Elite competitors will tackle the challenging waters of the Tasman Sea, before biking the short, sharp hills shadowed by the breath-taking Mt Taranaki, before triumphantly running down the blue carpet to cross the finish line.

We are honoured to welcome the world’s top athletes to participate in this continental event. Hosted by friendly locals who love the sport, we know you’ll feel at home. 

Want to be part of the action? Spectators can enjoy the Elite racing for free, or watch the full event through live streaming here. 

Know your course > download the course map PDF:

Click here to download the World Triathlon Competition Rules

Elite Continental Cup Athlete Schedule

The Tri Taranaki Festival will give athletes at all levels the chance to showcase their talent, from the world’s best competing in the Continental Cup, to the young and skilled triathletes in the Sprint Championships and Taranaki Tri-er.  

We encourage you to share your enthusiasm, wisdom and support with the next generation of promising triathletes.

Start lists can be found here: Elite Start Lists

Elite Race Schedule 


Saturday 26 March

5pm-6pmElite Athlete registration + bike and uniform checkNgamotu Beach
6pm Elite Athlete Race Briefing - emailed outOnline

Sunday 27 March
12:30 pmAthlete Lounge OpenNgāmotu Beach
12:55 pmTransition OpenNgāmotu Beach 
1:40 pmElite MenNgāmotu Beach 
1:42pmElite WomenNgāmotu Beach 

Athletes competing need to ensure they have the correct Visa. Click here to learn about your visa requirements. 


The closest international airport is Auckland International Airport. From Auckland it is then a short domestic flight to the New Plymouth Airport.