Local schools are being encouraged to enter the 2009 Pearl Izumi Taupo Half Ironman to be in with a chance to win $1000 for new sports equipment.
Teams of two or three participants, made up of teachers, students or a mixture of both, will swim 2km, ride 90km and run 21km during the race on December 12.
Each school team entered goes into the draw for the $1000 prize, while the fastest team wins the Pearl Izumi Taupo Half Ironman Schools Trophy.
For information visit www.halfironmantaupo. co.nz.