Peak to Powderkeg 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016 17:00 (GMT+12)

Event info
Sport: Triathlon
Location: Ohakune, New Zealand
Registrations: 109
Registration closes: Thursday, October 6, 2016 23:59 (GMT+12)
Organized by: Tasha Parker
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Event notes
Imagine an event that combines Skiing, Snowboarding, Running, Cycling AND Drinking….intrigued??

Welcome to the 25th Silver Anniversary edition of the Peak to Powderkeg, New Zealand’s iconic and unique alpine triathlon that celebrates the end of Winter and the start of Spring Skiing on Mt. Ruapehu.

Steeped in history, the Peak to Powderkeg first started some 24 years ago to the sound of a gunshot before competitors raced down the mountainside via snow, foot and pedal to the Powderkeg pub in the township of Ohakune for the fourth stage of the triathlon (!) – the skulling of a beer to complete the race.

Not much has changed in the event’s history, and each year the field of entries grows as individuals and teams race down the mountainside, all eager to win their well-earned bragging rights. The men’s competition regularly sees the legends of Kurt Eves and Owen King battle it out with just seconds separating them.

Last year Owen was again victorious, and despite a longer course, he managed to smash his PB from 2015…but who will take the title in 2016?

Peak to Powderkeg is proud to again be supporting Project Tongariro as its chosen charity. Project Tongariro is devoted to implementing a wide variety of projects and activities which help people to understand and appreciate the special place Tongariro National Park, a dual world heritage park, has in the world. A percentage of your entry fee will go towards the valuable work Project Tongariro undertakes to help preserve the winter playground of the North Island and the home of Peak to Powderkeg.
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