Event Information

Event Start Times

All events will start and finish at Home Bay, on Motutapu island.

Event Time
Off-Road Triathlon 8.00am
42.2km Marathon 8.30am
45km MTB 9.00am
30km MTB 9.30am
21.1km Half Marathon 11.00am
10km run / walk 11.30am
6km run / walk 12.30pm

Downloads - Maps and Profiles

Event Map Profile
Marathon Marathon map.pdf
(806kb) (with aid stations)
Marathon profile.pdf
(6kb) (with aid stations)
Off-Road Triathlon 30km MTB map.pdf

10km run / walk map.pdf(630kb)
30km MTB profile.pdf

10km run / walk profile.pdf
45km MTB 45km MTB map.pdf
45km MTB profile.pdf
30km MTB 30km MTB map.pdf
30km MTB profile.pdf
Half Marathon Half Marathon map.pdf
(641kb) (with aid stations)
Half Marathon profile.pdf
10km run / walk 10km run / walk map.pdf(630kb)
10km run / walk profile.pdf
6km run / walk 6km run / walk map.pdf(208kb) 6km run / walk profile.pdf

Event Cut Off Times

Event Time
Marathon You have 7.5 hours to complete the course (an average travelling time of 5.6km hour, or doing an average speed of 10.7min / km)
Off-Road Triathlon You have 8 hours to complete all three disciplines - 1km swim, 30km MTB and the 10km run
45km MTB You have 7 hours to complete the course (an average travelling time of 7.1km / hour, or doing an average speed of 8.4min / km)
30km MTB You have 6.5 hours to complete the course (an average travelling time of 4.6km / hour Average speed of 13min / km)
Half Marathon You have 5 hours to complete the course (an average travelling time of 4.2km / hour, or doing an average speed of 14.2 min / km)
10km run / walk You have 4.5 hours to complete the course (an average travelling time of 2.2km / hour, or doing an average speed of 27min / km)
6km run / walk You have 4 hours to complete the course (an average travelling time of 1.5km / hour, or doing an average speed of 40min / km)

Compulsory pre event registration

The compulsory pre-event registration will take place in Auckland City where all event participants will be required to register;

Registration Venue - Hilton Hotel
Date: Thursday 20 March, 2014
Time: 10.00am - 8.00pm

For those people who live out-of-town or who definitely can't register on the Thursday you will be able to register to get on your event ferry at Pier 2, Fullers Terminal in Auckland City on the morning of the event, and then register over on the island for your event (collect race number, transponder, goodie bag etc).

Please note that all mountain bikers need to register and bring MTBs to the Registration Venue on the Thursday as mountain bikes are transported to Motutapu Island on the Friday morning by Fullers ferry.

Aid stations

Each aid station will have the following;

Note: While we will have plenty of aid stations on all course options, we advise (as we would with any off-road event) that you come prepared with your own supplies. We would thoroughly recommend bringing your own hydra-pack complete with liquid (minimum of 2 litres), food, extra clothes and a basic first aid kit.

There will be several aid stations for all event options, please see details below;

Half Marathon
6km run / walk (km)' 10km

30 km MTB
45 km MTB
Off-Road Triathlon
2.2 2.2 2.2
2.2 2 2 MTB Leg;
7.5 4.5  3.8 3.6 5.5 5.5 2
11.8 8.5   8 10 10  5.5
14.7 12     18 18  10
17 16     25 25  18
21 17     28 29  25
22 19       34.5
26.5         38
30         43 Run Leg;
32            2.2
35            3.6
38           8

Corporate Packages


The Partners Life DUAL is a unique opportunity to get together with work mates and bring a team over to one of the most scenic event bases in the world - the Hauraki Gulf islands of Motutapu and Rangitoto. We have a fantastic team package available with plenty of additional extras, all designed to make your day an easy and seamless event experience. With a variety of entry options to suit all levels, your team of 10 (or more) can take advantage of a corporate team package that works specifically for you - see the 2014 Dual Corporate Packages Brochure for details.

The 2014 DUAL Concert - Boh Runga!

Date: Saturday 22 March, 2014
Time: Starting at 11.00am, finishing at 6.45pm
Location: Home Bay, Motutapu Island

View sample of Boh's music here.

With a few events and concerts taking place around the country on the day of the Partners Life DUAL it was a little tricky to find someone worthy of the DUAL ... BUT we have done it! The very lovely and very talented Boh Runga will be performing on stage after your event to be enjoyed in the sun with a beer or glass of wine! Have a listen below; she'll definitely be worth hanging around for after your event!. The DUAL concert is free for all event participants!

Please remember, if you're intending to stay until the end you will need to get your return ferry wristband after your event to ensure you are booked on one of the return ferries.

If you are not an event participant you can get your ticket for the concert here.


Partners Life DUAL Concert Schedule:  
11.00am - 12.30pm DJ
12.35pm - 1.10pm Mountain Bike Prizegiving
1.10pm - 2.00pm Dan on acoustic guitar
2.00pm - 2.45pm Run/Walk/Tri Prizegiving
2.45pm - 3.00pm DJ while main act set up
3.00pm - 4.00pm Boh Runga
4.00pm - 4.10pm DJ - Turn around between bands
4.00pm - 5.30pm Double Take Cover Band
5.30pm - 5.40pm DJ - Turn around between bands
5.40pm - 6.45pm Dan on acoustic guitar

Bring an Aussie Mate

Bring an Aussie Mater offer!If you're able to get a friend or family member from Australia to come over to take part in the 2014 Partners Life DUAL event we'll give you a free entry into any 2014 individual event option (does not include a triathlon team option).

And, if you're an Aussie -
We're running a '2 for 1' deal if you've got a couple of you that are keen to take on the Partners Life DUAL.

To confirm you've managed to coax someone over for the event (or if you're a couple of Aussies coming over) we'll just need confirmation of their flights from Australia (or anywhere in the world!) to NZ on the weekend of the Partners Life DUAL event, and confirmation of their entry into the 2014 event. If you
have any questions please contact the event manager
Nick Carroll
on nickc@totalsport.co.nz

The 2013 DUAL / Huffer cotton tee

Huffer LogoGet your hands on an awesome event t-shirt. There will also be some stock available to purchase on the day but it's unlikely we will have all sizes available.

The DUAL online store will close at 12pm (noon) Wednesday 19 March, so that we can confirm accurate numbers with our suppliers. If you wish to purchase any apparel or supporters ferry tickets after this time you can do so at the pre event registration, Thursday 10am - 8pm at the Hilton.

Tshirt Sizing  
Men's Small Medium Large X Large
Women's X-Small
(sz 8)
(size 10)
(size 12)
(size 14)

Marmot Event Clothing


The DUAL online store will close at 12pm (noon) Wednesday 19 March, so that we can confirm accurate numbers with our suppliers. If you wish to purchase any apparel or supporters ferry tickets after this time you can do so at the pre event registration, Thursday 10am - 8pm at the Hilton.

Numbers are limited in each size so please make sure you pre-order one if you want to be guaranteed one for the event.



Copthorne Hotel Auckland,Harbour City is centrally located in downtown Auckland. The Copthorne is situated in the Viaduct Basin with all rooms north facing and overlooking the stunning Waitemata Harbour. The hotel is conveniently located adjacent to Auckland's Ferry Terminal with easy access to all there is to offer on land and sea.

Special Event rate: $70inc gst per person (twin share), special breakfast of $16 per person (fully cooked).

To book contact Mat Shaw:
p. 0508 4 SPORT or +64 9 353 5003
e. mat.shaw@millenniumhotels.co.nz

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