NZ Schools Triathlon Champs 2022

We’re excited to announce that 2022 event will feature the NZ Schools Triathlon Championships, held alongside the New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup at Ngāmotu Beach. 

A chance for School Students to have some fun on the blue carpet, race with their friends and compete for national championship titles in either the Triathlon or the 4 person team relay, or both!  

The Schools Championships event is open to athletes from year 7 through to U19, as at 1 January 2022.  

Entries will be taken online from 1 November 2021 - note that principle approval is required prior to arriving at the event.

We can’t think of a better way to kick off the festival than with this high-energy event of undeniable talent! Spectators can enjoy this, and all other events up close and free, or through our live streaming here. 

Course Maps

Available to Download below

Race Rules

Click here to download the official Triathlon NZ Competition Rules.

Click here to download the Cycle Equipment rules

Entry Information

Entries are invited from competitors of all abilities. One person should complete the entry for the 2-3 person team event or the 4 person team relay, and should have at hand the names, date of birth, contact details, medical conditions of each team member before beginning the entry process.

If you want to form a mixed team for the 2-3 person event (not the 4 person team relay) then you are more than welcome to, you will start with other teams of your age group but you will not be eligible for championship points or place getter medals.  Eligible 2-3 person teams for championship titles and points will be made up of the same gender and from the same school.

To be eligible for championship points in the 4 person team relay you must have a team made up of 4 males, 4 females or 2 males/2 females from no more than 2 schools (with championship points being split between these 2 schools). Your team will be put in the age group of the oldest participant in the team i.e. a 16 year old in a team with a 18 year old will race in the under 19 age group. If your team is made up of 3 males and 1 female or 3 females and 1 male you will not be vying for championship points and will start in a wave after the main age groups. 

If you are not a current Tri NZ member there is an additional fee of $5 per individual entry or $5 per team entry. 

The Under 16 and U19/Junior events will form part of the Tri NZ National Junior Series.  For more information on this series please visit the following link:

All entries must be accompanied by a Principal approval letter which you can download above.

Online entries close at 11am Saturday 26th March, however entries recieved at 19th March will incur an additional $10 late fee for each entry.

IMPORTANT EQUIPMENT INFORMATION - U19 Schools athletes will be racing alongside the Junior (U20) athletes which means these athletes do not need to chose between a Schools title and an NZ Sprint title.  This race will be draft LEGAL and the 45mm wheel rim restriction will NOT apply to this race only.  See download above for equipment details.
This event will also include the Oceania Continental Cup for Juniors.  If an athlete wishes to be included in this please email Maree at Tri NZ for specific details on medical and anti-doping requirements.  

Oceania Junior Cup Start lists can be found here: Junior Cup Start List

Important Information

There may be a small number of athletes that will turn 16 after the 2nd January 2022 - placing you in both the Under 16 Junior Series and Secondary Schools category AND the 16-19 Sprint North Island Championships category. Please contact Mel Saltiel to discuss options before the 12th March 2022.


Individual & Team Triathlon4 Person Team Tag
Under 12200m swim / 5.3km bike / 2km run200m swim / 3km bike / 1km run
Under 13200m swim / 5.3km bike / 2km run200m swim / 3km bike / 1km run
Under 14300m swim / 10km bike / 3km run200m swim / 3km bike / 1km run
Under 16300m swim / 10km bike / 3km run200m swim / 5.3km bike / 1km run
TSSSA300m swim / 10km bike / 3km run 
Under 19750m swim / 18.5km bike / 5km run200m swim / 5.3km bike / 1km run

NZ Schools Champs Schedule

7:15 amNZ Schools U12/U13 Allowed in transition
8:00 amRace Start NZ Schools U12/U13 Male
8:02 amRaceStart NZ Schools U12/U13 Female
8:04 amRaceStart NZ Schools U12/U13 Teams
8:06 amRace Start Taranaki Trier Male, Female, Teams
8:15 amNZSchools U14 Allowed in transition
9:00 amRaceStart NZ Schools U14 Male
9:02 amRaceStart NZ Schools U14 Female
9:04 amRaceStart NZ Schools U14 Teams
9:15 amNZSchools U16 & TSSSA Allowed in transition
10:00 amRaceStart NZ Schools U16 Male
10:02 amRaceStart NZ Schools U16 Female
10:04 amRaceStart NZ Schools U16 Teams
10:10 amRaceStart TSSSA
10:25 amNZSchools U19 & Junior Allowed in transition 
11:10 amRaceStart for NZ Schools U19 Male & Juniors
11:12 amRaceStart for NZ Schools U19 Female & Juniors
11:14 amRaceStart for NZ Schools U19 Teams & Juniors