Age-Group Selection Information

SELECTION DETAILS FOR 2021

All athletes wishing to compete in the 2021 ITU Age-Group World Championships (Multisport and/or Triathlon) must meet selection requirements set by Triathlon New Zealand.

 

AG Selection Flow Chart

2021 ITU Age-Group Grand Final – Edmonton, Canada

Event Date: 17-22 August 2021
Event Location: Edmonton, Canada
Distances: Standard and Super Sprint Triathlon, Standard Aquabike

To view all of the event details check out their website here

The team representing New Zealand at the ITU Age Group Grand Final will be updated here once selected.

2021 ITU Age-Group World Championship – Bermuda

Event Date: 15 – 17 October 2021
Event Location: Bermuda
Distances: Sprint & Mixed Relay Triathlon

To view all of the event details check out their website here – to be updated

The team representing New Zealand at the ITU Age Group Grand Final will be updated here once selected.

2021 Age-Group Multisport World Championships – Almere, the Netherlands

The ITU Multisport World Championships will be organized by the team of CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM.

To view the event details head to their website HERE

Event Date: 3-12 September 2021
Event Location: Almere, Netherlands

Distances: Long Distance Triathlon, Duathlon (sprint/standard), Cross Triathlon, Aquabike and Aquathon

The team representing New Zealand at the ITU Multisport World Championships will be updated here once selected.

 

*GARTH BARFOOT AQUABIKE PRIZE OFFER*

The incredibly generous Garth Barfoot has agreed to support our Aquabike events again this season with a wonderful offer to the overall and Age-Group top place-getters at our two qualifying events

The events to qualify for this prize are:

  • Mt Festival Aquabike – 23rd January 2021
  • Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka Aquabike – 20th February 2021

To view full details of this amazing prize please CLICK HERE

CONFIRMED SELECTION EVENTS
NORTH ISLAND
DATE EVENT LOCATION HOST
9th Aug 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Sprint Distance Duathlon North Island Championship Pukekohe Raceway Auckland City Tri Club
9th Aug 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Secondary Schools Duathlon North Island Championship Pukekohe Raceway Auckland City Tri Club
16th Aug 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Standard Distance Duathlon North Island Championship CANCELLED Triathlon Tauranga
25th Oct 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Cross Triathlon North Island Championship Back Paddock Cross Hawkes Bay Tri Club
8th Nov 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Standard Distance Triathlon North Island Championship Mt Maunganui Triathlon Tauranga
23rd Jan 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Mid Distance Triathlon North Island Championship Mt Maunganui Mount Festival
23rd Jan 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Aquabike North Island Championship Mt Maunganui Mount Festival
28th Mar 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Sprint Distance Triathlon North Island Championship New Plymouth Tri New Plymouth
SOUTH ISLAND
DATE EVENT LOCATION HOST
27th Sep 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Sprint Distance Duathlon South Island Championship Teretonga Park Southland Tri Club
27th Sep 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Secondary Schools Duathlon South Island Championship Teretonga Park Southland Tri Club
24th Jan 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Cross Triathlon South Island Championship Kaikoura Fusion Events
31st Jan 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Standard Distance Duathlon South Island Championship Corsiar Bay Canterbury Tri Club
31st Jan 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Standard Distance Triathlon South Island Championship Corsiar Bay Canterbury Tri Club
7th Feb 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Sprint Distance Triathlon South Island Championship Timaru South Canterbury Pacers
20th Feb 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Mid Distance Triathlon South Island Championship Wanaka Challenge Wanaka
20th Feb 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Aquabike South Island Championship Wanaka Challenge Wanaka

 

 

* School events are not selection events for ITU World Championships

*** Due to to both the South Island Standard Triathlon and Standard Duathlon being on the same weekend, if wishing to qualify for one event whilst racing the other a SCA must be submitted.

For for information contact us on info@triathlon.kiwi

2021 Nomination Form

This form is ONLY for athletes competing in the NZ 2020/21 selection events. Do Not complete this form if you are unable to attend the selection race.

 

If the race you wish to gain selection for is not listed above, please see the below “Special Circumstance Form”

 

2021 World Champs Validation Application

This form is ONLY for athletes who HAD ALREADY qualified for the 2020 Age Group World Team and have completed a validating race.

