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Stroke & Stride Series

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  • Tue 5 Dec ’06


Mission Bay Beach, Tamaki Dr, Mission Bay


The Stroke & Stride Series is New Zealands most popular SWIMRUN series held in Auckland each summer. The Series enables participants to enjoy a regular form of healthy, outdoor exercise progressing through the summer months and makes the most of the citys magnificent harbour and beaches.

The Stroke & Stride is now in its 18th season and annually attracts thousands of local residents and visitors to the city. Each event involves a sea swim at Mission Bay or St. Heliers Bay followed by a road run on Aucklands waterfront. All events are over distances that are achievable by the general population and at the same time offering excellent competition for the top athletes.

All entrants are in the draw to win the $50,000 in prizes including more than $35,000 prize money for the fastest competitors. Major prizes include a Cannondale road bike from Velo, a Panasonic digital camera, Asics shoes from Shoe Science, Orca wetsuits and Timex watches.

While the resanding is being completed at St Heliers Bay the events will start and finish at Mission Bay, Auckland. We expect to return to St Heliers Bay in the New Year.

How to Enter
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Start Time
Each event will be started in waves with the first wave starting at 6.15pm.

5.00 - 6.00pm at the race venue.

A course briefing will be held 10 minutes before the start of each event.

At the conclusion of each race a prize giving and spot prize draw will be held at the race venue. The final prize giving will be held at the end-of-season Awards Function on Friday, March 23rd at Alexandra Park. To claim a prize you must be present at the prize giving.

Results from each event are available in the results section at or by email.

Prize Money
There is more than $35,000.00 in Prize Money on offer to Stroke & Stride athletes this summer, go to "Prizes" at for full details

Age Groups
Age Groups for the Series are:
Under 20 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 29 years
30 - 34 years
35 - 39 years
40 - 44 years
45 - 49 years
50 - 54 years
55 - 59 years
60 - 64 years
65 - 69 years
70 - 74 years
Your Age Group is decided on your age as at 15 March 2007
Points will be awarded at each race in each Age Group to decide the Stroke & Stride Series Age Group Champions. Age Group prizes and trophies will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the end-of-season Awards Function on Friday, March 23, 2007, go to "Prizes" at for full details
Athletes receiving prize money from the Series Grand Prix are not eligible to receive Age Group Awards.

Awards Dinner
The Stroke & Stride Awards Dinner will be held on the evening of Friday, March 23rd, 2007
The venue is Alexandra Park Function Centre, Epsom.
All the Series Prizes and Awards will be presented at this function.
You must be in attendance to collect your prize.
Tickets are available for $50 each; please order online or using the Series Entry Form.
Tickets are limited and available on a first in, first serve basis.
There will be no door sales.

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