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 THE RACES

If you've raced one of our events before, you'll know that at Fusion we like to do things a little differently. We're about encouraging you to push yourself, and we'll be there to pat you on the back at the finish.

 

So Elements, like all of our races, is a little different too. You can choose just one stage, two stages (maybe you're at home on a mountain bike, and you're a decent runner, but swimming? No thanks!), or the whole triathlon. The choice is yours - and you don't need to be racing as part of a team either - but you can if you want!

 

We've designed Elements to be both an introduction to multi-discipline racing for those who are new to it, and a serious race for experienced athletes - at the same time and on the same course. We reckon that blend is going to make for some special interactions on race day, and we can't wait for you to be part of it.

SWIM

The stunning 1500m open water ocean swim will feature two 750m laps in the sea with the backdrop of the iconic Kaikoura Peninsula.

This is an epic open water swim in a beautiful South Island bay - it doesn't get better! The average water temperature in Kaikoura at this time of year is 15-16°C.

This is one element that you will really have to be careful of the elements.

DISTANCE: 1500m*

MOUNTAIN 

BIKE

DISTANCE: 48km*

800m+ Ascent*

A varied one-lap bike course on the outskirts of the Kaikoura Flats, following woodland path, river bank and some exciting cycle trails.

The course features some challenging climbs and technical decent. The terrain is varied, woodland path, river bank and some exciting cycle trails and gravel road with a short amount of paved road.

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TRAIL RUN

DISTANCE: 8.5km*

140m Ascent*

The run course will treat you to incredible views of the surrounding mountains as you make your way through the round the Kaikoura Peninsula. 

The run course is a single lap 9km loop course through the rolling hills and farmland of Kaikoura Peninsula with a max elevation of 101m. Runners will be treated to some incredible views of the surrounding mountainside. Don't forget to take a moment and soak it all in!

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*All distances and elevation are approximate and could change on the day dependant on weather based on the Race Director's discretion.