Categories & Stages

Le Race

What to Enter ?

You can take on the whole 100km challenge on a road or mountain bike as an individual, or tackle the event in bite-size chunks in a two-person team. Teams-of-two do one half each and change at Little River Domain.

Another option could be to take on the mini version of Le Race Petite, Christchurch to Little River – something for everyone!

If you like to stand out from the crowd, there is a prize for best costume!


Go you good thing - do the whole 100km!


Grab a buddy and a bike with 2 seats (and 2 crank sets) and do Le Race on a Tandem.

Relais 2

Take on half each - challenge a friend, neighbour or work colleague to team up with you – half each, change over at Little River.

You will both get your individual times recorded - we have mats at the change over stations.

Rider 1: Cathedral Square - Little River (Total Distance: 53.65km)
Rider 2: Little River - Akaroa (Total Distance: 46.35km - includes Hilltop section)


Just like the New Zealand Pursuit Team, get four friends together and compete as a team with each member going the full distance. Your combined individual times give the overall team time and placing. As a bonus, you'll get to compete as an individual as well - so you'll be in two categories.

Mountain Bike Challenge

(Individual Only and Gender Specific only, no age group categories)

Grab your mountain bike and ride a true mountain stage. You must have 26" or 29" wheels and mountain bike handle bars to be eligible. Tyres MUST be 1.25 inches or 32 mm in width or greater.

Electrify NZ E Bike

Peddle up the Hills with some help, spot prizes for people riding E bike in both Le Race Petite and the main race.
E bikes line up at the rare of the field – no E bikes are permitted to draft rider


Rider must be 100kg or more (without the bike)

King and Queen of the Mountain

This challenge is in the best tradition of the Tour de France. The King and Queen of the Mountain will be determined by points won on two key hill climbs in the race - the climb up to the Sign of the Kiwi and the long climb up to the Hilltop. The winners of the King and Queen of the Mountain will each win $250.

Envormation Vintage Cup

Enter the age of your bike frame and be in with a chance to win a cool trophy! 

While it helps to have an older bike, this one is open to all riders (except relais). The winner will be determined based on a combination of bike frame age and race time.

Le Race Petite

This is the perfect event for those not quite ready for the full 100km traditional Le Race course.

Starting at 8:05am in Cathedral Square, the course follows the same route as the full length Le Race, but ends at Little River. This event has all the same features as Le Race, including timing, spot prizes and entertainment. The Wairewa Pa Road finish line allows those who want to sprint the finish line to be able to.

Post race, riders are encouraged to come over to Akaroa for Coffee, prize giving and entertainment. The prize giving is on the main stage at Akaroa at 2pm with the 100km riders - this is change from previous years in response to a survey carried out with Petite riders, with most people requesting prize giving to happen at Akaroa .

Click here to enter this great new event! (Must be 14 or over at event date)


  • Open Men - 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • Open Women - 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • Veterans - 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • Youth Male (14-17 years) - 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • Youth Female (14-17 years) - 1st, 2nd and 3rd

New Category

  • E Bike (For all the same categories as listed above)

Le Race Petite Prizegiving: Akaroa at 2pm on the main stage with the 100km race winners



Female 15-16 Women Under 17 yrs
Female 17-34 Open Women 17-34 yrs
Female 35-44 Master 1 Women 35-44 yrs
Female 45-54 Master 2 Women 45-54 yrs
Female 55-64 Master 3 Women 55-64 yrs
Female 65-99 Master 4 Women 65 yrs +


Male 15-16 Male Under 17 yrs
Male 17-34 Open Men 17-34 yrs
Male 35-44 Master 1 Men 35-44 yrs
Male 45-54 Master 2 Men 45-54 yrs
Male 55-64 Master 3 Men 55-64 yrs
Male 65-74 Master 4 Men 65-74 yrs
Male 75-99 Master 5 Men 75 yrs +

Point System


Note: If two people finish with the same number of points, whoever placed higher on Section 2 will win. 

For more info on the prizes available please visit Les Prizes.