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Nelson Tri Club Sprint Triathlon or Duathlon

  • Rabbit Island New Zealand (map)

Rabbit Island
Main Ablution Block
Race Day Timeline
9.00-9.30am: Registration and rack bikes
9.45am: Race briefing
10am: Start

Following the race, a barbecue will be held, free to competitors. There will also be a small prize giving (spot prizes only).

The swim section takes place on a course parallel to the beach. The short course swim is mainly in shoulder-deep water.
The bike course follows the Rabbit Island Access road south to a turning point at Greenslade Park, then returns for a lap of 5km. Competitors in the sprint event complete this loop four  times. Short event competitors twice. Note drafting rules below.
The run and walk course combines road, grass and gravel track for a circuit to the west of the transition area. Multiple 1.25km laps will be completed to make up the distance in the various entry categories.

Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 20km road bike, 5km run
Sprint duathlon: 5km run, 20km road bike, 2.5km run
Short Triathlon (run or walk): 250m swim, 10km road bike, 2.5km run or walk
Short duathlon: 2.5km run or walk, 10km road bike, 1.25km run or walk
(NB: These distances are approximate)

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$20-$30 depends on family discount options, see website

Tickets from Nelson Tri Club website:


Earlier Event: February 25
Summer Road Runs
Later Event: February 26
Bhakti Gathering