Prizes and Awards


The following list of prizes will be awarded for the 2019 event.


  • Cup for the fastest time
  • Plaques for the fastest male & fastest female regardless of age
  • Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the 4 entry categories

2 km

  • Plaque for the fastest time
  • Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the 4 entry categories

1 km

  • Plaque for the fastest time
  • Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the 4 entry categories



TryTaupo4 is a new four event challenge which will be easy to train for with attainable distances for those wanting to get off the couch and get fit or those wanting to get back into sports.

To complete the TryTaupo4

  • Run or walk the Mount Tauhara 10k (July), Taupo 19k (August) or Kinloch Off-road Quarter Marathon (September)
  • Cycle one 40k leg of the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge (November)
  • Swim 300m — Cycle 9K — Run/Walk 3k of the Kinloch Triathlon (February)
  • Swim the 1km course of the Across the Lake Swim (February)

Enter each event individually, complete the challenge and receive a free t-shirt.

For entry details and more information go to or contact Christine Belfit at Sport Waikato 07 376 8915

Erin Baker Award

The Erin Baker Award is for anyone who completes four of Taupo’s iconic events in the same season

  • Tauhara Off-road Half Marathon 21.1km (July), Taupo Half Marathon 21.1km (August) or Kinloch Off-road Half Marathon 21.1km (September)
  • Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 160km solo ride or the 85km mountain bike (last Saturday November)
  • Taupo Triathlon - Erin Baker standard distance 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run (early February)
  • Across Lake Taupo Swim 4.2km (last Saturday February)

The Cameron Brown Award

The Cameron Brown Award includes the Erin Baker Award and the Taupo NZ Ironman (1st Saturday March).

The events must be accomplished in the order shown and all in the same season.

A full completion of every event qualifies.

No entry procedure, simply tick the box on the Across The Lake Swim entry.

An invitation to the Taupo District Sports Awards will be sent once you completions have been verified. The Cameron Brown award will also be verified in the same manner

The Erin Baker & Cameron Brown Awards are an initiative from Taupo Sports Advisory Council to recognize athletes who have completed the four or five iconic Taupo annual events:

The Sports Awards are held in early November in the same year as event completion.

Any queries should be directed to Taupo Sports Advisory Council:

Take up the challenge today Go for it and Good Luck!