kayak; registrations from 9:00am, start 10:00am ($20)
  • 6hr Adventure Race (teams of 2); registrations from 6.15am - Start 7.00am ($100 per team + kayak fee if you don't have your own)



  • Bikes will be racked at Lake Gore, 800m along the road from Croydon Lodge
  • $10 discount for adult members and $5 discount for junior members
  • Registrations at Heartland Hotel Croydon, Gore (Main Queenstown Highway - SH94)
  • All Race Briefings will be held at the respective start lines 10 minutes prior to the start
  • Pack rafts or inflatable kayaks are needed for the Adventure Race. First 10 people to register pay $20 a kayak and after that it will be $50. Supply your own if you have one. Life jackets not supplied. You must bring a life jacket with you
  • Online entries close Monday 6th November, 5pm
  • A late fee of $10 will apply for all entries on the day.



  • 2:00pm approx (or when last person finishes)
  • Excellent Spot Prizes for sections and categories


Ticket Details
Enter via the link on our website
Contact / Organiser
Southland Triathlon and Multisport Club