All athletes wishing to compete in the 2018 ITU Age Group World Championships (Multisport and/or Triathlon) must meet selection requirements set by Triathlon New Zealand.
The Kiwi team will be heading across the ditch to take on athletes from all over the world only 5 months after the 2018 Commonwealth Games. This is your opportunity to wear the silver fern with pride and be crowned the Age Group World Champion.
Event Date: September 12-16, 2018
Event Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Distances: Sprint & Standard Triathlon
Join the mixed teams heading to compete in the northern hemisphere. Whether you are an athlete of many races or a specialist, this multi-sport festival offers something for all.
Event Date: July 6-14, 2018
Event Location: Fyn, Denmark
Distances: Long Distance Triathlon, Duathlon (sprint/standard), Cross Triathlon, Aquabike and Aquathon
2018 ITU Triathlon Age Group World Championships
Gold Coast, Australia
|Primary Selection Event
(12 spaces/ age category)
|Secondary Selection Event
(6 spaces/ age category)
|Sprint Triathlon||Kinloch Triathlon (February 11th)||Pak’NSave Triathlon (November 26)**Draft legal|
|Standard Triathlon||Corsair Classic (January 28th)||Tinman Triathlon (November 19)|
2018 Multisport Festival Age Group World Championships
|Mid Distance Triathlon||Challenge Wanaka Half (February 17th)||POT Half (January 20)|
|Sprint Duathlon||Pukekohe Duathlon (August 6th)|
|Standard Duathlon||Corsair Classic (January 28th)|
|Cross Triathlon||XTERRA Motatapu (March 10th)|
|Aquabike||Challenge Wanaka Aquabike (February 17th 2018)|
|Aquathlon||No Selection Event. More information to follow.|
NOTE: To be considered for selection in the 2018 NZ Age Group Team you must submit a Nomination Form no later than two working days after the selection race. Selection policies will be available in September 2017.
You MUST on selection race day:
Race qualification standards
You MUST on selection race day:
*The only exception to the 20% threshold is where the winner finishes 10 minutes or more ahead of second place. In this instance, the 120% threshold is taken from the second place getters time.
All athletes racing in selection races must submit a selection nomination form in the set out deadline. Check the relevant selection policy for further details.
To be selected in the NZ Age Group Team athletes should:
Athletes competing in these events are also encouraged to take out Triathlon New Zealand’s Insurance Policy to ensure they are adequately insured while travelling, competing and training.
For more information on this policy, contact the Age Group Experience Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
If circumstances prevent the athlete travelling to New Zealand to attend the selection event, they may still be considered under special circumstance selection. However, the following must apply to the athlete:
Consideration will be given to athletes who are unable to compete in (or finish) the selection event, however, there is a limited capacity for these considerations and selection will be at the discretion of the Age Group Selection Committee.
*It’s not compulsory for athletes to belong to an affiliated club but Triathlon New Zealand encourages all athletes to.