New World Lake Hayes Tri - Xmas

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Lake Hayes, South Island, New Zealand


New Zealand’s original triathlon. The Lake Hayes Triathlon is New Zealand’s oldest surviving triathlon, first held in 1983. This event is situated in and around the beautiful and iconic Lake Hayes near Queenstown.

Held over the Christmas holiday break each year, the event has fostered the growth of summer triathlon over the years and its history is made more remarkable by the calibre of entrants that have gone on to become household names in the sport all over the world.

This triathlon has been a cornerstone of much larger events in the New Zealand triathlon calendar, in the past doubling as the New Zealand national championships, the Oceania Championships, and the World Championships.

Olympic TRI - 1500m Swim | 40km Bike | 10km Trail Run

Sprint Tri - 750m Swim | 20km MTB | 5km Trail Run

Duathlon - 1.5km Run | 20km Bike | 5km Trail Run

DU IT Challenge - 1.5km Trail Run | 8km Mountain Bike | 1.5km Run

10km Trail Run

5km Trail Run