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Piako Triathlon 2021



The Piako Triathlon  takes place in Morrinsville  and is a ideal event for adults and children wanting to experience a triathlon.  For adults there is a timed event (no splits) - pool swim, open road bike and a  park run. For children there are limited numbers, a pool swim and a safe bike ride around a recreation reserve.

The adults and childrens' event are run separately.

NB: The Piako is a proud dairy farming region and our categories are named to reflect that .


Categories and distances:

Junior Event: 9.00am

Age ranges are suggestions only - let your child's ability guide you. We aim to be a fully inclusive event so please get in touch if a participant needs extra assistance. 



Suggested for nervous first timers as this category is the only one where an adult may assist in transition.  The swim takes place in the learner pool 

Distances: Swim 30m - Bike 1.4km - Run 1.1km


Suggested ages 6 - 8.  In the main pool swimming to halfway and back or learner pool. Independent transition required.

Distances:  Swim 50m/ - Bike 1.4km - Run 1.1km


Suggested ages 8 - 10. Ideal for those stepping up from the shorter distance or fitter children who like a challenge.

Distances: Swim 100m - Bike 2.8km - Run 2.1km


Suggested ages 10 - 13yrs. Ideal for children who have completed triathlons before and are more competitive but not yet competent enough to ride on an open road.

Swim 200m - Bike 4.2km - Run 2.1km



Senior (Over 14):10.15AM

TEAMS (Swimmers and Runners can be any age but cyclists must be 14 or over)




A great triathlon for beginners or anybody looking for a challenge with variety.  A pool swim, a scenic road ride then a beautiful leafy run. 




 Swim 100m/200m /300m - Bike 9.75km - Run 3km 



Points to Consider:

*Swim - The shallow pool is a consistent 1m in depth for the Learners but the 50m outdoor pool for all other categories is 1.2m at its shallowest meaning that many younger children will be unable to stand. For that reason the turn point for Mini Moos and Calf Club is the 25m mark where there will be platforms to allow for resting and swim assistants will be in the water. Kickboards can be used by these categories if necessary. Hoof It and adults will snake up and down the full length of the pool.

Transition - The transition zone is off limits to spectators except the Novi Bobbie area or where a child with a disability requires specialised assistance. Please purchase elastic laces for children who struggle to tie their laces and ensure they know how to identify their bike. Event officials will be on hand to help.

Bike - The adult bike leg leaves the recreation grounds via Avenue Road, turns left to Kuranui Road, then right onto Scott Road to the top before returning the same way.  

The junior bike leg remains within the recreation ground and is a mixture of tarmac and grass riding unsuitable for race bikes. Children with very small bike wheels can find grass riding very hard going. Where more than one lap is required entrants are responsible for counting their own laps.

Run - The run takes you across the Cureton St car park entrance and behind the tennis club before joining the top path of the River Walk.  Follow the River Walk before rejoining the recreation grounds on the polo field and heading back towards the car park. Again, where more than one lap is required, entrants are responsible for completing the correct number. 

Event Details

Event Date:

Sunday 21 March 2021
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