Sunday 26 March

The TRI NZ Suzuki New Zealand Sprint & Paratri 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 National Championship titles up for grabs and the opportunity to join the New Zealand Sprint Distance Triathlon team at the World Triathlon Championships, this is a race you don’t want to miss! 

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

For those competing this weekend please note:

  • Last chance to qualify for the World Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships in Hamburg, Germany in July 2023

  • You must complete the appropriate form with 48 hours of the event

    • Nomination Form

    • Special Circumstances Application Form if you didn’t get the result you were expecting

  • To be eligible for selection in a Tri NZ National Age-Group Team (“eligible athlete”), you MUST on selection race day:

    • Be a citizen of New Zealand, be a permanent resident of New Zealand or have been residing in New Zealand for a minimum of 12 months; and

    • Be a current member of Tri NZ (TRIBE) and be in good standing with Tri NZ; and

    • Be a current member of a Tri NZ Affiliated Club (List of clubs available at

Check out the full requirements to represent Tri NZ at Age-Group World Championships here

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)

Sprint Triathlon Schedule - Sunday 26th March 2023




Transition opens - Age Group Sprint


Transition Closes - Age Group Sprint


Race Briefing - Age Group Sprint


Race Start - Age Group Sprint - Men


Race Start - Age Group Sprint - Women


Race Start - Age Group Sprint - Teams