Tri NZ Suzuki Elite Series 2021-2022 - due to the recent changes to the Covid-19 Protection Framework this event has been cancelled. We are currently working on events to offer our Junior athletes as an alternative.

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Triathlon New Zealand Suzuki Elite Series

Tri NZ are excited to announce the Tri NZ Suzuki Elite Series to run again this season alongside the National and Junior Series.

This series is open to all athletes wanting to compete at the next level and test yourself against some of the most promising NZ Triathletes to win prize money and the title. Any athletes wishing to race for the title can compete, you don’t need to be a carded athlete or be a member of the Triathlon NZ HP Programme.

There are two epic events across the country to compete at!


To be crowned Elite Series Champion each event will nominate one targeted race where points are up for grabs.


Now the most exciting part – THE PRIZES – We could not create an exciting Elite Series without having some prizes up for grabs!

  • Series Champion Male and Female: $1,000
  • 2nd Male and Female: $800
  • 3rd Male and Female: $600
  • 4th Male and Female: $400
  • 5th Male and Female: $200

Points are gained from ONE targeted race at each event of the Tri NZ Suzuki Elite Series.


EXAMPLE: If an event offers multiple races such as, sprint triathlon, open water swim and a duathlon – if the target race specified is the sprint race, then only the sprint race will count towards the Elite Series Points Table.


Races and targeted events involved are:

Kinloch Triathlon Festival – Sunday 13th Feb 2022  – Sprint Triathlon

Challenge Wanaka Triathlon – Friday 18th Feb 2022 – Sprint Triathlon

Total points from the Kinloch Triathlon Festival and Challenge Wanaka will count towards an athletes overall series points.

*Note: Due to the handicap race format in Wanaka your finishing position/accumulated time is irrelevant. The time you take to complete the course is your official time that will count for points

ELITE Series Point Tie Break

If at the end of the Elite Series there are two athletes on equal points (tie break), the winner will be determined by the following criteria:

    • Highest average placing across their events
    • Then most wins
    • Then most top 2 results
    • Then most top 3 results
    • When athletes are tied for a single position (after stepping through all the above criteria), the prize money for each of those athletes is the evenly divided amount of the total money the athletes would have been awarded had they all finished separately.