Suzuki National Championships 2017/18

Kinloch Tri 2016/17 - Photo credit: Scottie T Photography
Published Date: 01 August, 2017

Triathlon New Zealand is pleased to announce the 2017/18 season for the Suzuki Triathlon National Championships.


In 2017/18, athletes will have the opportunity to compete for seven national titles in some of Aotearoa’s greatest locations. This year, Wanaka will play host to the Mid Distance Championship and head five hours north to Christchurch, for the first time, Corsair Classic will be hosting the Standard Distance Championship.


Tri NZ CEO, Claire Beard acknowledges the support of its affiliated clubs who will be delivering five events in the Championship calendar.


“There’s been enormous support by both private and club partners, and we’d like to thank the community for contributing to the success of the sport and the upcoming season.”


“We are excited to prioritise and back the National Championships this year, a significant change from previous years when delivering the Tri Series. Following the changes in our commercial environment, we reconsidered our priorities which included our core requirement to support the delivery of the National Championships.”


Triathlon New Zealand looks forward to working with these great partners to deliver another thrilling 2017/18 season.


2017/18 National Championships Calendar


6th Aug 2017 – *NZ Secondary Schools and Sprint Duathlon Championships hosted by Auckland City Tri Club



19th Nov 2017 – NZ Paratriathlon Championships hosted by Tauranga Tri Club

Event: Tinman Triathlon 



28th Jan 2018 – *NZ Standard Distance Triathlon Championships hosted by Canterbury Tri Club

Event: Corsair Classic 



11th Feb 2018 – *NZ Sprint Triathlon Championships hosted by Taupo Tri Club

Event: Kinloch Triathlon


17th Feb 2018 – *NZ Mid Distance Triathlon Championships hosted by Challenge Wanaka

Event: Challenge Wanaka 



3rd Mar 2018 – NZ Long Distance Triathlon Championships hosted by Ironman Taupo

Event: Ironman


19-20th Mar 2018 – NZ Secondary Schools Triathlon Championships hosted by Nelson Tri Club


*Age Group Primary Selection Event


Age Group Selection

For more information on selection for the 2018 NZ Age Group Team visit the AG Policies, Selection Criteria and Nomination Links page under National Teams > NZ Age Group at