To confirm your spot for the 2021 World Champs Team you MUST complete this form, otherwise we will deem you forfeiting your spot.

 

2021 Special Circumstances Form

Complete this form IF:

  • There is no appointed selection event for the World Championship team you wish to be selected for.
  • Extenuating circumstances prevent you from competing in a selection race
  • Extenuating circumstances prevent you from finishing the selection race
  • You entered the selection race but your finish result was affected by extenuating circumstances.

FAQ

COMPETE IN ONE OR MORE OF THE CONFIRMED SELECTION EVENTS BELOW
NORTH ISLAND
DATE EVENT LOCATION HOST
9th Aug 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Sprint Distance Duathlon North Island Championship Pukekohe Raceway Auckland City Tri Club
9th Aug 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Secondary Schools Duathlon North Island Championship Pukekohe Raceway Auckland City Tri Club
16th Aug 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Standard Distance Duathlon North Island Championship Hampton Downs Triathlon Tauranga
25th Oct 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Cross Triathlon North Island Championship Back Paddock Cross Hawkes Bay Tri Club
8th Nov 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Standard Distance Triathlon North Island Championship Mt Maunganui Triathlon Tauranga
23rd Jan 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Mid Distance Triathlon North Island Championship Mt Maunganui Mount Festival
23rd Jan 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Aquabike North Island Championship Mt Maunganui Mount Festival
28th Mar 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Sprint Distance Triathlon North Island Championship New Plymouth Tri New Plymouth

 

SOUTH ISLAND
DATE EVENT LOCATION HOST
27th Sep 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Sprint Distance Duathlon South Island Championship Teretonga Park Southland Tri Club
27th Sep 20 Tri NZ Suzuki Secondary Schools Duathlon South Island Championship Teretonga Park Southland Tri Club
3rd Jan 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Cross Triathlon South Island Championship Kaikoura Fusion Events
31st Jan 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Standard Distance Duathlon South Island Championship Corsiar Bay Canterbury Tri Club
31st Jan 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Standard Distance Triathlon South Island Championship Corsiar Bay Canterbury Tri Club
7th Feb 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Sprint Distance Triathlon South Island Championship Timaru South Canterbury Pacers
20th Feb 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Mid Distance Triathlon South Island Championship Wanaka Challenge Wanaka
20th Feb 21 Tri NZ Suzuki Aquabike South Island Championship Wanaka Challenge Wanaka

Eligibility criteria

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.
  • Be a current member of Tri NZ (TRIBE) and be in good standing with Tri NZ (One Day and Social member excluded)
  • Be a current member of a Tri NZ Affiliated Club

Race qualification standards

You MUST on selection race day:

  • finish within 20% of the gendered age group winners time
  • finish within the number of allocated slots (based on AG finished position)

*The only exception to the 20% threshold  is where the winner finishes 5/10/15 minutes or more ahead of second place. In this instance, the 20% 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:

 

  • Compete in a selection event
  • Meet eligibility requirements
  • Meet race qualification standards
  • Complete and return a Selection Nomination Form no later than two working days after the selection event

These events are privately owned and operated independently of the ITU World Championships. Selection information on Kona, IROMMAN 70.3 World Championships and Xterra can be found on their website.

 

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 triworlds@triathlon.kiwi

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:

 

  • Must be a Triathlon New Zealand member (TRIBE) and New Zealand citizen.
  • Must complete the online application within 2 working days of the final New Zealand selection race of that discipline.
  • Member of an affiliated Triathlon New Zealand club*

 

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.

 

Athletes who:

 

  • have entered a selection event and their performance was adversely affected by illness/injury/mechanical problems. The athlete must complete and submit their Special Circumstance Form online within 2 working days of the selection race that they had entered and for which their performance was affected.
  • are unable to compete at any selection event due to health/surgery/other extenuating circumstances. The athlete must complete and submit their special circumstance form online within 2 working days of the final selection race of that discipline.
  • have raced in Junior Elites or Under 23 selection races but not age group selection races will not receive automatic selection into age group teams. For such athletes, a Special Circumstance Form must be completed within 2 working days of the final age group selection event of that discipline.

 

*It’s not compulsory for athletes to belong to an affiliated club but Triathlon New Zealand encourages all athletes to.