Events

Download our Nelson Tri events programme for 2020-2021
Membership is now open for the year November 1, 2020, to October 31, 2021. To receive the 20% off our selected races you must register to be a member first. To become a new member go to: New members join here or to renew your membership go to: My Membership
Check out the other benefits of becoming a member here

Note: Nelson Triathlon Club has a NO REFUND policy on club events.

Mar
4
Thu
2021
Port Nelson Sea Swim CANCELLED @ Nelson Yacht Club
Mar 4 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Port Nelson Thursday Night Sea Swim CANCELLED

Thursday 4th of March Sea Swim is Cancelled due to Covid 19 Level 2 Restrictions.

(The committee are working on a way to possibility run it next week, if levels don’t change).

Mar
6
Sat
2021
Chia Teen Triathlon Training @ Riverside Pool
Mar 6 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Chia Teen Triathlon Training @ Riverside Pool

Chia teen triathlon training is back, open to all kids U18 interested in triathlon training. The training will help prepare kids for upcoming triathlon events and is a fun way to earn a bottle of the tasty Chia drink. Our next session is Saturday morning, the 6th of March, starting 7 AM at Riverside pool (doors will open at 6:45 and locked at 7 AM). It’ll start with a swim session, followed by a bike-handling session and finish with a run (weather dependant). Please bring suitable swim, bike and running kit (everyone must have a bike helmet!). Be prepared to go straight from the pool onto the bikes and then run (think of it like transition practice between each 😉). The session will last approx. 1 hour.

If you would like to attend these sessions please email Janice Coyle (coyle-j@outlook.com) to confirm your place. Note these sessions are sponsored by the Chia Sisters and are free of charge.

Mar
11
Thu
2021
Port Nelson Sea Swims @ Nelson Yacht Club
Mar 11 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm


The Port Nelson Summer Sea Swims are held each Thursday night at 6.15pm from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp on Wakefield Quay in Nelson. Swimmers must check-in before 6pm on race night.

**ALL competitors must REGISTER ONLINE no later than the night before their first swim!!! Online registration is simple and means you’re registered for any of the Thursday night swims. Use discount code ‘pay at event’ and just bring cash on the night of your swim. Note we can no longer guarantee on the night registrations! Priority will be given to those who have pre-registered. If the registration team is unable to enter your details into the registration system before 6pm you won’t be able to swim that evening.**

Season registration costs $100 (non-members) for the full season of Thursday swims and includes a series swim cap. Discounts are available for club members 40% ($60 for the full season) and school students (50%). Extra series caps are available for $5. Note you must be a registered member to receive the club discount. To become a new member go to: New members join here or to renew your membership go to: My Membership

Casual swims cost $10 per night and swimmers must purchase a cap ($5) on the first night. Swimmers are asked to register online in advance of their first swim. Please check-in at the ramp by 6pm.

On each night there will be a short and a long course. The short swim will generally be 300m-800m, while the long swim will be 1000m-1500m. Exact distances will vary depending on conditions. Where possible, the short course swim will extend to longer distances in the new year.

Starts will be in waves, with the short swim starting first (orange caps). The long course will start after 15 minutes, with strong swimmers starting first (1-white caps), confident swimmers in wave two (2-green caps) and recreational swimmers in wave three (3-red caps). Less confident swimmers are asked to start at the rear of wave two or three. Kayakers will endeavour to keep a closer watch on these swimmers, who will also be in view of a shore official at all times. Choose these options if you enjoy the company and security of the series environment, but are not concerned about competition or times (times will be taken however as this is a check that all swimmers are accounted for).

Times will be adjusted to reflect the wave start, so you’ll receive your exact swim time. However, it’s important that you verify your wave start on registration and have the correct coloured cap.

Note: Our registration team will download the entry list before 8:30 am on the day of the race, therefore be sure to register before 8:30am on the day of the race to be listed on that night’s registration list. If you register after this time we may ask you to register again at the event as we won’t have your details. However, we will honour any payments made online, please bring proof ie email confirmation.

Thursday Night Sea Swims Registration

Given the nature of the event and the challenges of tide and wave conditions, it is important that all athletes feel comfortable and confident swimming 500m front crawl in open water, whilst making significant forward progress at all times. Adherence to this requirement will be at the sole discretion of the race director.

Note: Nelson Triathlon Club has a NO REFUND policy on club events.

Mar
18
Thu
2021
Port Nelson Sea Swims @ Nelson Yacht Club
Mar 18 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm


The Port Nelson Summer Sea Swims are held each Thursday night at 6.15pm from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp on Wakefield Quay in Nelson. Swimmers must check-in before 6pm on race night.

**ALL competitors must REGISTER ONLINE no later than the night before their first swim!!! Online registration is simple and means you’re registered for any of the Thursday night swims. Use discount code ‘pay at event’ and just bring cash on the night of your swim. Note we can no longer guarantee on the night registrations! Priority will be given to those who have pre-registered. If the registration team is unable to enter your details into the registration system before 6pm you won’t be able to swim that evening.**

Season registration costs $100 (non-members) for the full season of Thursday swims and includes a series swim cap. Discounts are available for club members 40% ($60 for the full season) and school students (50%). Extra series caps are available for $5. Note you must be a registered member to receive the club discount. To become a new member go to: New members join here or to renew your membership go to: My Membership

Casual swims cost $10 per night and swimmers must purchase a cap ($5) on the first night. Swimmers are asked to register online in advance of their first swim. Please check-in at the ramp by 6pm.

