Suzuki National Championships

The Triathlon New Zealand Suzuki National Championships are the pinnacle of events on our domestic calendar for all members. These races hold a special place in the heart of many triathletes around the country and are always hotly contested. Both with the Suzuki National Championships and secondary qualifying 2019 Age Group Team events, the Triathlon season is jam packed with awesome racing from top to bottom of the country.

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2019/2020 Event Allocations


Sprint Duathlon National Championships– Pukekohe Raceway (Auckland) – August 11th 2019

Schools Duathlon National Championships– Teretonga Raceway (Invercargill) – August 18th 2019

Schools Triathlon National Championships– Challenge Wanaka- February 15-16th 2020*

Mid Distance Triathlon National Championships– Challenge Wanaka Half- February 15-16th 2020



Triathlon NZ are currently seeking expressions of interest for:

  • Junior Elite National Championships
  • Elite / U23 / Junior OTU (Oceania) Sprint and Mixed Team Relay race (to be held early Jan-early Feb)
  • Sprint Distance Triathlon (Age Group and Open / Overall Championship)
  • Standard/Olympic Distance Triathlon (Age Group and Open / Overall Championship)
  • Cross Triathlon (1-3 year contract)
  • Aquabike
  • Aquathlon
  • Sprint Distance Triathlon – secondary selection
  • Standard/Olympic Distance Triathlon- secondary selection


Before expressing interest in hosting one of the above NATIONAL events please read:


If you have questions in regards to hosting an Oceania Event please contact for more information.

2018-19 Season

Suzuki National Championships 2018/19 Event Date
Sprint Distance Duathlon Pukekohe Raceway Duathlon 19 August 2018
NZ Schools Duathlon Pukekohe Raceway Duathlon 19 August 2018
Standard Distance Triathlon Classic Builders Tinman 2 December 2018
Paratriathlon Classic Builders Tinman 2 December 2018
Cross Triathlon Cross Tri Wanaka 6 January 2019
Mid Distance Triathlon Tauranga Half 12 January 2019
Sprint Distance Triathlon Kinloch Triathlon 10 February 2019
Aquabike Challenge Wanaka 16 February 2019
Long Distance Triathlon IRONMAN NZ 2 March 2019
NZ Schools Triathlon NZ Schools New Plymouth 29 & 30 March 2019


Secondary Selection Events 2018/19 Event Date
Sprint Distance Triathlon PaknSave Triathlon Festival 25 November 2018

To enter the Triathlon New Zealand National Championships, you must be both a legal resident or citizen of New Zealand and hold a valid Triathlon New Zealand membership.

For Para athletes please see the Classification section on the Para-triathlon page for information around eligibility and classification.


When entering the race you must supply your Triathlon New Zealand (TRIBE) membership number to the event organiser via the entry system, failure to do so may result in you not being eligible to be awarded a National Championship medal.