Tri NZ Zwift League

The Triathlon NZ Zwift Race League is a races series with 6 races over a 6 week period, held from Saturday May 23rd to Saturday June 27th, the best 4 races count to the final result.  There will be a separate race for men and women.



  • Men start at 8am with Categories A,B,C,D starting 1min apart
  • Women start at 8.15am with Categories A,B,C,D starting all at once (but still separated in results)
  • All competitors need to opt-in to ZwiftPower (see below for instructions and rules)
  • For those who didn’t already register during Series 1 please click here to register

We use standard category limits which are based on your FTP (95% of your peak 20min power output) divided by your weight.  To get a result in the League you need to link your Zwift profile to (instructions below).

RACE:                                      The Mid – Fuego Flats Time Trial (2 laps ~36km)

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:         Challenge Wanaka and The Mount Festival of Multisport

ENTER HERE:                         Men’s Race   //   Women’s Race

RESULTS LINK:                     Please click here for league standings after Race 1


More about Challenge Wanaka:

The fourth Challenge Family Asia Pacific Championship will be hosted in Wanaka on February 20th 2021 as part of the 15th Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka event. The world’s most scenic middle distance triathlon is set against the backdrop of the Te Wahipounanmu World Heritage Area in New Zealand’s Southern Alps.  Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka is the race of a lifetime and the perfect opportunity to compete and holiday in paradise. Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka is New Zealand’s largest triathlon festival, featuring events for all ages and abilities involving over 2,500 participants from top professional to age group athletes from all over the world for a the half distance triathlon or Aquabike on a course that is like no other, including a run which is 75% off-road along the water’s edge.


More about the Mount Multisport Festival:

The iconic Tauranga Half has been part of the Mount Maunganui summer since 1990, and it returns for its 32nd year on the 23rd of January, 2021.  Showcasing some of the best scenery in the country, and a fast, flat course, it’s the ideal event for first-timers, elite athletes and everyone in between.

Featuring a 2km swim, 90km bike and finishing off with a 21km run, the Tauranga Half is the perfect bucket list event for the 2021 summer.  It’s part of the Mount Festival of Multisport, which includes events from a 5km Mount Run through to the Enduro Long Distance Triathlon – And the best part, it’s owned by the Mount Festival Charitable The trust which means any profits go directly back into the community.

RACE:                                    The Standard – Richmond UCI (2 laps ~33km)

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:        Corsair Classic and Tinman Triathlon

ZWIFT LINK:                     Men’s race link  //  Women’s race link

RESULTS LINK:                League Standings after Race 2 – Click Here  //  Results for Race 2 – Click Here


More about the Corsair Classic:

The Corsair Classic is an old school triathlon & duathlon focused on providing a very honest course with options for all ages and abilities. The olympic distance race is a run over a testing course with plenty of hills on the bike and run.

Key points about the race

  • Short drive from downtown Christchurch
  • Swim – sea swim at Corsair Bay with a gut busting run up the hill to T1
  • Bike – hills, hills, a little flat and more hills. Most athletes still ride TT bikes but a close call between a road bike with clip ons v TT bike. Very little drafting. Over 700m elevation across the ride. You are unlikely to find a more challenging course anywhere.
  • Run – really nice mix of road running, trails and hills
  • Duathlon option as well as tri along with aqua bike. There is also a short course race and kids (5-9 years aquathon)

More about Tinman Triathlon:

The Tinman Triathlon. Owned by Triathlon Tauranga & kindly sponsored by GENX Homes & Marra Construction. These 2 local businesses are both owned by loyal members who see the great benefit in supporting a race that has now been on the Triathlon events calendar for 32 years & is one of 4 iconic races held in Mount Maunganui over Summer.

Many great names in Triathlon history have won this race & maybe you could add your name to the list.

Held in the idyllic setting of Pilot Bay & the Mount Maunganui area, this race has been home to the National Standard distance & Para-tri champs for the last 2 years. For the 2020-21 season we are again excited to be a part of the TriNZ National series.  We hope you can join us.

RACE:                                   The Cross – Jungle Circuit (3 laps ~24km)




RACE:                                  The Sprint – Innsbruckring (3 laps ~27km)




RACE:                                  The Du – The Fan Flats (5 laps ~ 30.5km)




RACE:                                  The Long – Big Loop (1 lap ~43.6km)





1) Log-in to your Zwift Account:
2) Click on the thumbnail of your picture (top right of page) and click ‘my profile’
3) On left menu click ‘Connections’
4) Scroll down until you see Zwift Power icon and click ‘Connect’ underneath



We use standard category limits which are based on your FTP (95% of your best 20min power output) divided by your weight.  There is a slight difference between the women’s and men’s categories as per below.


Categories MEN Categories WOMEN
(A) 4.0 W/kg FTP or higher
(B) 3.2 W/kg to 3.99 W/kg FTP
(C) 2.5 W/kg to 3.19 W/kg FTP
(D) Under 2.49 W/kg FTP
(A) 3.7 W/kg FTP or higher
(B) 3.2 W/kg to 3.69 W/kg FTP
(C) 2.5 W/kg to 3.19 W/kg FTP
(D) below 2.49 W/kg FTP


You must race in the category that is indicated in your profile data on  ZwiftPower continuously monitors your performance and calculates your category on a rolling basis for the last 90 days.  Examples below:


  • You must be a Triathlon NZ member (select social membership if you are just participating in the Zwift Series – $10/yr)
  • If this series is your first time racing in the Tri NZ League please register here: (Series 1 participants do not need to re-register)
  • All riders must opt-in to ZwiftPower
  • Participants must enter the correct category as indicated above [Determining your Race Category]
  • Choosing a lower category than what your ZwiftPower profile states will lead to disqualification
  • zPower riders (those not on smart trainers or with power meters) will be allowed in results but not podiums
  • If you are upgraded by ZwiftPower during the league you will be moved up to the next category and start with 0 points in the higher category (so it is recommended that if you are on the cusp, enter the higher category)

Points are awarded on a category and age basis, see below
1st : 100 points
2nd : 99 points
3rd : 98 points
4th to 100th = 97 to 2 points (1pt given to every place 100+)

Note: Age categories will only be given for those who have age data in Zwift power and will only be seen on the Tri NZ League results released after each race on the Tri NZ FB Page. Age categories will be the same as Zwiftpower = U23, Senior (23-29), Master (30-39), Veteran (40-49), 50+ (50-59), 60+ (60-69), 70+ (70-79).

WKG: exceeded category power limits

UPG: rider has entered a category lower than what ZwiftPower profile identified