The TRI NZ Suzuki North Island 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).

With a North Island Championships title up for grabs and the opportunity to join the New Zealand Sprint Distance Triathlon team at the ITU World Triathlon Championships, 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 Tri NZ Championship medals. 

Race Details

  • 750m swim (one lap)
  • 18.5km 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)

2021 Entry Fees

24 July-31July1 August-16 March17 March-24 March

* This does not include 6.5% Eventplus service fees

Online entries close at 11:59pm Sunday 21st March, however you can still enter on Saturday 27th March at the registration at Ngamotu Beach

Important Information
There may be a small number of athletes that will turn 16 after the 2nd January 2021 - 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 2021.

Suzuki North Island Triathlon Champs Schedule

When What

Saturday 27 March
3pm-5pmAthlete Registration - Port Taranaki Building - Ngamotu Beach
Sunday 28 March
7:00-10:30Athlete registration - Registration tent, Ngamotu Beach
Transition open for racking
Safety Briefing
10:50U20/Junior Men (with U19 Schools)
10:55U20/Junior Women (with U19 Schools)
11:20Men 20-34 start
Men 35-49 start
Women 20-39  start  
Men 50+ start
Women 40+ start
Sprint Teams start
Transition open for removal of equipment

Please Note: this timetable is subject to change