Back Paddock Lakes Off Road Challenge

314 Speedy Road, R.D.3, Takapau, Waipukurau

The Platinum Homes Back Paddock Multisport Festival is a unique challenge with an absolutely stunning Central Hawke’s Bay backdrop. Set at Backpaddock Lakes (10 mins south of Waipukurau), this event has both family-friendly and challenging disciplines to suit all abilities!

Take part in a beautiful, safe lake swim, on-road cycle or off-road mountain bike, and trail run with events for individuals, teams and corporate teams. Triathlon, duathlon and solo discipline options, makes this a true multisport festival!

NEW this year is a “Run the Gauntlet” section where participants choose between running over a small hill or taking the “Coldicutt Shortcut” – but be prepared to get wet, dirty and messy when you run the gauntlet. Fun is guaranteed! Enjoy the friendly atmosphere, where every finisher gets a medal and a meal!

Entries are online only and limited spaces available so get in quick. Enter using this link or for full event information visit or email”

Backpaddock Lakes Off Road Challenge is a part of Central Hawke’s Bay Spring Fling. The Spring Fling is a series of standout events through September and October, capturing the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay!

Spring is a stunning time of year in Central Hawke’s Bay and the Spring Fling is a wonderful showcase of the region.

Spring Fling events span from Otane to Takapau, Tikokino to Porangahau, and offer plenty of variety for visitors to experience the very best Central Hawke’s Bay in spring.

However, you choose to enjoy the Spring Fling, we look forward to hosting you in this beautiful part of Hawke’s Bay, with warm Central Hawke’s Bay hospitality.


Backpaddock Lakes, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

314 Speedy Road, R.D.3, Takapau, Waipukurau

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