NZ SPRINT TRIATHLON

The TRI NZ Sprint Champs is a fast-paced race filled with thrilling moments and fantastic wins, suitable for athletes of all levels.

Swim in the sheltered harbour of Ngāmotu beach, ride the short, sharp hills around New Plymouth, and run the scenic Taranaki foreshore before hitting the blue carpet amid cheers from the crowds of supporters. This event is for anyone aged sixteen years plus (age taken 31 December 2020).

With a National Championships title up for grabs and the opportunity to join the New Zealand Sprint Distance Triathlon team at the 2020 ITU World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton, Canada, this is a race you don’t want to miss! Find out more about this exciting opportunity to participate in the World Championships by clicking here.

Want to conquer Taranaki with your tribe? Sign up to the NZ Sprint Champs as a group! Teams can consist of two to three people. Please note, teams will not be eligible for National Championship medals. 

Race Details

  • 750m swim (one lap)
  • 20km bike (draft legal)
  • 5km run (three laps)
  • Tri NZ National Championship medals in 5 year age groups 
  • Teams can consist of 2 - 3 people (not eligible for national championship medals)



    NZ Sprint Triathlon Schedule

    When WhatWhere


    Saturday 28 March
    3:00pm - 6:00pmAthlete RegistrationMarquee at Ngāmotu Beach
    Sunday 29 March
    6:00am - 7:00am 
    Athlete Registration
    Ngāmotu Beach 
    6:45am   
    Transition open for racking
    7:35am
    Safety Briefing

    7:45am
    Men 16-34 starts
    Ngāmotu Beach
    7:50am     
    Men 35-49 starts
    7:55am
    Men 50+ starts
    8:05am
    Women 16-39  starts  
    8:10am 
    Women 40+ starts  
    8:15am 
    Team race starts
    9:30a


    Transition open for removal of equipment

    12:15pm
    Prize-giving 
    Please Note: this timetable is subject to change