NZ Schools National Championships

NZ Schools National Triathlon Championships

Challenge Wanaka is excited to host the New Zealand Secondary School Triathlon Championships on Sunday 16 February 2020. 

The 2020 National Championship will include both individual and team relay races on the Sunday, individuals in the morning and team relays in the afternoon. 

This National Championship race is part of the Triathlon NZ Suzuki Championship series, meaning that one lucky competitor from the NZ Schools National Triathlon race will go in the draw to win a car. For more information, go to the Triathlon NZ Website.


Entry, fees, and course details will be available as soon as the schedule is confirmed. School Sport NZ will confirm the dates in their 2020 Calendar release to schools in Term 4.

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Challenge Wanaka have drafted a timetable to give you and your family an idea of timings on the day so you can prepare your stay in Lake Wanaka. 

Individual and Team events: 

5.45am – Transition opens for bike racking

From 7.00am – Race starts for U12/U13/U14

From 8.10am – Race starts for U16/U19

10.00am – Transition re-opens for all gear collection

Team Tag Relay:

11.00am – Transition opens 

From 12.15pm – Race start for U12/U13/U14

From 1.30pm – Race start for U16/U19

3.00pm – Transition opens for all gear collection 

3.30pm – Prize giving for all events

This information maybe subject to change, please check back regularly. 


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Otago Secondary School Champs

Challenge Wanaka also hosts the Otago Secondary School Championships on Thursday 13th February. 

Check out the web page for more information and for the possiblity of racing as a team within our iconic Challenge Wanaka Half race on Saturday 15th!