SUZUKI NORTH ISLAND SPRINT TRIATHLON

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)
  • 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 27 March
    TBCAthlete RegistrationPort Taranaki Building - Ngāmotu Beach

    Sunday 28 March
    TBC 
    Athlete Registration
    Ngāmotu Beach 
    TBC 
    Transition open for racking
    TBC
    Safety Briefing
    TBC
    Men 16-34 starts
    Ngāmotu Beach
    TBC    
    Men 35-49 starts
    TBC
    Men 50+ starts
    TBC
    Women 16-39  starts  
    TBC 
    Women 40+ starts  
    TBC
    Team race starts
    TBC


    Transition open for removal of equipment

    TBC
    Prize-giving 
    Please Note: this timetable is subject to change