The Integrity Homes Challenge Wānaka triathlon is full steam ahead with the announcement of “the rest of New Zealand” dropping to Covid Alert Level 1 at midnight last night.
But it's bad luck for Auckland competitors who bring their Level 2 status with them and are unable to compete in an event with more than 100 people.
“We are all go for the Intermediate, Adaptive and Secondary Schools on Thursday, Puzzling World Junior racing on Friday and Integrity Homes Challenge Half and Aqua Bike on Saturday,” said event organiser Sophie Luther.
“We do however need to highlight that Government guidelines dictate that people travelling from Auckland Level 2 to our event bring their Level 2 status with them and therefore cannot attend an event with more than 100 people.
“Our event will have over 800 athletes on Saturday 20th Feb, so we urge people to abide by these guidelines for everyone’s safety. We realise this will be disappointing for some athletes but we are committed to keeping New Zealand safe and following Government Guidelines.”.
Bill Roxburgh, Race Director commented, “I am pleased for the staff who have put so much work in and the competitors who have trained so hard. The weather is going to be great and our new location is incredible - the news this afternoon comes as a huge relief to many people.”
Read edition 1014 of the Wānaka Sun here.