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Race Calendar

For more than two decades the Stroke & Stride has provided events over a range of distances that are achievable for competent swimmers and runners while at the same time offering excellent competition for the top athletes.

2014/2015 SERIES

New Zealand’s most popular swimrun series consists of eight events held midweek each fortnight from November through to March at Mission Bay, Auckland. Each event starts with a sea swim in the Waitemata Harbour followed by a road run on the waterfront allowing participants to enjoy a regular form of healthy, outdoor exercise and make the most of the city’s magnificent harbour and beaches. All events are held midweek and after work.

Race
Date
Venue
Swim
Run
 

#1

4 Nov 2014

Mission Bay

500m

5km

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#2

19 Nov 2014

Mission Bay

750m

4km

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#3

3 Dec 2014

Mission Bay

1000m

3km

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#4

20 Jan 2015

Mission Bay

1000m

3km

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#5

3 Feb 2015

Mission Bay

750m

4km

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#6

17 Feb 2015

Mission Bay

500m

5km

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#7

3 Mar 2015

Mission Bay

750m

5km

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#8

17 Mar 2015

Mission Bay

1000m

4km

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How to Enter

MULTI EVENT ENTRY

For entrants wanting to do more than one event, enter early and save more than 40% on the normal entry fee.  You can enter all 8 events this season for $165 before 31st October, 2014

SINGLE EVENT ENTRY

Follow the links above to enter the desired event and enter with your Visa or MasterCard before 11am on race day.

  • The ‘Stroke & Stride Returning Entrant’ option is only if you have already entered an event in the 2014/2015 season
  • Create a new account for each entrant.

The Online Entry Fee for the first race you enter is $35 and you will receive the Official Stroke & Stride swim cap and your personal Stroke & Stride ID card. Bring your swim cap and your Stroke & Stride ID Card to subsequent races to qualify for the reduced entry fee of $25 per race.

RACE DAY ENTRY

If the field limit has not been reached entries will be taken at Registration at the Mission Bay venue from 5.00 – 6.00pm.  We can only accept cash payments at registration.

PRINTED ENTRY FORM

For those that prefer to complete a printed entry form you can click this link to download a pdf of the entry form that can be completed and returned to Stroke & Stride by post or email

Race Day

Schedule of Events
  • 5:00pm     Registration opens at the beach
  • 6:00pm     Registration closes
  • 6:05pm     Race briefing
  • 6:15pm     RACE START
PARKING

Parking is available in car parks and local streets around the venues. There is NO parking on reserves or grassed areas.  It recommended you do not leave valuables visible in your vehicle.

RACE NUMBERS

A race number will be allocated to you at registration for ease of identification. The number must be visible and legible at all times.

SWIM CAPS

At registration before your first event you will receive a colour coded swim cap. This swim cap cannot be altered and must worn outermost at all times you are in the water.

SAFETY BRIEFING

All entrants must be present and listen to the safety briefing and event instructions given on the beach 10 minutes before the race start.

START

The start is on the beach unless otherwise directed. The start will be in two waves. All entrants must exit the water before the start of the first wave. Seed yourself according to your swimming ability at the start.

TRANSITION

All competitors must use the designated transition area to change between the swim and run. Do not deliberately impede or obstruct another competitor or interfere with another competitor’s equipment or clothing. No valuables are to be left in the transition. No supporters may enter the transition area. Do not enter the transition after you have finished the race until the last competitor has started the run.

FINISH

The finish is on the beach. Do not impede the progress of competitors that are still racing after you have finished.

TIMING

Your time and race number will be recorded when you cross the finish line. Stay in your finish order after crossing the line and ensure your race number is recorded correctly at this time.

RESULTS

Results from each event are available in the results section the day following or by email.

Training Programs

A FREE weekly swimrun training program is available for entrants in the Stroke & Stride Series through the summer. This program commences in September and is structured to improve your fitness level through the Series and maximise your enjoyment of the sport. The program is sent to your email address. You can register for the training program when you enter online or by emailing [email protected]

Prizes

Established in 1989, the series has presented close to a million dollars of prizes and giveaways and that includes more than $250,000 in prize money.

