Race the most storied IRONMAN outside of the IRONMAN World Championship, Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand.

With half the field coming from outside the country every year, IRONMAN New Zealand is truly the world’s most international IRONMAN. This race has stood the test of time and will celebrate 33 incredible years in 2017.

Firmly established in its hometown of Taupo since 1999, the event showcases the best New Zealand and its breathtaking scenery has to offer. Thanks to the locals’ pure Kiwi spirit, you will feel like a local the minute you arrive. The event attracts more than 2,000 volunteers from a population of just 22,000—and you’ll encounter the rest along the streets cheering you on.

One of the world’s biggest fresh water lakes offers arguably the best swim on the circuit. A two-loop bike course comes back through town before heading through the forests and a three-loop run course leaves you no chance to escape the thousands of spectators. Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand allows you to realize your IRONMAN potential in one of the world’s most beautiful places.

The race will offer qualifying 40 slots for the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Tri NZ Ultra Distance Championship

The 33rd Kelloggs Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand in March will also double as the National Championship.

Triathlon New Zealand has confirmed that the race on Saturday 4 March will be the official New Zealand Ultra Distance Championships, which is open to all New Zealand citizens and/or have permanent resident status.

Relive all of the race day action from the 2016 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand.

TIME SCHEDULE

Saturday 4 March
5am – 6.40am Transition open – IRONMAN New Zealand only Northern Domain
5am – 7am Transition open – IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand Northern Domain
5am – 12 midnight Event Information Centre Northern Domain
6.15am Traditional Maori Welcome Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club
6.20am Water Open for warm up Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club
6.45am Male Professional Athlete Start – IRONMAN New Zealand
Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club
6.46am Female Professional Athlete Start – IRONMAN New Zealand
Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club
7am Age Group Race Start – IRONMAN New Zealand Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club
8.10am Age Group Race Start – IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand
Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club
8am – 8pm IRONMAN Merchandise Store Merchandise Marquee, Northern Domain
9.20am Swim Course Closes – IRONMAN New Zealand and IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand Lake Taupo, Opposite Taupo Yacht Club
1.10pm Bike Course Closes – IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand
4.10pm Run Course Closes – IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand
5.15pm Awards Ceremony IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand Great Lake Centre Theatre
5.45pm IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Roll-Down Ceremony Great Lake Centre Theatre
5.30pm Bike Course Closes – IRONMAN New Zealand
6pm – 12 midnight Bike & Gear Bag Collection Transition Area
Midnight Run Course Closes/Race Finish
Sunday 5 March
8am – 2pm IRONMAN Merchandise Store (Including Finishers Range) Merchandise Marquee, Northern Domain
9am – 11am 2018 Registration – Sign up onsite and save Great Lake Centre Foyer
9am – 10am Bike & Gear Bag Collection Transition Area, Northern Domain
9.30am – 4.30pm Post Race Massage Service (Bookings Recommended)
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Massage Marquee, Northern Domain
10am IRONMAN World Championship Sign Up & Roll Down Ceremony Great Lake Centre Theatre
10am – 2pm Event Information Centre Great Lake Centre
5.30pm Awards Function Taupo Events Centre
Monday 6 March
6pm Mercury Volunteers Party Taupo Events Centr

ROAD RESTRICTIONS

Authorised Access Only

 

Ferry Road  2.00am – 10.00am
Story Place  2.00am to Midnight (Access to Police Station via Redoubt Street from 10.00am)
Tongariro Street  2.00am to 1.00am Sunday
Broadlands Road   (North of Landfill to Reporoa ) – 7.00am – 4.00pm
Centennial Drive   (Rakanui to Broadlands Road) – 7.00am – 5.30pm
Tamamutu Street   (Limited Access/No Exit or One way)
Horomatangi Street   (Limited Access/No Exit )
Heuheu Street   (Limited Access/No Exit )
Tuwharetoa Street   (Limited Access/No Exit)
Ferry Road   (Limited Access/No Exit Lake Tce end)
Tamamutu Street   (Rifle Range Road to Titiraupenga Street) – 8.00am to 5.30pm
Motutaiko Street   (Spa Road to Tamamutu Street) – 8.00am to 5.30pm
Ruapehu Street   (No access to Lake Terrace) – 2.00am – Midnight
Roberts Street   (No access to Lake Terrace) – 2.00am – Midnight

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Parking Restrictions – No Parking from 2.00am – Midnight

 

Tongariro Street Both Sides
Tamamutu Street  Lake Sides
Lake Terrace  Tongariro Street to SH5
Redoubt Street  SH1 to Story Place

Event Cut Off Times

The overall time limit for this event is 17 hours.

Time of Day Cut-offs:

Swim Course Closes 9.20am
Cycle Course Intermediate Cut Offs
Start of 2nd Lap (Tongiroro St) -88km 1.30pm
Reporoa Turnaround on 2nd Lap  -138km 3.40pm
Cycle Course Closes 5.30pm
Run Course Intermediate Cut Offs
Start of 3rd lap (Tongiroro St) – 28km 9.50pm
Wharewaka Aid Station 3rd Lap -35km 10.55pm
Run Course Closes Mid-night

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