Flight Centre


K2 2019

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The 2019  K2 will take place on  Saturday 2nd November 2019.

There is a special early bird offer with a 15% reduction in prices for entries received by the 31st March

Individual Riders 


Junior Riders  (Under 19) - 50% of Adult Price

Group Entries (5 for 4)

If you enter as a group of 5 people the 5th person is free of charge



Bus to Start Line ( no bikes) 

Late Entry Fees of $20 (K1, NBC, Gravel Ride = $10) per person  will be applied from the 15th October 2019.

Limited Entries

Entries are limited to 900 riders in the K2. Riders will be asked to estimate time on entry (see next  section on starting groups).

Online Entry 

To enter please use our secure on-line system with payment by Visa, Mastercard or Internet Banking. All entries will receive confirmation of acceptance of their entry by return email.

Please click on the link below to open the entry form:



Competitors that withdraw from the event prior to 3 weeks before race day can either have their entry fee refunded less a 25% cancellation fee or transfer their entry fee in full  to next years K2 or any other ARC event. There will be no refunds for withdrawals in the 3 weeks prior to race day. 


In extreme weather  or Force Majeure the event may be cancelled at any time.  In this situation entry fees are non -refundable.


Entrants List

Click here to view the list of entrants.

Race Merchandise

Race gear and tees will be redesigned for 2019 - currently showing the 2018 kit

K2 Jersey - $95 each

K2 Shorts - $125 each

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T-shirt - $40 each



Starting Procedures 

For safety reasons this year the K2 and Cervelo K1 races will have staggered starts. This is to help reduce the build up of large bunches.

For Group 1 and 2 of the  K2  you will need to have achieved a certain time at previous K2 or Taupo to qualify (see below). This is to ensure a matching of ability.

To help you choose the right group we have provided a comparison of the K2 times versus Taupo below.

The starting groups will be as follows:

Flight Centre K2 Groups for 2018

Group Number Time 2017 Taupo

Finishers Equivalent

Group 1 50 Under 5:40 4% Under 4:10
Group 2 50 5:40 - 5:49 3%
Group 3 50 5:55-5:59 5%
Group 4 60 6:00- 6:09 6%
Group 5/6 120 6:10-6:19 8% 4:30 Plus
Group 7/8 120 6:20-6:29 10%
Group 9
60 6:30-6:39 11%
Group 10
60 6:40-6:49 6% 5 Hours Plus
Group 11 60 6:50-6:59 9%
Group 12 60 7:00-8:00 24%        5 :30 Plus
Group 13 60 8-9 Hours 11% 6 hours Plus
Group 14 (6.00am start)
30 > 9 hours 5%

Cervelo K1