Mito Q K2
The Mito Q K2 is an extremely tough race with a number of significant climbs. We would recommend that you get some training in on the course prior to the big day.
We would also recommend that if you have any concerns about your health that you have a medical check prior to the event.
Mito Q K2 - MENS ELITE
The Elite Men will race the Mito Q K2 course in a separate start, 15 minutes before the rest of the field.
Starts in Whitianga at 7.00am and finishes back in Whitianga. This race is for professional and semi professional riders who are likely to complete the Mito Q K2 course in less than 5.40 hours. Total 192km.
You need a Cycling NZ Licence or equivalent overseas licence.
Mito Q K2 - MAIN RACE
Starts in Whitianga at 7.15am and finishes back in Whitianga. This race is for the weekend warriors and recreational riders. Total 192km.
Note there will be an early starts from 6.00am for slower riders expecting to take 9 hours or more.
Starts in Thames at 11.00pm and finishes in Whitianga, a total distance of 96km.
We will be running an E Bike Category in this years Tineli K1 with the first male and female recognised.
NICHOLAS BROWNE CHALLENGE (NBC)
Starts in Tairua at 9.30am and finishes in Whitianga, a total distance of 43km.
We will be running an E Bike Category in this years NBC with the first male and female recognised.
The race is named after Nicholas Browne, a brave soul, who undertook the challenge whilst on dialysis.
Every 4 years we run the K4. This is two laps of the main event and starts on the Friday evening. The next K4 is to be held in 2023.
(men & women)
- Under 23
(men and women)
(Mito Q K2, Tineli K1 and NBC)
- Junior 1 Up to 14 years
- Junior 2 14 - 15 years
- Junior 3 16 - 18 years
- Under 23 19 - 22 years
- Senior 23 - 34 years
- Masters 1 35 - 40 years
- Masters 2 40-44 years
- Vets 1 45-49 years
- Vets 2 50-54 years
- Classic 1 55-59 years
- Classic 2 60-64 years
- Vintage 65 -69 years
- Last of the Summer Wine - 70+ years
- Tandem Team
- Relay Team of 2 ( Mito Q K2 only)
- Tineli K1 (standard)
- Nicholas Browne Challenge
MINIMUM AGES FOR RACES
- Mito Q K2 - 18 years
- Tineli K1 - 14 years
- NBC - 13 years without adult, or 12 years with an adult
PRIZE / COMPETITION
The first three places will be recognised in the Mens and the Womens
The winner of each age category will be recognised.
The prize pool will be announced 2 months prior to the event.
There will be an additional prize money of $1,000 for setting a new course record on the Mito Q K2 course. The current record is 4:52:08 set by James Oram in 2021 and Meshy Holt at 5:28:35 in 2005.