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Swim Run Series

TriWanaka Swim Run Series

Our Swim/Run Series is all about having a go…If you have contemplated triathlon, just want to see what it is all about and have a chat with others who do it, the Swim/Run Series is a great chance to do just this.

With different distances and options for all age groups, we run a safe and friendly series that will leave you wanting more. The Swim Run Series will be held on Friday evenings at the Stoney Creek corner of Roys Bay on the recreation reserve in front of the car park.


Our Distances

Adults and U16’s: 1200m swim, 5km run
Adults and U16’s: 1200m swim only
Adults and U16’s: 800m swim, 2.5km run
Adults and U16’s: 800m swim only
Adults and U16’s: 400m swim, 2.5km run
Adults and U16’s: 400m swim only
Juniors U12: 200m swim, 1km run
Juniors U7 : Splash and Dash – variable depending on ages – its fun only.



A great opportunity to practise some open water swimming and build up to Challenge Wanaka.  Starting in the warmth of January 2024 and running every Friday for 5 weeks.

  • 5th January 2024
  • 12th January 2024
  • 19th January 2024
  • 26th January 2024
  • 2nd February 2024

Discounts available for Club members – see pricing below.

So, if you are not a member and would like to get a discount, JOIN TODAY!

Membership is $40 for adults, $20 for juniors (Under 16) and $100 for families (2 adults and up to 3 kids Under 16)

Member entry fees
  • Junior U12 – $5
  • Junior U12 Team – $5
  • U16 / Adult Individual – $5
  • U16 / Adult Team – $10
Non member entry fees
  • Junior U12 – $10
  • Junior U12 Team – $10
  • U16 / Adult Individual – $10
  • U16 / Adult Team – $15
Payment method

All payment will be cash on the night.

Registration on the Night

Registrations will be available on the night only at Event HQ at the new Watersports Facility, Roys Bay Swim Area.

Any non members will need to complete an application form and sign a race waiver.
Members will need to check in and collect a race number if not received already.

Registration Times

  • 5.00 pm – 5.45 pm – Registration for everyone

Event Start Times

6.00 pm – All races will start

Race Briefings

Race Briefings are compulsory for all competitors and will take place 10 minutes prior to the start time at Event HQ Registration area.

Prize Giving

Prize giving will take place when the last competitor has finished the race. Approximately 7.15 pm.

Swim Course

The U12 swim course will be a 200m out and back course, in water shallow enough for swimmers to stand up and take a rest if required, but deep enough to swim the distance.  Dependent on lake levels swimmers must be competent to swim the full 200m without a rest if required.

As we had requests for a number of U7’s to join in last year, we will also be running a “Splash and Dash” which will be approx. 100m swim and 500m run for the wee kids. Distance may vary depending on the kids but its for fun only.

The Adult and U16 swim course will be in fairly shallow water where the lake bottom is in sight at all times and will follow a 400m triangular course, starting and finishing at the same point.

The 400m swim course will be 1 lap, 800m swim course will be 2 laps, 1200m swim course will be 3 laps.

Run Course

Competitors will exit transition, run over the bridge at Stoney Creek and along the millennium track with turning points at 500m, 1250m and 2500m for the 1k, 2.5k and 5k run. Returning over the bridge to the finish.

Swim Only

Swim only competitors in the 400m, 800m and 1200m swim will exit the water and run directly over the finish line as directed by race marshalls.

Course Maps

Triseries Central

Swim course

Run course


Car Parking

Please park in the new car park at the bottom of McDougall Street.

This is a QLDC request as part of our event permit as the Roys Bay Swim Reserve Car Park is very busy with tourists and casual users. PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR EVENT SIGNAGE TO THE CAR PARK.



The nearest toilets are located at the new car park at the bottom of McDougal Street or in the Recreation Reserve at Wanaka Station Park. Once the new Watersports Facility is up and running, a public toilet will also be available there.



Please make sure that anything rubbish is disposed of after in the rubbish bins provided at Event HQ.


Safety & Race Rules

Safety Guidelines
  • All participants are responsible for their own physical condition and should undertake the appropriate training in preparation for the event they have entered.
  • Participants enter at their own risk and are urged to have a medical check prior to entry.
  • A warning is given to all entrants that these events are challenging. Possible risks include (but are not limited to)—collision with a safety boat, paddle craft, MTB, vehicle, competitor, official, media, member of the public or object; hypothermia, drowning, heat exhaustion and dehydration.
  • It is important to note that, while every effort will be made to ensure a safe and fun event, the organiser and event officials are unable to guarantee competitors safety over the entire course.
  • All registered participants must be present at their relevant compulsory briefing ahead of their race start on race day.
  • Please give assistance to fellow competitors in need of help
  • In the event of witnessing an injury/accident during the event, please report this to one of the safety crew or marshalls on the water or on land as soon as possible.
  • If you decide to withdraw from the race for any reason, please alert the nearest race marshall and return your timing chip to the event timekeeping staff at the finish to indicate your withdrawal.
  • Entrants under the age of 15 years competing, in any event, must have a guardian present on race day who must have indicated/signed their consent when entering.


First Aid

In the unlikely event of an emergency, a first aider will be located at Event HQ Registration area.


Accident Reporting

In the unfortunate circumstances, a participant has an accident during the race – please (if you can) make your way to the nearest race marshal who will notify the first aid staff. If you are unable to make it to the nearest race marshall as a result of injury – please stay where you are and notify other participants of your iinjury, who will, in turn, notify our nearest race marshall.

Should another participant assist another injured runner; they are to take note of the time spent assisting the injured person and this time will be deducted from their overall time upon notification at the finish line.

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