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.
Race Day Details
Register from 8:00-8:45
Race Briefing 8:50
Transition will be next to the main abolition’s block.
Here’s a chance for the serious triathletes to get down and dirty in a real race.
It’s also a chance for those new to the sport and who are happy to be back in the pack to race over a distance of their choice. For non-swimmers, there are duathlon options over two distances.
Here are the options:
Long Triathlon: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
Short Triathlon: 250m swim, 10km bike, 2km run
Long Duathlon: 2km run. 20km bike, 5km run
Short Duathlon: 1km run, 10km bike, 2km run
The swim will be set on a flat triangular course, with the 250m course just taking in the base of the triangle.
The bike will start with a short neutral section, continue on a 5km road loop, heading south to a turn by Greenslade Park and continuing on the loop until the required number of laps are done, then back on the neutral section to transition.
The run is on a 1km loop, mostly sealed, but with an unsealed section along the old road above the beach.
Discounts apply to club members (20% to obtain this discount, enter “Club” in discount code) and school students (50% to obtain this discount, enter “student” in discount code). To join the club online, click here. Already a member login into the membership portal to renew and/ or edit your membership.
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, choosing the Pay at Event option. Should you not compete, no charge will be made.
Team entry is also $20 – there will be no age groups for teams – just a team category.
To enter the event
Race rules/code of conduct
Current Triathlon NZ competition rules apply to all participants in these events. For full Tri NZ rules, click here.
Please take the time to read these rules.
Drafting will be allowed on the bike leg. Participants are asked not to use aero bars if they find themselves in a drafting situation and should not attempt to draft if they are unfamiliar with the skills required.
The course is not closed to traffic. It is the participants’ responsibility to keep left and ride single file unless passing.
Entrants under 18 take part at parent’s discretion.
It is the participants’ responsibility to make themselves aware of the race rules; the racecourses; to attend the compulsory race briefing and to participate in a safe and responsible manner.