On each night there will be a short and a long course. The short swim will generally be 300m-800m, while the long swim will be 1000m-1500m. Exact distances will vary depending on conditions. Where possible, the short course swim will extend to longer distances in the new year.

Starts will be in waves, with the short swim starting first (orange caps). The long course will start after 15 minutes, with strong swimmers starting first (1-white caps), confident swimmers in wave two (2-green caps) and recreational swimmers in wave three (3-red caps). Less confident swimmers are asked to start at the rear of wave two or three. Kayakers will endeavour to keep a closer watch on these swimmers, who will also be in view of a shore official at all times. Choose these options if you enjoy the company and security of the series environment, but are not concerned about competition or times (times will be taken however as this is a check that all swimmers are accounted for).

Times will be adjusted to reflect the wave start, so you’ll receive your exact swim time. However, it’s important that you verify your wave start on registration and have the correct coloured cap.

Note: Our registration team will download the entry list before 8:30 am on the day of the race, therefore be sure to register before 8:30am on the day of the race to be listed on that night’s registration list. If you register after this time we may ask you to register again at the event as we won’t have your details. However, we will honour any payments made online, please bring proof ie email confirmation.

Thursday Night Sea Swims Registration

Given the nature of the event and the challenges of tide and wave conditions, it is important that all athletes feel comfortable and confident swimming 500m front crawl in open water, whilst making significant forward progress at all times. Adherence to this requirement will be at the sole discretion of the race director.

Note: Nelson Triathlon Club has a NO REFUND policy on club events.

Mar
28
Sun
2021
Race 4: Clements Ironman Challenge @ Tahunanui Beach
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Race 4 – Clements Ironman Challenge, 3.8km 10.00am, Sunday March 28, 2021,

Swimmers head north from Tahunanui Beach, starting at 10.00am and will reach the dolphin navigation marker at about high tide, turning south to follow the southeast toe of Haulashore Island around to the second navigation marker to the south of the island, then back to the beach. Competitors in the short swim of 1300m will walk to the Richardson St steps, swimming straight back to Tahunanui Beach, starting 30 minutes after the 3.8km race. All competitors must register at Tahunanui Beach by 9.45am. High tide 10.33am (4.2m).

Clements Endurance Series

Note the registration allows you select one or more in the Endurance series swims. If you only wish to do one then just tick the box next to the one you wish to register for. However if you do decide later to do another swim in the series you’ll need to make sure you register again for that swim!

Note: Nelson Triathlon Club has a NO REFUND policy on club events.

Apr
11
Sun
2021
Cross Triathlon @ Rabbit Island
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Cross Triathlon @ Rabbit Island

Cross Triathlon, Rabbit Island, Sunday April 5th

This event is based at the west end of the beach reserve, adjacent to the beach. The mountain bike course will take in parts of the forest area to the west.

Choose between:
Sprint Distance, 750m swim/15-20km mountain bike /5km run
Short Distance, 250m swim/8-10km mountain bike/2km run
Duathlon options over both distances
Registration/bike racking from 8.00am
Race briefing 8.45am
Race start 9.00am

Individual entry is $20 per registration. Team entry is also $20 – there will be no age groups for teams – just a team category.

Discounts apply for Nelson Tri club members 20%, to obtain this discount, enter “Club” in discount code, you must already be a member to receive this discount.
Student discount 50% for U18 Secondary School students, to obtain this discount, enter “Student” in discount code.

If you wish to pay at the event, enter “pay at event” in discount code. Note, no club discount for this option, please bring cash.

Note also that to encourage pre-race entries, race day entries will attract a 50% extra penalty and no club discounts apply. If you’re uncertain over whether to compete and wish to avoid the late entry penalty, please enter online, entering ‘Pay at Event’ in discount code. Should you not compete, no charge will be made.

Click here to register

May
2
Sun
2021
Shoe Clinic MTB Duathlon Series Race 1 @ Rabbit Island
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shoe Clinic MTB Duathlon Series, Conifer Park, Rabbit Island.

Two races, Sunday May 2nd and Sunday May 23rd both start at 10am
Long – 3km run / 16 km bike / 3 km run
Short – 1.5 run / 8km bike / 1.5 km run

Kids race (under 12) 9:30 start- run/bike/run course in and around comfier park.

Registration, bike racking 9.00am
Race briefing at 9:45

Adult and Team entry -$20
Student/ Under 18 -$10 (to obtain discount type STUDENT)

To obtain a 20% club member discount, type CLUB.
To pay at the event, type Pay At Event (no club discount for this option)

Click here to register

Note: Nelson Triathlon Club has a NO REFUND policy on club events.

May
23
Sun
2021
Shoe Clinic MTB Duathlon Series Race 2 @ Rabbit Island
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shoe Clinic MTB Duathlon Series, Conifer Park, Rabbit Island.

Two races, Sunday May 2nd and Sunday May 23rd both start at 10am
Long – 3km run / 16 km bike / 3 km run
Short – 1.5 run / 8km bike / 1.5 km run

Kids race (under 12) 9:30 start- run/bike/run course in and around comfier park.

Registration, bike racking 9.00am
Race briefing at 9:45

Adult and Team entry -$20
Student/ Under 18 -$10 (to obtain discount type STUDENT)

To obtain a 20% club member discount, type CLUB.
To pay at the event, type Pay At Event (no club discount for this option)

Click here to register

Note: Nelson Triathlon Club has a NO REFUND policy on club events.