You don’t need to be the fastest on the day though to pick up a fabulous prize. A mountain of prizes from our sponsors are on offer for which all competitors are in the draw to win. At the conclusion of each race, a prize giving and spot prize draw will be held at the race venue. You must be present to claim a prize. The outstanding collection of prizes available from our sponsors this summer includes:

  • Timex watches
  • New Balance shoes
  • Horleys nutrition products
  • Adidas sunglasses
OVERALL PRIZE MONEY

There is $10,000 in Prize Money to be won by Stroke & Stride athletes this summer as outlined below:

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

At each event Prize Money will be awarded as follows to the first three male and female finishers:

  • 1st Place $200
  • 2nd Place $100
  • 3rd Place $50
SERIES GRAND PRIX

At the end of the season Prize Money will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st Place $1000 and the Stroke & Stride Cup
  • 2nd Place $700
  • 3rd Place $500

Trophies

SERIES GRAND PRIX

The Grand Prix decides the overall Stroke & Stride Series Champions. Points will be awarded to the first 15 male & female finishers in each race:

  • 1st = 20pts
  • 2nd = 17pts
  • 3rd = 15pts
  • 4th = 13pts
  • 5th = 11pts
  • 6th = 10pts
  • 7th = 9pts
  • 8th = 8pts
  • 9th = 7pts
  • 10th = 6pts
  • 11th = 5pts
  • 12th = 4pts
  • 13th = 3pts
  • 14th = 2pts
  • 15th = 1pts

The number of points from Race #8 plus five other races will count towards a competitors total. At the end of the series, the competitor with the most points will be declared the series winner and receive the Stroke and Stride Cup. In the event of a draw, the best placed in Race #8 will be the winner.

AGE GROUP GRAND PRIX

Operating as per the overall Grand Prix, points will be awarded to the first 15 male & female finishers in each age group.

The Age Groups for the Series are:

  • 13 – 16 years
  • 17 – 19 years
  • 20 – 24 years
  • 25 – 29 years
  • 30 – 34 years
  • 35 – 39 years
  • 40 – 44 years
  • 45 – 49 years
  • 50 – 54 years
  • 55 – 59 years
  • 60 – 64 years
  • 65 – 69 years
  • 70 – 74 years
  • 75 – 79 years

Championship Event

Race #8 on March 17 will double as the 2015 New Zealand Swimrun Championships. This prestigious event has been contested annually since 1993 with a who’s who of national and international sportspeople taking the title. Previous champions are listed in the archives.

Photos

We have thousands of race photos taken every season. View photos from the current and past seasons at our gallery.

Merchandise

Timex watches, adidas sunglasses, Stroke & Stride technical run tops, cotton t-shirts and other merchandise including sponsors specials are available in the online store.

Remember to mark your size where applicable.  Quantities are limited.

TimexAdidasTechnical top

Race & Safety Information

SAFETY GUIDELINES

While the Event Organisers have taken every reasonable measure to ensure your safety, as a participant in a Stroke & Stride event you are responsible for your own safety and enter this event at your own risk. It is important that you read the following Safety message in conjunction with your Waiver and Declaration and adhere to each of the safety guidelines of the event:

  • All entrants should undertake sufficient swim and run training before the event as might be expected of a prudent person entering a similar competition;
  • All entrants should be in excellent health, based on recent training, physical examinations, if any, and generally accepted standards of good health;
  • Consideration should be shown to all swimmers, runners and others while competing;
  • The swim course is in the open harbour with water depths in excess of 2 metres at times. All entrants require a level of swimming proficiency;
  • The run course that you will run along is an open public footpath. This footpath is beside a public road that is not closed to vehicular traffic. Please treat all roads as OPEN to all traffic at all times;
  • At all times runners must stay on the footpath unless directed by a race marshal;
  • Please be aware of vehicles exiting from driveways, business addresses and side streets along the course;
  • If you have a medical condition that may require attention please first get clearance from your doctor and advise the organisers in writing prior to race day.
MEDICAL
  • The Order of St John will be stationed at the venue and will provide first aid if required.
  • If you have a medical condition that could cause you difficulties during or after the race, please first get clearance from your doctor to participate in the event and also notify the organisers in writing prior to the race.
  • For your safety, it is advised that you do not participate in the event if you have had any sickness or symptoms in the past week, as these can contribute towards dangerous illness.
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