Age-Group Selection Information

2020
All athletes wishing to compete in the 2020 ITU Age-Group World Championships (Multisport and/or Triathlon) must meet selection requirements set by Triathlon New Zealand.

 

2020 ITU Age-Group Multisport Festival

Almere, Netherlands – 4-13 September 2020

These are available for Sprint Duathlon, Standard Duathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon, Mid Distance Triathlon and Cross Triathlon

Almere Event Website

2020 ITU Age-Group Grand Final

Edmonton, Canada – 17-23 August 2020

These are available for Sprint Triathlon and Standard Triathlon

Edmonton Event Website

2020 ITU Age-Group Grand Final

The Kiwi team will be heading to Edmonton, Cananda in 2020 for the ITU Grand Final. Edmonton will host a beautiful course in a city that’s a gateway to wild adventure. You’re choosing the racing experience of a lifetime.

Event Date: 17th to 23rd August
Event Location: Edmonton, Canada
Distances: Sprint & Standard Triathlon

The team representing New Zealand at the ITU Grand Final in Edmonton will be updated here once selected,

2020 Age-Group Multisport World Championships

It will be the fourth edition of this engaging and successful format, that has been organized in Penticton (Canada); Fyn (Denmark) and Pontevedra (Spain) the years before, and will move to Townsville, Australia, in 2021.

** The ITU Executive Board has approved that the ITU Long Distance World Championships 2020, to be held during the Multisport World Championships in Almere, will be held over the classic long distance 3,8km swim, 180km cycle and 42,2km run.

Event Date: 4th to 13th September
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.

ZOFINGEN- LONG DISTANCE DUATHLON

Athletes who are interested in the Long Distance Duathlon World Championships (POWERMAN) need to complete a special circumstance application no later than February 12th 2020. Note that this World Championships has ITU requirements but is not supported in the same capacity as the Multisport World Championships and/or Grand Final.

CONFIRMED SELECTION EVENTS

NZ Sprint Distance Duathlon Suzuki Championships– Pukekohe Raceway (Auckland) – August 11th 2019

NZ Schools Duathlon Suzuki Championships– Teretonga Raceway (Invercargill) – August 18th 2019*

NZ Standard Triathlon Suzuki Championships- Tinman, Mt Maunganui – November 10th 2019

NZ Aquabike Suzuki Championships- Harbour to Hills, Hawkes Bay – January 26th 2020***

NZ Aquathlon Suzuki Championships- Harbour to Hills, Hawkes Bay – January 25th 2020***

  • Secondary selection event – Challenge Wanaka Aquabike – February 15th 2020

NZ Mid Distance Triathlon Suzuki Championships- Challenge Wanaka Half- February 15th 2020**

NZ Schools Triathlon Suzuki Championships– Challenge Wanaka- February 16th 2020*

NZ Long Distance Triathlon Suzuki Championships- Ironman New Zealand – March 7th 2020

NZ Cross Triathlon Suzuki Championships- Motatapu Cross Triathlon – March 14th 2020

NZ Sprint Distance Triathlon Suzuki Championships– Taranaki Triathlon Festival, New Plymouth – March 29th 2020

 

* School events are not selection events for ITU World Championships

** This is the selection event for the ITU Long Distance Triathlon Championships

*** Due to to both the Aquabike and Aquathlon 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 info@triathlon.kiwi

2020 Nomination Form  

This form is ONLY for athletes competing in the NZ 2019 NZ 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”

2020 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

CONFIRMED SELECTION EVENTS

NZ Sprint Distance Duathlon Suzuki Championships– Pukekohe Raceway (Auckland) – August 11th 2019

NZ Schools Duathlon Suzuki Championships– Teretonga Raceway (Invercargill) – August 18th 2019*
School events are not selection events for ITU World Championships

NZ Standard Triathlon Suzuki Championships- Tinman, Mt Maunganui – November 10th 2019

NZ Aquabike Suzuki Championships- Harbour to Hills, Hawkes Bay – January 26th 2020

NZ Aquathlon Suzuki Championships- Harbour to Hills, Hawkes Bay – January 26th 2020

NZ Mid Distance Triathlon Suzuki Championships– Challenge Wanaka Half- February 15th 2020**
This is the selection event for the ITU Long Distance Triathlon Championships

NZ Schools Triathlon Suzuki Championships– Challenge Wanaka- February 16th 2020*
School events are not selection events for ITU World Championships

NZ Sprint Distance Triathlon Suzuki Championships– Taranaki Triathlon Festival, New Plymouth – March 29th 2020

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.