After eight years, we're delighted to bring the popular Ōtaki Triathlon back to Haruātai Park on Sunday 27 November 2022!
Now called the ŌT or Tauwhāinga-Toru 2022, this is a sprint-distance triathlon across spectacular open spaces, native bush and Ōtaki beachfront. It’s a great opportunity to build your fitness while having a blast, and for experienced triathletes, it's an awesome way to gently kickstart your 2022/23 season with some of the best terrain and views the Kāpiti Coast has to offer.
The ŌT celebrates Ōtaki and aims to support the wellbeing of our people. All profits will be used to fund swimming lessons for at-risk tamariki (children).
Following the 400-metre swim, participants will ride the back streets of the Ōtaki township on bike to the beachfront and back twice, before finishing with three trips around the Haruātai Park trail – a mixture of flat grounds and slight inclines, surrounded by thriving native bush.
This is a sprint-distance triathlon; course maps are available on the registration page.
Registrations are open now until 25 November 2022.
Enter as an individual or as part of a team in one of the following categories:
- ŌT SPRINT (AQUA+BIKE+RUN)
- ŌT AQUA+BIKE
- ŌT AQUA+RUN
- ŌT TEAM SPRINT (AQUA+BIKE+RUN)
Aqua bike, aqua run and ebike options are also available in the following categories:
- ŌT E-SPRINT (AQUA+E-BIKE+RUN)
- ŌT AQUA+E-BIKE
- ŌT E-TEAM SPRINT (AQUA+E-BIKE+RUN)
Entry is $35 for individuals or $80 for team. All entrants receive an event t-shirt.
This event is capped at 250 entrants, so get in soon!
In the lead-up to the ŌT, we're offering group run and swim training sessions to support you in building your fitness and connecting with others in our community.
We offer a supportive and safe environment for all abilities to help you step outside of your comfort zone and tackle your personal goals.
Coached running programme
Our coached 0–5 kilometre running programme will help you go from the couch to running 5 kilometres in 10 weeks. The programme, starting at 6pm Wednesday 21 September, is $75 and will also get you five free swims at Ōtaki Pool.
This programme's ideal for anyone:
- wanting to learn to run
- coming back from injury
- wanting to improve their running in a fun social group.
Call Ōtaki Pool on 06 364 5542 to sign up; registrations for our coached running programme close 20 September.
Coached swimming lessons
To help build your confidence in the water, we'll also be running coached swimming lessons for adults. Sessions are 6pm on Tuesday nights starting 20 September, for the cost of normal pool entry ($5.50). You'll be coached by a Level Two British Triathlon Federation coach with nine years' experience.
This is a great way to improve your form.
No need to register, just drop in to Ōtaki Pool on Tuesdays from 6pm.
Transition and bike skills training
We will also offer sessions on transition training and bike skills in October. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more information.