"swim + run = fun"
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.
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.
Wed 14 Nov 2012
Wed 28 Nov 2012
Wed 12 Dec 2012
Wed 23 Jan 2013
Thu 7 Feb 2013
Thu 21 Feb 2013
Thu 7 Mar 2013
Tue 26 Mar 2013
Race #8 on March 26 will double as the 2013 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 archived results.
Follow the links on the home page to the desired event and enter with your Visa or MasterCard before 10.15am on race day.
The Online Entry Fee for the first race you enter is $35 and you will receive the Official Stroke & Stride swim cap, the Stroke & Stride race pack goodies, 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.
If the field limit has not been reached entries will be taken at Registration at the venue from 5.00 – 6.00pm. Race Day entrants pay $40 for their first race and $30 subsequently.
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.
A race number will be allocated to you at registration for ease of identification. The number must be visible and legible at all times.
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.
All entrants must be present and listen to the safety briefing and event instructions given on the beach 10 minutes before the race 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.
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.
The finish is on the beach. Do not impede the progress of competitors that are still racing after you have finished.
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 from each event are available in the results section the day following or by email.
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]
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. There is $80,000 in prizes including prize money for the first male and female finishers at each event and the overall trophy winners.
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:
There is $10,000 in Prize Money to be won by Stroke & Stride athletes this summer as outlined below:
At each event Prize Money will be awarded as follows to the first three male and female finishers:
At the end of the season Prize Money will be awarded as follows:
The Grand Prix decides the overall Stroke & Stride Series Champions. Points will be awarded to the first 15 male & female finishers in each race:
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.
The Just Energy Junior Division recognises the top young competitors. Operating as per the overall Grand Prix, points will be awarded to the first 15 male & female finishers aged 19 years and under in each race. At the end of the season, the three highest placed male and female athletes will be awarded a $400 Just Energy electricity credit.
Your age is taken as at 26 March 2013. Athletes receiving prize money from the overall Series Grand Prix are not eligible to receive prizes in the Just Energy Junior Division.
The Just Energy Seniors Tour recognises the top veterans. Operating as per the overall Grand Prix, points will be awarded to the first 15 male & female finishers aged 40 years and over in each race. At the end of the season, the three highest placed male and female athletes will be awarded a $400 Just Energy electricity credit.
Your age is taken as at 26 March 2013. Athletes receiving prize money from the overall Series Grand Prix are not eligible to receive prizes in the Just Energy Seniors Tour.
Operating as per the overall Grand Prix, points will be awarded to the first 15 male & female finishers in each age group. At the end of the season, the three highest placed male and female athletes in each age group, provided they have at least 60 points, will receive a voucher for the following discounted entry in next summer’s Stroke & Stride Series (conditions apply):
The Age Groups for the Series are:
The Stroke & Stride is now into its third decade and some of our competitors have been entering and racing every season since the early days all those years ago. To recognise their longevity and consistency this summer at the prize giving following each event we’ll present a special Timex watch to one these outstanding athletes. To be eligible to win you need to have been racing at the Stroke & Stride for a very long time and then write to us telling us how long you’ve been doing the series and what keeps you coming back. Please register by letter or email.
We have thousands of race photos taken every season. View photos from the current and past seasons at our gallery.
blueseventy wetsuits, 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.
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: