Organisers of the World Triathlon Multisport Championships have confirmed the competition schedule and venues for the event set to take place in Townsville, Australia, from 14-25 August, 2024.  The 12-day event will include 19 World Championship races across five different levels of athletes, including Age Group, Para Triathletes, Junior, Under 23 and Elites. 

Event Schedule

  • Friday 16 August – Sprint Duathlon (Age Group & Junior) and Standard Duathlon (Elite & Under 23)
  • Sunday 18 August – Standard Duathlon (Age Group), Sprint Duathlon (Para) and the Mixed Relay Duathlon
  • Tuesday 20 August – Cross Triathlon (Junior, Para, Elite, Under 23 & Age Group)
  • Thursday 22 August – Cross Duathlon (Junior, Para, Elite, Under 23 & Age Group)
  • Friday 23 August – Aquathlon (Elite, Under 23, Junior, Para & Age Group)
  • Sunday 25 August – Aquabike (Age Group) and Long Distance Triathlon (Elite, Para & Age Group)

Qualifying for the Team

Qualifying races for World Triathlon  Multisport Championships (Townsville, Australia)

Date of event August 15-25 2024

  • COMPLETE Sprint Duathlon – Auckland City Triathlon Club, 13th August 2023
  • Aquathlon – Kinloch Triathlon Festival, 10 February 2024
  • COMPLETE Standard Duathlon – Corsair Bay, Christchurch, 28th January 2024
  • Cross Triathlon – Challenge Wanaka, 17th February 2024
  • Cross Duathlon – Challenge Wanaka, 17th February 2024
  • COMPLETE Mid Distance Triathlon – Oxman, Christchurch, 26th November 2023
    • COMPLETE Secondary – Mt Festival, 20th January 2024
  • Mid Distance Aquabike – Challenge Wanaka, 17th February 2024
    • COMPLETE Secondary – Mt Festival, 20th January 2024

How many spots do we have:

  • One qualifying event: 16 spots per age-group, per gender and 4 Special Circumstances
  • Two qualifying events: 12 spots per age-group at the National Champs, 6 spots at the Island Championships and 2 Special Circumstances

Nominations and Special Circumstances will open in the 1st of August and close 48 hours after each respective event.  All selection nomination forms and policies can be found HERE.

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Eligibility criteria for World Champs selection

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.