Events

Download our Nelson Tri events programme for 2019-2020
Membership is now open for the year November 1, 2019, to October 31, 2020. 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
1
Sun
2020
Race 4: Clements Ironman Challenge @ Tahunanui Beach
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Race 4 –  Sunday March 1, 2020, Clements Ironman Challenge, 3.8km
Race start 2.00pm
Registration from 1.15 – 1.45pm
Swimmers head north from Tahunanui Beach, starting at 2pm and will reach the dolphin navigation marker at about high tide, turning south to follow the 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 1:45pm. High tide 2.48pm (3.6m).
Click here to register for Race 4

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

Mar
5
Thu
2020
Port Nelson Sea Swims @ Nelson Yacht Club
Mar 5 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 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 register by 6pm.

Season registration costs $75 for the full season of Thursday swims and includes a series swim cap. Discounts are available for club members (20%) and school students (50%). Extra series caps are available for $5. Note you must be a registered member to recieve 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.

Register here

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
12
Thu
2020
Port Nelson Sea Swims Relay and Prize Giving @ Nelson Yacht Club
Mar 12 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 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 register by 6pm.

Thursday, March 12th is the final night of the swim series for this season. The swim will be a relay followed by Prize Giving.

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.

Mar
22
Sun
2020
Proper Crisps Team Triathlon @ Rabbit Island
Mar 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Proper Crisps Team Triathlon @ Rabbit Island

The ultimate team event. Get together with two of your friends, family or workmates for a bit of bonding.

The race format is a swim of 200m, a road bike ride of 6km and a run of 1km, repeated three times continuously.

Options:
Team Tag Tri – where each person does a complete triathlon before tagging their next team member on the beach.
Team Tri – where a specialist swimmer, cyclist and runner alternate, completing each discipline three times in the race order.
Loose cannons – you really want to do all nine stages alone, or get eight friends together to do a stage each (or some other combination)? Go for it.

This takes a bit of organisation, so start getting your team together now.

Standard entry is $30 per registration. Team entry is also $30 – 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

Apr
5
Sun
2020
Cross Triathlon @ Rabbit Island
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 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 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
or Short Distance, 250m swim/8-10km bike/2km run
or Duathlon options over both distances
Registration/bike racking from 7.00am
Race briefing 7.45am
Race start 8.00am
May
3
Sun
2020
Shoe Clinic Brooks MTB Duathlon Series Race One @ Rabbit Island
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Two races, Sunday May 3rd and Sunday May 17th 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

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

May
17
Sun
2020
Shoe Clinic Brooks MTB Duathlon Series Race Two @ Rabbit Island
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Two races, Sunday May 3rd and Sunday May 17th, 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

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