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Peak to Powderkeg

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Welcome to 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.

The Peak 2 Powderkeg is an iconic four stage adventure race from the top of Tūroa Ski Area to the Powderkeg bar at the foot of Mt Ruapehu. Participants can enter as an individual or team of three to complete the stages:

  • Ski from top to bottom of the ski area
  • 3.8km downhill run on the sealed Ohakune Mountain Road
  • 12.5km downhill bike on sealed road, followed by short 300m dash run and beer/lemonade skull.

The event is followed by a barbecue and prize giving at the Powderkeg, which is included in the event entry fee for all entrants. Additional tickets can be bought for supporters and friends.

Saturday October 5, 2019

Event fees to be confirmed(payable on the day of the event)
Junior (Under 18): TBC
Open Men (18 years +): TBC
Open Women (18 years +): TBC
Team - must include at least one woman: TBC

See for more info & Registrations

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